Brew Methods

Pour Over      French Press      Aeropress     Automatic     Gear

 

Pour Over

STEPS FOR BREWING:

1. Pre-heat carafe by rinsing with hot water.

2. Open coffee filter into a cone and place the filter into the top of your coffee maker. 

3. Use freshly-drawn COLD water and heat to near boiling (200 degrees is perfect!). Pre-moisten the filter with heated water.

4. Using a fine grind, put 1 heaping or up to 3 level tablespoons of coffee into the filter, for every 6 ounces of water to be used.

5. Pour a small about of water over the grounds (just enough to wet them without floating).

6. After first wetting, pour more water soaking grounds each time while keeping water level below the top of the filter, until desired amount of coffee is brewed. 

7. Transfer coffee to a pre-heated thermal carafe, discard/compost grounds, serve and enjoy!

Clean Up: After each use, gently wash Pour Over, filter basket,  and thermal carafe with mild soap and water.


French Press

STEPS FOR BREWING:

1. Using a coarse grind, put one rounded tablespoon of coffee per 6 ounces of water to be used, into the bottom of the carafe. (To determine the size of the French Press, refer to the number of ounces on its box).

2. Use freshly-drawn COLD water and heat to near boiling (about 200 degrees is perfect!).

3. Pour water over the grounds filling up your French Press until desired amount of coffee is brewed. Gently give a quick stir with a wooden spoon to evenly saturate the coffee. 

4. Place plunger lid on top of glass carafe and push plunger to the surface of the coffee. Brew up to 4 minutes, slowly press plunger all the way down, and serve all of the coffee immediately. 

Clean Up: After each use, unscrew the filter assembly and clean all the parts with mild soap and water, or in dishwasher.


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Aeropress

STEPS FOR BREWING:

1. Pre-moisten Aeropress filter by placing it in the "cap" part of the press and rinsing over a cup or in sink.

2. Begin heating water and grind your coffee (35 grams), somewhere between what you'd do for drip and for French press but leaning to the coarser side. Put the Aeropress upside down with the plunger extended to the "4", and pour coffee inside.   

Tip: If you spill coffee grounds into the channel where you will screw the filter top onto the press, you will not be able to make a firm seal and will get coffee absolutely everywhere when you flip it back over. Make sure to pour your coffee grounds in neatly, and if you mess up, blow or rinse the coffee out before brewing.

3. For the heated water temperature we're aiming for 188-192° F. For one Aeropress coffee you will need 150 grams of water.

4. Add water and lightly swirl to stir coffee grounds. Lock "cap" with filter in it and steep for 1 minute. Flip over press onto mug and press until water is fully extracted. 

Tip #2: Make sure you use a sturdy cup/mug when plunging down the aeropress. If you use a paper cup you risk crushing the cup and getting hot coffee everywhere!

5. Drink as is, or dilute with 100- 150 grams to taste. Enjoy!


Stove Top Espresso Maker

STEPS FOR BREWING:

1. Fill bottom base with freshly-drawn COLD water to fill line (do not fill past the safety valve).

2. Place finely ground coffee into the brew basket and place it over the base. 

3. Screw top part of maker firmly to the base (do not force).

4. Place coffee maker on stove top burner, keeping handle away from direct flame. 

5. Using hot mitts, remove the espresso maker immediately once the top part is full of coffee. Exercise care because the coffee maker will be HOT!

6. Serve coffee immediately and enjoy!

Clean Up: Wash all parts after each use with mild soap and water, or in dishwasher. 

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Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

STEPS FOR BREWING:

1. Open coffee filter into a cone (or basket) and place the filter into the brew basket. 
(You may pre-wet the filter for a more efficient extraction)

2. Using a medium grind (Drip or Auto Drip), put 1 heaping or up to 3 level tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water into the coffee filter.

3. Fill the water reservoir with the appropriate amount of freshly-drawn COLD water. 

4. Turn on the brewer and watch it go!

5. Transfer coffee to a pre-heated thermal carafe, discard/compost grounds, serve and enjoy!

Clean Up: After every brew cycle, use mild soap and water to clean your coffee pot, brew basket, and thermal carafe to insure you remove any lingering coffee oils.