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Brewing Guides

Brewing Guides

With a few tools and the right ingredients, a well-brewed cup of coffee can be simple to make at home. We’ve chosen some of our favorite brewing methods and developed a set of general guides to get you started. Different brewing devices celebrate different characteristics in a coffee. Brewing a coffee in a French Press, for example, yields a heavier-bodied cup, whereas the same coffee brewed in an Aeropress will have a lighter body that highlights the coffee’s inherent acidity. At the end of the day, it’s your own personal preference that counts. Have fun, experiment, and smile often!

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