Our Perfect Brew
- Use fresh, cold water
- Grind for immediate use (fine for espresso, medium for drip machines, coarse for French press)
- Use 1 - 2 tablespoons per 6 oz. of water (tweak for personal preference)
- Take advantage of our re-sealable bag for fresh storage of our coffee.
How To Store Coffee
Airtight and Cool
Storage is integral to maintaining your coffee's freshness and flavor. It is important to keep it away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light -- in that order -- in order to preserve its fresh-roast flavor as long as possible. Coffee beans are decorative and beautiful to look at but you will compromise the taste of your coffee if you store your beans in ornamental, glass canisters on your kitchen countertop. Doing so will cause them to become stale and your coffee will quickly lose its fresh flavor.
Storing Your Daily Coffee
It is important not to refrigerate or freeze your daily supply of coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate. Instead, store coffee in airtight glass or ceramic containers and keep it in a convenient, but dark and cool, location. Remember that a cabinet near the oven is often too warm, as is a cabinet on an outside wall of your kitchen if it receives heat from a strong afternoon or summer sun. Appropriate coffee storage canisters with an airtight seal are a worthwhile investment.
It is wise to purchase coffee in amounts proportionate to how quickly it will be used. Coffee begins to lose its freshness almost immediately after roasting so it is far better to purchase it in smaller quantities. Purchase freshly roasted coffee frequently and buy only what you will use in the next 1 or 2 weeks. And because exposure to air is your coffee's worst enemy, it is a good idea to divide your coffee supply into several smaller portions, keeping the larger, unused portion in an airtight container.
We offer a wide selection of coffee and tea gift baskets. Each basket is filled with a variety of delicious cookies, biscotti, candy, hot chocolate, tea and of course our freshly roasted coffees.
Call us today to discuss your gift giving needs.
Our gift baskets range in prices according to the items that are available during each season.