It has been said that cowboy coffee was sometimes brewed so thick you had to chew it. This is an exaggeration, probably, but there was a time long ago when coffee was chewed. Perhaps a thousand years ago, travelers would chew on coffee cherries to sustain them on long journeys. Legend tells us that Omar, a holy man and Whirling Dervish was responsible for turning coffee from something we chew into something we brew. Coffee lovers have been inventing new ways to roast, grind and brew coffee ever since.
The steps to brewing a perfect cup include getting the right grind, a proper ratio of coffee to water, correct water temperature and brew times. The goal of these training slideshows is to take the guess work out of brewing and ensure consistency in every cup of the coffee you make, no matter what brewing method you use.