We blend our beloved Mocha Java with a mellow, earthy Sumatra, and then add just a touch of vanilla. The vanilla adds a certain natural sweetness that some people don't taste as a flavor. The subtle amount of vanilla is a great complement to this blend, and makes it a customer favorite for flavored coffee. Available in Whole Bean or Ground: auto drip, french press, espresso.
Mellow Delight "This is my absolute favorite blend. Love the taste and love knowing it's a "just cup". Nothing else is as good. That's all there is to it!" From GERALDINE DURBIN of WILLITS, California on 10/7/2020.
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.