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! 

Let's Brew Alma in a....

aeropress

brewing alma coffee in an aeropress

Drip machine

V60

hario v60 being used to brew alma coffee

Chemex

brewing alma coffee in a chemex

French press

brewing alma coffee in a french press

Cold brew

how to make cold brew

Cascara tea

how to make cold brew

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Brew with an Aeropress

What You'll Need

$14.00
$32.00
  • Aeropress

  • 15g (1 Scoop) of Coffee

  • 230 ml of Water

Instructions

  • Measure out 15 grams of coffee or one scoop worth of coffee and pour into your Aeropress

  • If grinding, make sure you grind is a tad finer, it should look like pre ground table salt

  • Place a filter sheet inside the Aeropress lid and pre wet it with boiling water. This will ensure a cleaner cup of coffee

  • Add 30ml of boiling water atop the coffee grounds inside the Aeropress and stir. We recommend allowing the coffee to bloom for 10-15 seconds

  • Add the remaining 200ml of boiling water into the coffee mixture and stir again

  • Screw on the Aeropress lid with the filter in place

  • Place the funnel inside your favorite drinkware, flip the Aeropress 180 degrees and connect with the funnel. Press the plunger of the Aeropress to release the coffee into your cup

Brew with a French Press

What You'll Need

$16.00
$15.00
  • 34oz French Press

  • 60 Grams (0.5 Cups) of Coffee

  • 1 Liter (4.25 Cups) of Water

Instructions

  • Measure out 60 grams (about 0.5 cups) of freshly roasted coffee 

  • If grinding, make sure you grind your coffee very coarsely, it should look like flaky sea salt

  • Place coffee grounds inside the French Press

  • Pour 1 Liter (4.25 cups) of boiling water evenly over the coffee grounds

  • Stir the coffee, place the plunger on top of the French Press without plunging and let the coffee steep for 5 minutes

  • We recommend leaving the plunger atop the french press to not disturb the grounds. Simply pour the coffee out of the French Press and enjoy!

Brewing in a Chemex

What You'll Need

Chemex

  • Chemex Carafe

  • 30 Grams of Coffee

  • 500 ml of Water

Instructions

  • Pre-wet filter with hot water to remove paper taste. Make sure to discard water before brewing

  • Add 30 Grams (2 TBSP) of coffee ground medium fine inside your pre-wet filter

  • Pour about 50ml of boiling water in circular motions over your coffee grounds

  • Wait about 30 seconds to allow your coffee to bloom

  • Pour an additional 250ml of boiling water over the grounds in a circular motion

  • Wait about 15 seconds and pour the remaining 200ml of boiling water over the grounds

  • When your coffee begins to drip from the filter, extraction has completed

  • Remove the filter, swirl your coffee, and enjoy!

Brewing in a V60

What You'll Need

$18.00

V60

  • V60
  • 30 Grams of Coffee

  • 500 ml of Water

  • Timer

Instructions

  • Pre-wet filter with hot water to remove paper taste. Make sure to discard water before brewing

  • Add 30 Grams (2 TBSP) of coffee ground medium fine inside your pre-wet filter

  • Start a timer and pour about 50ml of boiling water in circular motions over your coffee grounds. Swirl your V60 to ensure your coffee grounds are evenly wet

  • Wait about 30 seconds to allow your coffee to bloom

  • Pour an additional 250ml of boiling water over the grounds in a circular motion

  • Wait about 15 seconds and pour the remaining 200ml of boiling water over the grounds

  • Give your coffee another swirl to ensure an even extraction

  • Remove the filter, swirl your coffee, and enjoy!

Brewing Cascara

What You'll Need

$9.00
$15.00
  • 34oz French Press
  • 40 Grams of Coffee

  • 750 ml of Water

  • Timer

Instructions

  • Add about 40 grams of loose cascara to your french press

  • Pour 750 ml of boiling water atop the cascara

  • Steep for 8-10 minutes, do not plunge yet
  • Plunge the press, pour and enjoy!

Brewing in a Drip Machine

What You'll Need

$14.00

Your Favorite Drip Brewer

  • Drip Machine
  • Appropriate Filter

  • Water

  • Alma Coffee

Instructions

  • We recommend using 15 grams of coffee per 250 ml of water for each serving. Feel free to adjust accordingly.
  • Place your coffee inside your filter and place your filter inside your machine's basket

  • Pour the corresponding amount of water into your brewer

  • Turn your brewer on and watch the magic happen

  • Once the brewing stops, give your coffee carafe a swirl and enjoy!

Brewing Cold Brew

What You'll Need

$16.00
  • Hario Cold Brew Carafe

  • 4 oz of Coffee

  • 4 Cups of Ambient & Filtered Water

Instructions

  • Measure out 4 oz (0.5 cups) of Coffee

  • If grinding, make sure you grind your coffee very coarsely, it should look like flaky sea salt

  • Place coffee grounds inside the Cold Brew filter

  • Using intervals, pour 4 cups of water atop the coffee grounds. This will take a few minutes, pour water slowly and mix. Repeat until all 4 cups of water have been filtered through the coffee grounds

  • Place the Hario lid on top of the carafe and place inside the fridge to steep for 20-24 hours

  • Once the 20-24 hours have passed, remove the strainer with the grounds from the carafe and place on lid

  • This recipe brews a Cold Brew concentrate. We recommend mixing with 50% water per serving and serving over ice

  • The concentrate can last up to 2 weeks when stored in the fridge