Great Coffee is an Craft

At Journey we have 3 principles that we always follow when it comes to coffee. Let us teach you how we prepare the perfect cup every time so you can too!

  • Grind

    Grind size helps to perfect extraction, and the best coarseness is dependent on how you're planning on preparing your coffee.

    In general though, here's a quick guide:

    • French Press = Course
    • Pour Over/Drip = Medium
    • Espresso/Turkish = Fine

    If your coffee turns out tasting sour and flows too quickly, make the grind size finer. If your coffee tastes bitter and flows too slowly, make the grind size coarser.

  • Water

    The quality and temperature of your water is very important. Your coffee will always turn out best when brewed with fresh, clean water. If you have access to filtered/purified water then all the better.

    For the best success in brewing your coffee, we recommend that your water be heated between 195°F to 205°F. If your coffee turns out tasting sour, we recommend increasing your temperature and if your coffee tastes bitter, decrease your temperature.

  • Ratio

    Lastly, and most importantly, is the ratio of coffee to water. This ratio will determine the strength of your coffee. We recommend a 1:16 ratio (1 part coffee to 16 parts water) for a perfectly balanced cup of coffee.

    If you prefer your coffee stronger or weaker then you can adjust the ratio slightly to suit your personal taste, for example a ratio of 1:14 will create a stronger, more concentrated cup.

Brewing Guides

Let us help you learn the basics of the different ways to brew your favorite coffee.

Pour Over

1. Place a new filter into your brewing apparatus.

2. Using hot water, rinse the filter and then empty the water out.

3. Heat 360g of purified water to 200°F.

4. Freshly grind 25g of coffee to a medium coarseness (table salt sized), and pour evenly into the filter.

5. Start a timer and pour 50g of your hot water into the bed, evenly wetting all the grounds.

6. Wait 30 seconds as the coffee blooms.

7. Continue pouring in the center of the filter until all 360g of water have saturated the grounds. This step should take 3 1/2 minutes.

8. By the 4 minute mark, your coffee grounds should have drained fully and will be ready to serve and enjoy!