How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Do you love making Dunkin’ coffee at home when you’re not frequenting your local Dunkin’? With our packaged coffee, available to purchase at Dunkin’ stores, you can get your daily dose of Dunkin’ right from your kitchen, with varieties including Original Blend, Dark Roast, Dunkin’ Decaf®, French Vanilla and Hazelnut.

Whether you’re in the mood for hot or iced coffee, we’ve got your back with five tips for brewing the perfect cup every time:

1. Store it Right

A great cup of coffee starts with how you treat your beans or grinds. To keep your coffee extra fresh, take out the amount of coffee you plan to use during the week and store it in a cool, dry place. Then, store the rest in an airtight container in your freezer. Coffee absorbs the flavors and aromas of anything around it, so be sure to store it properly.

2. Clean the Brewer

This may seem like an obvious one, but be sure to clean your brewer and carafe regularly! Coffee takes in the flavors around it, so if you have old coffee in your brewer, your coffee won’t taste quite right.

3. Measure the Coffee

To whip up a cup or pot of hot coffee, we recommend measuring out 1.5 tbsp. of coffee grinds for every 6 oz. of water. Keep in mind, the longer your coffee is on the burner, the more bitter it gets! Try to keep it on the burner for less than 20 minutes whenever possible.

To make refreshing iced coffee, we recommend you use 3 tbsp. of grinds for every 6 oz. of water. When you add ice to your freshly brewed cup, it starts to melt and dilutes the coffee. So, to keep that rich coffee taste, you should brew your coffee with twice the amount of coffee grinds you use for hot coffee.

4. Add the Ice

For those making iced coffee, once you’ve brewed your extra strong coffee, pour it into a plastic or stainless-steel cup or pitcher. Then, add enough ice to double your iced coffee’s volume for deliciously cool results.

5. Drink It Up

Now all there’s left to do is sip and enjoy!

If you have any iced coffee left over, you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container. Left unrefrigerated, iced coffee is good for about eight hours after brewing.

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