Best Brew Methods

Best Brew Methods

Water should be between 196° and 198°F (91° and 92°C). Any hotter and it will burn the beans; too cold and the flavors of the beans won’t be fully extracted. No thermometer? Just bring the water to a boil, turn it down, wait a minute to two, and it should be just right.

Grind the beans immediately before brewing. Grinding releases the flavors and aromas of the coffee, so the longer the gap between grinding and brewing, the less flavorful the cup. You should also grind according to the brewing method: coarser for a French press, for example, and finer for espresso

For Great Coffee

Use a drip pot, French Press, or percolator. Use 2 level tablespoons of ground coffee per 8 oz serving. Add more or less coffee to suit your individual taste.

For Superb Coffee

Use a kettle with a gooseneck-shaped spout, which will release the water in an even stream when you pour. The pour-over method is simply that: pouring water over the beans, which then percolates through a filter into a vessel below. Pour the water more slowly for an intensely flavored cup, or more quickly for a lighter sip. Enjoy immediately.

Coffee absorbs smells, so to store, freezing in an airtight/vacuum-sealed container is recommended. Beware of imitators – always look for the 100% Blue Mountain designation (the JBM Logo seen on this website) on the package; high mountain coffee and Blue Mountain coffee are definitely not the same.