Brewing Guide

Brewing Guide for Hario V60, Chemex, Aeropress, & French Press

 

Hario V60 for a single 12oz cup
(for a 10oz cup, reduce coffee to 21g, water to 300g total)

 27g Coffee, Medium Drip Grind

400g Water (200-205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: About 3 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Place filter in V60, preheat filter, V60 and mug by pouring hot water through them.
  2. Add freshly ground coffee to filter, place everything on scale and tare the scale.
  3. Start timer and add 50g of water by pouring slowly into the center of the grounds.
  4. Allow the bloom to degas for 30 seconds before adding more water.
  5. Continue to pour slowly in circles around the center of the grounds (don't pour directly onto the filter).
  6. Stop pouring when you have poured 350g water total.
  7. Ideal brew time is about 3 minutes. After all water has been poured and filter begins to drip slowly, remove V60 and discard filter.
  8. Enjoy in your favorite coffee!

 

 

Chemex for 2 to 4 cups

46g Coffee, Medium Drip Grind

710g Water (205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 4½ – 5 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Rinse filter thoroughly with hot water.  Pour out rinse water.
  2. Add Ground coffee to filter, shake gently to even bed of grounds.
  3. Pour approximately 80 grams of water over the grounds, evenly soaking all grounds.  Be careful not to pour directly onto the filter.  Allow coffee to sit for approximately 40 seconds.
  4. After allowing the coffee to degas for 40 seconds, pour additional water gently on top of the grounds until the level of the slurry reaches approximately ⅓ of the way up the cone. 
  5. Continue to pour slowly in circles around the center of the grounds (don't pour directly onto the filter).
  6. Continue adding water to maintain this slurry level until you reach the target brew weight (710 grams). Ideally your coffee will finish brewing between 4:30 and 5:00 minutes.
  7. Dispose of the filter, swirl the coffee around inside the chemex and serve.
  8. Enjoy!


 

Aeropress for a single 10oz cup

18g coffee, Medium-fine grind

200g water (170-180 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 2 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Invert Aeropress and preheat with hot water.
  2. Empty water and add coffee to brew chamber.
  3. Place Aeropress on scale and tare the scale.
  4. Start timer and add hot water.
  5. After all water has been added, stir the slurry (coffee & water mixture) until all grounds fully saturated.
  6. When timer reaches 1½ minutes, screw on filter chamber and flip over the Aeropress, placing it on top of a coffee mug.
  7. Gently press down on the plunger until you hear a hiss.
  8. Remove Aeropress from mug and enjoy!

 

 

French Press

27 to 30g Coffee, Coarse Grind

400g Water (195-205 Degrees F)

Brew Time: 4 minutes

 Directions:

  1. Preheat french press with hot water.
  2. Add freshly ground coffee; place french press on scale and tare the scale.
  3. Start timer and begin adding hot water.
  4. Completely saturate all grounds with hot water.
  5. After 1 minute, stir the grounds front to back 4 times.
  6. Place the lid and plunger on top of french press.
  7. When the timer is at 4 minutes, gently press down the plunger.
  8. Decant into your favorite mug and enjoy!