How to brew good coffee 🪴
- Boil water (enough to fill the kettle).
- Measure and grind coffee beans to ~50g of coffee grounds (about sea-salt like texture).
- Fold the Chemex filter using the triple fold technique (three vs one). Place the filter in pour over with the thicker (three fold) side positioned towards the spout.
- Once the water has boiled, pour enough to wet the filter. Swish and pour out the water.
- Add ~50g coffee grounds to the filter in the pour over. Shake so the ground bed is even.
- Bloom: Pour about 100g of water in a circular motion about (enough to wet the grounds). This allows carbon dioxide that may have been trapped to be released.
- Pour technique…
This is where things get weird.
Circle pour, center pour
I did like this technique and thought the coffee was good. It seems like this way isn’t as popular as the timed circle pour. It was a lot easier and I didn’t have to be as meticulous.
Circle pour from outside in
Did this and not sure if I really taste the difference. Is it worth the extra effort to time the pours?
Circle pour from inside out
(Update - May 4. 2023) - Hard to tell the difference. I have been trying this technique and the coffee tastes good. However, it’s really hard to control the pour even with my gooseneck kettle. Do I need to be taller? I might try to compare two cups made with the different techniques to see if I can even tell a difference.
Using French Press
Been re-visiting the french press lately. My mini french press has been awesome to make a cup of decaf coffee when the urge hits past 3pm.
- Boil water (600 fluid oz).
- Scoop 2 tbsp of ground coffee (using Trader Joes Decaf) into french press.
- 30 seconds-ish after water has boiled, pour 600 fl oz into french press.
- Plunge just until top of the water bed.
- Set a timer for 4 minutes.
- After 4 minutes, plunge fully and pour yourself a cup!
May 6, 2023
- Now we can also travel into more casual place to get advice on how to brew coffee: Reddit!
- Feeling like the Colombian Supremo - Kirkland coffee beans taste slightly strong and bitter with this technique:
- ~50 g of grounds to 700g of water ratio
- Circle pour from inside out
- Really good for using the brew for iced coffee after putting it in the fridge!!