Whether a coffee gourmet or a beginner, you must know that to get a superior tasting coffee you must start with the highest quality and freshest coffee you can find. To find the finest, high grown coffee we seek out coffee grown on small plantations. Every roaster, like chefs, have their own idea of what a perfect roast is. Because of this, coffee roasted at different times and temperatures will have varying tastes. To find the roast you prefer, we suggest trying many of the distinct and different coffees we have to offer. You may discover that you prefer one variety and/or roast in the morning and another in the evening.
Just as poor quality beans will affect the taste of your coffee, so can poor quality water. Always use fresh water. Water, especially tap water, varies in taste—and you may be so accustomed that it’s unnoticeable. Try using bottled water or a water filter. Note that water softeners will negatively affect the taste of your coffee.
Tips and tricks:
- Before starting, preheat your pot with hot tap water.
- Use one tablespoon of coffee for every 6 ounces of water.
- Moisten grounds with a little water, making sure they are evenly damp.
- Wait about 5 seconds and then add the rest of the water. Do not add the water too quickly to allow the grinds to coat the sides of the filter. This will ensure you get the most out of your coffee.
- Remove filter and stir. Sit back and enjoy.