The world’s first coffee drinkers in East Africa and the Middle East roasted coffee in an open pit, pulverized the beans and boiled the grounds with water. 600 years and countless technological innovations later, brewed coffee is still based on the same elements: ground coffee, hot water and time.

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.