If you want to brew the perfect cup of coffee, always start with good water.
If you like to drink the water from your tap, chances are you’ll also like the coffee you brew with it. Otherwise, we like to use either spring water or filtered water—a Brita pitcher works just fine. We wouldn’t recommend using water that has been run through a reverse osmosis system because it takes too many of the minerals out of the water.
When measuring your water before brewing, take note: All cups were not created equal!
The generally accepted standard cup measure is 8 ounces. However in the coffee world, a standard coffee cup is about 6 ounces – which are the cup measures you’ll see marked off on your brewer or coffee pot, and the reasoning behind the brew ratio on our coffee bags.