How to Brew
We pride ourselves in delivering our customers the finest coffee beans available. Follow these simple steps to brew a perfect cup of Bahamas Coffee Roasters Coffee at home.
How to Brew
-Grind just before use. Not too fine. Not too coarse.
-Use fresh, cold, filtered water.
-Two heaping tablespoons per 6 oz. (¾ cup)
-Brew for about 4 minutes.
-Store your coffee in a sealed container to keep it fresh.
Grind just before use and use just enough beans for the coffee you're making. The grind size should be between .75 mm and 1 mm. If the grind is too coarse it will make the coffee taste weak. If the grind is too fine, it will make the coffee taste bitter or too strong. Try a Burr grinder for the most uniform outcome.
Water makes up 98.5% of a cup of coffee. If your tap water tastes good to drink, it's good to make coffee with. Use it cold and freshly drawn from the tap. (Let the tap run for a few seconds first.) If you don't like your tap water, use filtered — but not distilled — water.
The correct coffee to water ratio is 40 g (1.4 oz) of ground coffee to 1L (34 fl oz) of water. In English, that's two heaping tablespoons for every ¾ cup of coffee. More if you're bold, less if you're not.
The brewing, or 'contact' time, should be 4 to 4½ minutes. Check the grounds after brewing. Has all the coffee come in contact with the water? Are there any dry grounds of coffee? Your cup's final optimum temperature is 60-72°C (140-162°F).
Coffee absorbs odours and deteriorates when it contacts air. Keep your coffee tightly rolled in its valve bag or sealed in a can until you're ready to refill the grinder. Store in a dry, cool location, but not in the fridge or freezer.
The French Press is the French kiss of coffee brewing — enabling a more intimate experience with the flavour of the beans. Low-tech and time-honoured, just grind (a burr grinder on course setting works best), pour and plunge.
The result; a simple method and complex cup.