Grind your coffee beans according to your brewing method. If using a french press, use a coarse grind. Coarse ground coffee will resemble the consistency of sea salt.
If using a home brewer, grind your coffee to a medium grind. This should have a consistency close to regular sand.
Use 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per 6 oz of filtered water at 195-205 F.
Store beans in an air tight container out of direct sunlight.
Do not store coffee near strong smelling foods.