Brewing Tips

Brewing Tips

We take great pride in our coffee so we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience when trying us out. Follow these general tips below to ensure you get the most out of every cup! 

Grinder

Having a solid grinder is an essential component to great coffee. You can do everything else right but still fail short with a bad grinder. We recommend buying a conical Burr grinder. This delivers a very even grind size as opposed to the inconsistency found with a blade grinder. We do however offer the option for ground coffee if you don't want to spend the money on a grinder. Recent studies show that it is better to have week old coffee ground in a good grinder over fresh ground coffee from a blade grinder.  

Fresh Coffee 

For peak freshness use coffee within two weeks of opening. Also, keep in an airtight container away from direct light. We do not recommend storing in fridge or freezer as coffee beans tend to absorb flavors easily. 

Water

Use water that is roughly 185-2oo F or 30 seconds off boil.

Ratio

The ratio depends on which type of brewing method you are using. The general rule of thumb for a standard coffee maker is 2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 oz water. With the Aeropress we recommend 30 grams of coffee for 8 oz of water. For the Pour Over we recommend 35 grams of coffee for 8 oz of water. 

As always, if you have questions please reach out to us. You can reach us at 1440coffeeroasters@gmail.com 

-Ryan