12 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Brewing Coffee

My favorite morning routine and source of caffeine is coffee. As co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee & Tea .

Mistake #1: Using water that isn't hot enough

Mistake #2: Using beans that were ground a long time ago

Mistake #3: Pouring into a cold cup

Mistake #4: Drinking from the wrong kind of cup

Mistake #5: Using stale beans

Mistake #6: Eyeballing the measurements

Mistake #7: Not upgrading your sugar and milk

Mistake #8: Using an incorrect coffee-to-water ratio

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