How To Brew

How to brew:

Choosing freshly roasted, beautiful coffee is the first step to enjoying a delicious cup. How you choose to brew your coffee is important to the final taste. There are many methods to prepare and enjoy your favorite beans, as there are preferences for how a cup should be enjoyed!

We start by giving you a general ratio of water to ground coffee, which is 4 tablespoons of ground coffee to 8 oz. of water. Explore with changing this ratio until you find the perfect cup for your taste.

If brewing in a french press, use a coarse grind. If using a standard coffee maker, use a medium grind. For pour over, use medium fine and for espresso, use extra fine.


Brewing considerations:

• Freshness of your coffee beans: For the best flavor and most aroma compounds consume your coffee within the first two weeks after the roast date
• Water source: Fresh, filtered water is best. The quality of water you use will affect the taste of your cup. Bad tasting water will make bad tasting coffee.
• Water temperature: Optimal temperature for brewing is between 195 and 205 degrees F.
• Grind: Various brewing methods require various types of grinds.
• Time: Amount of time the grounds have contact with the water.

Common brewing problems:

• Coffee is weak: Try adding more grounds to your brew method. If you are using a standard coffee maker and you do not have control over how long the grounds stay in contact with the water, try a finer grind.
• Coffee is bitter: The grind may be too fine and the coffee may be over-extracted. This is common when brewing in a French Press. Be sure to press the coffee after 4 minutes of extraction and immediately pour into a thermal cup or container. Another reason for bitter coffee is when the water is too hot. Boil your water and then let it sit for a few seconds before pouring into your brewing device.
• Coffee has an off-taste: Try using fresh water. Make sure your equipment is clean. Your grinder can have build-up that will cause a bad taste and even make fresh coffee taste stale.


If you have a specific brewing question contact us and we will try to assist you.


Store whole bean coffee in an airtight container at room temperature. To maintain optimal freshness, wait to grind your beans until you are ready to brew. Do not store in the refrigerator.

Fresh-roasted coffee contains hundreds of aroma compounds. Those compounds are at their peak from about 2 days after the roast until about 2 weeks. Beyond that coffee is still drinkable, but the flavor diminishes with each passing day. Think of coffee like produce that can spoil. We recommend purchasing coffee in small quantities that you can consume within 2 weeks from the roast date.

If you must store for an extended period of time, place your beans in a tightly sealed bag or container and put in the freezer until ready to use.