How to make Coffee You Can Be Proud Of


A whole day’s mood can be set up with a good cup of coffee in the morning. However, relying on a barista for your daily coffee dose may not be a good option if the coffee shops are closed. In this case, you need to understand the dynamics to brew a good cup for yourself. Further, it can help you save some cash depending on your daily intake of coffee.

Some people may get skeptical regarding the procedure of making the perfect cup of coffee, but


it’s easier than you think. Basic techniques such as quality filters and fine beans will prevent unwanted off-flavors or bitterness in your coffee. Whether your daily cup of coffee is made with a drip coffee maker or is manufactured from estate-grown beans, it is essential to follow the right steps while making your coffee. So here are a few basic steps for a satisfying and delicious cup of coffee to make your days even better.


Coffee Making Methods


With various options available, there are three brewing methods for making coffee at home. The favorite is a classic drip coffee machine. However, pour-over coffee is also becoming extremely famous in homes. Additionally, the French press method has also entered the preference list.


On the other hand, the right roasting method paired with good beans makes a great cup of coffee. Even though it may seem like an easy task, selecting the right blending and roasting beans plays an essential role in optimizing the coffee flavor. The flavors of coffee beans are similar to wine grapes in terms of quality and variety. Different flavors have different characteristics, and it is important to select the beans that best suit your taste. The complex flavors, bitterness, sweetness, and amount of acidity are vital to making a perfect cup of coffee.


Where to Find Good Coffee?


A whole day’s mood can be set up with a good cup of coffee in the morning. However, relying on a barista for your daily coffee dose may not be a good option if the coffee shops are closed. In this case, you need to understand the dynamics to brew a good cup for yourself. Further, it can help you save some cash depending on your daily intake of coffee.


Around the world, there are numerous coffee makers and beans available. But to understand the taste and differences in the quality of coffee, you need to start with the baseline, which means selecting the finest beans. For this reason, Altruistic Joe Shop provides the finest options from dark to medium roast coffee.


How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee


The perfect cup of coffee can be as easy or difficult as you like depending on the procedure you follow. However, the main objective is to make it according to your taste and lifestyle.

This means that you may need proper temperature control, grinders, or equipment to make an amazing cup. So follow the simple guidelines and enjoy the perfect coffee.


  • If you don’t prefer to drink home water, then use cold filtered water for making the coffee

  • Take appropriate measures for the coffee. For 6-8 ounces of water, use one tablespoon of ground coffee

  • The water temperature shouldn’t exceed 212 degrees as it can become too hot to brew the coffee. Therefore, ensure the water temperature to be around 195 to 205 degrees.

  • Use a fine-quality oxygen bleached filter and rinse the filter with hot water before brewing.

  • To let the grounds bloom, pour enough water to make it saturated. Further, to get more flavor, pour over the water after 30-45 seconds.

  • Ensure drinking the freshly brewed coffee within 30 minutes. Make coffee as per your need, and don’t let it sit in the brewer for a whole day.



Selecting Finest Coffee Flavors


From the various coffee beans available at Altruistic Joe, we have selected some of the best coffee blends to help you make the best coffee of your choice.


Year-Round Blends


Big Iron Blend (Medium-Dark Roast)


Originated from Sumatra and Guatemala, filled with milk chocolate notes and caramel, the Big iron Blend is named after the great H-60 helicopter. The touch of citrus-like acidity and smoke from the Smokehouse Dark Roast makes it even special.


Cream & Crimson Blend (Light-Medium Roast)

Considered the floating blend, this blend is named concerning the Indiana Hoosiers and originated from Ethiopia and Guatemala. Each iteration is distinctive from the last and is made up of certain geographical regions. Without losing the touch of its complexity, the blend is flavorful yet delicate.


Wake up! Espresso Roast (Medium-Dark Roast)


Made from Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Guatemala, the rich balance of dried body, cocoa body, and crisp citrus notes makes it the finest blend. This coffee is a great option as an espresso blend, pour-over, and batch brew.


Single Origin Coffees


Ethiopian Heirloom (Light-Medium Roast)


The wonderfully sweet, complex, and floral is from the origins of the Guji Zone of Ethiopia. The coffee processing began over 15 years ago in the Kerchanshe washing station.


Guatemalan Huehuetenango (Medium Roast)


Grown on 98 out of 120 hectares of the farm, the Finca Los Angeles was formed by a father and son duo of Arturo and Vielmann Villatoro in 1980. The land is further shaded with Caturra and Bourbon to protect the plants below.


El Salvador Monte Verde (Medium Roast)


Owned by the Contreras Family, the farm of Finca Monte Verde produces wonderful coffee straight from the mountains of El Salvador. Additionally, the beans come from the San Jose plot directly. With the underlying flavors of roasted nuts and caramel, the coffee gives a sweet and citrusy flavor. With a medium roast, this flavor of coffee is considered an easy drink.


Costa Rica Naranjo Reserve (Light-Medium Roast)


Grown on the 17 hectares of land by Danilo Salazar for over 50 years in Llano Bonito, Naranjo, we provide you with the finest li


ght-medium roast to enjoy the flavor. The Costa Rica Naranjo Reserve is a special blend for our customers who prefer a distinctive flavor.


Colombian Unleaded (Medium Roast) - DECAF

A coffee consisting of various great characteristics of a regular coffee has been our utmost priority. The Colombian Unleaded decaf is rich with dark raisin flavor and cocoa to satisfy your coffee craving.