I picked the
up from our friend Lisa Rotenberg over at
. I also picked up some Jamaican Blue Mountain, a favourite of mine <drooling smilie face here>, which I have used up and just received some Panama Carmen Estate that I haven't tried yet and have some of her Triple X coming my way. I don't know if she still has Kopi Luwak, you might want to drop her a note to see if she does.
Now you know why I wanted to cry when I made it up and it was weak. I mean if it was too strong you can put a little hot water in it. Not the best solution, but you certainly can't fix weak.
So ............. one year and two months ago I mentioned that I was going to be picking up a kitchen scale to measure out my coffee and what not. Well, it only took me a year and two months. That might be considered to be pretty good for me. Then again, maybe not.
Anyhow, I finally picked up a kitchen scale. And I figured I might as well use it for something good. I checked out what would be the right coffee to water for my coffee press. What did I find, do you ask? A couple of sources use 60 to 70 grams of coffee to one litre of water. Ok. Not a problem. I have a scale now. I can measure that out.
Holy sh**!!!! I had no idea how much coffee that really is. In all honesty, it's about twice as much as I regularly use in my coffee press. I was using 2 level tablespoons per 6 ounces of water. That would give me about 10 level tablespoons for my 32 ounce / 1 liter coffee press. I can tell you that 10 level tablespoons isn't close to 60 to 70 grams of coffee.
The Kona coffee I made this morning was literally rocketfuel. I had to try it the way it was suggested. I mean, the guys/gals at Square Mile aren't wrong about this sort of thing ... are they? I did find similar coffee to water ratios from other sources.
But, jeez ... wow!!! That's some powerful coffee it made.
So here's my query, what do you all measure out on a scale for your coffee? Press would be nice for a more direct comparison, but I'm good to compare with any coffee to water ratio you're finding that works our really well.