We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.
We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.
Diego is 5th generation coffee farmer and took over his family farm in 2020 after his father, our dear friend and legendary coffee producer Gilberto Baraona passed away. Aged 25, Diego was living in Barcelona studying and building his own life when he lost his father. The sudden and unexpected death of Gilberto forced Diego to make a life choice. Either sell the coffee farm that had been in his family for 130 years, or move back to El Salvador and become a coffee farmer. Fortunately Diego decided to continue working on his father’s and family legacy and now, three years later he is not only producing high quality coffees like his father but taking it to a new level.
We buy coffee directly from Diego and his team at Los Pirineos. They mill, pack and export their own coffee. In 2023 the cost of producing a pound (453g) of green coffee was around 2 US dollars. After adding the cost of milling, sorting, packaging and logistics Diego had a total cost of around 3 – 3,50 US dollars per pound. We paid on average 4,8 USD per lb ranging from 3,70 to 14 USD per pound depending on quality and availability. The coffee is imported by ourselves directly to Norway. We have been buying coffee from Gilberto and now Diego every year since 2010.
Browse our brewing guides to learn how to make great tasting coffee at home. No matter if you’re making french press, filter coffee, iced coffee or espresso – we’ll help you get the most out of your coffee.