Brewing Guide

Embracing the journey from the diligent hands of the farmer to the meticulous artistry of the roaster, the entire passage of the coffee has been guided by purposeful choices. And now, as you step into the role of the coffee's nurturer, the canvas of choice is yours to paint. With a grinder and scale as your trusted tools, you're on the brink of creating a cup that resonates with your empowered essence.

Tips for Mindful Brewing:

  • Grind your coffee within 15 minutes of the brew.
  • Align the coffee grind's texture with your chosen brewing method – opt for coarser grinds (as in a French Press) for longer brews, and finer grinds (like espresso) for shorter methods.
  • Initiate with a 1-ounce coffee to 16-ounce water ratio (a "1:16" ratio) for your initial brew.
  • Select purified water (clear, chlorine-free, without odor) ranging from 195-205ºF, just a whisper below boiling. Ensure your gear remains pristine and dry during idle moments.
  • Customize as per your palate: Begin by tweaking your grind size, and then experiment with the coffee quantity.

Fine-Tuning Flavor:

Elevate your mastery with the delicate art of refinement through adjusting either the grind or the coffee measure. Remember, altering just one factor at a time is the path to deciphering the secret to your preferred taste experience.

The dimensions of the grind hold great sway over your coffee's flavor journey. No matter the brewing technique, should bitterness prevail, let a coarser grind be your guide; should sour notes dominate, a finer grind shall grant balance.

As you embark on the journey to create your perfect cup of coffee, a realm of options opens up. The power to choose the method that yields the ultimate brew is entirely yours. Whether your preference leans towards the effortlessly simple or indulgently sophisticated, here's a practical guide that explores some of the most beloved brewing methods.

Home Brewer

To brew your coffee with a home brewer, start out with one that is clean and happily-functioning. For every 16 ounces of water, try 1 oz of “drip” ground coffee (or 60 grams of coffee per liter of water)

  • Place a clean & dry filter into the brew basket.
  • Add ground coffee to filter and start the brewing cycle.
  • Swirl the thermos before you pour a cup and enjoy!
  • Do not allow the coffee to continue to cook on a heated plate.

Commercial Batch Brewer

To brew your coffee with a commercial batch brewer you will need medium-coarse ground coffee and a clean brewer.

  • Place a clean, dry filter into the brew basket.
  • Add ground coffee and ensure the ground bed is level – begin brewing.
  • Compost the used grounds and rinse the brew basket as soon as the coffee is finished brewing.
  • Use the center insert of the thermal flask to stir the coffee.

French Press

French Press

To brew your coffee with a French Press you will need 60g of coarsely ground coffee, to 1 liter of nearly-boiling water, a scale (to measure out what you need), and a timer. The entire brewing process takes about 4 minutes, give or take 30 seconds or so. Preheat your French Press by rinsing it with hot water, and be sure to have a separate serving device ready (or a large mug!) ready to transfer the coffee to as soon as it’s finished brewing.

  • Add the ground coffee and start your timer – add all the water from beginning to the 30 second mark.
  • Stir with a spoon to saturate all of the grounds and place the plunger on top, let it sit for 3 minutes.
  • At 3:30 slowly start to sink the plunger down your cup.
  • At 4:00 minutes pour the brewed coffee into a separate service vessel, swirl and enjoy!
  • Once the coffee has cooled, clean the flask, plunger and screen filter gently, but very well. Let air dry.



To brew your coffee with an aeropress you will need 15g of finely ground coffee, 250g of nearly-boiling water, a timer and a scale. The brewing process will take about 2:15, give or take 15 seconds. Prepare your aeropress by adding a filter and rinsing it with hot water to preheat.


  • Place the Aeropress on top of a sturdy mug, then place everything on top of a scale.
  • Tare the scale to zero and add the coffee grounds.
  • Quickly add 60g of water and stir to saturate all the grounds, start your timer and let the coffee “bloom” for 30 seconds.
  • Add the remaining water and remove the mug and press from the scale.
  • At 1:45 slowly press down with medium pressure for 00:30 until you hear a light hissing sound – remove the press, swirl your coffee and enjoy!
  • Once finished, clean each part of the Aeropress well and let air dry.

Kalita 185


To brew your coffee using a Kalita 185, you will need 27g of medium/coarse ground coffee, 400g of nearly-boiling water, a scale, and a timer. You will want to rinse the filter with hot water prior to brewing to preheat the equipment and tare the scale to 0g.

  • Place the Kalita on the scale, add the ground coffee and re-tare the scale to 0g.
  • Start timer and begin adding 50g of water over 0:30 seconds, saturating all of the grounds.
  • Allow the coffee to bloom until 0:45 to 1:00 (or until the coffee has stopped bubbling).
  • Starting in the center, pour in a clockwise spiral motion working towards the outer edge of the filter.
  • Add water until the level reaches 3/4th the height of the dripper, it should be around 220g by 1:15.
  • Let drain to 1/4 of the dripper level.
  • Starting at the edge of the filter, pour in a clockwise spiral motion towards the center of the filter – Pour to 340g by 1:50.
  • Let drain to 1/4 of the dripper level.
  • Starting in the center of the filter, pour in a clockwise spiral motion towards the edge of the filter – Pour to 400g by 2:05 to 2:10.
  • Finish @ 3:00 (+/- 0:30) Swirl and Serve

Moka Pot

Moka Pot

To brew your coffee with a Moka Pot you will need 20g of finely ground coffee and 320g of boiling water. Start by pouring the boiling water into the bottom half of the pot, add your coffee to the basket – give it a shake to settle the grounds, and place the basket on top of the bottom portion.

  • Carefully screw on the Moka pot’s spouted top. *Use caution, the bottom chamber will be hot
  • Place the pot on a stove and apply medium heat with the top open.
  • When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly up through the upper chamber.
  • *If it explodes upward, your water’s too hot, if it burbles slowly, turn up your flame .
  • Your coffee is finished when you hear a bubbling or hissing sound – enjoy within an hour of brewing!


Coffee Siphon

To brew your coffee with a siphon you will need 35g of medium/fine ground coffee, 590g of nearly-boiling water, and a timer.

  • Fill bottom globe with already-heated water (to save time) and place over flame.
  • Insert the hopper, filter and all, into the bulb. Place the entire assembly above your heat source. Let top globe rest on the bottom globe, but do not fit them together too tightly.
  • When water in bottom globe begins to boil, tightly fit top globe onto the bottom globe
  • As water transfers to the top globe, stir to cool water. Turn down the burner as well. Aim for 195°-200°F (94°C) without letting water transfer back to the bottom of the globe. A bit of water will remain in the bottom—this is fine.
  • Pour the freshly ground coffee into the top globe and stir gently to saturate all grounds. Avoid a metal stirrer—use bamboo or plastic. Let steep for 1-2 minutes.
  • After steeping time has passed, stir grounds again and remove flame to start vacuum filtering.
  • Filtering is complete when coffee in bottom globe bubbles (about 1 minute).
  • Pour into pre-heated ceramic cup and serve immediately.

Tips for storing coffee

Imagine coffee beans as little resilient sponges, eager to absorb both aromas and odors. These beans, brimming with the very oils that enchant our senses, are your canvas for the perfect brew. To preserve their freshness, follow these principles and guard your coffee against:

  • Moisture
  • Heat
  • Direct Sunlight
  • Oxygen (minimize exposure)
  • Unwanted Aromas

The finest sanctuary for your opened coffee is a well-sealed, opaque container gracing your pantry shelf.

Avoid the chilly embrace of the refrigerator, for it subjects beans to the peril of condensation's moisture, dampening their essence and leading your cup astray towards a cardboard-like fate. Moreover, fridges and freezers cloak a realm of scents.

Yet, know that the realm of the freezer is a friend to unopened, well-protected packs of whole beans, granting them safe haven for a month's time. Once you retrieve them from their icy slumber, grant them the grace of warming to room temperature within your pantry. Then, grind and brew within two weeks, just as you would with freshly awakened coffee.