The Wilbur Curtis Gold Cup Single Cup Brewer lives up to its name by allowing anyone to make Gold Cup standard coffee – one wonderful cup at a time.
What is Gold Cup Coffee?
The Gold Cup standard was established by the now-obsolete Coffee Brewing Center after their research indicated that the best coffee was a product of using 3.25 – 4.25 ounces of ground coffee for each 64 fluid ounces of water. The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) more recently adopted the Gold Cup name to establish more comprehensive standards for producing the optimal cup of coffee. In addition to adhering to the proper coffee-to-water ratio, the SCAA emphasized the following 4 factors for making Gold Cup Coffee:
- Proper grind size
- Proper equipment operation
- Good-quality water
Additionally, the Golden Cup Award includes the commitment to clean equipment.
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Features of the Curtis Gold Cup Single Cup Brewer
The Curtis CGC Brewer makes brewing a cup of Gold Cup coffee easy by allowing precise control of such crucial elements as brew time, brew temperature, and steep time. Additionally, the CGC allows for custom brew recipes for different coffee profiles.
The patented brew cones are shaped to allow for precise extraction of coffee, and the filters are pre-rinsed with hot water in order to remove dust and undesirable flavors. Pre-infusion controls how much water enters the brew cones at any one time.
The brewer can be used with either ground coffee or pillow packs, and coffee can be brewed into either a cup or a Chemex brewer. It can brew in 12, 16 or 20 oz. amounts on both sides.
The CGC is Dual Voltage: it can brew 4.3 gallons/hour at 110V or 5.0 gallons/hour at 220V.
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Coffee Filter Details:
The Gold Cup Single Cup Brewer uses the Curtis Coffee Filter CGC4
Curtis Product Spec Sheet
Want even more information about this great coffee maker, then check out the detailed Wilbur Curtis Gold Cup Single Cup Brewer Product Spec Sheet.