Learn How to Brew the Perfect Cup Right at Home
Tips and tricks for bringing the best flavor out of every bean


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French Press

Step 1:

Heat filtered water until it reaches a boil and then remove from heat for 30-45 seconds, allowing the water to reach the ideal temperature of 205 degrees.

Step 2:

Measure 2 rounded tablespoons of whole bean coffee for every 6 ounces of water used in brewing.

Step 3:

While water is heating, coarsely grind coffee so it appears to be the same size as coarse sea salt.

Step 4:

Add ground coffee into the empty French Press.

 

Step 5:

Slowly pour enough of the water to cover grounds and let soak for 20 seconds, stir with chop stick to allow even water contact.

Step 6:

Pour in the remaining water and place the lid on your French Press (Do not plunge! I know that it is tempting!)

Step 7:

Set your timer for 4-5 minutes and spend quality time with your pup.

Step 8:

After 4-5 minutes, plunge the French Press, pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy that eye closing sip.


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Pour Over

Step 1:

Heat filtered water until it reaches a boil and then remove from heat for 30-45 seconds, allowing the water to reach the ideal temperature of 205 degrees.

Step 2:

Measure 2 rounded tablespoons of whole bean coffee for every 6 ounces of water used in brewing.

Step 3:

While water is heating, grind the coffee to a medium-coarse size. The grind should be fine enough to stick together if pinched, but remain large enough to be seen as individual grounds.

Step 4:

Place unbleached paper filter in the top of your pour over.

Step 5:

Pour small amount of hot water into unfilled filter and discard the water from carafe.

 

Step 6:

Pour freshly ground coffee into the filter.

Step 7:

Slowly pour water into the center of the grounds, and in a circular pattern, work your way to the outer edge towards the filter. Wait 30 seconds for coffee to absorb and expand before adding any additional water.

Step 8:

Continue slowly pouring water into the grounds using previously mentioned circular motion. Maintain a slow but steady pace of pouring to ensure water level is consistent in the grounds throughout process.

Step 9:

After fully draining, remove the filter and enjoy a delicious cup of Grounds & Hounds coffee!