Coffee is grown all over the world but grows best where there is high altitude, high precipitation and rich soil. Brazil and Colombia are the leading coffee producers.
How do I grind coffee?
Coffee can be ground at home with a blade grinder or at a store with a burr grinder. You will know if you have ground your coffee correctly by the way it tastes. If your coffee is bitter, it is ground too thin. If it tastes flat, the coffee isn’t thin enough.
Can I reuse the coffee grounds in my filter?
No, reusing coffe grounds will produce bitter coffee because all of the desired flavor has been used.
How much water should I use?
You should use 6 ounces of water for every 1-2 tablespoons of ground coffee being used.
How do I keep my coffee fresh?
Do not freeze or refrigerate coffee. Exposing it to moisture can cause it to deteriorate. Coffee should be stored in an air tight glass or ceramic container and in a dark and cool location. Since coffee begins to lose its freshness right after it is roasted, it is best to buy in small quantities. A smart tip is to only buy what will be used in the next 1-2 weeks after purchasing.
For more information on coffee, please visit the National Coffee Association’s website.