Coffee Tips

Our passion is perfect coffee.
Use these tips to create your ultimate coffee drinking experience.

Single Cup Pour Over System

Single Cup Pour Over System


Tip #1: Say YES to “pour over brewing”
Tip #2: Brew smaller quantities
Tip #3: Fresh coffee beans
Tip #4: Grinding
Tip #5: Roast dated freshness

* Tip #1: Say YES to “pour over brewing”

The sad truth about automatic coffee brewers: most make inferior tasting coffee.

Most don’t heat water to the optimal temperature to capture all the flavor of the coffee beans.

They do not disperse the water evenly over the coffee grounds.

They have metal heating chambers which flavor the coffee unfavorably.

They use glass carafes which remain on hot plates. This destroys the flavor of the coffee and caramelizes the coffee in minutes. Or, they use poor quality insulated carafes that don’t retain heat and add an artificial plastic or metallic taste to the coffee.

“Our single cup pour over brewing” SOLVES these problems!

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* Tip #2: Brew Smaller Quantities

We have discovered that brewing 12 oz of our fresh roasted coffee using our ‘single cup pour over’ method delivers the smoothest most exceptional flavor. It is simply the best way to brew coffee.

However, no matter which way you brew our premium locally roasted coffee beans, single cup or in bulk, you will experience extraordinary flavor as we pride ourselves on precision roasting and shipping freshly roasted coffee beans in vented packages.

For pour over brewing it is not necessary to preheat the container because the water temperature is significantly hot (190-205 degrees) enough when you start.
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* Tip #3: Fresh Coffee Beans

Coffee tastes best when it is fresh.

It is ideal to use your premium local freshly roasted coffee beans within the first 4 – 5 days of roast date.

If you will not be using the coffee beans within their peak freshness then freeze them in their original packaging (vented bag) within one week of roasting. The quality will still degrade, but at a significantly slower rate than at room temperature.

Make sure to thaw your roasted coffee beans before grinding.

Coffee which is six weeks old and frozen is still better than three week old coffee stored at room temperature.
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* Tip #4: Grinding

Burr type vs. Blade type

Grinding the coffee beans to a similar size is essential for great tasting coffee with maximized flavor.

We have tested a wide variety of burr type coffee grinders and blade type coffee grinders and up until now could not make a recommendation as none met our standards. We are thrilled to announce we have discovered the perfect grinder, it delivers commercial quality at consumer pricing and size. Baratza® coffee grinders are simply the best at delivering grind consistency.

Grind consistency = consistent and fast water flow times which delivers maximized flavor with no bitterness.

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* Tip #5: Roast Dated Freshness Guarantee

We recommend that you buy coffee that you KNOW is fresh.

Coffee beans purchased from grocery stores and coffee shops are most often many months old and burnt. The reason the beans are burnt (dark roast) is that burnt coffee does not change in flavor even months after roasting. This is beneficial for the roaster as they can sell months old coffee and the consumer can’t tell a difference in flavor. Burnt always tastes the same!

To experience the flavors that coffee is actually capable of delivering the roast must be medium and the coffee beans should be consumed within one week of roasting.

Our Coffee is roast dated… guaranteeing it’s FRESH!

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