Coffee is best when brewed between 3 and 21 days after it has been roasted. Grinding your beans just before you brew is an important part of making a great cup of coffee. If you don’t grind your own beans, place the grounds in a sealed jar and store in the freezer.
Once frozen, do not let it thaw completely – scoop out what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.
One big aspect of brewing a great cup of coffee is using the right amount of coffee. We recommend 2-2.5 tablespoons of coffee per 8 oz. of water. If you use a scale to measure your coffee we recommend 20-23 grams of coffee per 320 grams of water.
No matter how you brew coffee, once it is finished brewing you will be able to taste it and based on taste, you’ll be able to adjust you’re brew to get a great cup of coffee! Coffee that “extracts” too much will taste bitter and can also taste watery.
Coffee that has not been “extracted” enough will taste sour and lack sweetness. So if you have coffee that tastes bitter and/or watery: grind coarser, or brew for less time. If your coffee tastes sour and/or lack sweetness then grind finer, or brew for more time.