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Brewing at Home



Making a good cup of coffee at home is not hard once you follow a few golden rules. 



What to use

COFFEE   Buy whole bean coffee, not more than 30 days old.

GRIND YOUR OWN  Coffee grinders come in two varieties: blade and burr. Blade grinders  chop your coffee into different sizes, while burr grinders are more consistent, producing a more even extraction of flavour.

WATER  Use filtered tap or spring water to prevent off flavours

BREW EQUIPMENT  There are a variety of good ways to brew your coffee. For simple and inexpensive, yet fabulous flavour, pour over such as Clevers or Chemex are great value.  If you want to brew more coffee, we recommend the Bonavita brewer.  For espresso, check out our range of good equipment on the shop page.


when brewing

TEMPERATURE   Coffee should be brewed at 200°F. Pre-heat your vessel with hot water; to avoid heat loss. 

VOLUME OF COFFEE TO WATER   Depends on the type of brew equipment you are using.  In general, Volume: 1 tablespoon of coffee to 3 ounces of water

Weight: 1 gram of coffee to 17 grams of water.  Use a scale if you want to be really professional!

EXTRACTION TIME   Depends on brewing method. French Press 4 minutes while dripper extraction time falls between 2.5-4.5 minutes.

GRIND  Use a burr grinder to select a grind/particle size appropriate for your brew method. Grind just before brewing. In general, coarser grinds correlate with longer extraction times as with French press and other full immersion brewers.  Medium to finer grinds correlate with slightly shorter extraction times as with drippers and the Aeropress. It's best to experiment with your equipment, taste and check for balance of sweetness, flavor clarity, and body without over-extracting and making a bitter, burnt brew.



Note these general guidelines are important when brewing.
For your particular method, please see our brew guides below.

master the art of brewing

Brew Guides




 1 Aeropress / paper filter
8oz. ground coffee
12oz. hot water
1 Spoon
1 Coffee mug or Decanter


1 Clever (Large) / cone paper filter
25grams Ground coffee
400grams Hot water
1 Spoon
Gram scale
1 (12-oz ) Coffee mug or Decanter

Drip Brewer

Bonavita Brewer / cone paper filter
Pre-ground coffee
Gram Scale

French Press

1 French Press (17 oz)
25grams Ground coffee
300grams Hot water
Gram scale
1 Spoon
1 Decanter