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Coffeevine brew guide for April 2024

Coffeevine brew guide for April 2024

Our monthly brew guide containing custom recipes from our April 2024 editions to help you get the most out of your Coffeevine box

This is the first brew guide I am writing for you from my new house and it feels so good to be here. Michal and I poured our hearts and souls into this project and feel really at home here. It was a long-overdue move after living in my previous house for nearly 15 years.

I hope to soon show you some impressions of our new kingdom and to record some fun videos for you. But for now, it’s time for the April 2024 Coffeevine edition brew guide with recipes from the likes of A Matter Of Concrete, Bugan Coffee Lab, Craft House Coffee, Terraform Coffee, Nemesis and DAS Cøffe. Enjoy!


Basic Setup

As in any good kitchen or bar, you want to be sure to have a few key items at your disposal that will aid you in preparing a delicious cup of coffee.

These include:

    • Scales (with or without a timer – you can use your phone or your watch)
    • A good quality burr grinder such as the Comandante Grinder
    • Your favourite brew method (Origami, Kalita Wave, V60, AeroPress etc)
    • A clean vessel for brewing and decanting
    • A ladle or stirrer for agitating the grounds
    • Water for brewing. I mix my own using the Lotus mineral drops. I’ll share a recipe soon!
    • A pouring kettle but a regular kettle will also do, however, it requires more precision

It’s very important to always freshly grind your coffee just before preparation because coffee is very volatile and quickly loses its full aroma in a matter of minutes.

You can also vacuum pack your coffee in portions, name and number each batch and then keep it in a dry cool place or put it in the freezer.

For espresso, I use my home espresso machine, a Profitec Pro600 espresso machine and a Profitec ProT64 grinder.


A Matter Of Concrete’s recipe for filter:

Brewer: Orea V4 Fast Dosage: 17g of coffee Grind: Medium-fine Water: 250g

Use the Sibarist fast flat paper filters for ultimate results. Bloom with 40g of water at 93ºC, then follow with 3 pours of 70g each at 88ºC. The final brew time is fast, just over 1:30 minutes, but with a high extraction resulting in a TDS of approximately 1.4%. Use a restricted flow on the kettle so you’re not disturbing the coffee bed which gives the final cup a clean mouthfeel.

A Matter Of Concrete’s recipe for espresso:

Dosage: 19g Yield: 44g Extraction time: 25 seconds.

Bugan Coffee Lab’s recipe for filter:

Brewer: Hario V60 metal Dosage: 16g of coffee Grind: Medium Water: 250g

Rinse your filter and then add the coffee. Pre-infusion wit 50g of water fresh off the boil for 30 seconds. Then, add the remaining water in one constant pour to reach 250g. Total brew time around 2:30 minutes.

Bugan Coffee Lab’s recipe for espresso:

Dosage: 20g Yield: 40g Extraction time: 22 seconds.

Craft House Coffee’s recipe for filter:

Brewer: V60 Dosage: 15g of coffee Grind: Medium-fine Water: 240g

For ideal results, water must be clean and low in sodium and chlorine, with a PH of 7.0. Rinse your filter and add your coffee. Bloom with 40g of water at 93ºC for 45 seconds. Then add 50g more. At 1:10 minutes, add another 50g and pause. At 1:30 minutes add another 50g and pause. At 1:50 minutes, add the final 50g very gently. Total brew time is around 3:00 minutes.

Craft House Coffee’s recipe for espresso:

Dosage: 18.5g Yield: 35g Extraction time: 28 seconds with a 5 second low pressure pre-infusion.

Terraform’s recipe for filter:

Brewer: Kalita Wave 155 Dosage: 15g of coffee Grind: Medium-coarse Water: 210g

Rinse your filter and add your coffee. Add 50g of water at around 90ºC in a circular motion to start bloom. At 0:30 seconds, add another 50g of water into the center. At 1:00 minutes, add another 50g of water. At 1:30 minutes, finish with another 60g of water.

Nemesis’ recipe for filter:

Brewer: Kalita Wave 185 Dosage: 20g of coffee Grind: Medium Water: 300g

Rinse your filter and add your coffee. Add 50g of water at around 95ºC in a circular motion to start bloom. Then continue with two more pours to finish at 300g of water total. Total contact time should be around 2:30 – 2:45 minutes.

DAS Cøffe’s recipe for filter:

Brewer: V60 Dosage: 15g of coffee Grind: Medium-fine Water: 255g

Rinse your filter and add your coffee. Use a slow pouring method with little agitation to get the best flavours out of this coffee.


What did you think of these recipes and and the coffees themselves? Feel free to leave a comment down below to share your own recipes and favourite brew methods.

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