Our Dark Roast selection for the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is a fair trade and organic blend of the finest beans from Central and South America and Indonesia. A bold, sweet blend with hints of nuts, chocolate, and caramel.
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Built in 1909, the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is a part of Mendocino history. This gorgeous jewel of the Mendocino coastline is a testament to the ships lost along our rocky shoreline.
Be a part of the restoration and revitalization of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, through your decaf coffee purchase with Thanksgiving Coffee Company. Since 2015 we have raised $2,424.74 and counting. Learn more about the lighthouse here.
Love at 1st Sip
"Very happy 1st timer" From Jerry Jones of Walnut Creek, California on 5/24/2020.
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.