Brewing the perfect cup of coffee is a timeless skill. From choosing the right roast to knowing how to brew, find all the coffee basics to help you get started.

Choosing a Roast

Start with the Right Roast

The degree to which coffee beans are roasted determines coffee’s taste and aroma. Not sure which roast is right for you? Learn about the flavor differences by clicking on the roast meter.

Mild Roast

Mild roasts provide a smooth taste, light flavor, and peak aroma. 
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Medium Roast

Medium roasts offer robust taste and full flavor.

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Medium-Dark Roast

Medium-dark roasts combine dark, rich taste with a full body.

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Dark Roast

Dark roasts are noted for their bold, smoky, bittersweet taste.

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Video How-Tos

So Many Ways to Brew

There’s more than one way to make a great cup of coffee. Try your hand at some of these brewing methods, and discover a new way to enjoy your coffee. 

How to Create the Perfect Coffee Bar

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Creating the perfect coffee bar is simple with Folgers Coffee.

How to Make a Cappuccino Smoothie

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Learn how to make a Peanut Butter Mocha Cappuccino Smoothie.

How to Use a K-Cup® Pod

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Follow along and find out how to use a K-Cup® Pod to get one perfectly brewed cup of Folgers® coffee.

How to Make a Latte

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Making a latte is easy and affordable with Folgers® Coffee. Now you can fix yourself one of the most popular specialty coffee drinks at home.

How to Make a Cappuccino

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There’s no need to leave your home to get that coffeehouse feel and flavor of a cappuccino. It’s easy to make your favorite specialty coffee drinks using Folgers® French Roast coffee.

How to Use a French Press

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Learn how to use a French press for a fun and easy way to jump-start your day. All you need is Folgers® Coffee and a French press.

How to Make a Frozen Mocha

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Take your favorite Folgers® Coffee and put your blender to good use! Our frozen mocha is a cinch to make, and even easier to enjoy. View more Frozen Coffee Drink Recipes.

How to Make Iced Coffee

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Who says you have to drink your coffee hot? Try a refreshing twist on the classic Folgers® taste, and make your cup of hot coffee an iced treat. View more Iced Coffee Recipes.

How to Make Instant Coffee

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Follow our interactive demo to learn how you can get the great taste you love in a convenient form with Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Single Serve Packets.

Measuring Coffee & More

Good to Know About Coffee Grounds 

How to Measure Coffee

Whether you're brewing coffee for a family reunion or just a small gathering, use our coffee calculator to figure out how much water and Folgers Coffee you need. 

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How to Store Coffee

Properly storing your Folgers Coffee also will help you preserve the best flavor. We recommend storing Folgers Ground Coffee and Instant Coffee in a cool, dry place with the lid tightly closed.

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How to Recycle Coffee

Don’t know what to do with your leftover grounds? Rather than throwing them away, try recycling them in one of our interesting ways. 

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What More Can You Make with Coffee? 

More than just in your cup, Folgers Coffee makes a delicious ingredient in recipes, too.