Are you drinking great coffee at home?

It might come as a surprise, but it’s easier than you might think to inspire a blissful coffee shop experience in your own home.

You don't have to be a trained barista, and you don’t have to drop $600 on any fancy equipment to fill your kitchen with the soul-nourishing fragrance of rich, freshly brewed coffee every single morning.

All you need are two simple upgrades:

First, Get Better Beans

The perfect cup of coffee starts with a great bean.

What we call coffee beans are actually the seeds of a fruit, and like any other fruit, the coffee cherry must be picked at just the right time.

One reason single-cup coffee makers struggle to produce great results is because the grounds that end up in those little white pods -- or in the filters -- come from machine-harvested, mass-produced coffee cherries.

At 8&R, we source the best beans in the world and roast them by hand. We only work with providers who carefully select and process our beans at just the right time, and we take great care in everything we do so you get the freshest, best tasting coffee possible every day.

Second, Get A Burr Grinder

Now that you have a bag of hand-selected, aromatic coffee beans, let's transform them into grounds. For a sweet, even, perfectly-balanced cup of coffee, you'll want to get a burr grinder.

Burr grinders make it possible to go from a coarse grind for the french press to something very fine for a cup of espresso, along with everything in between.

A consistent grind done right before brewing will give you the freshest cup of coffee. For an even flavor profile, your grind must be uniform.

This is something a cheap blade grinder can’t do.

Remember... Burr > Blade

For a closer look at how a burr grinder can take your coffee game to the next level, check out our post about burr grinders here.

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