Here is a general overview on how different brewing methods work and the coffees that are more suited to these methods. Remember that these are only our recommendations for best results, but any coffee may be used based on preference.
Begin with high quality fresh roasted whole bean coffee. If kept whole bean and ground fresh for brewing, use within 18 days. If grinding ahead of time, this freshness window is reduced to 1 week. Fresh coffee should be allowed to gas off for at least 24 hours before brewing. Some coffees may need 2-4 days for optimum cup quality. Use fresh cold filtered water that is chlorine free. Water used for brewing should taste like fresh, good quality drinking water, have no odour, and contain no visible impurities.