How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Coffee

How to Brew Kikos Coffee

Kikos distribution is glad to bring to your business 100% standard single lot (Caldas - colombian state) medium dark roast colombian coffee. Arabica coffee beans are considered the highest quality beans available and flourish in mountainous climates. 

The coffee that you are going to experience has among other characteristics, medium acidity, pronounced aroma and a clean cup. It is very important to mention that the coffee that your customers will have in their tables is fresh coffee, which means that the time passed between the harvest of beans, and the delivery to your door generally does not take longer than 1 month. 

Depending on the brewing technique you can use this beans for espresso machine or regular coffee because of its quality and roasted specs. 

Regular Coffee suggested mix to match your client needs depending on the concentration desired:

  • 7 gm - Coffee /100 ml water
  • 9 gm - Coffee /100 ml water
  • Espresso suggested mix to match your client needs depending on the concentration desired:

  • 9 gm / 1 oz water
  • Please ask about our Specialty Single Origin Coffee (by special order)

    Below you can find additional information on how to brew our coffee, hows, and common dripping coffee machine troubleshooting:

    Rule of Coffee

    Bag Size (lbs)

    Bag Size (oz)

    # 9 oz cups of brewed coffee

    ½ lb

    8 oz


    ¾ lb

    12 0z


    1 lb

    16 oz


    5 lb

    80 oz


    Auto Drip Coffee Makers

    A normal coffee cup is an 11 ounce mug holding about 9 ounces of coffee.  This is why a pot of coffee never quite makes as many cups as most people expect. Use the rule of coffee below based on your taste for the best result. 

    How to:

    (Regular Coffee) - Drip Coffee Maker 

    • Keep the machine clean - do not leave old coffee grounds in the machine, and keep it clean.  To keep residue from building up, a simple solution of water and a small amount of white vinegar can be used to flush the machine.  Just add this solution and run your normal brew cycle without the coffee.
    • Use good water - this sounds simple, but it is essential to a good cup of coffee.  In geographic areas where the water tastes bad, your coffee will also taste bad. We recommend using a water filter for the best quality of water.  Whole house water filters and point of origin filters work well. Many coffee makers sold today also contain a disposable carbon filter. These do a good job of filtering out many unwanted tastes, primarily chlorine.  If you use a disposable filter, make sure and replace it often. A dirty filter can harbor unwanted bacteria. Do not use carbonated water, distilled water or mineral water for brewing coffee.
    • Grind your beans fresh - buy fresh beans and grind as close to the brewing time as possible.  If you don't want to grind your own coffee beans, make sure and use recently purchased ground coffee that has been stored properly.
    • Do not let the coffee sit.  It should be consumed as soon as practical after the brewing cycle is complete.  For optimal quality, coffee should be consumed within 20 minutes after brewing.
    • Do not pour a cup before the brewing cycle is complete.  Many newer coffee makers allow you to pour a cup during the brew cycle.  What happens is the first part of the cycle is very strong and the last part is weaker.  You should wait for the entire pot to be brewed for the best cup of coffee.
    • Use the proper coffee to water ratio.  This is ratio is somewhat subjective, depending on how strong you like your coffee.  We recommend a 1:1 ratio. Essentially, 1 level tablespoon of ground coffee to each 1 cup measure on your coffee maker.  For most home coffee makers, the 1 cup measure on the coffee pot is 5 ounces. This is a good starting point. If you have a 10 cup coffee pot, start by using 10 level tablespoons of ground coffee.  You may need to adjust the coffee ratio depending on your personal taste.
    • Contact Time - most drip coffee makers should brew your coffee in about five minutes.  Most coffee makers made today are adjustable. This should be adjusted to your taste. However, if your coffee is not optimal, you could be overbrewing ("overextracting") your coffee.

    The Bottom Line - just use common sense.  Start by purchasing quality arabica coffee.  Try to store your coffee by avoiding air and moisture.  Grind it as close to brewing as practical. Consume your coffee as close to brewing time as practical.