Brew Guide

When it comes to brewing coffee, there are a lot of factors that affect the taste and even more opinions on the right way to combine those factors for the perfect cup.  If you are looking to go on to the world barista championships, this is not the right resource for you.  My goal here is to give you the core best practice principals for coffee preparation that will hold true across most methods you are likely to use.  Additionally, we will throw in some practical alternatives that can give you a great cup of coffee and require minimal gear.  So, without further ado…

Brewer Grind Coffee (g) Water (g) Target Brew Time
Chemex (8 cup) Medium-Coarse 42 680  4 min

Pour Over

Medium-Fine 21 340 3 min
French Press (8 cup) Coarse 55 800 5 min
Aeropress (espresso) Fine 20 55 1 min

Aeropress (brew)

Medium-Fine 14 220 2 min


Medium-Fine 25 300 2.5 min

In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup...

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