Brewing Instructions

Brewing coffee is a science, but there is a little bit of art in it as well. Here are a few brewing methods we use and wanted to share with everyone. Use these ratios and techniques as a baseline to start brewing, but feel free to explore and tinker with the formulas. Some people like coffee stronger or weaker, so play around with the brewing until you find what works perfectly for your taste!

For all brewing techniques, we do recommend a basic kitchen scale and of course a home grinder. Once you have established your best ratios/measurements, you are on your way.

Drip Brewing

  1. Weigh out the coffee. We recommend a 1:15 ratio. This means for every gram of coffee, you use 15 grams of water.
  2. Grind the coffee to a medium grind. It should look a little finer than table salt.
  3. Pour the coffee into the brew basket.
  4. Pour the water into the brewer.
  5. Brew the coffee and enjoy!

French Press

  1. Weigh out the coffee. We recommend a 1:13 ratio. This means for every gram of coffee, you use 13 grams of water.
  2. Grind the coffee to a coarse grind. It should look like coarse sea salt.
  3. Boil the water. You want to introduce the water to the coffee at 200 degrees, so if you wait about 30 seconds after taking the boiling water off the burner, it should be the right temperature.
  4. Add the coffee to the french press and then put it on the scale. Zero the scale out.
  5. Slowly pour the water in the french press until you reach the 1:13 ratio weight.
  6. Start the timer with a brew time of 4 minutes.
  7. Let the coffee bloom for about 45 seconds. The coffee will have bubbles forming and will rise. Take a spoon and stir the coffee until the coffee on top of the water loses the bubbles and becomes flat.
  8. Once it has brewed for 4 minutes, put the plunger on the top of the french press and slowly press down.
  9. Your coffee is ready to enjoy!
  10. If you are not drinking all the coffee, pour it out into another vessel. If you leave the coffee in the french press it will continue to brew and will become bitter and over extracted.

Cold Brew

Cold brew coffee and iced coffee can be made in many different ways. Here are some easy ways to make it at home. There are also many different cold brew brewing devices on the market to make it as easy as possible. Use our brewing methods as a guide and feel free to explore and find out what works best for you!

French Press Cold Brew

  1. Weigh out the coffee. We recommend a 1:6 ratio. This means for every gram of coffee, you use 6 grams of coffee.
  2. Grind the coffee to a coarse grind. It should look like coarse sea salt.
  3. Add the coffee to the french press and then put it on the scale. Zero the scale out.
  4. Slowly pour the water until you reach the 1:6 ratio.
  5. Let the coffee bloom for about 4 minutes. The coffee will have bubbles forming and will rise. Take a spoon and stir the coffee until the coffee on top of the water loses the bubbles and becomes flat.
  6. Cover the french press and let it brew at room temperature for 15-18 hours
  7. Put the plunger in the top of the french press and slowly push down.
  8. Pour cold brew into a vessel and refrigerate. Once cold, enjoy!

The Japanese style iced coffee is another way to enjoy cold coffee. You will be brewing coffee the way you would in a drip machine, but you will have ice in the brewing carafe that will drop the coffee temperature instantly once it is brewed. This method is great if you are looking for a quick method to make cold coffee and has a lighter, more delicate profile than that of cold brew. It is a summertime favorite on the ranch!

Japanese Iced Coffee Drip Brewer

  1. Weigh out coffee. We recommend a 1:8 ratio. This means for every gram of coffee, you use 8 grams of water.
  2. Grind the coffee to a medium grind. It should look a little finer than table salt.
  3. Pour the coffee into the brew basket.
  4. Pour the water into the brewer.
  5. Weigh out ice cubes that equal the weight of the water. An example would be if you are using 200 grams of water, use 200 grams of ice.
  6. Put the ice in the vessel that the drip brewer brews into.
  7. Brew the coffee.
  8. Once coffee is brewed, fill your cup with ice and pour coffee over ice and enjoy!

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