Have you ever made a great cup of coffee only to make a not so great one the next day?
Many variables can affect the taste and quality of your brew.
Our brew guides are intended to serve as rule of thumb (not an absolute truth). We recommend that you make adjustments to the techniques presented here to find what works best for you.
Where to Start?
No matter the brewing technique you use, the following tips will help set the stage for an amazing brew.
Use hand brew methods
Every machine is different, the best way to ensure consistency is to take control of how your coffee is brewed. This means using traditional, hand-method brewing. Pour over, espresso, French press, Aero Press, etc. are all great methods.
Always use freshly ground coffee!
Use Filtered Water
Water greatly influences how your coffee tastes. Highly chlorinated water can especially have a negative impact on the flavor of your coffee. For best results, use fresh non-chlorinated filtered water.
Pay attention to the temperature of your water. When brewing coffee you are creating & extracting the flavors you want and warding off the ones you don’t. Typically, the ideal water temperature is between 195-deg F and 207-deg F. Not sure what to use? Water temperature is a great place to start experimenting to find what works for your coffee.
(...don't forget to have fun!)
Open a CHEMEX bonded filer so that one side has three layers of filter.
Install the filter in the CHEMEX
Using a burr grinder (or burr mill), grind your favorite Auspicious Coffee to produce a medium course ground*. (*note: the grind may require some adjusting based on the roast. Play with the ground size and set it to your liking).
Heat clean, filtered water in a kettle. The optimal temperature is between 195 and 207-deg F.
One (1) rounded tablespoon of ground coffee should be used for every 5oz cup of coffee that will be brewed. How much is a ’rounded tablespoon’? 8-10 grams, give or take. Adjust this amount up or down to achieve your desired strength. Place the coffee in the filter
Once the water has reached the required temperature, place a small amount over the grounds. Wait 30-45 seconds to allow the grounds to bloom.
Once bloomed, continue by slowing pouring water over the grounds. Take care to keep the water level to about 1/2″ below the rim of the CHEMEX (at minimum). Continue slowly pouring the water in a circular motion until the desired amount of water is deposited.
After all the water/coffee has drained into the base (brew is complete), remove the filter and grounds. Exercise caution as the grounds, filter, and contents are hot.
Enjoy! Don’t forget to take pictures of your amazing brew and share them with us on Instagram. Tag @theauspiciouscoffee and #LoveAuspicious for a chance to win coffee or free gear.