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The Coffee  

Brewing Guide

Brewing Methods

Making a delicious cup of coffee at home (or work) can be fun and simple if you have the right tools and ingredients. We’ve put together some easy to follow guidelines for various brewing methods to get you started!  Remember, these are just guidelines so feel free to experiment to make YOUR perfect cup of coffee.  Cheers!

Hario V60

Chemex Pour Over Coffee

Chemex

French Press

Aero Press

Hario V60

We love the V60 for its simplicity and the clean and balanced cup of coffee it produces using the pour-over method.

 

Brew Time: 2:30 – 3:00 minutes

 

Ingredients :

  • 20 grams fresh, whole bean coffee

  • 12 + liquid ounces filtered water.  Add a little extra to pre-wet the filter.

 

You will need:

  •  Hario V60-02 Dripper

  •  V60-02 Filters

  •  Burr Grinder

  •  Pouring Kettle

  •  Digital Gram Scale

  •  Timer

 

Steps to Brew: 

  1. Boil filtered water – Ideal brew temperature is between 195 to 205 degrees. (30-45 seconds off boil)

  2. Weigh then grind 20g of whole beans (medium-fine consistency; table salt-like).

  3. Place filter into V60 and set atop preferred brewing vessel. Pre-wet filter using hot water and discard water once it has filtered through.

  4. Add coffee to filter and give it a gentle shake to settle the grounds.  Place the V60 and brewing vessel onto scale and tare (reset to zero).

  5. Start the timer and gently pour 40g of water into the center of the bed of grounds to allow the coffee to absorb the water aka “bloom”.  Let stand for 45 seconds.

  6. In an even, circular motion, begin pouring a steady stream of hot water slowly over the grounds until the scale displays 320 grams.  If necessary, break up pours evenly so that the water does not rise too much over the grounds.  Also, try not to pour the water directly onto the filter as this can lead to under-extraction of the coffee grounds.

  7. Once all the water has filtered through, discard the filter and enjoy!

The Chemex

The Chemex has been around since 1941 and for many, continues to be a favorite brew method amongst coffee drinkers worldwide.  It produces a clean and bright cup and is perfect for brewing coffee for two.

 

Brew Time: 4:30 – 5:00 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 40 grams fresh, whole bean coffee

  • 21 + liquid ounces filtered water.  Add a little extra to pre-wet the filter.

 

You will need:

  •  6 or 8 cup Chemex

  •  Paper Chemex Filter

  •  Burr Grinder

  •  Pouring Kettle

  •  Digital Gram Scale

  •  Timer

 

Steps to Brew:

  1. Boil filtered water – Ideal brew temperature is between 195 to 205 degrees. (30-45 seconds off boil)

  2. Weigh then grind 40g of whole beans (medium-coarse consistency).

  3. Place filter into Chemex with multi-layered side of filter against the spout. Pre-wet filter using hot water and discard water once it has filtered through.

  4. Add coffee to filter and give it a gentle shake to settle the grounds.  Place the Chemex onto scale and tare (reset to zero).

  5. Start the timer and gently pour 80g of water into the center of the bed of grounds to allow the coffee to absorb the water aka “bloom”.  Let stand for 45 seconds.

  6. In an even, circular motion, begin pouring a steady stream of hot water slowly over the grounds until the scale displays 630 grams.  If necessary, break up pours evenly so that the water does not rise too much over the grounds.  Also, try not to pour the water directly onto the filter as this can lead to under-extraction of the coffee grounds.

  7. Once all the water has filtered through, discard the filter and enjoy!

French Press

The very popular and easy-to-use French Press can brew a rich, heavy-bodied cup of coffee for several people at one time. 

 

Brew Time: 4 minutes

 

Ingredients vary depending on size of French Press:

  • 3 cup Press: 22g of coffee to 340g of water

  • 8 cup Press: 55g of coffee to 850g of water

  • 12 cup Press: 82g of coffee to 1250g of water

 

You will need:

  • French Press

  • Burr Grinder

  • Pouring Kettle

  • Digital Gram Scale

  • Timer

Steps to Brew:

  1. Using a coarse grind setting, grind desired amount of coffee and put it into the French Press.

  2. Boil filtered water – Ideal brew temperature is between 195 to 205 degrees. (30-45 seconds off boil)

  3. Place French Press onto scale and tare scale (reset to zero). Pour suggested weight of water into French Press and start a 4 minute timer.

  4. After a minute has passed, gently stir to fully saturate the coffee grounds.

  5. Place the lid/filter on top of the French Press and ensure the coffee is fully saturated and submerged below the surface of the water.

  6. Wait 4 minutes and slowly press the lid/filter down.  Immediately transfer coffee into mug(s) or another vessel to prevent over-extraction.

  7. Relax and enjoy!

Aero Press

The portable AeroPress brews a sweet, full-bodied cup of coffee for those on the go.  It is a popular brewing method for road trips and camping as it does not require having access to a scale or pouring kettle.

 

Brew Time: 1:30 to 2:00 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 17 grams fresh, whole bean coffee

  • 9-10 + liquid ounces filtered water.

 

You will need:

  •  AeroPress

  •  AeroPress Filters

  •  Burr Grinder

  •  Hot water just off of boil (200-205 degrees)

  •  Paddle or spoon

  •  Digital Gram Scale (optional)

  •  Timer

  •  Mug

 

Steps to Brew:

  1. Measure 17g of coffee (about 2 ½ tbsp) and grind to table salt-like consistency.

  2. Prepare the AeroPress by placing filter in the basket and set atop mug. Rinse the filter with hot water to get rid of any unwanted paper taste.

  3. Discard the rinse water and screw filter basket to the bottom of the brew chamber.  Place back on top of mug and add 17g of coffee.  (Use optional funnel if needed)

  4. Start timer as soon as you begin pouring hot water into brewer.  Pour to the No. 4 line or 220g if using a scale.  All grounds should be covered with hot water within 10 seconds.

  5. Stir using paddle or spoon to ensure grounds are fully saturated.  Place the plunger on the brew chamber and slowly press down with consistent pressure until you hear a hissing sound.  The end result should yield about seven to eight ounces of coffee.

  6. Discard the filter and coffee grounds. Enjoy!