Guide to Coffee Brewing
We know that the holidays are the most popular time of year coffee-wise. In the spirit of the season, we want to share our definitive guide to making great-tasting coffee. Downloadable printout with the full guide HERE .Chemex Brewing InstructionsTools needed: Chemex filters
Chemex glass brewer
6 rounded TB of coffee grounds
Kettle and 30 oz of boiling water
Note before starting:
- Yields 20 oz of coffee. You will want to boil more than the 20 oz to allow for grounds to absorb water as well as have enough water to wet the filter/pre-warm the brewer.
- Use coffee with an automatic drip or medium grind only
Step 1: The Chemex filter will be made up of four layers, pull one layer open to make the filter a cone shape leaving three of the layers together. Place the filter into the Chemex brewer with the thick side towards the pouring spout.
Step 2: Remove water from heat after it reaches a rolling boil. Let it sit until it stops boiling vigorously. It should be at about 200 °F.
Step 3: Pour enough of the water over the filter to dampen it. Let it sit for a moment before pouring out the water from the brewer. This washes out any residual paper flavor as well as pre-warms the brewer.
Step 4: Put desired amount of coffee in the filter cone.
Step 5: Pour just enough water on the grounds to dampen them without causing them to float and so just a little starts dripping into the brewer. This allows a process called “blooming”. When pouring the water, do it in an evenly distributive manner, such as going back or forth or in a spiral pattern.French Press Brewing InstructionsTools Needed: French Press Brewer
Freshly roasted coffee – course grind
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Kettle Note before starting:
- Use 1 tablespoon of coffee per 4 oz of boiling water. (Amount may be adjusted for taste.)
- Water temperature needs to be195-205 degrees.
- Before starting it is important to take apart your French Press and clean it completely regularly
Step 1: Put coffee grounds into press pot. Note: The fresher the coffee, the more it will expand due to the amount of CO2 being released.
Step 2: Bring water just to a boil.
Step 3: Pour just enough water over the grounds to saturate them completely. Pouring in a spiral or back and forth motion allows this to be done evenly.
Do NOT fill the pot entirely.
Step 4: Set timer for 3-4 minutes.
Step 5 : Stir grounds slowly using a wooden or plastic utensil as not to cool down the coffee.
Step 6: After coffee has steeped, slow push plunger down to separate the grounds from the coffee.
Step 7: Slowing pour the coffee as soon as you’ve pressed it into preheat coffee cup. as remaining coffee will continue to brew.Pour Over Brewing InstructionsTools Needed: French Press Brewer Freshly roasted coffee – course grind
Kettle Note before starting:
It is recommended to use a ratio of 30g of coffee to every 350g of water.
Water temperature needs to be 205 degrees.
Pour the water at a slow and steady pace. Make sure to stir the mixture after pouring. Use a 2:1 water-coffee ratio.
Before you start brewing, clean your paper filter by rinsing it out with hot water to seal it, and rinse out the paper-taste.
Step 1: Grind the coffee.
Step 2: Place the filter in the pour-over dripper, and add the coffee grinds.
Step 3: Pour the water over the coffee grounds. Pour in a spiral (starting with the outer rim, moving towards the center) to make sure that all the grounds are covered with water.
Step 4: Wait and stir for about 30 seconds, or until most of the water has dripped down into the pot.
Step 5 : Repeat 4 times.