the best way to make monkey cult coffee


What is the best way to brew a cup of Monkey Cult Coffee?

It’s a question that we get asked a lot. The best method of brewing coffee can depend on personal preferences, the type of coffee bean, the roast level, and the brewing equipment available. Here are some factors to consider when deciding on the best brewing method:

  • Taste preferences: Different brewing methods can result in different flavor profiles. Some methods may bring out more acidity or bitterness in the coffee, while others may result in a smoother or richer flavor. Experiment with different methods to find the one that produces the taste you enjoy the most.
  • Type of coffee bean: The origin, variety, and roast level of the coffee bean can impact the flavor and brewing method. For example, lighter roasts tend to be more acidic and fruity, while darker roasts tend to be richer and more full-bodied. Consider the characteristics of the coffee bean and choose a brewing method that complements its flavor profile.
  • Brewing equipment: Different brewing methods require different equipment, such as a French press, pour-over, or espresso machine. Consider the equipment you have available and the level of effort required for each method. Some methods may be more time-consuming or require more cleanup.
  • Convenience: Consider how much time and effort you want to invest in brewing coffee. Some methods may require more attention and precision, while others may be more straightforward and forgiving. Choose a method that fits your lifestyle and schedule.

5 Pros & Cons of Brewing Coffee with K-Cups

K-cups are single-serve coffee pods that have gained popularity in recent years due to their convenience and ease of use. Here are some benefits and downfalls of brewing K-cups:


  1. Convenience: K-cups are extremely convenient as they offer a quick and easy way to brew a single cup of coffee without having to measure or grind coffee beans.
  2. Variety: K-cups come in a wide variety of flavors and blends, allowing you to easily switch up your coffee routine without having to invest in multiple bags of coffee.
  3. Consistency: K-cups offer a consistent brew every time, ensuring that your coffee tastes the same each time you brew it.
  4. Minimal cleanup: K-cups are easy to clean up as you simply need to dispose of the used pod.


  1. Cost: K-cups can be more expensive than buying whole bean coffee or pre-ground coffee, which can add up over time if you are a regular coffee drinker.
  2. Environmental impact: K-cups are not environmentally friendly as they are made of plastic or aluminum and are not biodegradable. This can contribute to waste and pollution.
  3. Quality: Some coffee enthusiasts argue that K-cups do not offer the same quality or taste as coffee brewed using freshly ground beans. We agree
  4. Limited control: K-cups do not offer the same level of control over the brewing process as other methods, which can result in a less customizable cup of coffee.

Overall, K-cups can be a convenient and easy way to brew a single cup of coffee, but they come with some downsides that may not be suitable for everyone. It’s important to weigh the benefits and downfalls and decide if K-cups are the right choice for you. We do carry a Monkey Cult K Cup on our website. It’s environmentally friendly and easy to use, and as good as our Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee tastes in it we do think there are better tasting options but probably not more convenient.

4. Pros and Cons of Using The Pour Over Method

The pour over coffee method has both benefits and potential drawbacks, which are discussed below:


  1. Enhanced Flavor: Pour over coffee brewing allows for greater control over the coffee extraction process, resulting in a more flavorful cup of coffee.
  2. Customizable: The pour over coffee method allows for customization of the coffee brewing process to suit individual preferences. You can adjust variables like water temperature, grind size, and pouring technique to achieve the desired taste.
  3. Simplicity: The pour over method is simple and requires minimal equipment, making it an ideal brewing method for those who are short on space or prefer a low-maintenance brewing method.
  4. Cost-effective: The pour over method doesn’t require expensive equipment, such as an espresso machine, making it a more affordable brewing option.


  1. Time-consuming: The pour over method can be time-consuming, as it requires careful attention and slow pouring to achieve optimal extraction. This may not be the best option for those who need their coffee quickly in the morning.
  2. Skill required: Pour over coffee brewing requires some skill to perfect, especially for beginners. It may take some practice to achieve the desired taste.
  3. Equipment needed: While the pour over method doesn’t require expensive equipment, you do need to purchase a pour over coffee maker, paper filters, and a gooseneck kettle to achieve the best results. This can be a barrier for some people.
  4. Inconsistent Results: Pour over coffee brewing is highly dependent on the technique used, and even minor variations in the brewing process can result in inconsistent results. This can be frustrating for those who are looking for a consistently excellent cup of coffee.
The French press is a popular coffee brewing method that has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, which are discussed below:


  1. Enhanced Flavor: French press coffee brewing method is known for producing a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee with a distinct flavor. It allows for a more complete extraction of coffee oils and flavors, leading to a robust and complex cup of coffee.
  2. Customizable: The French press is highly customizable and allows for adjustments in the brewing process, such as grind size, brewing time, and water temperature to achieve the desired taste.
  3. Simple and Easy to Use: The French press is relatively simple and easy to use, and does not require electricity or special skills. This makes it an excellent option for people who want to enjoy high-quality coffee without investing a lot of time or effort.
  4. Environmentally Friendly: The French press is an environmentally friendly coffee brewing method since it does not require paper filters. Additionally, the device itself is usually made from durable materials such as glass, metal or ceramic, which can last for years.


  1. Risk of Over-Extraction: If left for too long, the French press can over-extract the coffee, leading to a bitter and unpleasant taste.
  2. Sediment in Coffee: The French press brewing method can result in some sediment in the coffee, which some people find unappealing. It is essential to use a coarse grind and a high-quality filter to minimize sediment. The grind that we use on our Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee is a little on the fine side so there you will get some grinds in the finished product. However it still produces a quality cup of coffee if done correctly.
  3. Time-Consuming: Brewing coffee using a French press takes longer than other brewing methods. It can take up to 4-5 minutes to brew the coffee, which may not be ideal for people who need their coffee quickly.
  4. Challenging to Clean: The French press can be challenging to clean, particularly if it is made from glass. It is essential to clean the plunger and filter thoroughly to prevent coffee residue build-up, which can affect the flavor of future brews.
2. Pros and Cons of using a Moka or Espresso Pot

The Moka pot, also known as a stovetop espresso maker, is a popular coffee brewing method that has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, which are discussed below:


  1. Enhanced Flavor: The Moka pot brewing method produces a rich, bold and full-bodied cup of coffee that closely resembles espresso. The coffee has a unique taste that is richer and smoother than other brewing methods. Our Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee works AMAZINGLY in a Moka pot if done correctly. The taste is intense and bold. We feel like they were meant to be together.
  2. Customizable: The Moka pot is highly customizable, and adjustments can be made to the grind size, coffee to water ratio, and brewing time to achieve the desired taste.
  3. No Need for Electricity: The Moka pot does not require electricity, making it an ideal option for camping, traveling, or when there is a power outage.
  4. Cost-effective: The Moka pot is an affordable brewing option and does not require any expensive equipment or filters. We will soon be adding a Moka Pot to


  1. Requires Skill: Moka pot brewing method requires some level of skill to get it right. Over or under extraction can result in a bitter or weak coffee.
  2. Limited Quantity: The Moka pot is designed to brew small quantities of coffee, which may not be ideal for coffee drinkers who need more than a single shot of espresso.
  3. Time-Consuming: The Moka pot brewing process is slower than other brewing methods, taking about 5-10 minutes to brew a pot of coffee, which may not be ideal for people who need their coffee quickly.
  4. Challenging to Clean: The Moka pot can be challenging to clean, especially the metal filter, which can become clogged with coffee residue. Proper cleaning is necessary to prevent the build-up of oils and sediments that can affect the flavor of future brews.


1. Pros and Cons of a Traditional Drip Coffee Maker:

The traditional drip coffee maker is a popular coffee brewing method that has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, which are discussed below:


  1. Convenient: Drip coffee makers are easy to use and produce coffee quickly, making them an ideal option for people who need their coffee quickly in the morning.
  2. Large Quantity: Drip coffee makers can brew large quantities of coffee, making them ideal for households with multiple coffee drinkers or for entertaining guests.
  3. Consistent: Drip coffee makers produce consistent coffee with little variation from cup to cup. This is probably why we like this option the most. Traditional drip brewers are found less and less in homes today but there’s nothing like programming your coffee the night before and waking up with the smell of a fresh pot waiting for you. When you brew a pot of Monkey Cult Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee the smell of coffee and notes of chocolate fill up your kitchen. It’s a great way to start your morning.
  4. Easy to Clean: Drip coffee makers are easy to clean, requiring minimal effort to keep the machine running efficiently.


  1. Limited Control: Drip coffee makers do not provide a lot of control over the brewing process, limiting the customization of coffee flavors.
  2. Requires Paper Filters: Some drip coffee makers require paper filters, which can be expensive and create waste. We also suggest brewing with the reusable filters. It’s not as quick and easy as paper filter but it is environmentally more friendly and water distribution is improved in our opinion.
  3. Potentially Bland Flavor: Drip coffee makers may produce coffee that lacks the full flavor profile found in other brewing methods, resulting in a potentially bland taste.
  4. Potential for Burnt Coffee: Drip coffee makers can overheat and potentially burn the coffee, resulting in a bitter and unpleasant taste.


The one method we did not discuss as these were all hot brew techniques is using a home cold brew coffee pitcher like the one found on our website. We love using it. You can open the canister and fill it it as much or as little coffee as you want, then fill the pitcher with 30oz of water, screw in the top and place it in the fridge overnight. The next morning you have fresh brewed coffee. One interesting fact about this method is that it changes the flavor profile. When used with our Bourbon Chocolate Chip Coffee we find the chocolate taste becomes more intense and has lighter acidity while the bourbon is stronger on the back end.
We hope you enjoyed and whatever way you decide to brew your coffee just make sure you awaken your sense and #JoinTheCult today.
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