March 28, 2020 - Door County Coffee Blog
Drinking Your Best Cup of Coffee at Home
The current state of not only the United States, but the World right now is something unlike anything we have ever seen. There are millions of people around the world staying in their homes, working, teaching, living…doing everything from the comfort of their home to keep their families, friends and neighbors safe. While we know the comfort of home in itself can be nice, there are still things we need every day to get through, one of them being coffee.
The first pot every morning means the world to some, especially us here at Door County Coffee! It is not only a comfort, but the best way to start and continue through each day. The first sip, whether it’s a cup of Breakfast Blend or a steaming mug of Frosted Cinnamon Buns, can take you back to a place, even if only for a moment, so you can forget about the troubles of today, and enjoy a moment of peace.
To help bring the very best cup of coffee to your home each and everyday, we have put together some our favorite tips for home-brewing:
Whole Bean or Ground?
There is always the debate – do I buy whole bean or ground?! And no matter what you hear, it is all based on your preference. We at Door County Coffee do believe that grinding the beans yourself each day right before you brew, will give you the most flavorful cup of coffee. We also understand the convenience and ease of using ground coffee - we get it! The best part about all of our coffees here at Door County Coffee, is that we roast them in small batches, so that the coffee you are getting in our café or online will always be the freshest when you open up the bag. So really, chose whichever you like. If you like the smell of grinding your own in the morning, go for it! If you need to quietly open a bag, and not wake up your 2-year-old, who finally went back to sleep at 4 AM, then pre-ground coffee is perfect for you!
After picking out your favorite coffee, flavored, non-flavored, decaf, whatever you chose, the first priority is to store your coffee correctly! The most important part is that you store the coffee the right way! We recommend in an air-tight container and in your freezer, because air, heat and light are the biggest culprits of ruining the freshness of your coffee. There is no need to thaw your frozen beans or ground coffee, use them as is, right out of the freezer, then put them right back when you are done! If you prefer to keep it in the cupboard, just make sure it in an air-tight container and that it is kept dry!
How Much Coffee do I Use?
After you open that delicious smelling bag for the first time, make sure you are using the correct amount of grounds to the amount of water! Nobody wants a watered-down cup of coffee, so we recommend using 1.5 ounces, or a 1/2 cup - like our Full Pot Bags (that make a perfect pot of coffee per bag!) - to a 10-12 cup pot, the size of a typical home brewer! You can always go stronger or lessen it to your liking, but this is the ratio we recommend for the best cup! You also want to make sure you are using the right grind for the type of maker that you are using. Here at Door County Coffee, we use a medium grind, that works the most universally in all style coffee makers. Or, if you are looking for a finer grind for a French press or an Espresso maker, you can always run it through your home grinder one more time. Make sure you keep your coffee pot clean too, as that will allow for the freshest pot every single time!
We know that this time is not easy, and we want to be here for you now, and always. We are here to answer your questions, help place your orders for coffee shipped to your home, and to help make you smile. Visit us on-line at doorcountycoffee.com 24/7 or just give us a call at 1-800-856-6613. We are here with you, for you and because of you, and we will be here for you always. Enjoy each and every perfect cup you make, and we love you all! We can and WILL get through together.