Perfect Brewing Temperature For Coffee?

It’s no secret that the brewing temperature of the water when you hit the coffee bean matters.
Therefore, it has recently become incredibly popular with Third Wave coffee.
You may know it better as Pour Over coffee or Slowbrew.

Common to the names is that you pour water yourself slowly over your ground coffee beans.
Many fine checkers have therefore also invested in a gooseneck electric kettle for this purpose.
It gives a really good feel to your water speed, but more importantly, the best of them can maintain the temperature.

brewing temperature for coffee

The perfect water temperature.

This is important because the coffee can only reach its full potential if given the optimal conditions.
The water temperature must therefore not be too high or too low.

The perfect water temperature for brewing coffee is 96 degrees Celsius.

If you do not have one of the previously mentioned coffee kettles, you can use a regular thermometer.
That way you are sure to hit the right temperature.
Of course, there is also the laser thermometer, for those who never go down on equipment.

Pour over kaffe guide

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But if you are in the investment, you might as well buy the electric kettle.
I’m sure you’ll love it.
But if you do not have a thermometer or a kettle that can hold the water at a certain temperature, you can do as any other housewife.
Let the water boil and wait about 30 seconds before pouring it over the beans.
It’s enough time for the temperature to drop from the boiling point of 100 degrees to the approx. 96 degrees.

Now that we’re talking about the water anyway, let me share a tip with you.
Depending on where in the country you live, there is a difference between how much lime is in the water and how it tastes.
Of course, this also affects the taste of your coffee.

Therefore, it is a good idea to have a pitcher with brita / lime filter so you can filter the water before using it.

Brew Temperatures Explained