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Brew Guides

Click an icon below to learn more about brewing with each method.

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Espresso

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Pour Over

Frenchpress-Drawing

French Press

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Drip Brewer

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Chemex

As a general principle, the best flavors always come from the freshest ingredients prepared just before serving. We label all of our coffee bags with a “roasted on” date. Our bags are equipped with a 1-way valve which allows gasses to escape without letting air in.

Second, it is a widely accepted that the one major contributing factor to the extraction of flavor from coffee is your grinder. Grinders vary greatly in price and ability. We recommend what is referred to as a “single pass” grinder where the beans pass through from a hopper at the top and are ground using either conical or flat burrs only. It may seem like there is no end to the number of choices when it comes to equipment but, take it from us, having the right tool for the job makes all the difference.

Tip: Grind coffee no more than 30 minutes before serving or keep ground coffee in an air tight container to preserve freshness.

At Young Buck Coffee we want to encourage a sense of discovery by opening your eyes to what coffee can be. Part of this comes from having a basic understanding of coffee extraction. Understanding extraction will help you gain an appreciation for differences in growing region, altitude, plant varietal, and processing method. Coffee is a nuanced beverage similar to wine or craft beer. We hope these guides will make you a more discerning coffee drinker, and make what was once only subtle distinctions between coffees, dramatic and extravagant. 

All that said, making coffee should be enjoyable and not a chore. Whatever you decide, as far as equipment is concerned, make sure it is easy to use and contributes positively to your daily ritual. And ask us anything! We’re here to help, and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you.

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