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Gourmet coffee beans must be ground to correct fineness to bring out most taste. Generally speaking, a fine grind will result in a full-bodied cup of coffee, but coarse grinds are used when making coffee with coarse filters like French cafetiere.
Once coffee has been ground, there are many ways to brew a cup of coffee. No matter whether you prefer espresso, drip, perked, or pressed, you need to start with high-quality gourmet coffee beans to get a good cup of coffee.
You can buy gourmet coffee beans in many types of blends. Most blends are a mixture of dark and light roast coffee beans and can be ground to suit type of coffee maker you use. Freshness is important when making good-quality coffee. Fresh ground coffee beans will give you best tasting cup of coffee.
Ross is author of the Coffee Specials and Gourmet Basket section at Steaks-Guide.com