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How to Make Ice Coffee

How to Make Ice Coffee

The sun is shining, the days are warmer, and it is finally time for iced coffee! Here are our best tips for making an incredible iced coffee. We love the Japanese Style Iced Coffee, which is a pour-over coffee directly onto ice. It makes for a clean, iced coffee that allows the flavours to sing out.   Making iced coffee is just like making regular coffee, except you need to account for the ice. Keep it simple: brew coffee twice as strong and enjoy over ice!   How to Make an Iced Pour Over   4 tbsp (24 g) of ground coffee   210...

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Love a great cup of coffee but looking for something a little ‘cooler’? Here’s our favourite recipe for a cold brew. Make it the night before and enjoy it all day.   Overnight Cold Brew Recipe  Put 60g of coffee in a French Press, 1L mason jar, or other container*  Add 1L of cold water  Steep 12-16 hours, gently shaking, or agitating it once midway  *We recommend making cold brew in a French Press, it makes the straining much easier!     Planning to add ice or milk? Make it a bit stronger, try 80g of coffee.  For the best cold brew...

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Can you Freeze Coffee Beans?

Can you Freeze Coffee Beans?

The technical answer is yes. Should you freeze coffee beans? No. (Please don’t!)   So why shouldn’t you freeze coffee beans? In general, the issue is moisture. The action of putting something into a freezer and then taking it out (and then in and out again) creates condensation and the risk of moisture on coffee beans. Moisture (ahead of brewing) is one of the great enemies of coffee freshness.  The three great enemies of coffee freshness are: light, moisture, and oxygen. By keeping your coffee away from those three, you can maintain great, fresh coffee. As soon as you expose your...

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Organic composting for gardens with coffee grounds

Are Coffee Grounds Good for the Soil?

You’ve been sneaking coffee grounds into your outdoor composter (or maybe right into your garden beds), but you catch yourself wondering ‘are these coffee grounds even good for the soil’? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you. (See what we did there?)

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Cupping coffee in Level Ground Tasting Room

Water-to-Coffee Ratio

In this interview we find out some easy at-home brewing tips for improving your coffee game from Joshua, Level Ground's Director of Coffee and Q-Grader.

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How Much Caffeine is in Decaf Coffee?

How Much Caffeine is in Decaf Coffee?

So how much caffeine is really in decaf coffee? Are all decaf coffees the same? How is decaffeination even achieved? Learn more about this interesting process in our blog post!

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Level Ground Supports Local

Level Ground Supports Local

Over the years, Level Ground has worked hard to build a community around local businesses and supporting each other. Being a coffee roaster, we need a lot of space to store, roast and package our products. Like a lot of other 'large space' organizations, we're located off Keating Cross Road in Saanichton in Greater Victoria. What a lot of people don't realize is that there are a lot of fantastic, small businesses surrounding us. Everything from chocolate, to farmers, vineyards and more, Saanichton has a lot to offer (more than most assume!) We wanted to build a map that highlights...

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