Kalita Wave Brew Guide

Why Kalita? With its stainless steel and wavy contours, the Kalita Wave wins over coffee and design enthusiasts alike. It’s a favorite pour over brew method for home use and it’s great on the go, too. The flat-bottom filter helps with even extraction while brewing. The key to mastering this brewer is the slow spiral pour. Brew Guide Tips to Brew Better If your final time…

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Why We Choose Iced Coffee Over Cold Brew

First, let me just say that we are NOT against cold brew! However, we do believe there is a another way to enjoy the A+++ coffees in the summertime. Which is why we talk a lot about flash-brewed iced coffee.  But here, we’re going to talk about the differences of the two, and let you choose! In short… Cold brew is brewed cold, never in contact…

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Wacaco Minipresso GR Brew Guide

No coffee shop in sight? Just don’t want to leave the couch? But the espresso is calling? We get it. Which is why we LOVE the Minipresso! For traveling or just that at-home latte making moment. The Minipresso pulls one perfect shot of espresso in little to no time. So if you’re camping, traveling, or just staying in for the day, you can still get…

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Hario V60 Brew Guide

Why Hario v60? The V60 is responsive to numerous variables—more, in fact, than many other drippers on the market. This is because of three design factors: The cone shape (60º angle): this allows the water to flow to the center, extending the contact time. A large single hole: this enables the brewer to alter the flavor by altering the speed of the water flow. Spiral ribs: these rise all…

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Clever Dripper Brew Guide

The Clever Dripper is one of our favorites! It’s an immersion, easy to learn, single cup manual coffee brewer that simplifies the brewing process.    Tools We Use: Large Clever Dripper #4 Filters Acaia Pearl Scale Orphan Espresso LIDO 3 Hand Grinder FRESH Coffee Hario Server/Carafe Pour Over Kettle Third Wave Water Tips for the best brew: If it takes less than 1:30 to finish draining,…

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Flash Brewed Iced Coffee Brew Guide

What is Flash Brewed? Brewing iced coffee Japanese-style is very similar to how you brew your hot coffee. Same machines, same grinds, same water temps, same technique. It is produced by pouring near-boiling water over coffee grounds, and then chilling it immediately. Is it the same as cold brew? No. Cold brew and ice brew taste very different because of the way they’re prepared. Cold brew…

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You May Be Making These French Press Mistakes (and a freebie)

Want to perfect your morning French press? Avoid these three common mistakes and you’ll be sure to get the best brew every time. The beauty of a French press is in its simplicity — grind your coffee, add water, and go. But even with a simple tool, things can go wrong; despite its simplicity, brewing in a French press isn’t always easy. Here are three…

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Aeropress Recipe

Why Aeropress?  The AeroPress method shortens brew time to 20-40 seconds, which avoids the unpleasant bitterness created by slower methods. The acid level of AeroPress brew is much less than conventional methods, due to the shorter brew time. Quick – one minute from start to enjoy. Brewing yields rich flavor with lower acidity and without bitterness. Total immersion brewing results in uniform extraction of the…

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Chemex Brew Guide (and a freebie)

  The Chemex brews coffee using the infusion method, which makes it most similar to drip coffee in terms of body and taste. Chemex filters are 20-30% thicker than those used by other pour over methods such as the Hario. The result is a slower brew and a richer cup of coffee. Although not as rich as the french press, the Chemex does produce a sediment…

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