HOW TO MAKE YOUR COFFEE?
We compiled the most basic ways
This page has been lovingly created by the team at Jejes Coffee Roasters. This information is prepared to enhance your skill in making coffee. We hope that you can enjoy each and every one of the unique tastes of Jejes Coffee beans to the fullest.
It is important to start with freshly roasted beans. At Jejes Coffee, we roast only after the order is placed for the best and freshest beans. We also note the date the beans are roasted on the front of each package. We recommend using cold, filtered water with a small amount of mineral and avoiding distilled and reverse osmosis water.
You will fall in love again with your daily coffee by preparing it with Jejes beans and following our helpful suggestions.
GRIND YOUR BEANS
Ground beans make or break your brew
To begin with, you need to have a grinder that allows you to adjust the grinding size. The size should be set differently based on which coffeemaking method you use.
Know this rule of thumb: With a coarse grind, the water interacts with the coffee gradually, gently extracting the flavor from it. But with a fine grind, the water interacts with the coffee very quickly, extracting a lot of flavor in a very short amount of time. It is difficult to say which is better because any comparison is solely based upon individual preferences.
Jejes Pro Tip: We have a grind option for those who do not have a grinder: Coarse (French Press), Drip (Coffee Maker, Chemex, Pour-over), and Fine (Moka Pot).
Please know that the freshness of the ground beans can last shorter than the whole beans (about a month), about two weeks from the grinding date. Also, I would advise you to buy a small, 12oz bag for the freshest ground beans. Buying a grinder is one important thing to consider if you want to drink fresh coffee and to switch to a small roastery from store-bought brands.
Great and convenient… if all things go well, that is.
French Press is one of the easiest and least time-consuming ways to make great coffee.
Ground size is important for this method because improperly and unevenly ground coffee can break the taste of your coffee. Grind your beans coarsely and yet evenly for the best Jejes French Press coffee. The key is to maximize surface area without making the grounds so fine.
Jejes Pro Tip: After making your coffee, you can use the same French Press to turn warm milk into milk foam for cappuccino simply by pressing the handle a couple of times.
Who said that traditional wasn't good?
This method is, as many traditions go, simple, practical, and convenient. That is why it has - and is - loved by people for many years.
You should set the ground size to one of the following: Medium-fine, similar to, or just a little finer than the size for pour-over or Chemex.
Jejes Pro Tip: If you remove the dripper right after when the machine starts making a bubbling sound, your coffee will be much tastier.
Make your coffee unique using this method
This is a relatively new method of making coffee which has been proven to make coffee smooth and delightful.
To make Jejes' best pour-over coffee, you will want medium grounds. This maximizes surface area without making the grounds so fine that your coffee becomes murky or over-extracted.
Jejes Pro Tip: In order to make your ground bean bloom like the photo below, you must use freshly ground coffee beans from Jejes. If not, that alone will ruin the taste of your coffee. You can't distill your coffee perfectly if two weeks have passed since the roasting date, because the gas in the beans will disappear almost completely after that time (you still can enjoy the freshness of Jejes coffee beans with other methods for two more weeks).
Strong coffee is good coffee
This method goes well with any espresso-based variations, such as cappuccino, macchiato, latte, affogato, et cetera. You can also drink a small espresso shot by adding some sugar, as most Italians do.
In order to maximize surface area to ensure maximum extraction in the shortest amount of time, you’ll need some ultrafine grounds for your espresso. They should feel very soft to the touch – that’s how smooth they need to be. If the grinds are too coarse, then you’ll have under-extracted and less delectable coffee.
For your Moka pot, use a consistent fine to medium-fine grind size. You shouldn’t use ultrafine grounds. Those could clog the filter screen and generate a dangerous amount of pressure.
Jejes Pro Tip: When using a decent semi-automatic espresso machine, you can make your coffee darker or lighter by adjusting the grind size, the tamping pressure, and/or the dosing amount.