Our January ’20 brew guide
With custom recipes from Snack!, Origin and Keen Coffee, you’ll be brewing the best cup of coffee or making the best espresso shots with our coffees
The year got off to a flavoursome start with the first Coffeevine box delivery of the new decade. Already, we have seen tons of wonderful posts and stories on Instagram from happy customers who already got their boxes and for everyone else, the wait won’t be much longer.
As always, we asked our roasters to provide us with some custom recipes for their yummy coffees and together with our guide to basics of coffee brewing, we’re happy to share these recipes with you today. Of course, these are merely guidelines and should serve as inspiration most of all. Feel free to add your own recipe as a comment to this page to let others know how you brew your coffees from this month’s Coffeevine box.
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
- And a little gas stove if you’re brewing outdoors
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.
If you are working with an espresso machine, you will want to be sure your machine is cleaned on a regular basis and that you check the temperature and pressure to have an optimal extraction.
Snack!’s recipe for filter:
V60: 21g coffee ground medium-fine. Add 310g of water at 92° – 94°C with a 30-second bloom. Brew time: 3 minutes.
Snack!’s recipe for espresso: