For over seventy years, Defenders of Wildlife has worked tirelessly to protect animals across our nation. Here at Thanksgiving Coffee, we have partnered with Defenders to support their efforts in protecting the majestic wolves of our nation with the finest sustainable, fair trade and organic coffees . Help us help them through our Save Our Wolves Coffee - here in a dark roast. Learn more (http://www.defenders.org ) Since 2002 we have raised $54,404.96 and counting…
Best Coffee and Good Causes
"I always buy from this company. I love dark coffee and grind the beans. I also love that part of the money goes to great causes. I have worked with wildlife most of my life. So, helping them is dear to my heart." From Anonymous of Schenectady, New York on 2/5/2021.
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.