Before We Begin...
Coffee is personal, and we believe the way YOU enjoy your coffee is the perfect way to drink it! As coffee farmers and specialty coffee roasters, we have a passion for getting technical and scientific with our coffee; hence, we love our brewing ratios! Alma guidelines follow the Specialty Coffee Association's (SCA) golden cup standards. No matter what the brew method is, we like to keep our coffee to water ratio around 60 grams of coffee per liter of water.
We realize scales and exact measurements aren't always practical (or fun), so we've provided the at home conversions for you. Check out our brew guides below and don't forget to tag us when you brew up your Alma!
Optimal coffee should be ground fresh right before brewing and should be freshly roasted
Stick within SCA brewing standards and use 60-68 grams of coffee per 1 liter of water
Rules apply to all drip brewing methods. Exceptions apply for cold brew concentrate and espresso
Why Grind Size Matters
The perfect cup of coffee comes down to the perfect interaction of water and coffee. Imagine water flowing through rocks. Now imagine water flowing through sand. The water flow looks quite different right?
This analogy depicts the importance of grinding. Too coarse of a grind and you can under extract your coffee, water flows way too quickly through the coffee grounds and it doesn't pick up enough flavor along the way
Alternatively, too fine of a grind and you can over extract your coffee, water flows was too slowly through the coffee grounds and it picks up unwanted flavors from the coffee along the way