Brew Guide

Grind, brew, enjoy.

Tips For a

Better Brew


The coffee

Fresh roasted excellent quality coffee beans are essential (that’s us).


Grind just before you brew

Once the coffee is ground, it loses it’s freshness quickly.


Use a good grinder

A burr grinder is preferable as blade grinders produce too many fine particles creating bitterness.


Use the proper grind and contact time for the brewing method

Grind size and contact time are directly relatable.  The finer the grind, the shorter the required contact.  Too fine a grind or too long a contact time leads to over extraction and bitterness.


Use the proper water-to-coffee ratio

Use the proper water-to-coffee ratio.  A good starting point is the dose recommendations for the Clever Coffee Dripper: 22 grams of coffee plus 12 ounces of water gives a 10 ounce cup.


Use pure good-tasting water

If your tap water has off tastes or odours, use bottled or treated water.


Use the proper brewing water temperature

Target 200 degrees F.


Use clean brewing equipment

It is essential that your brewing equipment is free from old grounds or stale coffee oils.  Clean up after each brew cycle.

Grinding & Brewing

The Baratza grinders continue to be the best bang for your buck.  The Clever Coffee Dripper is appropriately named as it is easy to use and brews  amazing cup. We love it! We use it!  The Bonavita Coffee Maker is certified by the SCAA because it does everything right.


Achieve The Perfect Cup

The story of a great cup of coffee begins with the coffee farmers and theirfamilies, who with incredible skill, patience and passion, produce the highestquality coffees year after year.

We support these farms and families. We share their passion and bring all ourartisan skills to bear in custom fresh roasting these coffees so that we are ableto offer only the best to our customers.

There are many brewing methods and devices capable of brewing an excellentcup of coffee. Some examples  over, full immersion (French Press),espresso, Chemex, AeroPress, vacuum pot, automatic drip coffee maker andthe Clever Coffee Dripper. All are capable but each one produces a cup withits own signature. Each one is different, so experiment and find the onesyou like best.

We carry a selection of items to help you brew a better cup and would bedelighted to discuss these options with you. Better still, visit us at ourroastery and experiment with different brewing methods with us.

Premium quality

Each coffee order is custom fresh roasted, bagged, sealed, and shipped to get you at the peak of freshness.