Ten Tips From King Bean

King Bean Tip
No. 01

Buy Coffee Directly from Roaster

At King Bean, we roast coffee to order. The coffee that arrives at your doorstep is the freshest product available.

King Bean Tip
No. 02

purchase whole bean coffee when you can

Coffee begins to lose its aromas and fragrance when it’s ground and exposed to air. Pre-ground coffee loses some of the nuanced qualities that make the coffee special.

King Bean Tip
No. 03

use a burr grinder

Since we recommend buying whole bean coffee, you’ll need a grinder. Make sure to purchase a burr grinder (vs. a blade grinder). A burr grinder evenly grinds the coffee to ensure a great extraction.

King Bean Tip
No. 04

Brew with Filtered Water

Coffee is 98-99% percent water. Contaminants in tap water can greatly affect the taste of your coffee. We recommend always brewing with filtered or bottled water.

King Bean Tip
No. 05

Experiment with Different Coffees

Coffees are like wine—different growing environments greatly affect the taste and nuances of coffee. Check out our Niche Collection for more adventurous offerings.

King Bean Tip
No. 06

Measure Coffee by Weight Instead of Volume

Getting your brew just right is all about eliminating variables. One way to accomplish this is to use the same amount of coffee per unit of water each time you brew. Using a digital scale to measure allows you to better compare how much coffee and water is used each time.

King Bean Tip
No. 07

Store Coffee Properly

Coffee should be stored in a canister that is airtight and shields sunlight. Never freeze your coffee- there’s a chance that it will absorb moisture, which will affect the taste. Our airscape is the perfect storage container

King Bean Tip
No. 08

Experiment with Different Brew Methods

Not all are created equal. A drip coffee maker yields an even and mild pot of coffee while a French press provides a bold, dark flavor. Pour overs (we like a HarioV60) are easy and make an impressive brew at home.

King Bean Tip
No. 09

Pre-wet your Filter

When prepping your brew, pour a little hot water on your filter. This helps eliminate any paper taste.

King Bean Tip
No. 010

Try it Cold

It’s simple to make a pot of cold brew and is much less acidic than hot coffee. We recommend using a French press to brew cold brew coffee—simply using twice the amount of coffee you’d use for French press and letting the coffee and water sit together overnight.