Award-Winning Cafes and Coffees

Brewing Instructions

For the most knock-your-socks-off cup of Barefoot Coffee:

Grind: Just before brewing, grind on the setting ideal for your brew method.  Uneven grinding can lead to over (bitter) or under (sour) extracted coffee so adjust your grind setting (especially with espressos): coarser if your extraction is slow or tastes bitter; finer if your extraction is fast or tastes sour.  

Brewing: Time and water temperature are critical to preparing coffee properly so dose and time properly! 

Storage: Beans should be stored airtight in a cool, dry place. Do not put in the freezer or refrigerator.

Espresso: Each of our espressos have different parameters listed on their information pages. We recommend resting espresso beans 5-7 days from roast date which allows the espresso beans to fully develop their flavors. 

HOW TO MAKE A CHEMEX POUROVER
Chemex Grind Setting: Coarse like sand
Dose: 1 gram coffee to 15 grams water 
Temp: 202F
Time: 3:30-4:00 minutes
Note: As you increase your dose, you may have to adjust your grind setting coarser and brew time longer. For instance, if you are brewing 550+ grams of coffee, your brew time may be as long as 5 minutes 
HOW TO MAKE A HARIO/KALITA POUROVER
Grind: Melitta or finer than drip
Dose:
22 grams coffee to 345 grams water 
Temp:
202F
Time:
2:30 minutes
HOW TO MAKE DRIP COFFEE 
Grind: Flat bottom=medium/Cone=Medium fine
Dose:
1 gram coffee to 17.5 grams water
Temp:
199-202F
HOW TO MAKE FRENCH PRESS
Grind: Very coarse, sea salt texture
Dose: 1.5 to 2 grams coffee per ounce of water
Temp: 202F
Time: 4:00 minutes
Click HERE for French press brew instructions