Coffee 101

4 Ways To Create The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Making An Espresso

There’s nothing better than a bitter, rich espresso shot with a layer of foamy crema. Even better, once you’ve mastered espresso you can make a whole host of espresso drinks just like your favorite coffeeshop: the latte, cappuccino, flat white, macchiato, and more.What's espresso? Espresso is an Italian way of making coffee in highly concentrated shots. A single espresso shot is 1 ounce, and a double shot is 2 ounces.

Ice Cold Brew

Great thing about cold brew is that it barely requires any special equipment at all! All you need is time: 24 hours in fact. We’ve found the best type of coffee to use for cold brew is dark roast coffee.
To make cold brew coffee, you grind a boatload of coffee and place it in a pitcher with cold water overnight. Letting the coffee stand in the refrigerator “brews” it by letting it seep into the water. We love keeping a pitcher of cold brew around for afternoon coffee with no brewing required!

French Press Coffee 

The French press is one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to brew a great cup of coffee. It’s a forgiving method that works for all sorts of coffee beans and roasts, and you don’t need lots of extra equipment. It’s the ideal tool for your morning coffee ritual!
You can also use a French press to make French Press Cold Brew, French Press Iced Coffee, or French Press Espresso.

 Pour Over Coffee

The Chemex has a beautiful, curvy beaker shape and makes for what we think is the perfect cup. Making the perfect pot of pour over takes about 10 minutes and results in 2 to 3 cups of coffee. We've found the best coffee for the pour over method is medium roast or light roast.

An electric gooseneck kettle is helpful for heating the water to a specific temperature and pouring it in a circular motion into the grounds. There's of course the Chemex and its special filters. You'll also need a kitchen scale to weigh out your coffee. Once you get the hang of it, it will become second nature!