Home Brewing Tips

Home Brewing Tips

1) Use Filtered Water. Water is the biggest ingredient in your coffee by weight. Use good water (e.g., filtered or bottled water).

2) Use A Consistent Recipe. Use a brew ratio of 60 grams of coffee per 1000 grams (1 liter) of water for almost every brewing method (e.g., pour over, coffeemaker, French press, AeroPress and cold brew). This will make approximately 3 to 4 cups of coffee, depending on the size of your cup.

Note: With one 250 gram bag of our coffee, you can brew 12 to 16 cups of coffee, depending on the size of your cup.

For espresso, use 18 grams of coffee to produce a 36 to 40-gram shot.

3) Weigh Your Water and Coffee. If you want to make 3 to 4 cups of coffee, weigh out 1000 grams of water and 60 grams of coffee beans.

4) Grind Your Coffee Before You Brew It. Grind the coffee beans you weighed out right before you brew your coffee.

5) Store Your Remaining Coffee In The Bag. Store the remaining coffee beans in the bag, not in your grinder’s hopper. Reseal the bag and squeeze the air out of the one-way valve to remove the air in the bag. This is the best way to keep your coffee fresh.

6) Rinse Your Paper Filter. Rinse your paper filter with hot water before brewing coffee in it. This will get rid of any unwanted flavors in your coffee, including a possible papery taste. It will also help pre-warm your brewing equipment.

7) After Pouring Your Coffee In Your Cup, Let It Cool A Little. Good coffee tastes better when it cools down a little. Many of our coffees will taste fruitier and sweeter when they cool down.

8) Taste Your Coffee and Decide If The Grind Needs To Be Adjusted. If the coffee tastes stringent and bitter, grind the coffee coarser. This will open up the coffee and get rid of the bitterness. If the coffee tastes too thin or sour, grind the coffee finer.

Pro Brewing Tips

9) Time Your Extraction. Measuring the amount of time it takes to brew your coffee will help you determine if your grind needs more fine tuning. For example, if you’re brewing a 350-gram pour over with 21 grams of coffee, the extraction should take around 2 minutes and 30 seconds. If you’re brewing a 36 to 40-gram shot of espresso with 18 grams of coffee, it should take 25 to 30 seconds. If the extraction takes longer, grind the coffee coarser. If the extraction goes faster, grind the coffee finer.

10) Test and Purify Your Water. If you want your coffee tasting notes to match up with ours as much as possible, you’ll need to test and purify your water. Purchase a digital TDS meter, a water purification system, and set your water to a TDS of approximately 100 ppm.

Contact Us With Questions

Contact Us. If you have any questions about brewing our coffee, call us at 216-284-BREW or email us at hello@pour.com.