At-Home Brew Guide

Live easy, brew expertly. There are a few simple basics to keep in mind, no matter how you are brewing goodboybob coffee — be it with a drip coffee maker, Chemex, French Press or single cup v60.


Good quality water is extremely important for brewing great coffee. A cup of filter coffee is nearly 98.5% water! Start with clean, filtered water.

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Brew Strength

The amount of coffee you use in each brew is one of the factors determining how strong your coffee will be. By following a simple recipe, you’ll brew delicious coffee each and every time. For filter brews (including your electric coffee maker and pour-over recipes), we recommend 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every 8 ounces of water. If you want your coffee stronger, simply use more coffee. For a weaker cup, use less coffee.

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Grind Setting

Grinding your coffee appropriately for your preferred brew method is an important step. Generally, you would grind finer for a single-cup pour-over, a little coarser for a Chemex or cone filter, coarser still for a basket filter in your coffee brewer, and even coarser for a French Press. In general, if you find your coffee is taking too long to brew and tastes bitter and too strong, you should grind a little coarser. If it’s brewing too fast and tastes thin and weak, you can try grinding a little finer. With the grind setting you should experiment until you land on a grind that works for you and your brewer.


Espresso is a unique brew method. By incorporating pressure, espresso machines make a much more concentrated beverage from a small amount of compacted coffee. Generally, espresso will require a fine grind, placed into a portafilter and tamped evenly and firmly. The resulting beverage will measure between 1-2 ounces. 

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