Great coffee is just the start to making an excellent cup of coffee in your home. Here are some helpful guides to show you how to prepare coffee at home in three different methods: Clever, Chemex, Press Pot.
The Clever is one of the easiest ways to make a great tasting cup of coffee at home. It uses immersion brewing to give you a full-bodied cup of coffee with no sediment. We think it produces the most flavourful cup of coffee.
Clever brewer | Filter | Coffee | Grinder | Scale or Measuring Spoon | Filtered Water | Kettle | Timer | Spoon | Coffee Mug (12 oz)
Place the filter in the Clever dripper. Pour boiled water to the top and let it drain through over the empy coffee mug. This will remove any filter dust.
Grind 22g (approximately three rounded tbsps) of coffee on a medium grind. Pour into filter, tap the sides to even out the coffee bed.
Pour enough water over the grinds to just saturate them.
Pour the remaining water in the filter so it is full and completely saturated.
Place lid on the brewer and set timer for 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Set brewer on coffee mug and drain into cup.
Filter and grinds can go in the compost, rinse out the Clever and enjoy your cup of coffee!
The Chemex is a great pour over method of brewing coffee. It’s an easy-to-use and easy-to-clean brewer that allows for great complexity to come through in the coffee’s flavours.
Chemex brewer | Filter | Coffee | Grinder | Scale or measuring Spoon | Filtered Water | Kettle | Timer | Spoon | Coffee Mug (12 oz)
Place the filter in the Chemex brewer. Pour boiled water through the filter.
Drain the water out through the spout.
Grind your coffee to a medium-fine grind. Place 22g (approximately three rounded tablespoons) into the filter.
Pour just enough water into the filter so that it saturates the grinds (3.5 oz/104 ml). Set timer for 30 seconds.
Pour water aagin, this time to abour 1/4 inch below the rim of the Chemex (5.5 oz/163 ml). Pour in a spiral or a back and forth motion to fully saturate the coffee.
Once it has drained so there's an inch of dry coffee, pour water again until water level is up to 1/4 inch below the rim (3.5 oz/104 ml). Start pouring around the rim and continue in spiral or back and forth motions.
Once water has drained completely, remove filter and put it in sink to drain out completely before composting.
Pour the coffee from the Chemex into your mug and enjoy!
The Press Pot is a full-immersion brew method meaning the coffee is completely immersed in water throughout the brew time. It’s a very popular at-home brew method and produces a full-bodied brewed coffee.
Press Pot | Coffee | Grinder | Scale or a Measuring Spoon | Filtered Water | Kettle | Timer | Spoon | Coffee Mug (12 oz)
Preheat Press Pot with hot water then drain out water.
Grind coffee to a medium-coarse grind. Use about 7 grams (approx. one tbsp) for every 4 oz of water - for example if you have a 20 oz Press Pot, use about 5 tbsps of coffee. Pour coffee into Press Pot.
Pour boiled water into Press Pot. Stir to make sure the coffee is evenly saturated.
Put lid on Press Pot and start time for 4 minutes.
After one minute, remove lid and stir again to make sure extraction is even throughout the brew.
Place lid on again and make sure the opening on the lid and the spout are aligned.
At the end of the four minutes, push the press into the pot at a slow, even rate. This will force all the grounds to the bottom.
Pour the coffee into your mug as soon as it’s pressed. If there’s more than you can fit and you’d like to enjoy it later, transfer it to another carafe so it doesn’t sit with the grinds at the bottom.