For good coffee, start with clean pot and grind suitable to method used.
Measure both coffee and water accurately; for medium strength, 2 tablespoons coffee to 6 ounces water.
If your method involves cloth filters, keep them in clean cold water when not in use; replace with new ones every 2 weeks.
Avoid buying large quantities of ground coffee or leaf tea; flavor is fresher when supply is regularly renewed and kept closely covered.
Don't boil reheated coffeeÃ¢â‚¬â€it will have a bitter taste.
For good tea, start with fresh water, never water left in kettle.