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The Perfect Cup

Shannon LuQuire

Posted on January 12 2018

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We are happy to provide fresh roasted, whole bean coffee from Carolina Coffee Company in Wilmington, NC. Coffee so good, it turned me not only into a coffee drinker, but a coffee lover! My brother-in-law recommended that we try this company since it's the only coffee he drinks, so when deciding which coffee to carry in the shop, I knew I had to try it. So glad I did! My favorite is Country Harvest, a rich blend of southern pecan, hazelnut, butterscotch toffee and caramel creme, lightly sprinkled with pieces of real southern pecans! Doesn't it sound heavenly?! 

Being a newbie when making a fresh cup of coffee, it was best to turn to the professionals. Turns out they know a thing or two... 

If you're new to drinking and making coffee, check out these tips from Carolina Coffee Company for the PERFECT CUP! You will NOT be disappointed. 

You can have equally high quality, great tasting coffee at home just like you find at your favorite local coffee shop or with your favorite type of instant coffee. Only you brew it yourself! To start, when buying coffee, look on the label to see if a region is listed where the coffee came from-- the more details given about where the coffee came from, the higher quality the coffee. 

Also, buy whole beans instead of pre-ground coffee because it'll maintain it's flavor a lot longer as it has traveled from the provider to the store to your home. You may need to invest in an affordable grinder if you don't already have one as freshly ground beans result in the better tasting coffee. Beans should be stored in an airtight container in an environment where the temperature is not too cold and not too warm-- away from the fridge but also away from the window. Do not store them in the freezer! This will not keep them fresh nor preserve their flavors. 

Also, purchase in a lower scale-- the cheaper and smaller the amount, the better. You have to measure the coffee out perfectly to make a perfect cup of coffee. Essentially, two tablespoons of coffee per 3/4 cup of water or a 16:1 ratio. When brewing the coffee, keep the temperatures between 195 and 205 degrees only. Make sure you use filtered water as tap water has minerals that are not good for you. And avoid using milk-- unless you're making a latte! 

Perfect coffee, every time.

  • Start with fresh-roasted whole beans from the Carolina Coffee Co.

  • Select the proper grind—for drip coffee makers a medium grind is recommended.

  • Use only cold, clean water.

  • Measure 2 rounded tablespoons of ground coffee for each 8oz cup of water.

  • After coffee maker has completed brewing, swirl around carafe for a thorough blending of coffee.

 

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