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Home Brewing

Brewing on a Chemex and Kalita

 

BEST PRACTICES FOR COFFEE BREWING 

It’s no secret that good coffee fails without great brewing methods. There are a few basics that all good brewing methods must possess:

  1. Brewing Water Temperature: 195-205 F
  2. Clean, filtered Water
  3. Proper steep time for the grind setting: Coarse Grind = long brew time, Fine Grind = short brew time
  4. Proper Coffee to Water Ratio: 1 gram of coffee for every 16 ml (or g) of water
  5. A consistent grind particle size: Use a burr grinder if possible
  6. Coffee that is not too far off-roast

 

Having trouble with your brew? Here are some Extraction Symptoms and Solutions:
Coffee Extraction Symptoms Chart. Strong, overextracted, underextracted, or weak

Coffee Extraction Solutions Chart

Download a copy of the full coffee brewing .pdf here!  

 

Tutorials, videos, and brew guides

Check out our more extensive article about brewing at home in our brewing at home blog. It lists out some of the basics of brewing in more detail, and also gives you some newer theories and gear to try for maximizing your home brew. 

The beauty of coffee is that it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. So, whether you’re looking for simplicity to ease your mind, or looking for something complex to really dive into a new world and hobby, coffee can be that thing for you. 

Brew Guides

How to Brew with the Chemex

French Press (blog article)

Cold Brew French Press blog article

Kalita Wave 185 For Beginners (blog article)


Iced Clever Dripper (blog article)

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Aeropress

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