The mission of the Mendocino Land Trust is to conserve and protect the natural life of our beautiful Mendocino County. With your purchase of our Fog Dodger Coffee in Medium Roast, you’re helping the Mendocino Land Trust continue their conservation work for current and future generations. Learn more. Since 2015, we have raised $2,840.73 and counting...
The Fog Dodger - Dark Roast features a delicious blend of beans from Central and South America and Indonesia, with notes of roasted chestnuts, spice and chocolate.
"Love Fog Dodger! It's smooth and well balanced. Excellent coffee." From Lisa Backer of Del Mar, California on 12/29/2020.
Coffee to Water Ratio
Using the correct amount of coffee will ensure that your coffee is brewed to strength, without over-extracting or under-extracting the coffee to compensate for an inappropriate dose. We recommend 2 grams of coffee for every fluid ounce of water used to brew. Weighing coffee is the most accurate way to measure the appropriate dose. If a scale is not available, we recommend 2 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee for every 5 ounces of water used to brew.
Producing the correct particle size in ground coffee is one of the most important steps in coffee brewing. In general, a finer grind will produce a more intense brew and a coarser grind will produce a less intense brew. At the same time, a grind that is too fine will produce an over-extracted, astringent brew, and a grind that is too coarse will produce a weak, under-extracted brew lacking flavor. In pour-over methods, grind size also affects the rate of extraction, as water will pass more slowly through a finer grind, and more quickly through a coarser grind. We strongly recommend burr grinders over blade grinders.
Water Temperature and Quality
Water temperature dramatically affects the extraction of coffee’s flavor during brewing. We recommend brewing with water at 200° Fahrenheit for best results. Using fresh, clean, chlorine-free water is essential.