Brewing Tips & Instructions

Coffee is personal. We thought we’d start you off with a few suggestions

Brewing Method | Some prefer a clean cup that goes down smooth, and others a more robust espresso that leaves an impression. Experience our coffee’s signature aromas and flavors with Pour Overs, Aero Press, French Press, and Espresso. Cold brew and drip will do just fine as well. 

Grinding | Burr grinders will offer the perfect consistency, and you’ll be in good hands with either a manual or an electric set. 

Water | Water determines the strength of your coffee, so make your mark from drip to sip! We use about two tablespoons of ground coffee for each cup of water in our drip machines. If you use a scale, we recommend ratios ranging from 1:15 to 1:18. The higher the ratio, the more water you’re left with —  and the more water you’re left with, the lighter your coffee. 

We personally enjoy our single-origin medium roasted Colombian coffee with a ratio of 1:16 (one part coffee to 16 parts water). For example, if you’re sitting down with a 10 oz cup, you’ll likely have about 280 grams of water. Divide 280 by 16, and you’ll see that 17.5 grams of ground coffee is all you need. 

Water Temperature | Stick to filtered water. Bring it to a boil, let it cool down just a bit, and pour it gently over your coffee. Remember, pouring boiling hot water over your coffee will leave it burnt and bitter, so be careful. If you’re using a kettle, we recommend a temperature setting anywhere between 194-201 F. 

Take your time

It took us about 3 years to harvest our beans by hand and roast them fresh to perfection — so take your time as you enjoy your cup of Dignity Coffee! 

We recommend letting the coffee cool for 2-3 minutes, as the moment of truth for speciality coffee like ours comes just after it simmers down a bit.