The quality of a cup of coffee is ultimately determined by how it is stored and brewed at its final destination.
There are a couple of simple steps we recommend to ensure you’re drinking the best, most delicious coffee possible:
Coffee typically tastes best within two to three weeks of its roast date. To preserve the freshness of beans for as long as possible, it’s best to store them in an airtight container at room temperature. We like to use mason jars. Keep beans in a convenient and cool location with no direct sunlight. Contrary to popular belief, storing beans in a freezer is not the best practice. The oxygen and moisture in a freezer breaks down the flavorful oils of the beans and directly impacts the taste of the coffee. To avoid your coffee beans going stale, you should buy smaller amounts of coffee more often.
Nothing beats freshly ground coffee as the moment you grind it, your coffee begins to oxidize and the aging process accelerates. For best results, grind your coffee within 15 minutes of brewing.
For the best results, use clean water filtered for taste and hardness and heat it to between 200F and 210F to brew your coffee.
We believe there are few things quite as rewarding as preparing and enjoying a cup of coffee. To help you on your quest for the perfect cup, we recommend that you check out our brew guides for tips, how-to videos and more information about the following brewing methods: