BREWING GUIDES

 

AEROPRESS

Using an Aeropress is a super-easy way to make quality coffee whether you’re at home or travelling. 

Follow this guide to brew the perfect Aeropress brew..... 

1. HEAT WATER
Bring your water to a boil then let it cool for about 1 minute. (You're aiming for something in between 80°C and 90°C.)

2. GRIND COFFEE
Measure out 2 full AeroPress scoops of coffee beans (about 4 tablespoons) and grind until fine. See our Grind Guide for correct grind settings.

3. WET THE FILTER
Assemble the AeroPress with a paper filter inside the cap and place on top of a mug or cup. Drizzle a little warm water in to wet the filter.

4. ADD THE COFFEE
Place the funnel on top of the cup and pour in the coffee. Remove the funnel.

5. ADD WATER & STIR
Pour in coffee until it comes up to the top line on the AeroPress. Use the paddle stirrer (or a spoon) to stir once, briefly.

6. PRESS
Insert the plunger. Firmly press down the plunger until you hear a long hiss.

7. ENJOY

 

FILTER (Pour Over)

Pour over coffee is a mild, simple brewing method which has become a favourite of many coffee lovers because of the clean, flavoursome taste it produces. 

Follow this guide to brew the perfect Filter Pour Over brew.....

1. PREP THE PAPER
Put filter paper into your device, and place it on top of your mug or server. Rinse the paper with hot water, then discard the water. Rinsing gets rid of the paper taste, and also pre-warms the brewer and mug or server.

2. GRIND COFFEE

Grind 20g of coffee and place it in the filter. Gently tap the device on the bench to settle the grounds into a flat bed. See our Grind Guide for correct grind settings.

3. FIRST POUR
Gently pour in 50g of water, just off the boil. Your water should be around 96°C. If you don’t have a temperature-controlled kettle, leave your water for a minute or two once it’s boiled and you’ll be close. Pour the water in a circular motion from the outside of the filter towards the centre.

4. STIR THE BLOOM

Stir to make sure all the grounds are wet, and wait 30 seconds. This initial wait is called the "bloom" and gives time for the gasses trapped in the coffee to escape.

5. MORE WATER

Gently pour in more water until you’ve added a total of 250ml. Pour using a circular motion. Pour each new batch of water in gently, trying not to disturb the coffee grounds too much.

6. STIR & SERVE
Gently stir again once the pour is complete. Stirring will help ensure all the grounds are evenly extracted. Wait around 30 more seconds until the water has passed through, remove the device from the mug and serve.

7. ENJOY

 

PLUNGER (French Press)

The Plunger (or French Press) is a simple and popular brew method that can bring out a depth of flavour missed by an espresso shot. When brewed correctly, the plunger produces a full flavoured, creamy-bodied coffee.

Follow this guide to brew the perfect Plunger brew.....

1. BOIL WATER
We recommend at least 600g of filtered water.

2. PREHEAT YOUR PLUNGER
Pour 100-200g of boiling water into your Plunger. Leave it in your Plunger for 30-60 seconds, then discard the water.

3. GRIND COFFEE
Weigh out 25g of whole bean coffee and grind to a course Plunger grind. See our Grind Guide for correct grind settings.

4. RESET/TARE YOUR PLUNGER & GROUNDS
Place your Plunger on your scale and add ground coffee. Reset/Tare your scale back to zero.

5. JUST ADD WATER
Pour boiling water into your Plunger to reach 400g of water

6. ADD LID TO PLUNGER
Remove from scale and place the lid onto your Plunger.

7. WAIT!! 
Set your timer for 4 minutes and be patient :)

8. PLUNGE
At 4 minutes, apply even pressure to the plunger until it reaches the bottom.
 

9. SERVE
Once you've finished plunging, be sure to serve your coffee immediately or decant it into a separate preheated jug or other vessel.

10. ENJOY!

 

STOVETOP (Moka Pot)

The Stovetop Moka Pot was invented in 1933 when Italy’s economy was suffering from the Great Depression. It was marketed as an affordable way to enjoy daily espresso at home, and thereby avoiding cafe prices. Many people still use the Stovetop today and it is commonly regarded as one of the best ways to make homemade espresso without the cost and complexity of a full espresso machine.

Follow this guide to brew the perfect Stovetop brew.....

1. FILL POT

Fill the bottom chamber of the Moka Pot with cold water, stop when it reaches the indicator line, or just below the steam nozzle.

2. GRIND COFFEE

You will need to grind enough coffee beans to fill the filter basket chamber (the amount will vary depending on the size of your stovetop). See our Grind Guide for correct grind settings.

3. FILL BASKET

Gently pack the filter basket with the freshly ground coffee. Settle the grounds by gently tapping the basket on the bench top, then use your finger to level off the surface, leaving a flat but full basket of ground coffee. Be sure to brush away any loose grounds that are around the edges of the filter basket.

4. ASSEMBLE 

Carefully place the filter basket chamber filled with ground coffee on top of the bottom chamber. Keep the Stovetop upright during this process and avoid over-tightening the chambers. Do not use the handle as a "crank" to tighten.

5. BREW

Place the Stovetop on a stove that is set at a moderate heat. The brewing process should take about five minutes. As soon as the last drop filters through, remove it from the heat and close the lid to the top chamber. 

6. POUR

Once there is no more coffee being released, pour the coffee into espresso cups. Prior to serving the coffee, it is a good idea to heat the cups by filling them with hot water so that the coffee stays hotter for longer. Avoid leaving any excess coffee in the Stovetop as it will become astringent if left for too long. 

7. ENJOY