Aspen Coffee Company Downtown
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Aspen Coffee Company Lakeview
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Aspen Coffee Company Fountain Square
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Aspen Coffee Company Edmond
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be kind to your coffee...
Equipment: There are a number of great ways to brew coffee at home. Some of our favorite methods are the Chemex, french press, and Aeropress. The ever-popular drip brewer is convenient and makes a nice, consistent cup.
Beans: buy your coffee as soon after roasting as possible. Fresh coffee is essential for a delicious cup.
Storage: keep your beans in an airtight container away from sunlight (like a jar in the cupboard). Never store coffee in the fridge, the beans absorb aromas from the food. Avoid the freezer, it is a last-resort only for if you some how end up with too much coffee.
Grind: grind your coffee as close to when you brew as possible. A burr or mill grinder is best because the grind is more consistent in size. A blade grinder results is wildly varying grind particle sizes. Also be sure to match the grind size to the brew method. Longer brew cycles require a slightly more course grind. Shorter brew times need a finer grind.
Coffee to water ratio: use the proper amount of grounds for the amount of water. Usually 1.5-2 tablespoons per 6oz of water. Use enough coffee! Using too little coffee will actually result in a more bitter cup.
Water temp: water should be 195-205 degrees. (10-20 degrees less than boiling) Never use boiling water, it scalds the flavor rich oils in the coffee.
Enjoy right away: if it will be more than a few minutes before you drink your coffee, put it in an insulated container. Never leave it on the brewer's burner.×