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Our October ’19 brew guide

Make the most delicious cups of coffee with the delicious beans from our October ’19 coffee box featuring some leading Canadian roasters

We recently shipped out one of the most highly anticipated and most popular coffee box editions in Coffeevine history and since our boxes started landing on our customers’ doorsteps, we’ve been seeing so many wonderful posts and stories of Coffeeviners all over the world discovering the exquisite selection of coffees from our first-ever set of Canadian roasters.

In time for Halloween, we finished the custom brew guide for the October ’19 coffee box that will help our customers to extract every last bit of flavour out of every single bean, no matter if their prefer espresso of filter. Ladies and gentlemen put the kettle on and get ready to brew!

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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 (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.


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Propeller Coffee Roasters’ recipe for filter:

V60: 19g of coffee ground medium-fine. Start with the first pour of 30 ml water with 5 spins to agitate and saturate during bloom. Then, start the second pour and add another 100ml and spin once and finish with the third pour and add another 100ml and spin three times. Total 230ml. Total brew time depends on bloom length, but 2:30-2:45 minutes total time is what we are after.

Propeller Coffee Roasters’ recipe for espresso:

19g of coffee ground fine. Extraction time: 26 – 28 seconds. Yield: 36 – 38g.

Quietly Coffee’s recipe for filter:

V60: Start with 25g of coffee and add 80 grams of 92°C water and stir or agitate the bloom for 45 seconds. Then, Add 160g of water at 1:00 minute and 160g at 2:o0 minutes. Enjoy!

Quietly Coffee’s recipe for espresso:

18g (in 18g VST); timer for 28-32 seconds; pull 37-39g of liquid espresso (group head at 93.3°C; 9 bars of pressure).

Modus Coffee’s recipe for filter:

V60: 16.5:1 brew ratio (14g coffee to 230ml water) coffee ground like coarse sea salt. Water right off the boil (95°C) use 30ml to bloom – gently excavate to saturate dry pocket. After 30 seconds, pour the rest aiming for a final finish of 2:30min (stop your pour at 1:30 to 2:00). Give the whole thing a swirl to flatten the coffee bed.

Modus Coffee’s recipe for espresso:

18g coffee ground to pref. 32-38 second brew time. Yield of 44-48ml.  If possible – adjust temp to 93°C and utilize a pre-infusion and pause for even extraction. Our coffees being lighter, we find longer extraction, lower temp, and more yield help soften the acidity.

Were these recipes useful for you? Share your feedback or own recipe in the comments below!


Keen to get your hands on our forthcoming November ’19 coffee box?

Preorder until 15-11 | Ships globally on 20-11

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