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.
- Warm the cafetière A quick rinse of boiled water helps keep the coffee stay warm.
- 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.
- Pour in the water Add water that’s just off the boil (92-96°C)
- Let it brew Stir and leave for 4-5 minutes
- Plunge, pour and enjoy Push the plunger all the way down (if it resists, wait a little longer). Pour and enjoy.
- Prepare the Aeropress Place a filter in the basket and attach to the chamber, rinse the chamber and filter with boiled water.
- 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.
- 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.
- Let it brew Insert the plunger and pull it up a little to make a pressure seal. Wait for 30 seconds.
- Plunge and enjoy Plunge gently and steadily - and when you hear a hissing sound, it’s done. Enjoy.
- Prepare the Chemex Put in a filter and rinse with boiled water (make sure to pour the water back out).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve and enjoy Lift the filter off, pour and enjoy.
- Prepare the V60 Place your V60 on top of your mug, put in a filter and rinse with boiled water.
- 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.
- First pour Pour over 30ml of water just off the boil (92-96°C) until the grounds are saturated. Wait 15 seconds.
- Second pour Slowly pour over the remaining water approximately 220ml, working in a slow spiral. It should take roughly 2-3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy Remove V60, pour and enjoy.