Brewing Tips


Always protect your coffee from moisture, light and most importantly, air. Always keep your coffee in an airtight container and store it in a cupboard or pantry away from light. Coffee keeps best between 50-70 degrees F.


The quality of water used to prepare your coffee is vital for the perfect cup! Generally speaking, if your tap water is good to drink, it'll usually be good to brew. If you notice any strong mineral or chlorine flavor in your water, you might consider brewing your coffee with filtered or bottled water.


Different brewing methods require different grinds. If you're using a French press method and you grind your own beans, we recommend a coarse grind (about 15 seconds in a commercially available blade-style grinder). Drip-brewing requires a medium grind (20-25 seconds) and espresso brewing calls for a fine grind (about 25 seconds minimum).

Coffee to Water Ratio

We generally suggest one tablespoon of coffee for every six ounces of water, but you may want to experiment to suit your specific tastes.

Brewing Temperature

If you're not using an automatic coffee maker, we suggest brewing your coffee using water that's been heated to 195-205 degrees F (or almost boiling). If you're using an automatic coffee maker, cold water is best. Never leave your coffee on the stove, hotplate or brewer for more than 45 minutes.