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If, like us you love drinking delicious coffee in all forms, the following brew guides will help you along the way to ensuring you don’t miss out, even at home.

You don’t need to be a ‘hipster barista’ to make great coffee at home or on the go, all you need is some great freshly roasted coffee, a few pieces of equipment and our step by step guides to help you on your coffee journey.

Aeropress

This is a great way to make Specialty coffee whilst travelling as it is portable and durable. It uses a similar pressing motion to the French press and is quick and easy to clean. The end result is a flavoursome and clean finish in the cup. Recommended coffee to use here is Rocketfuel’s seasonal rotating single origin.

. Measurements: 17g coffee, 250g water ( 8.8 oz)
. Grind: Medium – Fine
. Filter: Aeropress Filters, S Disk Filter
. Method: Inverted – The Aeropress will be brewed with the filter cap facing upwards and the plunger already attached on the bottom

Method
1. Preheat

Bring enough water to just below a boil (~200° F / ~93° C ) in order to brew the coffee and pre-heat the Aeropress. Place the filter in the filter cap and preheat it by pouring a couple grams of hot water over it. Then pour a few grams into the Aeropress to preheat it as well.

2. Weigh

Weigh out 17 grams of coffee and grind it medium. After you throw out the preheat water, place the grounds into the Aeropress.

3. Pour

Pour right at 50 grams of water, saturating all the grounds evenly, and rest for 40 seconds to allow for bloom. The grounds will soak up the water, which will allow you to pour more water in and brew more coffee overall. After 40 seconds have passed, pour the remaining 200 grams of water in slowly and evenly so that all the grounds continue to be fully saturated and agitated as you pour. After a total of 1:30 has passed, place the cap on the Aeropress and flip the device over and onto a mug and shake the Aeropress slightly.

4. Press

Begin pressing slowly. Too fast, and the bitterness in the grounds will be released. 30 seconds of pressure is ideal. Once you hear air being forced through the filter turn the Aeropress back over. Trash the filter and grounds, then rinse off the equipment.

5. Dilute To Taste

Since the Aeropress creates a slightly smaller cup than most people drink, I walked you through creating a more concentrated cup. To balance out the flavors, add some hot water to dilute the coffee. I typically do this by just filling up the mug to where it would normally be if made through another brew method.


Sip, enjoy.

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Porlex hand grinder

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V60 Pourover

This pourover is a little less forgiving than other brew methods, but with a little practice, the results can be amazing. End result is a clean cup with less acidity which highlights the bean flavour characteristics to another level. Recommended coffee to use here is Rocketfuel’s seasonal rotating single origin.

. Measurements: 20g coffee, 300g water ( 10.5 oz)
. Grind: Medium
. Filter: Hario V60 or Melitta #4

Method
1. Preheat

Bring enough water to just below a boil (~200° F / ~93° C) in order to brew the coffee and pre-heat the V60 / decanter.

2. Weigh

Weight out 20 grams of coffee and grind it medium. Place the V60 and filter on top of the decanter of your choice.

3. Pour hot water

Pour some hot water around the paper filter, eliminating any paper taste and pre-heating the V60 and the decanter, then throw the water out - you only want brewed coffee in your final drink.

4. Pour

Place the coffee grounds into the V60 filter and give it a shake for even distribution. Pour just enough water to saturate the grounds evenly (about 30 grams) and rest for 30 seconds or however long it takes for the bloom to discontinue.

5. Pour the rest

Pour the remaining water continuously and evenly onto the grounds and in a circular fashion, moving inward and outward within the circle. The coffee level should rise just above the grounds. Finish the pouring by 1:40.

6. Maintain

Be careful not the pour the water directly on to the filter at any point and try to maintain a constant volume of water throughout the entire process.

7. Drain

After the coffee has drained into the decanter by 2:30, you should be able to see consistent walls of grounds with an even bed toward the bottom of the cone.

8. Enjoy

Trash the filter with grounds, give the V60 a quick rinse, enjoy.

V60 pourover 1 cup cone white

Hario Café Press

This Hario press is a popular and simple method of brewing coffee at home. A mesh filter is used as opposed to paper filters in other brewing methods, this produces bolder flavours due to more oils getting through the mesh filter. Some sediment will pass through the filter and into the bottom of the cup. If you are not a fan of the slightly muddy mouthfeel at the end of your drink, simply leave the last mouthful. The end result is a bold flavour with low acidity.

Recommended coffee to use here is Rocketfuel seasonal blends or seasonal rotating single origins.

. Measurements: 20g coffee, 300g water ( 10.5 oz)
. Grind: Coarse
. Filter: Metal Mesh (included)

Method
1. Preheat

Bring enough water to just below a boil (~200° F / ~93° C) in order to brew the coffee and pre-heat the café press.

2. Weigh

Weight out 20 grams of coffee and grind it coarse. Pour some hot water into the café press to heat it up, then pour it out. Place the grounds into the café press and pour 300 grams of water in evenly, saturating all of the grounds. Start timer immediately for a 4 minute steep.

3. Submerge

After 1 minute, submerge grounds floating at the top into the water and give a slight stir with an object that won’t harm the glass. After 3 minutes and 30 seconds, scoop the layer of fine grounds and bubbles off the top of the water and dispose. This will help minimize the sludge at the bottom of the cup after pouring.

4. Finish

When the timer is up at 4 minutes, press the plunger down.


Pour, enjoy.

Hario café french press

Hario Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew is a great alternative to your normal coffee drinking style, especially in the warmer months. The coffee is steeped in water over a 12 hour period, then filtered to produce a cold flavoursome concentrated beverage. Poured over ice, diluted with filtered water or combined with milk, all are refreshing ways to get your caffeine fix. Your cold brew beverage concentrate will even last up to two weeks refrigerated.

The end result is a very low acidic flavoursome cold coffee concentrate.

Recommended coffee to use here is Rocketfuel seasonal blends or seasonal rotating single origin.

. Measurements: 70g 80g coffee, 500g 1100ml water ( 17.5 oz)
. Grind: Coarse

Method
1. Grind

Grind all 80 grams of coffee coarsely and place in the Hario cold brew pot.

2. Measure

Measure out 1,100ml of room temperature water and pour evenly into the container with coffee grounds.

3. Steep

Steep the grounds in the internal permanent filter for 8-12 hours. The result is a clean concentrate which should be mixed with an equal amount of water (1 concentrate: 1 water).

4. Combine

Combine cold brew with water and enjoy over ice - with milk or black.  It's a great summer time cooler!

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