If you don’t have access to a commercial coffee grinder, we suggest opting for a Baratza burr grinder or something of similar quality. Having a good grinder is like having a sharp chef’s knife; it makes all the difference.
The grind setting that you use when brewing coffee is arguably the single most important part of making a balanced and delicious cup of coffee.
By adjusting your grind setting finer or coarser, you are pulling more or less out of the coffee beans into your cup. Adjust finer when you want more depth, sweetness, and richness. Adjust coarser if your cup is bitter, woody, or has an unpleasant or harsh finish.
Coffee to water ratio
The second most important part of brewing is how much coffee you use per part of water. More coffee to water results in a stronger cup, while less coffee to water, a weaker cup.
We like to use 1 part coffee to 15-17 parts water depending on our brewing device. You can measure your coffee to water or you can adjust to taste. Expect the coffee to water ratio to affect the strength, mouthfeel, and body of your cup, but remember that your grind setting will adjust the overall flavor profile.
Think of coffee like fresh baked goods; the quality deteriorates quickly and is difficult to preserve.
Freshly roasted, high quality coffee is essential for making a great cup of coffee. While drinking coffee that’s less than 1-2 days out of the roaster can be less than ideal, the goal should be to drink coffee within 14 days of its roast date. Our coffee will surely taste delicious after 14 days but that’s the window for peak quality. We suggest buying habits that allow you to always drink freshly roasted coffee.
Roast Profile & Cup Profile
Taste preference is a personal thing. That’s why we offer the highest scoring coffees sourced from all around the world. Different regions and processing methods will produce different cup profiles.
We roast our coffee based on how it will be made, so our espresso and drip coffee are roasted using different profiles. This allows you to make perfectly balanced coffee for use in an espresso machine or all other ‘drip’ or pour over brewing methods.
Coffee made through an espresso machine is brewed as a concentrate, under pressure, with a really fine grind setting and short extraction time. Our espresso roast profile allows each single origin coffee to shine through this unique brewing method while tasting balanced.
If you’re making coffee with any other method than an espresso machine, then we suggest the ‘drip’ profile. This profile will taste great whether you are making a pour over or brewing a couple pots on a home coffee brewer.