Explore Our Coffees
At Second Cup, we know that in order to provide the best coffee for our Guests, we must continue to work in harmony with both the environment and people who provide us with the best quality coffee beans. To both our Guests and coffee producers, we pledge that our coffee growing environment is treated with the utmost respect and dignity. All of our coffee producers provide a safe and healthy work environment and employees are compensated in a fair and equitable manner. As well, Second Cup continues to provide financial remuneration for quality beans to directly benefit the farmers, workers and mills. This is our promise.
Choosing the Right Grind
Grinds are numbered on a scale from 1 to 9, with 1 being the finest grind and 9 the coarsest. As a rule, the longer water is in contact with coffee during the brewing process, the coarser the grind you should use. For example, espresso will have the finest grind (1), while a regular cup from a drip coffee maker will be more coarse (6 or 7). For our brewed coffees in our cafes, we use a 7 out of 9 in terms of grind.
In our café we grind the beans for our brewed coffees to a coarseness of 7
- Store coffee in an airtight container, away from light, heat, and moisture. This keeps coffee fresh while protecting it from odours or contaminants that could affect taste
- Coffee should be stored at room temperature (22°C) to maintain its peak freshness and flavour
- Store coffee in whole bean form and grind just prior to brew
- Do not store coffee in the refrigerator or freezer
To get the best cup of coffee every time follow these simple principles:
- Ensure brewing equipment is clean
- Use cold, fresh, filtered water
- Use approximately 2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 oz. of water
- Drink coffee immediately or transfer it to an airtight thermal carafe