How to brew at woodman's axe

  • Coffee doesn't make itself and the flavor in your cup is a direct reflection of the care you show, and steps you take. Here's a summary of what you should know.

    All of the methods explained below are guidelines only and individuals may want to vary recipes to suit types of coffees used or similarly the strength of coffee that the individual requires.

     

    The ideal brewing practice:

     

    Grind immediately before you brew.

    Adjust grind to brewing method and use a grinder that produces a consistent grind.

    Use fresh, clean water (filtered if possible). If your water doesn't taste good, your coffee won't either.

    Heat retention is also an issue in many manual brewing devices; pre-heat your filter cones and plungers before use.

    Don't let it sit. Coffee is only fresh for about 10 minutes. Try to make the correct amount of coffee so you are drinking fresh brewed coffee more often.

     

     

           

    Amt of Coffee

     
       

    Amt of water

     

    by weight

    Infusion Time

                 

    Drip Brewing

    V60 1 Cup filter

    150ml

    8 grams

    2:30

     
     

    V60 2 Cup filter

    300ml

    16 gr

    2:30

     
     

    Clever Coffee Dripper

    360mL

    22 gr

    4:00

     
     

    Chemex 6 cup

    890 ml

    50 gr

    2:30

     
     

    Chemex 8 cup

    1180 ml

    65 gr

    2:30

     
                 

    *Tip: For drip cone methods, wet the grounds and let them "bloom" for 30 seconds, then pour slowly for 2 minutes

     
             
                 

    Plunger

             
     

    4 Cup

    470 ml

    28 gr

    4 to 6 min

     
     

    8 Cup

    950 ml

    56 gr

    4 to 6 min

     
     

    12 Cup

    1420 ml

    84 gr

    4 to 6 min

     
                 

    *Tip: Plunge after infusion time, then wait four minutes and pour slowly

     
                 

    Water temperature for all brewing is 92 to 96 degrees C. Typically this means water just off the boil.

       

    On weighing ground coffee: It is much more accurate to measure roasted coffee by weight, since dark roasted coffee takes up more room than light roast. A "standard coffee scoop" (which in reality can vary widely) ought to be equal to two level Tbsps, which is be 8 to 9 grams of dark roast, or 10 to 11 grams of light roast coffee.

     
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    V60 Pour Over Brewing

     

    What you'll need

    • a V60 pour over filter cone
    • paper filter
    • pouring kettle
    • freshly ground coffee and fresh, clean water, just off the boil

    Method

    The water you use should be just boiled then left to stand for two or three minutes before use. Preheat the filter cone and rinse the filter paper using some of the hot water and then place the freshly ground coffee on the filter paper inside the filter cone and pour a small amount of water over the coffee to "bloom" for 30 seconds. Finally, carefully pour the remainder of the water gently over the coffee using the pouring kettle. A pour over filter cone produces a glossier and darker coffee with bright, clean flavour.

     

    Clever Coffee Dripper

     

    What you'll need

    • Clever Coffee Dripper filter cone
    • paper filter
    • pouring kettle
    • freshly ground coffee (slightly coarser than V60) and fresh, clean water, just off the boil

    Method

    The water you use should be just boiled then left to stand for two or three minutes before use. Preheat the Clever Coffee Dripper and rinse the filter paper using some of the hot water and then place the freshly ground coffee on the filter paper inside the Clever Coffee Dripper and pour a small amount of water over the coffee to "bloom" for 30 seconds. Finally, carefully pour the remainder of the water gently over the coffee using the pouring kettle. After approx 2 minute 30 seconds place over a cup to drain the brewed coffee into. As with the V60 pour over filter cone the Clever Coffee Dripper produces a glossier and darker coffee with bright, clean flavour.

    Chemex Coffee

     

    What you'll need

    • Chemex Coffee Brewer
    • paper filter
    • pouring kettle
    • freshly ground coffee and fresh, clean water, just off the boil

    Method

    The water you use should be just boiled then left to stand for two or three minutes before use. Preheat the Chemex brewer and rinse the filter paper using some of the hot water and then place the freshly ground coffee on the filter paper inside the Chemex top and pour a small amount of water over the coffee to "bloom" for 30 seconds. Finally, carefully pour the remainder of the water gently over the coffee using the pouring kettle. A Chemex brewer produces a glossier and clear coffee with bright, clean flavour.

     Plunger coffee

     

    What you'll need

    • a coffee plunger
    • freshly ground coffee and fresh, clean water, just off the boil

    Method

    Leave coffee to brew for one minute, stir the coffee and then leave to brew for another four minutes before pouring the coffee. When the brew time is finished pour all of the coffee from the plunger rather than leaving the coffee in the plunger where it will continue to brew. Using a plunger is probably the easiest form of brewing coffee at home, but it is not prefect as plungers use coarse filters which let a lot of small coffee particles through into the finished drink and can create a slightly muddy cup.