Built in 1909, and restored by the dedicated team of Coast Guard Auxiliary members in Fort Bragg, this lighthouse continues to be an active aid to navigation, and one of the most picturesque locations along our coast. Our Medium Roast selection for the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is a fair trade and organic version of our most popular medium roast, a mix of natural (dry process) and wet processed coffees. Learn more. Since 2015 we have raised $2,424.74 and counting…
Rich and satisfying! "Absolutely delicious!" From Maureen Tully of Pittsburg, California on 12/2/2020.
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.