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The Coffee Guide Includes:
- Types of roasts
- Grind types
- Water temperatures
- Coffee Makers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1.-Buy fresh beans. We recommend buying small batches & freshly roasted quantities of coffee to ensure you only consume the freshest possible. Flavors and aromas will be the best indicators of this.
2.-Keep your beans fresh. Storage is an important thing to pay attention to, choose a dry, and dark place like your pantry or a kitchen drawer, and use a hermetic container to put your opened bag to avoid air exposure.
3.-Get a conical burr grinder.
If you want the best outcome for your beverage, get a conical burr grinder. Avoid blade grinders that give an inconsistent grind and produce poor extractions.
4.-Use good water. We recommend avoiding tap water, it usually was chlorine or off-flavors. Use spring water or activated charcoal filters on your taps/pitchers. This is a very long subject to discuss in a blog post!
5.-Rinse your filters. If you are using paper or fabric filters ALWAYS rinse. This helps to get rid of papery flavors or any other remains you might have from previous brews.
6.-Don't use boiling water. In our guide we recommend a range of temperatures to prevent you from burning your coffee and you will be able to extract less bitter flavors from it.
7.-Keep your equipment clean. Oftentimes we forget that our coffee gear need some maintenance too, so cleaning our filters, washing accessories, and replacing parts every once in a while would result in better cups too!
Our rule of thumb is being able to repeat flavors.
Forget about fancy tools, with just measuring spoons and a measuring cup, you can easily prepare good coffee, but if you don't have those you can use any spoon and cup to always measure quantities.
Then you would try different recipes always writing in your phone or sticky notes what you did.
If you liked the amount of coffee/water you used you can go from there.
The key here is to know what we are doing, if you don't keep track of it you won't be able to improve or repeat your favorite recipe!
If we are thinking the same, we are talking about that creamy hot milk to make a capuccino or any coffee with a creamy splash of milk. If you have a french press you are lucky, you can heat milk in your microwave for about 1-2 minutes in a microwave safe glass and then pour it into your french press.
Start pumping for 1 minute or until when you see the creamy texture. Next, pour it in your coffee!
If you don't have a french press you can always use any thermo or insulated bottle and shake vigorously for 1 minute and voila!
Remember these are home techniques, you can always get a milk frother or a espresso machine!
There are a couple of things you can do to get a strong coffee cup:
1.-Grid your coffee finer than usual. If it's a drip coffee, instead of medium grind use medium-fine grind, like regular sugar.
2.-Increase the amount of coffee. You can start using twice the amount of coffee you normally use for your recipe. Ex. We recommend 2.5 tbs per 250ml cup so you can do 5 tbs, but honestly that's a lot so you can start increasing 1/2 tbs each time to go safe.
3.-Use a darker roast. We are fans of medium roasts, for balance reasons, but if you have somebody over and likes strong coffee you can always buy a darker roast for that case.
Note: You don't have to do the three options in once, we strongly recommend to try one option at the time and see which worked better!