Coffee brewing methods


Top 5 brewing methods

Hario V60:

Coffee Grind: Medium

Coffee amount: 15g

Time: 4-5 minutes

Method:

  1. Boil 300ml of water.
  2. Place your filter into the V60 dripper 
  3. Wet the filter with the hot water and discard the drained water.
  4. Position the V60 dripper over desired your mug or cup.
  5. Place 15g of grinded coffee into the filter and ensure its level at the top.
  6. Pour 30g of hot water over the coffee to start the blooming process.
  7. Slowly pour the remaining 220ml water over the ground coffee. Start in the middle and then move outward in a spiral so the water covers all the coffee. Allow 30 secs between each pour.
  8. If you are weighing your cup, stop pouring just before 250g.

Aeropress:

Coffee Grind: Fine or espresso

Coffee amount: 17g or 1 heaped Aeropress scoop

Time: 2 minutes

Original Method:

  1. Boil your water to 80-90 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place your filter into the plastic cap and pour a little water over the filter.
  3. Screw the filter cap onto the chamber and place over a cup or mug. Tip: if you’re using an espresso cup, the smaller end of the funnel sits on top of the cup and the AeroPress sits on top of the larger end to create a stable platform.
  4. Add the ground coffee to the AeroPress using the scoop (approx 17g).
  5. Add in the water until it reaches the top line on the AeroPress. 
  6. Stir the water and coffee using the paddle stirrer for about 5-10 seconds.
  7. The plunger should then be inserted and firmly pressed down on for about 20 seconds, until a hissing noise can be heard. This means that there is no water left in the device to be pushed through.
  8. Taste the coffee that has been pressed. The AeroPress produces a fairly concentrated cup of coffee, so you may wish to add a little more hot water if desired.

Inverted Method:

  1. Boil your water to 80-90 degrees Celsius
  2. Assemble the AeroPress upside down by putting the plunger in the chamber and flipping it over. Do not put the cap or filter on yet.
  3. Use the spoon to pour the ground coffee into the chamber.
  4. Pour in hot water until the chamber is almost full, then stir using the paddle or a spoon.
  5. Leave the coffee to steep for between 30 seconds and 1 minute, depending on how weak or strong you like your coffee.
  6. Place a paper filter inside the detachable plastic filter cap and pour a little water over the filter. This is really important with the inverted method to ensure the filter paper stays in place when you flip the AeroPress over. Screw this onto the chamber tightly.
  7. Put your cup upside down on top of the filter cap.
  8. Quickly and carefully turn the AeroPress over, using one hand to hold your cup to the filter cap and one hand to turn the AeroPress by the chamber, so that the cap is now facing down onto a cup.
  9. Press the AeroPress, and you will know that your coffee is fully brewed when it makes a hissing noise.
  10. As with the original method, the coffee should then be tasted and diluted if desired.

Chemex:

Coffee Grind: Medium

Coffee amount: 16-18g

Time: 4-5 minutes

Method:

  1. Boil your water approx 300ml.
  2. Open a CHEMEX® Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers, and place it into the top of the CHEMEX® brewer. The thick (three-layer) portion should cover the pouring spout.
  3. Dampen the filter with the hot water and discard the drained water. Ensure the filter is sealed against the coffeemaker wall.
  4. Place your coffee into the filter.
  5. Pour a little hot water to start the process- wait 30 seconds for the coffee to "bloom". 
  6. After the grounds bloom, slowly pour the brewing water over the grounds while keeping the water level well below the top of the CHEMEX® (quarter inch or more).
  7. Slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using a circular or back-and-forth motion as you pour to ensure an even soaking of the grounds.
  8. Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter with spent grounds out of the brewer and discard.
  9. Pour you coffee into your desired mug and enjoy.

Moka Pot:

Coffee Grind: Fine or Espresso grind

Coffee amount: 20-22g

Time: 4-5 minutes

Method:

  1. Pour boiling water,in the bottom half of your moka pot- just underneath the valve.
  2. Fill the pot’s filter basket with the ground coffee and ensure the coffee is level. Place the filter back into the bottom compartment.
  3. Re-attach the spouted top. Caution! The bottom chamber will be hot.
  4. Place the pot on a stove and set to medium heat.
  5. When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure of the steam will brew your coffee by pushing the water upwards.
  6. Listen carefully for a gurgling sound and remove the moka pot from the heat.
  7. Pour your coffee into your desired cup or mug and enjoy.

French Press:

Coffee Grind: Medium

Coffee amount: 17g

Time: 4-5 minutes

Method:

  1. Preheat your french press by filling it with boiling water. Then, discard the water. 
  2. Add 17g of coffee to the pot.
  3. Pour 300ml of hot water into the pot, and gently stir.
  4. Leave the coffee to brew for approx 4 mins.
  5. Press the plunger down slowly, exerting steady pressure.
  6. Pour you coffee into your desired cup or mug and enjoy.