Brewing Tips - Teeccino

Brewing Tips

The Tastiest Way To Brew

Teeccino is made from a number of different ingredients, each of which is individually ground, roasted and then blended. Unlike coffee beans, which are ground to a specific size for each type of brewing method, herbal coffee is a composite grind that works in all types of coffee brewing equipment including drip coffee makers, French press pots, pour-over brewers and espresso machines.

The following tips will help you brew a delicious cup of Teeccino Herbal Coffee:

Quantity

Always adjust quantities of Teeccino to your own preference. Just like coffee, some people like it strong while others prefer it weaker. Experiment by making several cups of Teeccino at different strengths to find the quantity that is perfect for you. Best to err on the side of brewing Teeccino too strong, because you can always add water or milk / non-dairy milk to
dilute it.

How to Brew

Drip coffee makers brew Teeccino best with a permanent filter. Paper filters tend to brew slowly because the composite grind in herbal coffee may have some fine particles that can clog the paper. Permanent filters save trees and produce a better flavored brew because paper filters absorb some of the flavor. Permanent filters are easy to rinse clean and are available for both cone and flat bottom coffee makers nd pour-over brewers. An added benefit is that once you switch to gold filters, you’ll never again run out of filters!

What to Add

Drink Teeccino any way you enjoy coffee. You may like it black or with milk, non-dairy milk, creamer or half & half. Taste Teeccino first before adding sweetener. Teeccino’s Mediterranean flavors are naturally sweet from dates and figs so you may not need additional sweetener.

Brewing Options

If you want the flavor of a cappuccino but don’t have an espresso machine, consider the different brewing options we use and recommend for making a cappuccino without one. Watch our video for tips on frothing milk that make every cup of Teeccino, no matter how you brewed it, taste like a fabulous cappuccino.

How to brew with Pour-Over Brewers and French Press Pots:

Watch Caroline demonstrate how to brew like a barista using pour-over brewers and French press pots while she explains the difference in taste that both methods produce.

Brewing Instructions

Drip Coffee Maker
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Glass Pour-Over Pots
  • Pour-Over One Cup Brewer
  • French Press Pots
  • Espresso Machines
  • Italian Stovetop Espresso Maker / “Moka” Pot
  • Keurig® K-Cups:
  • Iced Teeccino
  • Frothing Milk

Drip Coffee Maker

Drip coffee makers allow you to brew Teeccino to the strength you prefer. You can even blend Teeccino with regular coffee and make “half caf” or “quarter caf” depending on your needs. Brewing Teeccino using any kind of drip method will emphasize the sweeter flavors in Teeccino.

  1. Add the following measurements into a drip filter, either paper or permanent.
    Strong brew: 1 rounded tablespoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water. Add a tablespoon “for the pot” too for extra strength.
    Medium brew: 1 level tablespoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water.
    Light brew: 1 rounded teaspoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water.
  2. Add water to the chamber. Use purified or filtered water for better flavor.
  3. Start your drip brewer and shortly you will be able to enjoy a steaming cup of Teeccino.
  4. If you have any brewed Teeccino left over in the pot, refrigerate and reheat later or drink iced.

Glass Pour-Over Pots

Baristas have become really excited about pour-over brewers of late. The trendiest coffee bars will have pour-over brewers to make a fresh cup for each customer. You can use glass pots with funnels to hold permanent stainless steel filters or a single funnel for a one cup brewer.

  1. Determine how many ounces of water your pour-over brewer holds.
  2. Add 1 rounded tablespoon for every 10 oz of water.
  3. Heat water to a boil and let stand a moment until bubbles disappear.
  4. Pour just enough water over the Teeccino grounds to wet them which allows the grounds to expand or “bloom.”
  5. Slowly pour the water in a spiral motion over the grounds until the brewer is full. Let the water drip into the cup.
  6. On the next pour, spiral the water around the sides to bring all the grounds back into the center.
  7. Continue to pour in more water using the spiral motion as necessary.

Pour-Over One Cup Brewer

Baristas have become really excited about pour-over brewers of late. The trendiest coffee bars will have pour-over brewers to make a fresh cup for each customer. You can use glass pots with funnels to hold permanent stainless steel filters or a single funnel for a one cup brewer.

  1. Place filter on a 10-12-ounce (300-350 ml) cup.
  2. Add 1 heaping tablespoon (10g) of Teeccino Herbal Coffee to the filter.
  3. Heat water to a boil and let stand a moment until bubbles disappear.
  4. Pour just enough water over the Teeccino grounds to wet them which allows the grounds to expand or “bloom.”
  5. Slowly pour the water in a spiral motion over the grounds until the brewer is full. Let the water drip into the cup.
  6. Continue to pour in more water using the spiral motion until the cup is full.
  7. Pour and drink black or add milk, creamer or dairy alternatives and sweetener if desired.

French Press Pots

Brewing Teeccino in French press pots produces a slightly more bitter flavor profile than drip brewing methods. This is due to the length of time that the herbs remain in the liquid which allows more of the bitters to be drawn out.

  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons to “3-cup” pots, 3-4 tablespoons to “8-cup” pots, 5-6 tablespoons to “12-cup” pots.
  2. Pour in boiling water.
  3. Let steep for 5 minutes before pressing the plunger down.
  4. Pour and drink black or add milk, creamer or dairy alternatives and sweetener if desired.

Espresso Machines

Brewing Teeccino in an espresso machine produces a syrupy liquid that is delicious either black or made into a cappuccino or latte with the addition of heated and frothed milk or non-dairy milk.

  1. Fill the double porta-filter with one rounded tablespoon of Teeccino. Don’t overfill as Teeccino swells during brewing.
  2. Tamp firmly.
  3. Brew 2 oz of Teeccino into your cup.
  4. For larger cups, brew twice through the same grounds. A stronger extraction will come via the second pass-through after the Teeccino grounds have swelled slightly. It’s the combination of the resistance of the grind and pressure of the boiling water that produces espresso strength brewed liquid.
  5. Follow the normal directions for steaming or frothing milk or a non-dairy alternative for making a cappuccino or latte (see our milk frothing instructions below).

Italian Stovetop Espresso Maker / “Moka” Pot

In every Italian household, you’ll find a moka pot, also called an Italian stovetop espresso maker, which is a superbly convenient way to make multiple cups of espresso-strength Teeccino easily. The secret is the pressure the heat causes when it forces the boiling water in the lower chamber up through the ground Teeccino and into the upper chamber. Moka pots produce a thicker, more concentrated brewed liquid that has a delectable mouth-feel.

  1. Fill the inner chamber ¾ full with Teeccino.
  2. Add water to the bottom chamber to the marked maximum level.
  3. Place on high on the stove burner until you hear the water start to bubble.
  4. Turn down the heat and allow the water to fill the upper chamber.
  5. Turn off the heat once nearly full. The remaining water in the lower chamber will finish going into the upper chamber.
  6. Pour a cup and decide if you want to drink black or add heated, frothed milk for a cappuccino or latte (see below).

Keurig® K-Cups:

You can brew Teeccino in a Keurig machine if you use a refillable filter. There are a variety of models available online including the Universal My K-Cup® Keurig® Reusable Filter. Follow the instructions for your refillable K-cup. Make sure you leave room for the Teeccino grounds to swell in the cup so only fill it ¾ full or to the maximum level in the cup. We recommend brewing twice through the same cup grounds by opening and closing the lid of the Keurig machine between brews. Teeccino’s flavor isn’t as potent as coffee, so the double brew will produce a better tasting cup with more of the delicious components of Teeccino extracted from the grind.

Iced Teeccino

Method One: Chilled Teeccino

  1. Refrigerate brewed Teeccino. (Teeccino will last up to a week in the refrigerator without losing flavor!)
  2. Pour over ice and add cold milk or non-dairy milk.
  3. Sweeten to taste. If using honey, sweeten when hot. Try liquid non-caloric sweeteners that dissolve easily in chilled Teeccino. 

Method Two: Fresh Brewed Teeccino

  1. Brew Teeccino using 2 tablespoons to 2 cups water (or 10 oz) in a drip coffee maker.
  2. Fill a 16 oz glass 2/3 full with ice.
  3. Add 1/4 cup cold milk, or more, depending on taste.
  4. Pour brewed Teeccino over the ice and milk.
  5. Sweeten as desired.

Frothing Milk

You can make professional looking cups of Teeccino with a cap of velvet foam to delight the senses. Watch our video for a variety of ways to produced frothed milk!

  1. Heat milk or non dairy milk in a pan on the stove or in a measuring cup in the microwave. You need about 3-4 oz of milk for each cup depending on the size of your cup.
  2. When milk is hot, but before it starts to boil, remove from heat. 
  3. Froth the milk with a handheld milk frother by lifting it on an angle to incorporate some air which creates the foam as you “whiz” up the milk. 
  4. Tap the bottom of the pot a few times against a stable surface and the bubble size will reduce to produce a velvet foam.
  5. Add frothed milk to your mugs of Teeccino and top with foam. 
  6. For a cappuccino, the cup should be filled half way with Teeccino espresso (or a strong brew using double the amount of ground Teeccino to water), another quarter of the way with hot milk, and then topped with foam. 
  7. For a latte, the ratio is typically 50:50 heated milk to brewed Teeccino.
  8. Savor & enjoy!!