We all love coffee, and need it to start our day, but what is the best size of coffee to buy? How should you store it? What kind of brewing method will give you the best cup? We have put together tips and pointers to give you the best cup of coffee, wherever you are!
Whole Bean or Ground?
There is always the debate – do I buy whole bean or ground?! And no matter what you hear, it is all based on your preference. We at Door County Coffee do believe that grinding the beans yourself each day right before you brew, will give you the most flavorful cup of coffee. We also understand the convenience and ease of using ground coffee - we get it! The best part about all of our coffees here at Door County Coffee, is that we roast them in small batches, so that the coffee you are getting in our café or online will always be the freshest when you open up the bag. So really, chose whichever you like. If you like the smell of grinding your own in the morning, go for it! If you need to quietly open a bag, and not wake up the rest of the family so you can enjoy the peace and quiet, then pre-ground coffee is perfect for you!
What Is The Storage My Coffee?
After picking out your favorite coffee, flavored, non-flavored, decaf, whatever you chose, the first priority is to store your coffee correctly! The most important part is that you store the coffee the right way! We recommend in an air-tight container out of direct sunlight, or in your freezer, because air, heat and light are the biggest culprits of ruining the freshness of your coffee. There is no need to thaw your frozen beans or ground coffee, use them as is, right out of the freezer, then put them right back when you are done! If you prefer to keep it in the cupboard, just make sure it in an air-tight container and that it is kept dry!
How Much Coffee do I Use?
After you open that delicious smelling bag for the first time, make sure you are using the correct amount of grounds to the amount of water! Nobody wants a watered-down cup of coffee, so we recommend using 1.5 ounces, or a 1/2 cup - like our Full Pot Bags (that make a perfect pot of coffee per bag!) - to a 10-12 cup pot, the size of a typical home brewer! You can always go stronger or lessen it to your liking, but this is the ratio we recommend for the best cup! You also want to make sure you are using the right grind for the type of maker that you are using. Here at Door County Coffee, we use a medium grind, that works the most universally in all style coffee makers. Or, if you are looking for a finer grind for a French press or an Espresso maker, you can always run it through your home grinder one more time. Make sure you keep your coffee pot clean too, as that will allow for the freshest pot every single time!
What Size Is Right For Me?
Are you someone who likes a quick cup of coffee before you run out the door? Then our Single Serve Cups will be the perfect size for you! If you like to change up your pot of coffee each day with a new flavor, try a few different Full-Pot 6-packs, you can have a different perfect pot every day! If you like to have one pot a day, our 8/10 ounce bags will be perfect for you! You can make a delicious pot each day of the week per bag! Or, if you like a little more coffee try our best sellers in the 20 ounce bags, so you can make a few more pots of coffee, but still change up your flavor more frequently! But, if you are someone who has that favorite flavor, you just cannot get enough of, then our 5 pound bags will be perfect for you! These bags are the perfect size to make your favorite flavor for an entire month! And don't forget, you can Subscribe to your favorite coffees, save 15% per shipment and have them sent right to your door automatically, so you never run out of coffee again!
Find Your Perfect Mug!
So you found your perfect coffee, now you just need the perfect mug to sip it out of...don't worry, we have great options here! Our colorful and fun Campfire mugs, come in 12 ounce sizes and hold the perfect amount of your favorite coffee. We even have them in fun colors for the holidays! Or if you are always on the go, check out our fun travel mugs, that will keep your coffee hot for 8 hours!
No matter where you are in the world, or what time you start your day, there is one thing we all have in common - we need that first, delicious cup of Door County Coffee to start our day off right! We hope that no matter where you are, your cup of Door County Coffee always makes you feel at home.