start with good ingredients. use filtered or bottled water.
use good, freshly roasted, whole bean coffee. Blue Bottle and Ritual are two of our favs
Temp is also important. A tea kettle that can reach 200 degree F is a big help. Ours has a hold feature.
#2 paper cone filter
fold the seams to fit
everything in place
just water first. to rinse out any lingering filter taste.
scale to measure coffee by weight 15 grams is about right for a single 8 oz cup
pour just enough water to over grounds. let it expand and offgas.
watch it drip. gravity is nice.