The American Wild Horse Campaign is an organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of wild horses in America. Thanksgiving Coffee Company has partnered with the AWHC to create the Dark Roast Wild Grounds Coffee, donating 10% of each purchase directly back to rescue wild horses. Learn more about the history of the AWHC on their website, and join the movement to protect these majestic creatures. Since 2017 we have raised $9,843.87 and counting…
Great tasting coffee !!! "Love dark coffee and this is one of the best I’ve tasted. Also love that a portion goes towards the Wild horse Campaign and is Fair trade, will absolutely buy again an again !!" From Karen Napolitano of Schenectady, New York on 8/3/2020.
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.