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How long does your coffee stay fresh?

This is the age old question that has many answers across the board from different roasters. The short answer is that we would love for you to use your coffee from 4-28 days after roast if possible. This will be the optimum time for brewing for maximum flavor, aroma, acidity etc. Also, oxygen is what […]

How should I store my coffee?

Our coffees come in high barrier bags with a zip seal that is optimum for freshness. You should store your coffee like you would potatoes (in a cool, dry pantry for example) and seal the package as air-tight as possible after each use. Keep your coffee away from light, heat, and moisture.

My cream/milk is curdling when I add it to your coffee. What can I do?

The easiest way to solve this is to use as fresh as cream/milk as possible (age of the cream/milk is the biggest factor for this problem to occur) and let your coffee cool a little before adding cream or milk. To give you a brief explanation… All coffee is slightly acidic and made up of […]

Why is my coffee bitter?

We attribute bitterness to over extraction, which takes place during preparation. If your coffee is tasting bitter, we recommend doing one or more of the following: grind coarser, a shorter brew time, or amending the water you use to brew. (We recommend Third Wave Water). Also check out our brew recipes and videos for more […]

Why does my coffee taste sour?

We attribute sourness to under extraction, which takes place during the preparation. If coffee is under-extracted, it can create a sour sensation. (Conversely, over extracted coffee tastes bitter.) If your coffee is tasting sour, we would recommend doing one or more of the following: grind finer, a longer brew time, or hotter brewing water. That […]

How can I brew better coffee?

The first step is easy. Buy high quality coffee! We may be a little biased but we believe you are in the right place to do so at JBC Coffee Roasters Water! The water you use makes up 98%-99% of your brewed coffee. We recommend using Third Wave Water (available at our site). For third […]

What are your recommended guidelines for preparing espresso?

Temp: 200 F Dose: The amount of coffee you use will be somewhat determined by your basket size. We highly recommend purchasing a 20 gram VST basket for your portafilter.  When dosing with a 20 gram basket, start at 20 grams of coffee. Yield: We generally recommend a 1 to 2 ratio (so 20 grams […]