- Storing Your Kona Coffee:
First, start with the best whole bean coffee you can get. Keep it whole bean, in the freezer, in a glass jar with a good lid until you are ready to brew.
Next, grind only what you need, right out of the freezer, right when you need it, and not before (so get yourself a grinder if you need one).
Two (2) level tablespoons of ground coffee for each six (6) ounces of water (or for each regular cup).
If you wanna know, that's the standard of 19% extraction , 1.25% solubles in cup, and 98.75% water!
Use a French Press to control all aspects of your brewing, but Kona Premium Coffee is great in your coffee maker and espresso machine.
Water - best if clean and sweet, cold and not boiled before.
Temperature - less than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, so just off the boil.
Time - 4 to 6 minutes.
So temp you may not be able to control in the Mr. Coffee, but time you can by the grind (finer, slower; coarser, faster).
Drink it fresh brewed, no holding on heat element. If you need to keep it or head off to work, get a good pump pot or good thermal mug.