Home Brewing Coffee Methods Guide

Home Brewing Coffee Methods Guide

FRENCH PRESS

The French press, is a full immersion brewing method. Coffee grounds sit suspended in brewing water for 4 minutes before a plunger is pressed, filtering the coffee using a wire mesh.

 The full immersion process creates a thick body, partially due to actual particulate suspended in the product. A coarse grind is used to compensate for the long water exposure, and to prevent grinds from getting through the coarse mesh. French presses come in many sizes, and are ideal for serving larger groups.

I N S T R U C T I O N S

 Servings Serves 1-2 people

Prep Time 4 minutes

Ratio 1:15

·       34g Coffee

·       500g Water


Aeropress Brewing

AEROPRESS

This method has become popular for use with some of the best specialty coffee. This method combines filter brewing with full immersion, as well as the addition of manual pressure. Coffee brews in a plastic chamber, and is then forced by a plunger to pass through a paper filter at the end of the chamber. Aeropress brews a more concentrated cup than most filter methods.

 I N S T R U C T I O N S

 Servings 1-2 People

Ratio 1:14

·       235g Water

·       17g Coffee


CHEMEX

 Its main feature: Proprietary, chemically bonded filters. These filters are of a thicker gauge than most paper filters. For this reason, Chemex grind is often in fact coarser than most pour over methods, despite the large opening. Chemex is excellent for serving several cups of coffee. Depending on the size of the model, you can do a single serving or brew for a group.

 Fun Fact: It looks like a laboratory apparatus, was invented by a chemist named Peter Schlumbohm in 1941.

I N S T R U C T I O N S

Servings 2-3 People

Prep Time 5 minutes

Ratio 1:14

·       50g Coffee

·       700g Water

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V-60 / Origami - POUR OVER

The “V60” in the name refers to the shape (V) and the angle of slope (60°). The V60 has a couple of features that make it different from other pour over methods:

·       Curved grooves. The intention of these is to create motion during the brewing process, providing agitation and even extraction. These grooves do, however, create the potential for channeling and therefore unintentional bypass.      A relatively large opening. V60 grind size is generally slightly finer to slow the flow of water.

I N S T R U C T I O N S

 Servings: 1-2 People

 Prep Time 4 minutes

Ratio 1:15

·       23g Coffee

·       360g Water

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