How to Brew great coffee

Brew Coffee

How to enjoy the best coffee

Coffee press When you make coffee using a coffee press, the coffee filter not only keeps the natural oil, but it also extracts all the flavor of the coffee. Rich, deep, consistent flavors will not disappear.

Grind and measure

Use coarse ground coffee that resembles sea salt in your press, and measure 2 tablespoons per 6 ounces of water.
TIP: Remember, coffee is like produce. Buy it often in small quantities to enjoy it at the peak of freshness.

Add hot water

Fill the press with hot water that’s just off the boil. Make sure to saturate all the grounds.
TIP: To give your coffee the best possible flavor, use filtered or bottled water.

Place plunger and brew

Put the plunger back on the press without pushing it down, and let the coffee brew for 4 minutes.

Press and pour

Gently push down the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the press, and enjoy.

Pour-Over

   

Pour-over is a beautifully simple and accessible way to brew a single cup of coffee with clean, fully developed flavor and body. 

 

Measure and boil

Measure as much water as you’re going to use to brew, plus a little extra for rinsing the filter, and bring it to a boil.

Pre-moisten filter

Briefly rinse the paper filter with hot water, and discard the rinse water. This will give your coffee the purest flavor possible.

Measure and grind

Next, measure your coffee. For pour-over, use coffee ground for a paper cone. It’s a relatively fine grind that looks like granulated sugar. Measure 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water.

Pour and pause

Use hot water that’s just off the boil and fill the cone halfway to saturate the grounds. Pause for 10 seconds and let the coffee bloom. This allows the coffee to hydrate evenly and begin to develop flavor.

Complete the pour and enjoy

Slowly add the rest of the water, pouring in small, steady circles to cover all the grounds.  Enjoy immediately.
TIP: To make your pour-over more consistent, use a timer. It should take about 3 minutes to make a cup.

Iced Pour-Over

   

Iced pour-over is a simple and approachable way to make rich, full-flavored iced coffee one pitcher at a time.  

 

Pre-moisten filter

Briefly rinse the paper filter with hot water, and discard the rinse water. This will give your coffee the purest flavor possible.

Choose the right grind

For pour-over, use coffee ground for a paper cone. It’s a relatively fine grind that looks like granulated sugar.

Measure

Iced pour-over is brewed at double strength and diluted with ice, so measure 4 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of hot water.

Pour and pause

Use hot water that’s just off the boil and fill the cone halfway to saturate the grounds. Pause for 10 seconds and let the coffee bloom. This lets it hydrate evenly and begin to develop flavor.

Complete the pour

Slowly add the rest of the water, pouring in small, steady circles to cover all the grounds.

Add ice

Pour your brewed coffee over fresh ice to chill, and serve immediately.
TIP: African coffees are popular for iced pour-over because of their superb juicy body, and tangy, sparkling citrus notes.

Coffee Brewer

   

Drip coffee is a convenient way to make great coffee. With the right grind and pure water, you can brew a fantastic cup of coffee in a coffee brewer. 

 

Choose the right grind

For a flat bottom filter, use a medium grind that resembles sea salt. Cone filters use a finer grind that resembles granulated sugar.

Measure

Use 2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee for every 6 ounces of water.

Brew and enjoy

TIP: Brewed coffee is always best fresh, so make as much as you’ll enjoy in a sitting. Reheating coffee can dull the flavor.