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How to Store Coffee & How to Brew Coffee: Myths About Making Coffee Answered (Page 7)

Brewing Coffee

Myth #6: Boiling Water is the Best Temperature for Brewing Coffee

Beware the heat. Water that is too hot will extract compounds in the coffee that are bitter rather than pleasant. The proper brewing temperature is 200°F, or about 45 seconds off a full boil. (Most good coffeemakers regulate this automatically.)

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