Coffee Brewing Tips

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Brew Style Coffee & Water Grind Brewing Notes & Tips
Commercial Drip180g coffee/64 oz waterMediumN/A
Cold Brew/Toddy454g coffee/64 oz waterCoarseSteep in refrigerator for 12-24 hrs
French Press48g/ 8 Tbsp coffee

800g/ 28 oz water

Medium CoarsePour water in a spiral motion, steep   4 – 5 mins, Press slowly
Siphon34g / 2.25 Tbsp coffee

600g/ 20 oz water

Medium FineSteep for 1-2 mins before vacuuming
Manual Dripper

(Hario, Kalita Wave, Beehouse)

24g / 4 Tbsp coffee

400g/ 14 oz water

Medium FineBloom for 30 secs, Pour carefully in a spiral motion for up to 4 mins
Clever Drip24g / 4 Tbsp coffee

400g/14 oz water

MediumBloom for 30 secs, Pour carefully for up to 4 mins
Aero Press33g / 2.25 Tbsp coffee

113g/ 4 oz water

FineAdd water in a spiraling motion. Steep up to 50 secs Then press for 20 secs
Chemex36g / 6 Tbsp coffee

600g/ 21 oz water

MediumBloom for 30 secs, Pour carefully in a spiral motion for up to 4 mins

Coffee Brewing Tips: Water Temperature
Optimal water temperatures is 195F-205F and best measured using a thermometer. If one is not available, then take the water off the heat just before it starts to boil.

Coffee Brewing Tips: Grind Descriptions Coffee Brewing Tips
Fine – Beach sand consistency, should not clump
Medium Fine – Slightly more coarse than sand
Medium (general purpose) – Sandbox sand consistency, should not clump
Medium Coarse – Slightly coarser than medium
Coarse – Builders’ sand consistency, no clumping

Coffee Brewing Tips: Coffee to Water Ratios
Formula: 3.3 – 4.3 oz Coffee to 64 oz Water or 60 – 70 g Coffee to 1 L Water

Dispenser Size Water Amount of Coffee to Use
1.90 L64 oz3.3 oz – 4.3 oz
2.50 L84 oz4.3 oz – 5.6 oz
3.00 L101 oz5.1 oz – 6.7 oz
1.00 gal128 oz6.5 oz – 8.5 oz
1.50 gal192 oz9.8 oz – 12.8 oz
3.00 gal384 oz19.5 oz – 25.5 oz
  • Total brew time should be between 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Coffee should brew between 195°F – 205°F.
  • Grind coffee on “drip” setting.
  • Grind must be appropriate for the brewer used and brew times.