Extraction Basics

Roughly 30% of coffee is soluable. But you really only want about 20% of it as the other 10% is not all that tasty. Therefore proper extraction techniques do make a difference.

Effectively extracting the good stuff means you have to control the variables. Coffee/water ratio, grind size and consistency, water temp, etc. Couple that with the fact that all this depends on the coffee varietal, where it was grown, how it was processed, how it was roasted, and you can see why so many people view making specialty coffee as overwhelming.

We are here to simplify the process and make it as easy as possible to make a great cup of specialty coffee with as much work as you want to put into it.

  • AeroPress

    There are a lot of different ways to make a good cup of coffee using an Aeropress. This method demonstrates a simple, easy to replicate method that can be a great starting point for you as you explore your press.

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  • Pour Over

    The pour over is one of the most enjoyable methods to use. It is much more involved than the other methods and can really bring out some of the subtleties of a coffee's origin.

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  • French Press

    Get the rich full bodied flavor of a french press without all the sludge in the bottom of your cup.

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  • Coffee Strainer

    Brewing a great cup of specialty coffee does not have to be hard. The coffee strainer is a simple yet effective immersion method for a single cup.

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  • Espresso Shot

    Pulling a great home espresso shot is not as hard as it seems. There are 3 markers to hit using 2 different variables. Learn more in this video.

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