Our tips & tricks to get you brewing with the best!

8 Easy Steps to Make Every Cup Great:

  1. BEANS - 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 - pick the grind that works best with your coffeemaker. Refer to the Sparkplug Coffee grind chart if you're not sure.

  3. MEASURE - use the proper proportions of coffee to water. We recommend 1 Sparkplug Scoop (2 Tbsp / 30 ml) of ground coffee per 8 oz / 200 ml of water.

  4. WATER - use the same WATER you’d drink straight up.

  5. TEMPERATURE - use HOT WATER, not quite boiling. Coffee nerds say 91-96ºC or 195-205ºF.

  6. BREW TIME - follow the TIMING recommended for your brewing equipment.

  7. STORAGE - keep your coffee in an AIRTIGHT container in a cool, dark spot. No, this does not include the fridge or freezer.

  8. ENJOY! Drink up while it is hot and fresh.

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