HOW TO BREW

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How to Brew

Drip machine

  • Brewing coffee for a drip machine is fairly straightforward. Here's a step-by-step guide:

    1. Grind your coffee beans: Use a medium grind size, similar to sea salt. The grind should be coarse enough that it doesn't clog the filter but fine enough for good extraction.

    2. Measure your coffee: A good starting point is using 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water. Adjust to your taste preference.

    3. Add water: Fill the water reservoir of your drip machine with fresh, cold water. Use the appropriate amount for the number of cups you want to brew.

    4. Insert a filter: Place a paper filter in the filter basket. Make sure it fits snugly without overhanging.

    5. Add coffee grounds: Pour the measured coffee grounds into the filter.

    6. Start brewing: Turn on the drip machine and wait for it to complete the brewing process. The water will drip through the coffee grounds and into the carafe below.

    7. Serve: Once brewing is complete, pour yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee and enjoy!

    8. Clean up: Discard the used coffee grounds and rinse the filter basket and carafe for easy cleanup.

    Remember, the quality of your coffee will also depend on the quality of your beans, water, and the cleanliness of your machine. Enjoy your coffee!

  • Chemex

  • Brewing coffee with a Chemex requires a slightly different approach compared to a drip machine. Here's how to do it:

    1. Grind your coffee beans: Grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency, similar to sea salt.

    2. Measure your coffee: A common ratio is 1:16 coffee to water, but you can adjust to your taste. For example, use 30 grams of coffee for every 480 grams (or milliliters) of water.

    3. Heat water: Heat your water to around 200°F (93°C). It's crucial to use freshly boiled water to ensure proper extraction.

    4. Prep the Chemex: Place a Chemex bonded filter in the top of the brewer, making sure the thicker side is facing the spout. Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any papery taste and preheat the Chemex.

    5. Add coffee grounds: Add your ground coffee into the Chemex filter.

    6. Bloom the coffee: Start by pouring just enough hot water to saturate the grounds evenly. Let it bloom for about 30 seconds, allowing the coffee to release trapped gases.

    7. Continue pouring: Slowly pour the rest of the hot water over the coffee grounds in a circular motion, ensuring all the grounds are saturated evenly.

    8. Let it drip: Allow the coffee to drip through the filter into the bottom of the Chemex. This process may take a few minutes.

    9. Serve: Once all the water has passed through the coffee grounds, remove the filter and discard it. Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your cups and enjoy!

    10. Clean up: Rinse the Chemex with warm water and let it dry thoroughly for future use.

    Brewing with a Chemex can be a bit more involved than a drip machine, but it offers a unique and flavorful cup of coffee. Enjoy experimenting with different coffee beans and grind sizes to find your perfect brew!

  • French Press

  • Brewing coffee with a French press, also known as a press pot or plunger pot, is a simple and classic method. Here's how to do it:

    1. Grind your coffee beans: Use a coarse grind, similar to breadcrumbs. This helps prevent sediment from passing through the filter.

    2. Measure your coffee: A common ratio is 1:15 coffee to water, but you can adjust to your taste. For example, use 30 grams of coffee for every 450 grams (or milliliters) of water.

    3. Heat water: Heat your water to around 200°F (93°C). It's essential to use freshly boiled water to ensure proper extraction.

    4. Add coffee grounds: Add your ground coffee into the French press.

    5. Add water: Pour the hot water over the coffee grounds, ensuring they're fully immersed. Give it a gentle stir to ensure all the grounds are saturated.

    6. Steep: Place the lid on the French press with the plunger pulled all the way up to retain heat. Let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes. Adjust the steeping time to your preference for stronger or weaker coffee.

    7. Press: After the desired steeping time, slowly press down the plunger, using steady pressure. This separates the grounds from the brewed coffee.

    8. Serve: Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your cups immediately to prevent over-extraction.

    9. Enjoy: Savor the rich and flavorful cup of coffee brewed with your French press.

    10. Clean up: After serving, rinse the French press with warm water and let it dry thoroughly. Disassemble the plunger and filter parts for a more thorough cleaning when needed.

    French press brewing is appreciated for its simplicity and ability to highlight the nuanced flavors of the coffee beans. Adjust the grind size, coffee-to-water ratio, and steeping time to suit your taste preferences. Happy brewing!

  • Pour over

  • Brewing coffee with a pour-over method involves manually pouring hot water over coffee grounds, allowing for precise control over the brewing process. Here's how to do it:

    1. Grind your coffee beans: Grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency, similar to sea salt.

    2. Prepare your equipment: Place a paper filter in your pour-over dripper (such as a Hario V60 or Chemex), and set it over your mug or carafe. Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any papery taste and preheat the dripper and vessel.

    3. Measure your coffee: A common ratio is 1:16 coffee to water, but you can adjust to your taste. For example, use 25 grams of coffee for every 400 grams (or milliliters) of water.

    4.
    Heat water: Heat your water to around 200°F (93°C). It's crucial to use freshly boiled water to ensure proper extraction.

    5. Add coffee grounds: Add your ground coffee into the rinsed filter in the pour-over dripper.

    6. Bloom the coffee: Start by pouring a small amount of hot water (about twice the weight of the coffee grounds) over the grounds to saturate them evenly. Let it bloom for about 30 seconds, allowing the coffee to release trapped gases.

    7. Begin pouring: Slowly pour the rest of the hot water over the coffee grounds in a circular motion, starting from the center and spiraling outward. Aim to keep the water level just below the top of the filter to maintain an even extraction.

    8. Control the pour: Pour the water in intervals, allowing the coffee grounds to absorb the water and drip through the filter gradually.

    9. Finish pouring: Once you've reached the desired coffee-to-water ratio, allow the remaining water to drip through the filter completely.

    10. Serve: Once all the water has passed through the coffee grounds, remove the dripper from your mug or carafe and discard the used filter.

    11. Enjoy: Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your cup and savor the complex flavors and aromas.

    12. Clean up: Dispose of the used coffee grounds and rinse the pour-over dripper and vessel with warm water for easy cleanup.

    Pour-over brewing allows for meticulous control over the brewing variables, resulting in a clean, flavorful cup of coffee. Experiment with different grind sizes, water temperatures, and pouring techniques to customize your brew to perfection.