Brew Guide

We want to help you brew the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had. Here are simple instructions.

It’s great to weigh your coffee, but if it’s morning and you have places to be, no problem. Read on to learn how to shorten your brew time without sacrificing a drop of deliciousness.

The Basics

  1. Always use filtered water. Great coffee starts with the water. Using filtered water is a quick and easy way to drastically improve your coffee drinking experience.
  2. Weigh or Measure your coffee. Brewing coffee is all about ratios, which represents the amount of coffee compared to the amount of water used. The measurements below are a great place to start, but remember that we all have unique preferences. So adjust to your coffee measurements to best suit your desired taste. 

Standard Drip Coffee Pot

The standard 10 cup coffee pot is what many Americans utilize to enjoy their morning brew. The following steps will help you fine tune your morning routine.

  1. Use about 2 tablespoons of coffee beans per 6 ounces of water.
  2. Grind your coffee beans. If you're grinding your coffee beans before brewing, which we think you should, we recommend using a medium setting. 
  3. Fill the reservoir with water to the appropriate level. 
  4. Enjoy. Once the brewing process is complete you're ready to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Let it soak in and get excited about your next adventure.

French Press Coffee

A French Press is a solid and tasty way to enjoy your coffee and is a great option for those looking to brew up more than 1 cup for a friend. The instructions below assume you're using an 8-cup French Press, which is a common size. 

  1. Measure 54 grams of your favorite Lanna Coffee roast.
  2. Grind your coffee beans to a medium to a medium coarse setting. If you're brewing with a french press, we're going to assume you're also going to grind your own coffee beans. Grind the coffee beans to a medium coarse setting.
  3. Heat your water to 200 degrees, the optimal temperature for brewing coffee with a french press.
  4. Preheat your french press using the water from step #3, rinse the carafe with hot water. 
  5. Drop your ground coffee beans in the carafe and fill with water to about half way up. Gently stir the coffee grounds and water with a wooden spoon to avoid damaging the carafe. Fill up the carafe with the remaining water, stir one more time, and affix the plunger and lid assembly to your carafe. Set a timer for 4 minutes.
  6. Enjoy. Once your timer dings, you're ready to pour and enjoy. 

Pour Over Coffee 

A great method for brewing one cup at a time, the pour over method produces extremely flavorful coffee that brings out the origin's distinct characteristics.

  1. Measure 21 grams of coffee or approximately  3-4 tablespoons.
  2. Grind your coffee beans on a fine to medium setting (about the size of table salt).
  3. Heat your water to 200 degrees, the optimal temperature for brewing coffee with a pour over.
  4. Set your filter on top of the mug and rinse your filter with warm water. This helps to get rid of the papery taste and also serves to preheat your coffee mug. To maintain the proper coffee to water ratio you can also set your mug on top of a kitchen scale. 
  5. Place pre-measured coffee grounds into your filter and make your first pour, wetting all the grounds with approximately 40 grams of water. This should take approximately 10 - 15 seconds. Let the coffee grounds sit for 30 seconds after pouring while the bloom occurs.
  6. Pour water over the coffee grounds using a circular motion beginning from the center and working your way to the outside. Your goal is to finish at 300 grams, which will take approximately one minute. 

Check out the video below for a quick pour over tutorial.


Ready to start brewing! Check out our selection of roasts that are sure to improve your morning brew.