Doctor Brew Has The Perfect Cup For You!

Serving delicious coffee is an important and profitable part of every food service menu. In this guide, Dr. Brew will give you an overview of industry-accepted steps to brewing a perfect cup of coffee in your establishment. The advice and opinions of Dr. Brew (Doctor of brewology) represent the recommended brewing process for great tasting coffee as outlined by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and supported by the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation.

Do's and Don'ts to Great Brewing

Your Profit Potential

Five Simple Steps to Brewing Great Coffee

1 Good Water

2 Proper Amount & Correct Grind of Coffee

3 Controlled Brew Process in Time & Temperature

4 The Right Equipment For Quality Filtration & Extraction

5 Holding Time


The 4 Signs of Coffee Freshness

Roasted coffee is a perishable food - just like fresh produce or artisan bread. The flavor peaks a few days after roasting and diminishes once exposed to air, light, and moisture.

But unlike fresh produce or bread, it's not always clear when coffee is past its prime. So, how do you know when your coffee beans are fresh? Check for these 4 signs. And remember, whole bean coffee will remain fresh for a longer period of time than ground coffee.

1. Aroma - Envelops you when you open the bag. Deep and intoxicating, intense and fragrant.

2. Oiliness - Essential oils of the beans surface and exhibit a shiny gleam.

3. Bloom - Coffee gases from fresh grounds will bubble and "froth" when mixed with hot water.

4. Flavor - Fresh coffee tastes complex and vibrant, rather than flat and bland.

Of course, one way to know your coffee is truly fresh is to buy from the Rich Islands Coffee Company. To ensure the freshest, best-tasting cup, we recommend buying coffee in small quantities frequently (not more than you can drink in 1-2 weeks), storing coffee in an airtight container, grinding coffee beans just before you brew, and drinking coffee within 30 minutes of brewing.

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