best coffee beans, roast and grind for a home espresso machine

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Best Coffee for an Espresso Machine

Fresh Roasted French Press custom coffee grind with roast date
Coffee for French Press 220g/22 cups
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Best Coffee to Fit Your Home Coffee Maker

With the right coffee beans, fresh roast, and matching coffee grinds, your home coffee maker can extract naturally sweet, mild and creamy coffee, no matter what type of coffee maker you prefer.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we make it easy to get the perfect coffee, specifically for your home coffee maker. Select your home coffee maker to learn how we customize the best fitting coffee: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Your coffee maker determines coffee flavor and strength by dissolving and extracting coffee grinds. Different home coffee makers employ different extraction methods.Β With the right coffee grinds from a fresh roast and naturally sweet beans, your coffee maker can always extract a naturally sweet, mild and creamy home coffee.

Without intimate knowledge of coffee bean blends, coffee roasting styles or coffee grinds, its difficult to find the perfect fit for your home coffee maker. At Peak Flavor Coffee, we help you find the perfect fit.

Peak Flavor Coffee is the only coffee roaster in America where you can match the best fitting coffee to your home coffee maker.

Coffee strength depends on the coffee grinds in your home coffee cup

What is Coffee Strength?

Coffee experts define coffee strength as the amount of dissolved coffee grounds in your cup. Coffee strength increases when you use more coffee grounds to brew your home coffee.Β 

Coffee strength is not the same as intensity or darkness of the roast. Coffee strength can rather be compared to beer strength. An average beer contains about 5% alcohol and is a little stronger than a light beer with 4%.

Similarly, a strong coffee contains more dissolved coffee grounds than a weak coffee. Coffee strength is sensitive and ranges from 1.2-1.3% to get the ideal morning brew. You easily notice stronger coffee by increased mouthfeel.

Coffee strength varies between home coffee makers, depending on the extraction method of the coffee maker. To hit optimal coffee strength, coffee lovers generally advise to use 1 gram of coffee for 15-17 grams of water, expressed as a 1:15 or 1:17 coffee brew ratio. The amount of coffee per liter of water is the brew ratio. A higher brew ratio will get you stronger coffee. The ideal brew ratio will get you perfect coffee strength.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we make it easy to get ideal coffee strength from your home coffee maker by adjusting the coffee bean blend, roast, and the coffee grinds to perfectly match your home coffee maker. Learn more about how we customize each coffee order to perfectly fit each type of home coffee maker by choosing your home coffee maker here: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Allow us to find you the perfect coffee to fit your home coffee maker.

Adjusting Coffee Grinds for Coffee Strength

If you know your preferred coffee bean blend and favorite coffee roasting method, you can adjust coffee strength for your home coffee maker by using different coffee grinds.

At Peak Flavor coffee, we use a 20-grade Burr Guatamala grinding scale to optimize home coffee flavor and strength for each type of home coffee maker. Select your home coffee maker here to learn about matching coffee grinds: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Using the wrong coffee grinds in your home coffee maker leads to over- or under-extraction. Using fine coffee grinds slows down the speed at which water passes through the coffee bed. If water passes too slowly, your coffee will over-extract and taste bitter, ashy, or harsh.

Under-extraction happens when you use coffee grinds, which are too coarse for your coffee maker. As a result of under-extraction, water flows through too quickly and your coffee will taste sour, astringent, and weak.

Without intimate knowledge of coffee bean blends, roasting techniques, and custom coffee grinds, it’s not easy to select the best coffee for your home coffee maker. At Peak Flavor Coffee, we provide a custom coffee fit for your home coffee maker. Select your home coffee maker and let us recommend the best fit.

Best coffee beans, roast and grind to fit your home coffee maker

Best Home Coffee Beans

For each type of home coffee maker, you should adjust your coffee bean blend if you want naturally sweet, mild and creamy home coffee.

Most home coffee makers need high elevation coffee bean blends for naturally sweetness. Other home coffee makers need some Robusta varieties to add body, caffeine and creaminess.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we always use a blend of naturally sweet coffee beans. We exclusively select coffee beans from the mountains of Brazil and Honduras to perfectly fit your home coffee maker with the aim to deliver sweet, mild and creamy home coffee. To add creaminess, we often add sweet coffee beans from the highlands in Vietnam for a defined selection of home coffee makers, such as: espresso machine, French press, Moka Pot, and some metal Pour Over Coffee filters.

Our naturally sweet coffee bean blends mostly contain mild Arabica coffee beans for cleaner drip coffee, and for paper filter pour over coffee or Chemex. To add body, creaminess and caffeine, we sometimes include a minor fraction of high-quality Robusta coffee beans into our coffee bean blends.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we realize it is daunting to find the perfect coffee bean blend to fit your home coffee maker. We make better home coffee easy. Select your home coffee maker and and let us recommend the best blend.

best coffee beans, roast and grind for a home espresso machine

Better Home Coffee

Coffee roasting develops an estimated 800 aromatic compounds that make up the flavor of your coffee. The right home coffee machine can only dissolve and extract a small selection of these compounds from your coffee grinds.

Different coffee machines use different extraction methods to determine how your coffee will taste. An espresso machine for example, extracts flavor by speedily pushing water through your coffee grounds under high pressure. A French Press on the other hand, seeps your coffee grounds for several minutes without any pressure. You drip coffee maker or pour over coffee apply filtering as extraction method with paper, metal, or cloth using nothing more than gravitation.

If you want your coffee to taste naturally sweet, any of these home coffee makers need a different coffee bean blend, roasting technique, and custom coffee grind.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we make naturally sweet home coffee easy. We match your coffee order with your home coffee maker, so you get indulgently mild caramel flavor and mouthwateringly creamy home coffee. Select your home coffee maker and let us choose the best coffee for you: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Better home coffee is naturally sweet, mild and creamy coffee, made by you with a coffee that perfectly fits your home coffee maker.

Most people use grocery store coffee to make their home coffee. Unfortunately, grocery store coffee is often more than 120 days past it's roast date and tastes bitter or stale. Only a fresh roast can lead to better home coffee. At Peak Flavor Coffee, we roast fresh for every individual order and deliver within 8 days of the roast, just when your home coffee is at it's best or peak flavor.

No grocery store coffee grind tells you for what home coffee maker they ground the coffee. They leave it up to you to find the perfect match. Without intimate knowledge of the coffee roaster's roasting method or grinder scale, it is impossible for anybody to determine if you have the right match for your home coffee maker.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we make it easy to choose the best coffee to fit your home coffee maker. Select your home coffee maker her to learn how: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Easier still, let us show you our recommendation and shop by home coffee maker.

To get better or naturally sweet home coffee, you need a fresh roasted custom coffee to match your home coffee maker.

Each type of home coffee maker extracts and dissolves coffee grinds in a different manner. At Peak Flavor Coffee, we adjust the coffee bean blend, coffee roast, and coffee grinds to perfectly fit your home coffee maker, so you can get better home coffee. Learn more about how we adjust your coffee by selecting your home coffee maker here: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Adjusting the coffee grinds to your home coffee maker helps avoid over extraction, the most common reason for bitter coffee.

Getting the right coffee grinds for your home coffee maker is not easy. There are more than 20 different coffee grind settings for as many different types of home coffee makers.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we make it easy to get the right coffee grinds for your home coffee maker. Select your coffee maker and we custom grind your coffee for you: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

At Peak Flavor Coffee, we make better, naturally sweet home coffee easy. Shop by coffee maker.

Similar to alcohol strength in beer or wine, coffee strength is the percentage of dissolved coffee grounds in your cup as compared to the total volume in your cup. Ideal coffee strength is estimated to be around 1.25%, which can be achieved with a coffee to water brew ratio between 1:15 to 1:17.

Add more coffee grinds and less water to increase coffee strength. finding the ratio you like best on your home coffee maker is a matter of trial and error. Use a scale to find your ideal brew ratio, so you can replicate it every time you brew your morning coffee.

Brew ratio is defined as the amount of coffee grounds, compared to the amount of water in your cup.

More coffee grounds lead to more coffee strength. Ideal brew ratios vary between 1:15 and 1:17, depending on the coffee grinds and your coffee maker.

At Peak Flavor, we make it easy to match the best coffee grinds with your home coffee maker. Learn more about the best coffee grinds for your home coffee maker here: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

Coffee grinds determine how much coffee will be dissolved and extracted by your home coffee maker. Coffee grinds thus define coffee strength.

Are coffee grinds too fine, then your home coffee maker will over extract and your coffee will taste bitter.

Are coffee grinds too coarse, then your home coffee maker will under extract and you will have a watery brew.

Find the perfect coffee grinds for your home coffee maker here: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.

When coffee grinds are too fine for your home coffee maker, your coffee will taste bitter as a result from over extraction. Find the perfect coffee grinds for your home coffee maker here.

When coffee grinds are too coarse for your home coffee maker, your coffee will taste watery as a result from under extraction.

Find the perfect coffee grinds for your home coffee maker here.

No. People often confuse coffee strength and caffeine content to be the same.

Caffeine content refers to the amount of caffeine in your cup.

Coffee strength, however, refers to the amount of dissolved coffee grinds in your cup.

On average, less than 10% of the dissolved grounds are caffeine.

The type and origin of your coffee beans determine caffeine content. High-grade Robusta coffee beans from the Vietnamese highlands contain twice as much caffeine as Arabica coffee beans.

The extraction method of your home coffee maker determines coffee strength.

Learn here what coffee machine extracts most caffeine for your morning brew: espresso machine, drip brew, Keurig or reusable k cups, French press, pour over, chemex, moka pot, Vietnamese phin.