Ffeine Coffee Roasters - Brew Methods (Pour Over)


Manual brewing is essential to experiencing coffee at its best. But, sadly, it is often seen as being complicated, rendering most people intimidated by the mere thought of it. Well, it doesn't have to be a mystery. In fact, the overall pleasure of drinking a delicious cup of coffee is only heightened by participating in the brewing process. The following guides are provided to help eliminate any fear and prove just how gratifying and enjoyable brewing a great cup of coffee can be.


Let's start with some coffee basics - these are the fundamental rules-of-thumb to brewing a great cup of coffee.

 Coffee The coffee bean is the "ultimate" container for coffee's flavor, so coffee should only be purchased in whole-bean form and ground just prior to brewing. In general, coffee should be used within 30 days of the roast date on the bag. Store your beans in a cool, dry and dark place. Do NOT store your coffee in the ice-box.

Use only cold, fresh, filtered, delicious tasting water. If your water tastes or smells blah, then so will your coffee. For best extraction results your water should be between 195º - 205º


Coffee grinders come in two forms - blade and burr. If you own a blade grinder, throw it away (or use it only to grind spices). Blade grinders "hack" away at your beans producing uneven particles that result in poor extraction. A burr grinder produces a uniform particle that provides for a delicious and more nuanced extraction.


An inexpensive digital scale, digital timer, and swan-neck kettle are key and essential tools necessary to truly immerse yourself in the brewing process - so go get em! It's a small investment that is so very worth it! We use this scale/timer and this kettle.

Ratios Typical water to coffee ratios are 1 tablespoon of ground coffee to 3 ounces of water - or - 6 grams of ground coffee to 85 grams of water. Of course, your milage may vary, so with all coffee and brew methods, a little experimentation is necessary - tweak to taste.