Coffee 101

We’ve spent over 45 years blending and roasting our beans for a smooth, delicious cup of coffee. Now it’s up to you.

With these simple tips and tricks, you can brew up your favorite cup every time.

Brewing basics

These coffee fundamentals turn any cup you whip up into a smooth success.
Fresh Water
Always use fresh, cold (preferably filtered) water to start your brew.
Fresh Coffee
Store coffee in an opaque, airtight container at room temperature, and, once brewed, enjoy your coffee right away. Never reheat it.
Right Ratio
Use one rounded tbsp. of ground coffee for every 6 fl. oz. of water.
The Grind
Most of our coffee comes ground and ready to brew. If you’ve got whole beans, grind them right before you get started for the freshest flavor.

Drip Brewer

Add a filter, ground coffee, and water to the basket of your coffee maker, and get ready for a deliciously dripped cup of coffee.

Keurig® Brewer

Fill your water reservoir, then put a Seattle’s Best Coffee® K-Cup® pod into the chamber for a quick and easy cup at the press of a button.


Pour just enough near-boiling water over a cone-shaped filter to saturate all the ground coffee, or “bloom” it. After 10–30 seconds, add the rest of the water, for rich, full flavor.

Coffee Press

Add just-boiled water to your press, making sure to saturate the ground coffee. Let rest for four minutes, then press the plunger to the bottom and enjoy your brew.
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