Believe it or not, there’s a lot that goes into a good cup of coffee. Sure, we like to think it’s as simple as grind, brew and pour, but it’s what happens in between brewing that can make all the difference. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re keeping your coffee fresh so that you always get the same great flavor in every cup.
Buy Local and Small-Batch
Don’t buy coffee that’s been hanging out on the store shelves since who knows when. The chance of you scooping up a fresh bag is slim to none. Small-batch roasters make sure to only roast the right amount of coffee so that it’s always fresh and flavorful when it hits your mug.
Whole is always better
Buy whole bean coffee when you can and grind it at home. Yes, we know, it takes a little extra time, but the freshness you get in return is worth it.
Always store your coffee in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight to ensure maximum freshness every time you reach for the bag. Each of our Well-Bean roasts come delivered in a zipper seal bag to save you a step. Pull the tab, scoop your coffee and zip it right back up again. Easy peasy!
Grind It Right
Make sure your grind matches your brew process. You don’t want to use the same grind size for espresso that you would for drip or pour over. This has to do with the contact time between the water and the coffee. Your grind for a pour over will be more coarse than your grind for a regular brewer.
It’s All In The Water
Your water quality will make or break your coffee. If you wouldn’t drink the water from your sink, don’t use it in your coffee.
Keep It Clean
Make sure to wash your equipment after every use! What’s left over after you brew will surely affect the taste next time. Start fresh so your coffee has a fighting chance.
There you have it! Everything you need to brew the freshest cup of coffee. Enjoy!