7 steps for great coffee at home...


  1. Use FRESH ROASTED Sparkplug Coffee. Fresh is best - drink up within 8-10 weeks of roasting. Or within 2 months of receiving your Sparkplug order.
  2. GRIND - refer to the Sparkplug Coffee grind chart for the best grind for your coffeemaker. Most coffeemakers are quite forgiving. Espresso is the exception where the right grind is essential for an excellent cup - you'll want to get the grind quite fine and consistent but not toooooo powdered.
  3. MEASURE - we recommend 1 Sparkplug Scoop (2 Tbsp / 30 ml) of ground coffee for 8 oz / 200 ml of water (a standard coffee cup). Best if ground just before brewing.
  4. HOT WATER, not quite boiling. Coffee nerds say 91-96ºC or 195-205ºF.
  5. Follow the TIMING recommended for your brewing equipment. (Sign up for our email News for suggestions and how-to’s for different brewers and coffeemakers. Grinders, too!) 
  6. STORE coffee in an AIRTIGHT container in a cool, dark spot. A mason jar works fine. The fridge or freezer are not recommended.
  7. ENJOY! Drink up while it is hot and fresh. 
one of Kara's morning coffees in a great mug from Portland, OR

one of Kara's morning coffees in a great mug from Portland, OR

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