We want our customers to be as knowledgeable as possible about coffee from plant to cup.
Making the ultimate cup of coffee at home.
are several ways to brew your coffee at home, but we find that the
French Press method is an easy and effective way of extracting the very
best flavors from your coffee. Many of the standard auto drip coffee
makers may not get hot enough for producing a cup that rivals a press.
But whichever method you use, following some of these basic rules can
greatly improve the cups quality, allowing you to pick out some of the
underlying flavors that would have otherwise been lost.
Use only the freshest beans
only way you can be guaranteed your getting freshly roasted coffee is
by buying direct from your small independent roaster. Youíre not only
buying coffee that's been roasted within 24 hours of your order, youíre
likely to be supporting numerous sustainability organizations. The huge
coffee roasters don't find that cost effective. Use beans no more than
ten days from their roast date.
Store your beans in an airtight container
donít recommend freezing coffee beans, but if you donít expect to use
them for an extended period of time, say 10 days or so, itís better to
store them in the freezer, as opposed to on the shelf.
Grind coffee in small amounts, as you need it
will greatly reduce the natural loss of flavor and aroma that slowly begins as soon as the beans come out of the roaster. This loss is greatly
accelerated after grinding.
The size of the grind depends on the method of brewing.
A courser grind for french presses and a finer grind for espresso.