How to brew coffee

Brewing the perfect cup of coffee starts off with having a freshly roasted bag of coffee and lucky for you, you’re already halfway there with your favorite bag of fresh roasted coffee from Daily Roast Club! So let’s get into how to brew your fresh coffee!

Traditional drip coffee: This is the simplest and most commonly used method. We like to start by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee per 8 oz of water. If the coffee is to bitter try using less grounds until you get the taste that you prefer and if the coffee is to weak and watery tasting then you will need to add more coffee beans to your filter.

French press: for the perfect French press cup of coffee follow these steps and see how easy it is to get the perfect cup of coffee. To start, measure out 30 grams of your freshly roasted coffee using a digital scale. Next grind the bean to a medium corse which is what we prefer but if you prefer you can grind a little more corse but we prefer medium for more flavor. Next using filtered water measure out 18 ounces of water and bring to a boil. Once the water is at a boil poor a little bit into your French press to pre heat your press. Once this is done pour water out and dry the press and add your coffee. Once your water is at 291 degrees, remove it from heat source and pour into your French press over your coffee grounds making sure to go in a circular motion saturating all the grounds. Once you’ve poured all your water into the press, gently stir the coffee 3-5 times and then place the lid on. Wait four minutes and then press the filter down in your French press. Then simply pour and enjoy! If you would like to make your coffee smoother, at the 4 minute mark stir the coffee gently in the French press and put lid back on for an additional 4 minutes and then depress your filter.

Pour over: This method is not the easiest to master but delivers an amazing cup of delicious coffee. To start out we measure out 30 grams of coffee and use a pour over setting on our burr grinder. If you do not have a burr grinder a standard grind that is about the same consistency of drip will work but may not produce the desired results. Next we start by bringing approximately 16 ounces of filtered water to a low boil. Once the water has come to a low boil we prep our filter and pot by pouring hot water on to the filter to wash away any chemicals from the factory over the sink and then pour hot water into the pot to prevent heat it. Once this is done we place the filter into our pour over top and place it over our pot. At this time we place the ground beans into the filter and smooth them out to a flat surface. With our water at 201 degrees we begin pouring in a slow circular motion about 1 inch away from the sides of the filter. Do this for about three circles and then stop and allow the coffee to naturally blossom. After about 20 seconds resume pouring using the same technique as before. Ideally you will want to keep the coffee blossom about 1 inch from the top of the filter. If your coffee starts blossoming to high simply stop pouring and allow it to settle back down. Once you have finished dispose of the spent grounds and then enjoy an amazing cup of coffee!

Useful tips for brewing coffee:

If you truly want to get the most flavor and the best taste of coffee we recommend buying whole beans and grinding them fresh using a burr grinder for consistency for every pot or cup that you plan on brewing. We also recommend only using fresh filtered water for brewing as non filtered water or tap water can contain natural minerals or fluoride that can alter the taste of your coffee. Also keep in mind that when brewing coffee you are slightly boiling it as if it was being roasted so make sure to keep and eye on your temperatures as water that is to hot can boil the coffee causing a more bitter taste.

These are the 3 most common ways people enjoy their coffee outside of a K-cup coffee system. All of the amounts of coffee beans to water ratios may need to be changed to better suit your own taste preference. Also keep checking back on this page often as we will continue to add new ways to brew as we test them out and make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates from Daily Roast Club.