We want to share with you why our cold brew coffees are awesome and unique from the rest, and...
You could make it better, coffee that is. Here are a few ways that YOU can make your morning cup even better, and plenty of things to avoid!
1. You have to start with a good coffee. Don't buy bad coffee! The minute you purchase the big plastic canisters of ground coffee is exactly when the quality of your cup diminishes. There are too many great sources around to not have excellent coffee, and I think we know of a really good one! 😉 On the same note as buying bad coffee, OLD coffee will have the same effects and will lower the quality of your coffee. We keep it fresh!
2. Grind your beans right before you use them! Don't buy pre-ground beans! Coffee loses most of it's good qualities within about 1-2 hours after grinding, so this is a very simple way to improve your coffee. You can find cheap electric and hand coffee grinders on Amazon.
3. Make sure you know which grind size is correct for your chosen method of brewing! This will make or break the fullness and flavor of your cup.
Ex 1. If you're using too large of a grind for your automatic drip pot, you're going to have a nice pot of flavored hot water.
Ex 2. If you're using a very fine grind for your automatic drip pot, you're going to have a nice pot of muddy coffee sludge water (or whatever other adjective you can think of).
This also affects brew time, think of it as how water passes through rocks, versus how water passes through sand.
4. You HAVE to have the correct water-to-coffee ratio! We have provided various recipes to work with on our blog post titled, "Brewing Methods & Tips" so check those out! The use of a cheap kitchen scale will make a huge difference by measuring out exactly what to use.
Ex. For pour over, we do 20-23g of medium-fine ground coffee to about 300mL of water.
YOU have the power to adjust anything to find what makes your taste buds want more!
5. Water does not have to be at a scorching boil to brew your coffee; in fact, the scorching water will actually cause your coffee to be more bitter. Most coffee connoisseurs will use water temperatures between 88-92 degrees Celsius, or for you 'Mericans, 190-198 degrees Fahrenheit. On some automatic drip pots you can set your water temperature to Low, Medium, or High. However, temperature control will obviously be much easier in a manual brewing setting with an electric kettle, so try them out! (Pour Over, French Press, AeroPress, etc.)
6. Lastly, be sure to store your coffee in a dry location, away from sunlight! If you store your coffee is very humid areas, weird stuff will happen. You might wake up to find a new coffee tree that has grown from your bag of old humid coffee! (That doesn't actually happen for you gullible folk)
At PRCC we are always open for questions regarding any of the above, what the weather is, what we had for dinner last night, anything. Don't hesitate to ask because great coffee will make you excited to wake up every morning! Just CONTACT us on our contact page and we will help you out.
Feel free to comment with what you have found with your daily brewing! We want to know!