At King Bean, we roast coffee to order. The coffee that arrives at your doorstep is the freshest product available.
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.
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.
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.
Coffees are like wine—different growing environments greatly affect the taste and nuances of coffee. Check out our Niche Collection for more adventurous offerings.
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.
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
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.
When prepping your brew, pour a little hot water on your filter. This helps eliminate any paper taste.
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.