Brewing Guide

Grinding

Grinding at home

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.

How much coffee should I use?

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.


Cafetiére

  1. Warm the cafetière A quick rinse of boiled water helps keep the coffee stay warm.
  2. Add your coffee 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.
  3. Pour in the water Add water that’s just off the boil (92-96°C)
  4. Let it brew Stir and leave for 4-5 minutes
  5. Plunge, pour and enjoy Push the plunger all the way down (if it resists, wait a little longer). Pour and enjoy.

Aeropress

  1. Prepare the Aeropress Place a filter in the basket and attach to the chamber, rinse the chamber and filter with boiled water.
  2. Add your coffee 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.
  3. Pour in the water Pour on water that’s just off the boil (92-96°C) up to the ‘4’ mark or 250ml. Stir for 10 seconds.
  4. Let it brew Insert the plunger and pull it up a little to make a pressure seal. Wait for 30 seconds.
  5. Plunge and enjoy Plunge gently and steadily - and when you hear a hissing sound, it’s done. Enjoy.

Chemex

  1. Prepare the Chemex Put in a filter and rinse with boiled water (make sure to pour the water back out).
  2. Add your coffee 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.
  3. First pour 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.
  4. Second Pour Slowly pour over the remaining water approximately 660ml, this time spiralling from the outer edges inwards. It should take roughly 3-4 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy Lift the filter off, pour and enjoy.

V60

  1. Prepare the V60 Place your V60 on top of your mug, put in a filter and rinse with boiled water.
  2. Add your coffee 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.
  3. First pour Pour over 30ml of water just off the boil (92-96°C) until the grounds are saturated. Wait 15 seconds.
  4. Second pour Slowly pour over the remaining water approximately 220ml, working in a slow spiral. It should take roughly 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy Remove V60, pour and enjoy.
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