The Perfect Cup

Want a Perfect Cup?

Water is 98% of a coffee brew; therefore choose it well. Chemicals added for water treatment like chlorine should be extracted whenever possible.

Storing Your Coffee

Keep your beans away from moisture, heat and oxygen. Storing your coffee in a cool, dry place keeps it fresh. We at SILVERBACK COFFEE OF RWANDA™ always keep our coffee in bean form and store it in an air tight canister, in a cool dark pantry away from direct sunlight and heat. Never freeze or refrigerate your coffee - doing so will cause your coffee to become stale and your coffee will lose its fresh flavor, and will quickly deteriorate.

The Right Grind

No matter how much coffee you're making, the goal should be a fresh grind to be brewed within four minutes. Coffee tastes best when ground just before brewing. Avoid mixing overly fine or overly coarse grinds. If this happens, check your blade for build up.

Perfect Measurement

(Home blade-style grinder)
 Plunger / Press Pot  Drip   Espresso Maker
 Coarse  Medium  Fine; powder-like
 15-20 seconds  20-40 seconds  40 seconds

Suggested Proportions (Water to Coffee)

  • Half Gallon (64oz of Filtered Water) = 4oz of Coffee
  • Gallon (128oz of Filtered Water) = 8oz of Coffee
  • Gallon & Half (192oz of Filtered Water) = 12oz of Coffee

Serve immediately or transfer into a thermal flask; storing in a flask can keep the coffee fresh for up to five hours.