"FROM BEAN TO CUP"
Always start with fresh roasted whole beans.
When you purchase fresh roasted, whole bean coffee, you're on your way to a great cup of coffee. The flavor and aroma of whole bean coffee isn't released until you grind it. Once you taste whole bean specialty coffee sent fresh from the roaster to your store, you'll never be satisfied with canned coffee again!
Look for the Nicholas name.
Since 1919, Nicholas Coffee has been introducing discerning coffee lovers to fresh roasted, whole bean coffee. We still operate the old-fashioned way, carefully selecting and roasting small batches of 100% Arabica coffees for greater quality control. Our historic store in Pittsburgh's busy Market Square has been serving loyal customers for generations. And now you'll find fresh roasted Nicholas coffees in fine supermarkets and specialty stores.
Experiment with different blends, roasts and flavors.
Whether you like your cup strong and hearty, mellow and mild, or fancifully flavored, you'll find a Nicholas coffee variety that satisfies in every way. Concerned about caffeine? Nicholas Coffee offers you a wide selection of coffees with 98% of the caffeine removed, and all the rich flavor retained.
Release the fresh flavor.
If you have a grinder at home, grind your coffee beans just before brewing. Be sure to use the proper grind for your coffee brewer and grind only what you need. You see, ground coffee starts to lose its full, rich flavor in about one week. If you grind your coffee at the store, don't worry. The storage methods listed below will help keep your Nicholas coffee as fresh as the day it was roasted.
- Store coffee in a dry, airtight container in the refrigerator. If you prefer to store your coffee elsewhere, keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
- Coffee beans can also be stored in the freezer for several months.
Brew up a perfect pot.
Next, add fresh, cold water. The water you use really does make a difference. If your tap water tastes good, it will enhance the rich flavor. Otherwise you may consider purchasing bottled water. Also, please note that the water and other minerals leave a residue in your coffee maker which can greatly affect the flavor of your coffee. Measure your coffee accurately. A good starting point is two level tablespoons of coffee per 6 oz. cup of water. After brewing, remove and discard coffee grounds.
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