How to Brew Coffee
You can brew great coffee at home!
We hear often how people go to buy coffee at coffee shops or restaurants because they can't achieve the same quality at home. We brew our coffee daily and use many different methods to achieve better results, what you buy for $5 at a business you can make for probably closer to $.25, even after buying quality equipment.
We created this guide to help you achieve these same results at home while saving money and using the tricks of the trade used at most coffee shops.
Steps to Achieve a Great Brew
Use Quality BeansThe most important thing is to start with fresh, quality beans. Coffee shops use beans within a week of roasting, we ship our beans out usually no longer than 2 days after roasting.
Grind Your BeansWe can help you select an affordable grinder to achieve cafe quality grinds at home. Coffee beans start to lose their quality within minutes after they are ground.
Brew MethodsThere are many ways to brew coffee and we highlight the most economical ways below that you can make quickly. Brewing great coffee can be very easy to achieve at any home.
Choosing beans isn't an exact science as everyone has their own preferences. We recommend using starting with our House Blend and then begin branching out the regional coffees to see what flavors fit you best.
Grind for a typical coffee maker/brewer should be ground at a medium grind. Conical type filters work best using a slightly finer grind than he flat filters.
Typical ratio for coffee brew is 2 tbsp to 6 oz of water. You can adjust for your preference, but this is a good starting spot to find the sweet spot.
The last step is to just waiting to enjoy our fresh coffee! We recommend try making coffee in smaller batches at first so you can sample the differences with each ratio.
When using a french press flavors really are enhanced as the process allows the water to infuse with beans and not have paper filters to dilute the flavors. This is our personal favorite way to make coffee and we use darker roast such as Sumatra.
Typical ratio for French Press brew is 2 tbsp to 6 oz of water. Heat your water prior to pouring it into the press to 195 F, or if you do not have a thermometer take it off the stove right before it starts to boil.
Allow the brew to steep for 4-5 minutes before depressing the plunger and pouring.
Pour over is a popular choice to make small batches of coffee, cafes often use this when a customer asks for a special cup of coffee that the do not brew in bulk. We recommend using regional blends with this method to brew smaller amounts.
Typical ratio for for brew is 2 tbsp to 6 oz of water. Heat your water prior to pouring it into the press to 195 F, or if you do not have a thermometer take it off the stove right before it starts to boil.
Use a portion of your water to wet the filter, discard the water in the pitcher. Next add your ground coffee beans and then slowly pour water until the cone is about half-way full. Pause for around 10 seconds and then slowly pour the rest of the water being careful not to have it overfill the cone.
Cold Brew has become the most popular way to consume coffee, and with good reason! Properly made you get a great tasting coffee without an bitterness. We have a special Cold Brew Blend that will make you never want to buy bottled cold brew again.
When making Cold Brew the ratio is quite a bit different, use 1/4 lb of beans per 4 cups of water. Filtered water will create the best results.
We recommend either a 1 gallon cold brew maker or you can use a French Press for the same results. Pour your water and add the course grinds into the pitcher, each has their own method for filtering. Place in the refrigerator overnight for 18-20 hours and then separate from the grinds.