5 Tips for Better Coffee Verena Street®

Grind your own beans

For the absolute best coffee, grind your own beans right before brewing. This ensures the freshest, most flavorful cup of coffee you can possibly have. A burr grinder works the best, but any grinder will do. Don't have one? No worries. Just keep your pre-ground coffee in an airtight container or canister away from heat, light, and moisture.

use fresh filtered water

Water can make a huge difference in how your coffee will taste. For the best cup of joe, use the freshest, cleanest, filtered water you can get. You can use bottled water as long as it's labeled spring water or drinking water. Don't use reverse osmosis water, since this process removes the important minerals that make a cup of coffee so tasty.

the right coffee to water ratio

The best cup of coffee consists of a ratio of 2 Tbsp. of ground coffee per 6 oz. of water. This, of course, is just our preference. Adjust to taste accordingly.

clean your coffee maker

Whatever method of brewing you prefer, always keep your coffee maker clean and free of hard water buildup. Having a dirty coffee pot can alter the way your coffee will taste. Think: mold, scale, lime buildup...yuck. Just keep it clean.

use fresh coffee

The freshest coffee makes the best coffee. Once the bag is opened, coffee will only last about two weeks before it needs to be replaced. Old coffee will take on an ashy odor and taste bitter. Exposure to oxygen deteriorates the oils and molecules in coffee over time. If it doesn't smell as good as the day you opened it, toss it.

Verena Street® offers over 7 different blends in whole bean or ground including dark roast, medium roast, flavored, decaf and single serve cups.


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