A (Coffee) Day In The Life: Episode 5

Another day in the life means more coffee! Ever wondered how our Head Roastmaster Chris enjoys his coffee throughout the day?


Join us for our fifth installment of a (coffee) day in the life of Roastmaster Chris and join him as he makes his way through the day, one cup of coffee at a time! Today, for our last video in the series we’ll be joining Chris as he makes himself a cup of coffee using The Vacuum Brewer. As he says, he saved the best for last!

It’s recommended to store your coffee in an airtight container, such as our Airscape® Coffee Storage Canister. This stainless steel canister will preserve your Joffrey’s artisan roasts by keeping air out to protect freshness and flavor.

After grinding down his coffee fresh, Roastmaster Chris enjoys making a cup of coffee using one of the most unique brewing methods, the Vacuum Brewer.

Not familiar with the Vacuum Brewer or looking for some new tips and tricks? Join Roastmaster Chris for a step by step tutorial!


  • Pour fresh ground coffee into the upper container
  • Place the alcohol burner underneath
    • The burner will heat the water to almost boiling and push it up to mix with the coffee grounds
  • Watch as grounds begin to saturate
  • When all coffee is saturated, extinguish the flame
    • This creates a vacuum!
  • The coffee will then funnel back into the bottom portion
  • You may now remove the coffee pot
  • Cheers!
    • Note: This is a concentrated brew. The coffee mixes with the water at the bottom of the decanter to create a perfectly balanced cup!
Enjoyed Roastmaster Chris’ installment of a (coffee) day in the life? Let us know in the comments!

Coffee Cheat Sheet

Here at Joffrey’s coffee is our language.


But to those who may not know much about coffee or are beginning to learn, the countless types of drinks and brewing methods may be overwhelming. To help navigate the caffeinated waters of coffee, we’ve put together a coffee cheat sheet with all you need to know.

Brewing Methods:

  • Cold Brew
    • Made by steeping ground coffee in cold water for 14-24 hours. So easy you can make it at home with our step-by-step instructions here!
  • Nitro Cold Brew
    • Made the same way as regular cold brew, but instead of being served over ice it is infused with nitrogen, giving it a creamy and rich flavor. Learn more about the differences in iced coffee/cold brew and nitro cold brew here!
  • Drip
    • The method used at most homes with a regular coffee maker  – hot water drips through ground beans and into a cup or carafe.
  • French Press
    • Made by steeping ground coffee in hot water for 4 minutes – learn how to make it at home with our step-by-step guide here!
  • Pour Over
    • Just like it sounds! Made by hand pouring hot water over a filter filled with ground coffee, which then drips into a mug – learn to make at home here.


  • Affogato
    • Espresso poured over ice cream.
  • Americano
    • Diluted espresso – made with 2/3 part hot water and 1/3 part espresso.
  • Black
    • Brewed coffee with cream, sugar or milk.
  • Café Au Lait (AKA Café Con Leche)
    • Coffee with milk
  • Cappuccino
    • Espresso, steamed milk and foam (all cappuccinos contain more foam than milk, marking their difference from a latte).
  • Espresso
    • Concentrated form of coffee made by forcing a small amount of water through finely ground beans.
  • Flat White
    • Double shot of espresso topped with steamed, foamy milk.
  • Latte
    • Espresso, steamed milk and foam (all lattes contain more milk than foam and can also be flavored with various syrups, marking their difference from a cappuccino).
  • Macchiato
    • One shot of espresso, topped with steamed, foamy milk.
  • Mocha
    • Espresso, chocolate and steamed milk.
  • Red Eye
    • Black coffee with a shot of espresso.


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