Brew Guides

French Press

French Press is a coffee brewing device patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929. It is a full immersion brewing device with a metal mesh filter, perfect for people who like their coffee with a heavier body and bolder mouth feel.


What you will need:

  1. French Press Brewer (3 cups serving portion)
  2. Scale
  3. Timer
  4. Goose neck kettle/Kettle
  5. Wooden spoon
  6. Ground coffee (18 grams, Coarse Grind - #9 on Ditting Grinder )
  7. Hot water(290ml, 90 Degree Celsius)

How to brew:

  1. Warm up French Press brewer by pouring hot water into it.
  2. Discard hot water and pour 18 grams of coarse coffee grounds into the brewer.
  3. Pour 40 grams of hot water into the coffee grounds and let it sit for 30 seconds.
  4. Then add another 250 grams of water.
  5. After 4 minutes, stir gently 3 times, plunge and serve. 
  6. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Make sure your cup is warmed up before pouring coffee in.
  • Once brewing is completed, pour into serving cup immediately to avoid over extraction.

Hario V60

The V60 Dripper gets its name from the 60-degree angle created by the cone’s shape. The V60’s distinctive feature of spiral ribs serve the purpose of lifting the paper filter from the ceramic glass. This allows the coffee to bloom during contact with water during the brewing process. Apart from that, the new V60 design comes with a large hole in the centre, thus allowing more water to make contact with the coffee grounds. This results in an extraction of more nuanced and delightful flavours, thus producing a slightly complex yet bolder cup than a chemex brew.


What you will need:

  1. V60 coffee dripper
  2. Hario Server
  3. V60 paper filter
  4. Weighing scale
  5. Timer
  6. Goose neck kettle
  7. 18 grams of ground coffee (Medium coarse - #8 on Ditting Grinder)
  8. 280ml of hot water (90 Degree Celsius)

How to brew:

  1. Place V60 paper filter on the V60 dripper. Rinse paper filter with hot water to remove any paper taste it may have. This is also to warm up the dripper and server.
  2. Discard hot water and gently pour 18 grams of ground coffee into the paper filter and make sure it is distributed evenly.
  3. First pour 40 grams of hot water into the ground coffee slowly and let it sit for 40 seconds for initial 'bloom'.
  4. Now add the remaining 240 grams of water by pouring continuously and constantly.
  5. Total brew time should be between 2 to 2:30 minutes.

Tips:

  • Make sure your cup is warmed up before pouring coffee in.
  • Avoid pouring water onto the side wall of the paper filter to make sure that the water flows through the coffee grounds thoroughly to get an even extraction.

Chemex

Chemex is a classic and modern looking brewing device that was designed by the German chemist, Peter J. Schlumbohm in 1941. It is an elegant, hourglass shaped vessel made of high quality and heat resistant glass. The traditional model comes with a polished wood collar and leather tie. The collar serves as an insulated handle around the middle of the coffeemaker. Besides its good looking design, the paper filter used for Chemex (CHEMEX BONDED lter) is 20- 30% heavier. This removes undesirable oils and fats from the coffee and thus results in a remarkably clean cup. Therefore due to the thickness of the paper filter, the grind size which we will be using will be slightly coarser than Hario V60. This is an excellent brew method if you intend to brew for a small group of people.


What you will need:

  1. Chemex Carafe (6 cups serving portion)
  2. Chemex Bonded Filter paper
  3. Scale
  4. Timer
  5. Goose neck kettle
  6. Ground coffee (50 grams, Medium Coarse - #8 on Ditting Grinder)
  7. Hot water (800ml, 90 Degree Celsius)

How to brew:

  1. Fold the Chemex paper filter, place it in the carafe and make sure that it sits nicely.
  2. Rinse paper filter with hot water to remove any paper taste it may have.
  3. Discard hot water and gently pour 50 grams of medium coarse coffee grounds into the paper filter and make sure that it is distributed evenly.
  4. First pour 100 grams of hot water into the coffee grounds and let it sit for 30 seconds
  5. Now add the remaining 700 grams of water by pouring continuously and constantly.
  6. Remove the paper filter after 3 and a half minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Make sure your cup is warmed up before pouring coffee in.
  • Avoid pouring water onto the side wall of the paper filter to make sure that the water flows through the coffee grounds thoroughly to get an even extraction.

Aeropress

AeroPress is a coffee brewing device invented in 2005 by invented by engineer Alan Adler. The Aeropress can be brewed using the traditional or inverted method. The brew result can be brewed as a concentration alike to an espresso, as well as a light and complex brew like the V60. The portable and lightweight AeroPress is fun, compact and a great brew companion to travel around with.


What you will need:

  1. Aerobie Aeropress
  2. Aeropress paper filter
  3. Weighing scale
  4. Timer
  5. Goose neck kettle/Normal Kettle
  6. Stirring device
  7. Server
  8. 17 grams of ground coffee (Medium coarse - #8 on Ditting Grinder)
  9. 180ml of hot water (90 Degrees Celsius)

How to brew:

  1. Place a paper filter into Aeropress’ detachable plastic cap. Rinse paper filter with hot water to remove any paper taste it may have.
  2. Put 17 grams of ground coffee into Aeropress.
  3. Now, add 60 grams of hot water into the coffee grounds and let it sit for 45 seconds.
  4. Then add another 180 grams of water.
  5. Stir 3 times, exert pressure on the plunger and press gently.
  6. Once the brew is completed, there will be a hissing sound.
  7. Total brew time should be between 1:45 to 2 minutes.
  8. Lastly pour your coffee into a server, followed by adding another 50 grams of 80 degree celsius water into the coffee.
  9. Make sure your cup is warmed up before pouring coffee in.
  10. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Exert pressure gently on the plunger as you press to get a cleaner cup.