How to treat your freshly roasted coffee beans
Store them in an opaque airtight container, storing them in a cool, dark place. Avoid sunlight or direct heat. Like a fine wine don’t leave them in your vehicle for an extended period of time. For the best taste grind your own beans each morning.
Store larger quantities of coffee in a tightly sealed airtight container, keeping a smaller quantity in another airtight container for daily use. Open the larger container to refill the smaller container to reduce air exposure.
Coffee Freshness Over Time
Coffee will begin to lose its freshness, and why we recommend buying freshly roasted coffee often. Ground coffee tastes best when consumed within one to two weeks of roasting, whole beans within one month.
The French Press method is one of the oldest and most popular brewing techniques. In 1923 Ugo Paolini, an Italian (not French), lodged patent documents for his device.
Always use a clean French Press, it is recommended to warm up the beaker type device prior to use by adding hot (not boiling water) before adding the ground coffee. We recommend using freshly ground (and freshly roasted) coffee and adding about 1 tablespoon to every 6.7 ounces of water.
Heat the water to not quite boiling temperatures and pour over less than an 1/8th to 1/4 into the freshly ground coffee. Gently stir the content allowing the coffee to bloom, this also allows the aroma to release. Finish pouring the water into the French Press and again gently stir. Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and freshly ground coffee. Do not plunge yet…..Allow this to steep for 4 minutes.
Gently press the plunger down and it should take about 15-20 pounds of pressure, depending on the grind of the coffee. We recommend a medium grind. Serve and enjoy.