Brewing great coffee takes a few simple steps.
- Start with the best coffee, we recommend ...Buffalo Bucks!
- Purchase your coffee in small amounts to insure it is fresh. Whole Bean coffee will taste best if it is used within 4 weeks of purchase (assuming the coffee has been delivered to the shop you are buying it from within the past week). Store your coffee in an airtight container to prolong freshness. Oxygen is coffee's enemy. After roasting, coffee starts absorbing oxygen, when it has absorbed all the oxygen it can ... it is stale.
- Always use freshly draw cold water for brewing.
- Never guess on the amount of coffee to use. We recommend 1 tablespoon for every 2 cups your coffee maker brews (i.e. 12 cup brewer, use 6 tablespoons). Now this is by no means a science, everybody likes coffee a little different, so adjust by more or less coffee to find the exact amount that you like. There is no right or wrong way to make coffee. It's subjective.
- Always brew a full batch of coffee. Your coffee maker is designed to heat a certain amount of water to a certain temperature for a certain amount of time. Brewing a half-pot can result in bad tasting coffee.
- Remove the coffee grinds as soon as the brewing is completed to avoid a bitter cup. Serve the coffee immediately after brewing for the best flavor and aroma. If the coffee will not be consumed immediately, transfer it into a thermal carafe as soon as possible, after 20 minutes on the burner the coffee will start to develop a burnt taste.
- Never, never, never reheat coffee or reuse grinds. Doing this only creates a bitter cup. After all, good, gourmet coffee isn't cheap, you don't want a lousy cup of coffee after parting with the cash it took to buy it.
Enjoy your coffee! We do.