Storing Your Coffee:
Keep it whole bean, in a dry cool container sealed from oxygen. Vacuum jars offer the best option. Avoid frost free freezers that invite moisture. Don‘t store more than what you can use within about 1 month. Fresh roasted coffee is always the best.
Next, grind only what you need to brew a single pot. Burr style grinders are the best because they don’t overheat the coffee beans which can affect the taste. Fine grind for espresso machines, Medium size grind for drip style coffee makers, and a coarser size grind for a French press.
Normal brew concentration is Two (2) level tablespoons of ground coffee for each six (6) ounces of water.
If you have the time use a French Press to control the brewing process. Use non chlorinated water, heated to 195 degrees F in a tea pot. Let steep for about 4 minutes and press once.
Enjoy that first sip.
Drink it fresh. Store in insulated thermos if you are not able to drink immediately. Don’t burn your coffee by leaving it sit an hour on the coffee machine burner. Save any left over for Iced coffee as a mid day pick me up.
We are working to put together a small list of items to help you store and prepare the best coffee possible. More to come ...