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Welcome to the world of Black Rifle Coffee, where every sip is like a bullet to the taste buds (in a good way, of course). If you’re a fan of BRCC, you know that the company prides itself on using only the highest quality beans, roasted to perfection. But, let’s be real, even the best beans can be ruined by a subpar brewing method. That’s why we’re here to give you the rundown on how to brew the perfect cup of BRCC.
Equipment and Ingredients
First things first, you’re going to need some equipment. Now, we know that some of you might be tempted to use that old Mr. Coffee machine gathering dust in the corner, but trust us, it’s not worth it. Invest in a good French press, pour over, or cold brew set up. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you. As for ingredients, you’ll obviously need some BRCC beans (duh) and we recommend a medium-fine grind. And for the love of all things caffeinated, please do not skimp on the water. Use filtered or spring water for the best results. You can add sugar or cream if you’re into that sort of thing, but honestly, the beans are so good you really don’t need it.
Preparing the Coffee
Now that you have your equipment and ingredients, it’s time to make some coffee. The first step is to heat your water to the appropriate temperature. If you’re using a French press, you’ll want your water to be around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. For pour over, aim for about 185 degrees. And for cold brew, well, you don’t need hot water for that. Next, add the appropriate amount of grounds to your equipment. For French press, use about 1 ounce of coffee for every 16 ounces of water. For pour over, use about 1 ounce of coffee for every 8-10 ounces of water. And for cold brew, use about 1 pound of coffee for every 1 gallon of water. It’s important to note that the perfect brew is subjective and you may need to experiment with different ratios to find your perfect cup. Once the coffee is brewed, it’s time to wait. French press should steep for about 4 minutes, pour over should take about 3 minutes, and cold brew should steep for 12-24 hours.
French Press Method
The French press method is a classic and for good reason. It’s easy to use, and it allows the coffee to fully bloom, which means all the delicious flavors are released. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter when you have guests over. “Oh, this? It’s just my French press, no big deal.” The downside is that it can be a bit of a pain to clean, but that’s a small price to pay for a delicious cup of coffee. To use a French press, add your medium-fine grounds to the bottom of the press and pour hot water over them. Let it steep for about 4 minutes, then press down the filter and pour. And voila! Perfect French press coffee.
Pour Over Method
The pour over method is a bit more hands-on, but it’s worth it for the taste. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your barista skills (or lack thereof) to your friends. The downside is that it can be a bit of a pain to clean, but that’s a small price to pay for a delicious cup of coffee. To use a pour over, add your medium-fine grounds to the filter and slowly pour hot water over them. Let it steep for about 3 minutes, then remove the filter and pour. And voila! Perfect pour over coffee.
Cold Brew Method
We know, we know. Cold brew sounds like something that only hipsters drink, but trust us, it’s worth a try. The cold brew method is perfect for hot summer days, or for those who prefer a less acidic and smoother taste. Plus, it’s super easy to make. Just add grounds to water, let it steep in the fridge overnight, and voila! Perfect cold brew coffee. The downside is that it does take a little bit more planning ahead, but that’s a small price to pay for a delicious cup of coffee.
In conclusion, the best way to brew Black Rifle Coffee is a matter of personal preference. You may find that you prefer the classic French press method, or the hands-on pour over method. Or maybe you’re a cold brew convert. Whatever your preference, make sure you use the best quality beans and equipment, and experiment with different ratios and brewing times to find your perfect cup. And remember, a cup of BRCC is like a bullet to the taste buds, so enjoy it responsibly.