How to make a better cup of coffee, according to Mark Bittman

The key to great-tasting coffee is getting the coffee grounds-to-water ratio just right. Daniel Grizelj / Getty Images Most of us are paying too much for coffee that’s not very good, according to Mark Bittman, a popular food journalist, best-selling author, and former "New York Times" columnist. There’s one simple difference between good and bad coffee, he says, and that’s freshness.

He recently wrote about how to make better coffee (and avoid overpaying) on "Heated" on Medium.

People generally make three major mistakes when it comes to coffee: they buy it pre-ground, they make coffee too weak, and they buy it […]