Learn How to Brew the Perfect Cup Right at Home
Tips and tricks for bringing the best flavor out of every bean


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French Press

Step 1:

Heat filtered water until it reaches a boil and then remove from heat for 30-45 seconds, allowing the water to reach the ideal temperature of 205 degrees.

Step 2:

Measure 2 rounded tablespoons of whole bean coffee for every 6 ounces of water used in brewing.

Step 3:

While water is heating, coarsely grind coffee so it appears to be the same size as coarse sea salt.

Step 4:

Add ground coffee into the empty French Press.

Step 5:

Slowly pour enough of the water to cover grounds and let soak for 20 seconds, stir with chop stick to allow even water contact.

Step 6:

Pour in the remaining water and place the lid on your French Press (Do not plunge! I know that it is tempting!)

Step 7:

Set your timer for 4-5 minutes and spend quality time with your pup.

Step 8:

After 4-5 minutes, plunge the French Press, pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy that eye closing sip.


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Pour Over

Step 1:

Heat filtered water until it reaches a boil and then remove from heat for 30-45 seconds, allowing the water to reach the ideal temperature of 205 degrees.

Step 2:

Measure 2 rounded tablespoons of whole bean coffee for every 6 ounces of water used in brewing.

Step 3:

While water is heating, grind the coffee to a medium-coarse size. The grind should be fine enough to stick together if pinched, but remain large enough to be seen as individual grounds.

Step 4:

Place unbleached paper filter in the top of your pour over.

Step 5:

Pour small amount of hot water into unfilled filter and discard the water from carafe.

Step 6:

Pour freshly ground coffee into the filter.

Step 7:

Slowly pour water into the center of the grounds, and in a circular pattern, work your way to the outer edge towards the filter. Wait 30 seconds for coffee to absorb and expand before adding any additional water.

Step 8:

Continue slowly pouring water into the grounds using previously mentioned circular motion. Maintain a slow but steady pace of pouring to ensure water level is consistent in the grounds throughout process.

Step 9:

After fully draining, remove the filter and enjoy a delicious cup of Grounds & Hounds coffee!


Drip Coffee

Step 1:

Always start with your favorite coffee! For a drip coffee brewer, we recommend the robust flavors of our Alpha Blend or our smooth body Paper & Slippers Blend

Step 2:

Warm your drip machine and carafe by running one brewing cycle with just water (no coffee or filter inserted). This will prime the heating coils in your brewer, allowing it to reach ideal brewing temperature of between 195º – 205º for your brew.

Step 3:

While the machine is warming, measure 2 rounded tablespoons of coffee (about 14 grams) for every 6 ounces of coffee that you would like to brew.

Step 4:

Grind coffee to a medium consistency, or until it appears to be about the size of beach sand.

Step 5:

Place a properly sized coffee filter into the brew basket and pour the ground coffee into the filter. Gently tap the side of the basket to disperse the coffee evenly in the brew filter.

Step 6:

Using filtered water, fill the coffee brewer’s reservoir to the desired level – remembering to use a ratio of 6 ounces of water for every 2 tablespoons (14 grams) of coffee.

Step 7:

Start the brewing process, wait for the full cycle to complete, and sneak in a few belly rubs to pass the time!

Step 8:

Fill your favorite mug, grab a spot on the couch with your pup, and enjoy 15 minutes of peace and quiet before the day begins!


Moka Pot & Percolator

Step 1:

Using a kettle, bring 16 ounces of filtered water to a boil. Remove from heat for about one minute.

Step 2:

While your water is boiling, measure 2.5 rounded tablespoons (about 15 – 17 grams) of whole bean coffee and grind to a medium fine consistency, or until it appears to be about the size of beach sand.

Step 3:

Pour 8 ounces of the pre-heated water into bottom chamber of the Moka pot and insert the filter basket. Use some of the remaining hot water pre-heat your mug.

Step 4:

Pour the fresh ground coffee into the filter basket. If needed, use your finger to level off the coffee in line with the edge of the filter basket. There is no need to tamp the coffee.

Step 5:

Connect the top and bottom chambers of the Moka Pot, being sure to use an oven mitt or dish towel when handling the hot water filled bottom chamber!

Step 6:

Place the brewer on the stovetop under medium low heat. Try to avoid placing the handle directly over the burner. The top lid should remain open.

Step 7:

After about one minute or so you will see a steady stream of rich dark coffee percolate through the brew straw.

Step 8:

When the coffee stream slows and the pot starts to make a hissing sound, remove the pot from heat and pour directly into your empty pre-heated mug.

Step 9:

Enjoy as is or dilute with hot water to achieve your desired strength!