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Your Perfect Cup of Coffee

There is only one way to make the perfect cup of coffee – your way.
Because we are all unique, your perfect cup of coffee may be far from perfect for the person sitting next to you.
Making coffee is a science – and an art. Maybe you are really precise about how you make coffee, weighing the ground beans, heating the water to the precise temperature, timing the extraction… or you could be more of a freestyle artist. Either way, Lalico Coffee support whatever works for you.
If you like the scientific approach, we believe you know exactly what you are doing and don’t need us to tell you what to do.
For those of you just starting a love affair with the many varieties of coffee, here’s Lalico Coffee’s quick-start guide.
  1. Boil a kettle of fresh water.
  2. Let it stand for a couple of minutes to cool a little.
  3. For each serving, put one rounded dessert spoon of ground coffee into a cafetiere (also known as a French Press).
  4. Pour the hot water onto the ground coffee. At first, you might want to measure the water using your cup or mug. Notice how far up the cafetiere the water comes for future reference.
  5. Leave to stand for 4 minutes.
  6. Pour and add milk and sugar to taste.

Now the purists will say it should be served black. But you are looking for your perfect cup of coffee.
How does it taste to you? If it’s bitter, try shortening the infusion time. A bit weak? Add more coffee next time. Don’t be tempted to leave it brewing longer, thinking it needs more time. That just brings out the less-desirable elements.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different coffee varieties, different roasts, grinds and brewing methods.

If you're thinking of investing in an espresso machine, you'll enjoy this article from Earl of Coffee that compares five espresso machines with built-in grinders..

Coffee is a social beverage. Enjoy it with other people. And share your views with us. Get in touch to let us know what you think, or to ask a question.