1. To guarantee freshness, buy whole beans and grind only as much as you're going to brew--one batch at a time.
2. Use cold water from the tap for best results. Heat 185ºF to 195ºF.
3. All coffee makers provide instruction sheets or booklets. Carefully follow the grinding instructions for your coffee maker.
4. Store your CAFFE TRIESTE coffee bags (or air-tight containers) in your freezer. This will prolong freshness.
Make sure that you are using the proper grind for your brewer. Properly ground Espresso for use in an espresso *machine should have some grit and some powder AND should hold its shape when "pinched."