More on Our Pre-Ground Coffee
When it comes to the level of control you have over your coffee, grinding on demand cannot be beaten. Not only are you able to continually tweak and tinker with the fineness of your grind to amend the recipe for your favourite brewer, you're also able to rotate through a plethora of brewing apparatus depending on your mood and preference. That's not to mention the fact that, by opting for whole bean coffee, you're ensuring the preservation of as much aromatic complexity as possible.
However, there are circumstances in which a grinder becomes a luxury you can't afford to have. Whole bean can also represent a considerable step for the as-yet uninitiated to take, creating a barrier to introducing friends or loved ones to the coffees you like most.
Our pre-ground coffees aim to bridge that gap, allowing a broader range of coffee lovers to enjoy our seasonal range and offering habitual brewers the ability to make exceptional cups in a greater number of situations. The culmination of several months of trials, tests and iterations, we've made several adaptations that we consider important in helping to maintain the quality both in the cup and in the brewing process and you can read more on each of them below.
Unable to extend the same process to our pre-ground coffee, the timer starts ticking a lot quicker, at the moment we grind the coffee in our roastery. We're therefore advising drinkers to get through the contents of a pre-ground bag within two weeks of the ‘Ground On’ date.
The 'Ground on' Date
The date the coffee was ground on is therefore far more pertinent to note down than the roasted on date which we stamp our whole bean coffee with. In this instance it should provide a more useful guide for knowing when your coffee is still at its best. We are advising drinkers to enjoy their pre-ground coffee within two weeks of the ‘Ground On’ date. After this point, it won't be terrible, but you will have missed the window for it to be at its most characteristic and vibrant.
When it comes to the roast date of your coffee, you can rest assured that we'll continue to send you coffee that's been freshly roasted, within 7 days of grinding and despatching.
Once you have your dose, it is best to reseal the bag and squeeze out as much air as possible to minimise headspace and oxygen in the bag before storing it in a cool, dry cupboard.
Our Grind Settings
These settings are designed to map onto a particular dose of coffee as much as the brewers mentioned. If you’re looking for more specific advice on getting the most from your grind size and recipe, contact our Home Brewing Helpdesk.