How To Brew Great Coffee

How To Brew Great Coffee

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is how to brew coffee at home that tastes as good as it does in a cafe. While there are a lot of factors that go into brewing great coffee, one of the most critical is the brew ratio. 

Below, you'll find some common brew ratios using our preferred ratio of 1:17, which we find gets really great results for lighter roasted specialty coffees. 

Keep in mind, everything here is shown in grams, and if you want to really take a big step in quality coffee at home, we can't recommend investing in a scale enough so you can ensure you're properly measuring your coffee and water, and keeping things consistent every time

Why weigh everything instead of using scoops? Well, all coffees have different densities, and this can even vary within a single bag of a coffee. So scoops are just inherently inconsistent, as one scoop will never actually be the same amount of coffee as the next. With a scale and weight measurements, you'll get the same results every time. 

Recommended brewing ratios:

1 cup of coffee: 22g coffee / 375g water

2 cups of coffee: 42g coffee / 715g water

3 cups of coffee: 64g coffee / 1,090g water

4 cups of coffee: 86g coffee / 1,470g water

5 cups of coffee: 105g coffee / 1,795g water

These are just a jumping off point, but they can be used for almost any brewing method. Have any questions? Drop us a line and we'll get back to you ASAP!
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