Perfecting Your Brew

We love playing with our coffee and trying new things on our journey but there are some things that we consider everyday basics with your coffee.  We're sharing our recommendations to help you perfect your brew everytime. 

  • Water Quality: Some people have no problem drinking tap water while some can taste the flavors that come thru and prefer filtered water instead. If you drink filtered water regularly, make sure to take that extra step and use that in your coffee as well. Tap water has a wide variety of minerals in it that actually cling to the porous surface of the coffee muting the flavor and taste.
  • Measurements: How much coffee should you be adding to your brew? This is one of the questions we get the most. The Industry says ratio for brewing coffee should always be a 1:17 ratio. 1 gram of coffee to 17 grams of water. If you are like me, doing this kind of math in the morning is not happening. Also, we don't feel that there is a perfect ratio for every person. This may vary based on your preference.  We recommend the following starting points depending on your brew method, but remember, that coffee is personal so tweak it until it works for you.
    • Using a Pour Over, Traditional Drip Coffee Maker, or Percolator - a good rule of thumb to start with is 2 tablespoons for every 8 ounce cup of coffee. If you're taking the time to weigh your coffee, that's going to be around 14 grams of ground coffee per 133 grams of water.
      • For those using a French or Aero press, you're going to want to increase the amount slightly to 2.5 tablespoons for every 8 ounce cup of coffee. Or, for those weighing their coffee - 16 grams of coffee per 133 grams of water. 

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