How to brew Profoundly good Coffee.
Whether you want a single cup of coffee or need a full pot of Joe for the whole house, we’re here to help!
Good beans + the right grind + quality water + brew method of choice = Profoundly Good Coffee.
The Beans. We’ve got this covered.
We start with quality, Arabica-only green coffee.
Then we roast it with attention and care drawing on decades of experience crafting roast profiles that suit each bean variety.
Like light roasts? Prefer a darker roast? Want a subtle flavor? We have options for all of those preferences.
Grinder Options & Grind Types.
For the best-tasting coffee, grind our specialty beans just before brewing.
At-home coffee grinders fall into 2 main categories:
Blade grinders have a propeller blade set in the center of the grinder, similar in appearance to blender blades. This style of grinder will get the job done and is usually more affordable than burr grinders. However, the beans are not always ground in a uniform size. If you have a blade grinder make sure to pulse your coffee instead of grinding in one uninterrupted go.
Burr grinders are constructed of two abrasive surfaces (“burrs”) in between which the coffee beans are ground, or actually crushed. The distance between the two burrs is adjustable and is what determines the size of the grind. This method of grinding whole bean coffee leads to a more uniform grind and does not introduce the element of heat that exists when using a blade grinder.
How you brew your coffee determines your grind size.
Brew Method —> Grind Setting
Pour Over = coarse
Chemex = medium-coarse
Aeropress = medium-fine
Espresso = fine
French Press = coarse
Drip = medium
Cold Brew = extra coarse
Turkish Coffee = extra fine
Besides the actual coffee, water is the most important input that goes into a cup of coffee.
Tap water in the United States almost always contains chlorine. For superior coffee, brewing water should be chlorine free. Filtering your tap water will remove chlorine and other impurities and odors.
Other water standards to be aware of are: pH level, (ideally neutral), and water “hardness” (ideally hard). Water that has some mineral content brings out the most of coffee’s flavor compounds.
Avoid brewing coffee with softened water or distilled water.
If you run a cafe, restaurant, office, or other location that serves coffee, we can not only hook you up with great coffee, but can help you choose a water filtration solution too.
You’ve got your freshly-roasted & just-now ground coffee and your quality water. Now it’s time to combine them for a profoundly good cup of coffee.
Ratio of coffee to water. Depending on your preference for strength of coffee, 1-2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every 6 ounces of water.
Water Temperature. 195*F - 205*F is the optimal range for coffee extraction. This is slightly shy of boiling.
Pour Over: Simple, fast & inexpensive. With a coffee cone and a paper filter, evenly pour hot water over ground coffee. Allow it to drip directly into a cup. Brewing time is 1-3 minutes.
Chemex: A specialized form of pour over brewing with a distinctive glass flask design. The Chemex custom filters are heavier than other coffee filters. Hot water is poured over the coffee grounds and brewed coffee drips into the glass flask. Brewing time is 4 minutes.
Aeropress: Single cup plunger/press brew method. Ground coffee rests in the brew chamber on top of a flat, circular filter. Hot water is added to the chamber to steep the coffee. Then a plunger is pressed down to force the brewed coffee through the filter directly into a cup. Brew time is 1-2 minutes.
Espresso: Pressurized water is pushed through a puck of finely ground coffee and then through a filter. Brew time is under a minute.
French Press: Add coarsely ground coffee to the bottom of the French Press container. Pour hot water, not quite boiling, on top of the coffee. Stir after about 1 minute and then put the plunger on top of the French Press. After coffee has steeped for 4 minutes, press the plunger all the way to the bottom. Transfer any coffee not served into a different carafe to avoid over extraction of coffee.
Drip: Standard full pot coffee makers utilize this brew method. Ground coffee sits in a filter in a basket. Hot water drips on to the grounds and through the filter into a carafe. Brew time is 10 minutes or less, depending on how many cups.
Cold Brew / Toddy: Coarsely ground coffee is immersed in cold or room temperature water, steeping and slowly filtering into a carafe. Brew time is 10-24 hours and the resulting coffee is concentrated and much less acidic than coffee brewed with heat.