It is best to grind your coffee fresh if you own a grinder.
Keep the remainder of the whole beans stored in an air-tight container.
A glass container with a rubber seal works best.
Select the correct
grind. Different coffee brewing methods require different grinds.
The grind type is critically important to making
good coffee! Coffee ground too fine will produce a bitter cup.
Coffee ground too coarse will produce a watery cup.
use fresh, cold water and avoid chemically treated water. Use
the right ratio of coffee to water: 2 level tablespoons
of coffee per 6 ounces of brewing water.
Be sure your coffee brewer heats to the
proper temperature (200 degrees F). This temperature is referred
to as "off-boil" (just prior to boiling). To achieve
this temperature when boiling the water, remove the kettle
once the water has reached a boil and wait 10-15 seconds before
At Grounds for Change, we pride ourselves in
providing you with the freshest coffee possible. All of our coffee
is roasted to-order and is shipped in foil bags that preserve
Grounds for Change coffee bags have a built-in
zipper for in-bag coffee storage of up to two weeks days after opening.
If you plan on storing your coffee for longer than this, a
sealed, air-tight container is highly recommended.
The freezer and the refrigerator are not recommended places to store your coffee beans. Coffee absorbs
so regardless of where you store your beans, ensure
it is either kept in the original packaging or in sealed glass containers.