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Brew Rituals

Brew Rituals

Filter Coffee Brew Guide

For those who prefer their coffee black and unadulterated, this article is for you. Since not all household and/or café uses the same grinder, water source and type of coffee. These parameters are the ones we use and will serve as a starting point for you to make great coffee. Feel free to play around to get the taste that suits you.

(We recommend that you use fresh coffee, preferably filter roast, for brewing. Our current recipe is at 1:16 grounds to water ratio.)

 

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Hario V60

-Simple and versatile, the V60 produces coffee that is clean and smooth. It allows the user to be in control of the brew extraction, perfect for those who wants to master their filter game.

What you need:

-Hario V60

-Hario V60 filter

-Grinder

-16 grams (1 heaping tablespoon) of coffee to be grounded at medium grind

-Hot water (around 96 degrees Celsius)

-Brewing Kettle

-Scale

-Timer

-Mug or carafe

Our method:

  1. Fold the edges of the paper filter and place into the dripper and rinse with hot water to eliminate any paper taste and to pre-heat your dripper and carafe/mug.
  2. Measure 16 grams of coffee and grind it medium (same size as kosher salt). Add ground coffee into the dripper.
  3. Pour 40 ml of water and “bloom” for 20-30 seconds depending how fresh is your coffee. When coffee is fresh, the coffee bed “blooms” or raises up and bubbles a bit.
  4. Pour 100 ml of water in one circular motion from middle going outwards. Wait for the water to draw down and pour another 100 ml with the same motion, wait for the coffee to absorb all of the water. Whole process should last 2:30 minutes.
  5. Remove dripper and discard filter, pour into your cup and enjoy.

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Clever Dripper

-Combining the principles of pour over and French Press, the Clever dripper produces a rich yet clean cup of coffee.

What you need:

-Clever Dripper

-Melitta # 4 paper filter (or any size #4 filter)

-Grinder

-16 grams (1 heaping tablespoon) of coffee to be grounded at medium grind

-Hot water (around 96 degrees Celsius)

-Brewing Kettle

-Scale

-Timer

-Brewing stick or spoon

-Mug or carafe

Our method:

  1. Fold the filter starting on the side part then fold the bottom part opposite of the side part, that way it seals the filter. Put into the dripper, with the dripper placed on top of a carafe/mug, rinse with hot water to remove any paper taste and to pre-heat the dripper. Remove dripper from mug and place over a scale.
  2. Measure 16 grams of coffee and grind it medium (same size as kosher salt). Add ground coffee into the dripper.
  3. Pour 40 ml of water and “bloom” for 20-30 seconds depending how fresh is your coffee. When coffee is fresh, the coffee bed “blooms” or raises up and bubbles a bit.
  4. Pour water in a circular motion until scale reaches 240 ml. Stir with a spoon/stick to ensure that water saturates all of the grounds. Steep for 2 minutes and place dripper on top of carafe to release brewed coffee.
  5. Once all of the coffee was released, remove dripper and discard the filter. Place coffee into your cup and enjoy.

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French Press

-One of the easiest (if not the easiest) way to brew coffee. Perfect for fuss-free cup of full-flavored brew.

What you need:

-Single serve French Press

-Grinder

-16 grams (1 heaping tablespoon) of coffee to be grounded coarsely

-Hot water (around 96 degrees Celsius)

-Brewing Kettle (optional)

-Scale

-Timer

-Brewing stick or spoon

Our method:

  1. Pre-heat press together with the plunger to help maintain temperature while brewing.
  2. Measure 16 grams of coffee (multiply recipe if using a larger press) and grind coarsely (like rock salt).
  3. Discard water from the press and place ground coffee into the press. Start your timer as you pour hot water until the scale reaches 250 ml. Break the crust on top using a coffee stick or spoon and give it a stir. Place the plunger on top of the press carefully not to press it down. Steep for 4 minutes.
  4. After 4 minutes, slowly press the plunger all the way down. Pour directly to your cup or in a carafe (if brewing more than one cup) to avoid over-extraction. Enjoy!

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Kalita Wave

- Kalita Wave drippers feature a flat-bottomed brew bed for even extraction, and a filter design that reduces contact between the brewing space and the dripper itself, hence a different method and a coarser grind is needed.

What you need:

-Kalita Wave Dripper

-Kalita Wave Filter

-Grinder

-16 grams (1 heaping tablespoon) of coffee grounded coarser than V60

-Hot water (around 96 degrees Celsius)

-Brewing Kettle

-Mug or carafe

-Scale

-Timer

Our method:

  1. Place filter into dripper and rinse with hot water to remove any paper taste and to pre-heat the dripper.
  2. Measure 16 grams of coffee and grind it medium-coarse. Add ground coffee into the dripper.
  3. Pour 40 ml of water and “bloom” for 20-30 seconds depending how fresh is your coffee. When coffee is fresh, the coffee bed “blooms” or raises up and bubbles a bit.
  4. Pour water in a circular motion until scale reaches 100 ml and continue pouring on a steady stream in the middle until it reaches 250 ml. Wait for the brew to finish, around 3 minutes.
  5. Remove dripper and discard the filter. Place coffee into your cup and enjoy.

 

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