How to brew coffee

Clean equipment
Old coffee and coffee deposits give fresh coffee a bad taste. Make sure that the coffee pot and filter basket are thoroughly clean. Wash the coffee pot in hot soapy water and rinse well. The coffee machine should regularly be descaled. Use water and vinegar, for example. Rinse through several times with clean water.

Fresh cold water
Let the water run from the tap for a while before filling the pot. Water that has stood in the pipes will taste bad. Since 98.5% of the finished coffee is water, the quality of the water has a major impact on the flavour of the coffee.

We recommend using the coffee scoop from Löfbergs Lila for dosing. A level scoop (around 7 g) per cup (150 ml) is a good rule of thumb. If you want a stronger coffee, choose a darker roast rather than adding more coffee.

Right water temperature 92-96°C
To achieve the best flavour and strength, the water in contact with the coffee must have a temperature of 92-96°C. It will then draw out the lovely aromas from the ground coffee beans without too much bitterness.

Brewing time
The ground coffee beans need to be in contact with the hot water for 5-6 minutes in order to achieve the right strength of coffee. A shorter time may produce a bitter coffee. The best result usually comes from brewing 6-8 cups at a time.

Warming temperature 80-85°C
Don’t leave the coffee warming for more than 30-40 minutes. Coffee should be drunk freshly brewed! If keeping it warming, the temperature should be 80-85°C. If the coffee is not going to be drunk immediately, it should be sealed in a thermos flask. Never reheat coffee that has cooled.

Enjoy your coffee!