May 1, 2017

Coffee - Brewing Coffee - Your How-To Guide

Along with cooking, baking and music, another of my passions is coffee. I have built up an impressive collection of ways to brew coffee in the home. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Recently, I loaned a Chemex, Sowden, and some other brewing devices and grinders to a friend who is just starting to take her coffee making to the next level. While putting together some favorite instructional videos for her, I decided it might be fun to create a blog with links to some of these.

Rule of Thumb. I weigh my coffee (medium grind, ground with a burr grinder...blade grinders are okay for spices but not for coffee...in the Chemex video below he is grinding with the Baratza, the same one that I use as my default grinder) and start out with the SCAA recommendation of 6 grams of coffee per 100 ml of water (I use a digital scale...although mine have come from resale shops, I recommend the OXO digital scale if you are purchasing one new). I boil my water in a Chantal electric kettle that I got at their annual December factory outlet sale.

Chemex Video : Baratza setting 18.      24 grams of coffee.    400 ml water.

Seattle Coffee's Guide to Pour Over Methods

Seattle Coffee - Chemex

Stumptown Coffee - Chemex

Kalita versus Hario versus Chemex

(I actually prefer a simple Melitta filter like you see for sale at the grocery store to the Hario. I don't have any experience with the Kalitta)

My Kitchen:








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