Brew Methods

There’s more to making coffee taste great than just buying fresh, high quality beans. Below we’ve listed a few helpful guides (just suggestions) to brewing the perfect cup when brewing for yourself. 

French Press

A Guide to Brewing the Perfect Cup

French Press? A cylindrical pot with a plunger and built-in filter screen that presses hot water through ground coffee: that’s the simple beauty of the French press, method of choice for many all over the world, creating an earthy, rich taste in your daily cup.

What you’ll Need

8 cup French Press brewer
Grinder
56g (8 Tablespoons) of fresh coffee
Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
Wooden spoon or coffee paddle
Scale
Timer
Mug

Brew Time

4min

Step 1

Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water.

Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse. Grind size is one of the primary ways to control how much is extracted.  More coarsely ground coffee is harder for water to fully penetrate, so it is best for long and slow brewing methods French press traditionally calls for a coarser grind size and a long steep time, typically four to five minutes.

Step 2

  • Place the pot on a dry, flat surface. Hold the handle firmly, then pull out the plunger
  • Add a heaping tablespoon (7-8 grams) of coffee to the pot per 200 ml (6.7 oz) of water
  • Pour hot water—not quite boiling—into the pot, and gently stir
  • Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet), and let stand for 3-4 minutes
  • Press the plunger down slowly, exerting steady pressure

Step 3

  • Serve it up.
  • Pour coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter.
  • After each use, wash the pot with water and mild detergent, and dry thoroughly

Brewer

A Guide to Brewing the Perfect Cup

Call it American coffee. Call it filter coffee. By any name, brewed, filtered coffee is by far the most popular preparation method

 

 

What you’ll Need

6 Cups of water
6.5 Tablespoons of grounds
Coffee Brewer
Coffee Filter

Step 1

FOR AN EXPERT BREW:

  • Warm up the coffee pot for a few minutes, filling it with hot water.
  • Use 7-8 grams (about a tablespoon) of ground coffee for about every 100-150 ml (about 3.3-5 oz) of water. The amount of coffee can be adjusted to your taste, or to the machine manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Add water and coffee to machine
  • Remove from heat and pour into thermal carafe (if you don’t brew directly into one) to keep the coffee warm and fragrant.

Coffee Brewer

drip coffee maker

What you need
6 Cups of water
6.5 Tablespoons of grounds
Coffee Brewer
Coffee Filter

Steps to the perfect cup

Eyeball 6 Cups of water in your coffee pot and add to the brewer.

Place coffee filter in backet. 

Scoop in 6.5 tablespoons of medium ground coffee into brewing basket.

Turn on the brewer and wait.

AeroPressaeropress coffee maker

What you need
AeroPress brewer
AeroPress filter
Grinder
1 AeroPress Scoop (17g or 2 ½ Tablespoons) of coffee
Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
AeroPress paddle or spoon
Timer
Mug

Steps to the perfect cup

Add 17g – about 2 1/2 Tablespoons ground.

Place filter in basket and rinse with hot water. Affix the basket to the bottom of the brew chamber and place it on top of the mug.

Start your timer when you pour hot water (just off the boil or about 205°F) into your brewer. Saturate all the grounds within 10 seconds. Pour to the No. 4 or 220g of water if you’re using a scale.

Stir the “slurry” (coffee and water mixture) and place the plunger on the brew chamber and pull up slightly to create a pressure seal.

Wait 1:15, remote plunger stir again, then Plunge.  Press with steady pressure, stopping as soon as you hear a hissing sound.

Chemex

chemex

What you need
8-cup Chemex
Chemex Filter
Grinder
42g ( 6 Tablespoons) of coffee
Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
Scale
Timer
Stir stick
Mug

Steps to the perfect cup

Pre-heat Chemex Filter in the brewer, rinse with hot water. This preheats brewer and rinses the filter.

Add 42g or 6 Tablespoons of coffee ground like Kosher salt. Then Zero out scale.

Pour until all the grounds are saturated or until you reach about 150g. Allow water to bloom for 20 seconds

Pour 30 grams of water at a time until you’ve reached 450g of water.

Finish pouring at 1:45 fill the brewer flush to the top of 700g of water. At 4:00 minutes you should be pretty close to volume, about 20 ounces.

Serve and Enjoy!

French Press

french

What you need
8 cup French Press brewer
Grinder
56g (8 Tablespoons) of fresh coffee
Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
Wooden spoon or coffee paddle
Scale
Timer
Mug

Steps to the perfect cup

Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water.

Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse

Start your count-up timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up halfway to the top saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are no dry spots.

Now, fill it all the way to the top with water. Put the top on and allow the coffee to brew without pressing it down.

At 4:00, you are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.

Serve it up. Pour coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter.