ENJOY THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE AT HOME.
How you store, grind and brew your coffee is just as important as which coffee you
choose. To ensure a consistent, delicious cup, Starbucks offers some coffee brewing wisdom.
1. Proper storage will help maintain the 5. Boiling causes bitterness, so never
freshness and flavor of your coffee. boil coffee.
Starbucks FlavorLock bag protects the coffee from It should be brewed between 195º F and 205º F
air, light and moisture. Once the bag is opened, coffee (90º C and 96º C) to extract the coffee’s full
should be used within seven days. Store beans in an range of flavors.
airtight container in a cool, dry place.
2. Use fresh, cold water.
Water is 98% of every cup; for best results, consider
using filtered water or bottled water.
3. We recommend using 2 tbsp ( 10 g) of
ground coffee for each 6 fl oz ( 180 mL)
Keep these proportions consistent, regardless of the
quantity you make. To moderate your coffee’s strength,
simply add hot water after brewing.
6. Coffee can be kept warm over a burner
for only about 20 minutes before the
flavor becomes unpleasant.
A thermal carafe will keep coffee hot and
delicious for much longer periods of time.
7. Do not reheat coffee.
Make it fresh each time you serve it, and make
only as much as you plan to drink. Coffee holds
its flavor best at 186º F (86º C).
4. Use the correct grind for your coffeemaker.
Too fine a grind will cause bitter tasting coffee or clog
your brewer. Too coarse a grind will cause watery coffee.
For drip brewers, the appropriate grind should allow
the coffee to finish dripping in several minutes.
Coffee presses require a coarse grind; espresso machines
require a very fine grind.
WITH THE RIGHT COFFEE
AND THE PROPER TECHNIQUES,
YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY TO
BREWING THE PERFECT CUP.