CARE OF COFFEE
The aroma of a finely prepared cup of coffee can be one of the most pleasant smells around. Enjoying the smell of the coffee, and the taste of a perfect cup is a fine experience. Much goes into creating a fine cup of coffee. Here are some tips that we try to follow:
Brewing the Perfect Cup O'Joe
Know Beans About It
Buy your coffee from a source you trust, someone who loves coffee, insists on freshness and demands quality.
Test the Waters
Good water is an elemental ingredient. If you wouldn't drink it, don't make coffee with it.
Back Off the Boil
When heating water for drip or infusion coffee, pour it just before it boils. If you use an Automatic Drip coffee maker, 190-205 degrees fahrenheit is best.
Keep a Sense of Proportion
The perfect cup of coffee requires a certain harmony. Start with a standard 2-Tablespoon scoop per 6-oz cup. If it is too strong, you can add water. If it is too weak, you are stuck. Don't skimp, or don't bother.
Know Your Grind
Water needs to spend just the right amount of time flowing through the grounds. Grind your coffee to match your coffee brewer. When the grind is correct, the water will spend 3-5 minutes with it and they'll get along famously.
Brew it Once
Coffee gives its all the the first time. What is left behind is left for a good reason.
Serve it Fresh
All other things being equal, we believe using 4 Seasons cofffee is the real secret to the perfect cup.
Keeping Your Coffee Fresh
Coffee is perishable. The amount of time between roasting, grinding, brewing and consuming should be relatively fast. For this reason coffee should be stored whole bean, in an airtight container and ground just before brewing.