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BREWING COFFEE

Brew coffee how you like it. Try different grinds, ratios or temperatures. Use fancy equipment, a drip machine or a campfire. We all have our special and unique way to enjoy our coffee.

Here you can find some of our favorite recipes and tips for you to try at home.

Whole beans will stay fresher longer, so try not to grind until you are ready to brew.

Use 195F to 205F filtered (not distilled) water if your tap water does not taste good.

We recommend starting with 2 tbsp of coffee to 6 oz of water (1:16 coffee to water ratio). 

Store whole bean coffee away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

CHEMEX

 

METHOD pour over

STRENGTHS cleaner/aromatic  fruity strong coffee

GRIND meduim-course [setting 20 on Baratza]

TOOLS  Chemex filter  kettle  scale  grinder

RATIO  40g coffee  640g water

  1. Place filter in Chemex with thick side facing the pouring spout. Wet filter with hot water until saturated, and then discard water.

  2. Grind 40g of coffee to a medium-course grind and set kettle with 640g of water to 205F.

  3. Place Chemex with filter and ground coffee on scale, and then tare.

  4. Pour roughly 150g of hot water evenly over coffee grounds until saturated.

  5. Let bloom for about 30 seconds, and then pour another 350g of hot water evenly over coffee grounds.

  6. After about 2 minutes, pour the remaining hot water evenly over coffee grounds.

  7. Once all water has filtered through, gently stir coffee and serve.

 

METHOD pour over

STRENGTHS strong/aromatic  light fruity coffee

TOOLS  V60  filter mug kettle scale grinder
GRIND meduim [setting 15 on Baratza]

RATIO  21g coffee 336g water

  1. Fold filter into cone, and then place in V60. Wet filter with hot water until saturated, and then place V60 over mug.

  2. Grind 21g of coffee to a medium grind and set kettle with 336g of water to 205F.

  3. Place V60 with coffee and mug on scale, and then tare.

  4. Pour roughly 75g of hot water evenly over coffee grounds until saturated.

  5. Let bloom for about 30 seconds, and then slowly pour the remaining hot water evenly over coffee grounds.

  6. After all water has filtered through, remove V60 and filter from mug and enjoy.

HARIO V60

FRENCH PRESS

 

METHOD immersion

STRENGTHS aromatic/full body  stronger coffees

TOOLS  French Press kettle scale grinder

GRIND course [setting 28 on Baratza]

RATIO  40g coffee 640g water

  1. Pre-heat French Press with hot water.

  2. Grind 40g of coffee to a course grind and set kettle of 640g of water to 205F.

  3. Pour out water from French press, add ground coffee, set on scale and tare.

  4. Pour roughly half the hot water (110g) evenly over coffee grounds to saturate.

  5. Let sit for about 30 seconds, and then slowly pour the remaining hot water evenly over the coffee grounds and stir.

  6. Take French press off scale, place lid on top gently, and then wait 3.5 minutes.

  7. Slowly push the plunger down with even pressure.  

  8. Serve quickly to prevent the coffee becoming bitter.

AEROPRESS

 

METHOD immersion

STRENGTHS aromatic  fruity coffees

TOOLS  AeroPress+filter stirrer mug kettle scale grinder
GRIND medium-fine [setting 12 on Baratza]

RATIO  16g coffee 220g water

  1. Place filter in filter holder and attach to bottom of AeroPress. Then, rinse with hot water to wet filter.

  2. Grind 16g of coffee to a medium-fine grind and set kettle of 220g of water to 205F.

  3. Assemble plunger and chamber. Then, place on scale, add coffee, and then tare.  Numbers should be upside down.

  4. Pour about 40g of hot water evenly over coffee grounds to saturate.

  5. Let sit for about 30 seconds, and then slowly pour the remaining hot water evenly over coffee grounds.

  6. After about a minute, stir to agitate. Fasten the cap with filter to chamber.

  7. Flip entire AeroPress over onto your mug, and slowly push the plunger down with even pressure.

  8. Remove AeroPress and enjoy.

AUTO-DRIP 

 

METHOD drip

STRENGTHS convenient

TOOLS  12 cup coffee maker filter mug scale grinder
GRIND medium [setting 18 on Baratza]

RATIO  80g coffee (8-10 Tbsp)  1280g water (40 fl.oz)

  1. Place filter in coffee maker. 

  2. Grind 80g of coffee to a medium grind and place in filter (level grounds).

  3. Fill coffee maker with 40 ounces of water.

  4. Start brewing.

  5. Turn off hot plate when done brewing to not burn coffee.

  6. Pour and enjoy.

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