We do not offer ground coffee options for our Brew for You blends. While we realize that pre-ground coffee is a more convenient option than whole bean, we simply cannot stand behind a product we don’t believe in.
Why Don't We Believe in Pre-Ground Coffee?
Simply, a bag of ground coffee is a bag of stale coffee. Grinding fresh beans and sticking them into a package - no matter how airtight, waterproof, and opaque - drastically accelerates the staling process so by the time the coffee reaches your coffee maker, it’s beyond its peak flavor potential.
We work very hard to source, roast, and pack each and every one of our custom roasts, whether single origin or blended. We dream of you opening that package, taking a deep whiff of the loveliness inside, fondling a bean or two, and grinding it seconds before it enters your preferred coffee making device. You’re getting a fresh cup and we’re getting the satisfaction of giving that to you.
Stumped on Purchasing Your Own Grinder?
Coffee grinders are small, simple appliances, which are easy to operate and take up little space on the counter or in the cabinet. A burr grinder is the best choice for achieving uniform grounds, without diminishing the quality of the coffee beans. Both automatic and manual versions are easily available. An automatic burr grinder is more expensive, but will always provide the perfect grind, while a manual is roughly one-tenth of the price and lets you squeeze in a tiny arm workout before brewing up your cup. Our favorite is the Hario Skerton - simple, beautiful, and deliciously consistent over hundreds of cups.
A traditional blade grinder is also an option, as blade grinders are cheap, easy to access, and very easy to store. While we don’t recommend blade grinders, as they do much harm to the bean and do not provide uniform grinding (uneven grind = bitter coffee), they do work in a pinch. If you’re particularly short on space or budget room for a new appliance, the blade grinder will probably suit your needs.
In most cases, for $20-$40 bucks, you can totally transform your home coffee setup. Having a grinder not only allows you the opportunity to enjoy cup after cup of delicious Brew for You blends, but also unlocks the potential of every bean that crosses your counter. Different brewing methods require different grinds, so it would be impossible for us to read your mind and give you the perfect grind in the package that we send. For your drinking enjoyment, here is a basic breakdown of some of the most popular brewing methods and their respective grinds, from coarse to fine:
From the Dredges
Like that delightfully weird puddle of grounds that a freshly empty French Press cup leaves behind, here is where we share some of our ideas about coffee.