Tips forBrewing and Grindingat Home

A couple of brewing tips can seriously upgrade the flavour in your mug. Here’s our handy guide to home coffee prep.

 

GRINDING

• Our pre-ground coffee is designed for cafetiere, filter, Chemex and V60 – but grinding at home is a way to fine tune your brewing even further. Here are a couple of tips.
• For the best results, grind less than 15 minutes before you brew.
• Go for a burr grinder rather than a blade grinder, for a more even grind.
• A fine grind is about the texture of flour, a medium grind is like table salt and a coarse grind is similar to breadcrumbs.

 

BREWING

• The ratio of coffee grounds to water is the same however you brew it and however much you’re making – just use 15g for every 250ml of water.

CAFETIERE

• A quick rinse of boiled water helps keep the coffee stay warm.
• Add 15g of coffee for every 250ml of water – that’s about 1tbsp per mug. If you’re grinding at home, go for a coarse grind.
• Add water that’s just off the boil (92-96°C)
• Stir and leave for 4-5 minutes
• Push the plunger all the way down (if it resists, wait a little longer). Pour and enjoy.

AEROPRESS

• Place a filter in the basket and attach to the chamber, rinse the chamber and filter with boiled water.
• Place the Aeropress on your mug and Add 15g of coffee (about 1 heaped tbsp). If you’re grinding at home, go for a fine grind.
• Pour on water that’s just off the boil (92-96°C) up to the ‘4’ mark or 250ml. Stir for 10 seconds.
• Insert the plunger and pull it up a little to make a pressure seal. Wait for 30 seconds.
• Plunge gently and steadily – and when you hear a hissing sound, it’s done. Enjoy.

CHEMEX

• Put in a filter and rinse with boiled water (make sure to pour the water back out).
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Add 45g of coffee (about 3 tbsp) and shake gently so it sits level. If you’re grinding at home, go for a medium grind.
Pour over 90ml of water just off the boil (92-96°C) going in a slow spiral from the centre outwards until the grounds are saturated. Wait 30 seconds.
• Slowly pour over the remaining water approximately 660ml, this time spiralling from the outer edges inwards. It should take roughly 3-4 minutes.
Lift the filter off, pour and enjoy.

V60

Place your V60 on top of your mug, put in a filter and rinse with boiled water.
• Add 15g of coffee (about 1 tbsp) and shake gently so it sits level. If you’re grinding at home, go for a medium grind.
• Pour over 30ml of water just off the boil (92-96°C) until the grounds are saturated. Wait 15 seconds.
• Slowly pour over the remaining water approximately 220ml, working in a slow spiral. It should take roughly 2-3 minutes.
• Remove V60, pour and enjoy.

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