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)
Heat 350ml of water to 205 Fahrenheit (or boil and rest off of the heat for a minute before brewing).
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, around 100ml.
Pour the remaining 250ml of water into 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)
Heat 400ml of water to 205 Fahrenheit (or boil and rest off of the heat for a minute before brewing).
Place the filter in the Chemex brewer and rinse the filter with boiled water to remove and paper flavour.
Drain the water out through the spout.
Grind 28g (approximately four tablespoons) of freshly roasted coffee to a medium size (#7 - basket filter on our grinders) and place in the filter. Give it a shake side to side to flatten the coffee bed.
Start a timer and pour just enough water into the coffee so that it evenly saturates the grinds, 80 to 100 ml.
At the 30 second mark, pour another 100ml evenly into the coffee using slow, concentric circles. Never pour down the sides of the filter - always pour into the coffee itself*.
*Pouring water down the sides of the filter forces very fine particles to migrate down the filter and into the cone at the bottom, where they can clog the flow of water. If the Chemex takes more than 90 seconds to drip after pouring your last 100ml of water, it's probably because of pouring into the sides of the filter.
At the 60 second mark, pour another 100ml into the coffee. Repeat with the final 100ml at the 90 second mark.
Once water has drained completely, remove filter and compost it. It should take about 60 to 90 seconds to drain.
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.
The Aeropress is an easy way to make a great cup of coffee at home!
Aeropress | Coffee | Grinder | Scale or Measuring Spoon | Filtered Water | Timer | Spoon | Coffee Mug (12 oz)
Prewet filter with hot water (roughly 50ml), ensure entire filter is saturated.
Add coffee to aeropress brewing chamber.
Add 45g of water and stir to evenly saturate all the grounds, start timer simultaneously.
Immediately after stirring, add remaining water to bring up total water weight to 250g.
Wait until the timer gets to 1:15 minutes, then slowly begin plunging the aeropress, aiming to press the plunger down for 30 seconds, giving you a total brew time of 1:45(+/- 5 seconds).
When you hear the hiss of the aeropress, you are done plunging.
Pull back the plunger slightly to stop the aeropress from dripping.