Brewing a Better Cup

Picture of a Coffe CupThe following steps will ensure you get the most out of your roast:

  1. Get some of your favorite Catoctin Coffee variety. Remember, fresh beans are key, so buy small quantities.  Maybe enough to last a week or two.  (What?  Buy less coffee?  Yes, we want you to have the ultimate coffee experience.  In the end, we believe you’ll buy more coffee.  We weren’t born yesterday.)
  2. Use fresh, tasty drinking water.  Julia Child used to say that you should not cook with wine that you wouldn’t otherwise enjoy in glass (or something like that).  Same goes for the water in your coffee.
  3. Grind coffee just before brewing it to optimize flavor and freshness.
  4. For a drip coffee maker, use two heaping tablespoons of coffee for every 8 oz of water.  This turns out to be about one measuring cup for a 50 oz, 10-cup pot.  Adjust to taste.
  5. Coffee for daily use should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.  Freezing should be a last resort and only if you have quantities above what would normally be used in a week or two.