January ’19 brew guide
Contains custom brew guides for the delicious coffees from CleverCoffee, Lippe and Clifton Coffee that we selected for the January ’19 coffee box
We hope everyone is nice and warm on these ice cold winter days and that a steaming cup of gorgeous coffee is not too far away. As always, we’d like to share with you the custom brew guides that our awesome roasters provided us with for our recently shipped January ’19 coffee box. Please take a cheeky look and hopefully, you’ll be able to apply their guidance to your next coffee brewing exercise.
Hugs & Mugs,
Alex from The Coffeevine
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.
- 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 (Kalita Wave, V60, Aeropress etc)
- A clean vessel for brewing and decanting
- Filtered water
- A pouring kettle but a regular kettle will also do, however, it requires more precision
When working with whole beans, it’s crucial to make sure to always freshly grind your coffee just before preparation because it quickly loses its aroma and old coffee ends up tasting stale and hollow.
CleverCoffee’s recipe for filter:
Hario V6: 30g of coffee ground medium. Use 500g of water at 93°. Brew time: 3:20 minutes. Bloom with 100g water for 45 seconds. Pour to 300g in 1:20 minute. Pause till 1:40. Pour to 500g in 2:20 minutes. Brew should finish around 3:20 minutes.
CleverCoffee’s recipe for espresso:
21g of coffee ground fine. Extraction time: 27 – 29 seconds. Yield: 38 – 40g.
Lippe’s recipe for filter:
Lippe’s recipe for espresso:
Clifton Coffee’s recipe for filter:
Kalita or V60: 14g of Coffee ground medium fine. Let your water cool to 94ºC then add 45g water to bloom and stir for 4-6 times in a circular motion. Wait 35 seconds and then start a constant slow pour up to 238g and finish pouring within 1:50mi. Drawdown should be finished around 3/3:20min.
Clifton Coffee’s recipe for espresso
Set your machine to 92-94ºC and use 18g of coffee ground fine. Yield should be 38 with a 30 second extraction.