HOW TO MAKE COFFEE

Tattoed guy serving hot water to the coffee filter of a v60

BREWING METHODS

Some prefer a clean cup that goes down smooth, and others a more robust espresso that leaves an impression. Experience our coffee’s signature aromas and flavors with Pour Overs, Aero Press, French Press, and Espresso. Cold brew and drip will do just fine as well. However, our recommended method is to use a V60 Coffee Dripper and do the pour over method. 

HOW TO BREW COFFEE WITH A V60

HOW TO BREW COFFEE WITH A V60

YOU'LL NEED

• Black & Brown Coffee House Coffee
• V60 Paper Coffee Filters
• V60 Coffee Dripper
• Coffee Scoop (with Measurements)
• Gooseneck Kettle
• Your favorite coffee mug

1. After boiling the water in the kettle, start by placing your cone filter into the V60 and pouring hot water into it. This helps to remove any residue or pre-existing flavors in the filter, as well as pre-heating it. Discard the water.

After boiling the water in the kettle, start by placing your cone filter into the V60 and pouring hot water into it. This helps to remove any residue or pre-existing flavors in the filter, as well as pre-heating it. Discard the water.

2. Measure your coffee, and place your grounds in to the coffee filter. The amount of coffee may vary by your tastes, but we personally enjoy our medium roast Colombian coffee with a ratio of 1:15 (1 G of coffee to 15 ML of water).

Measure your coffee, and place your grounds in to the coffee filter. The amount of coffee may vary by your tastes, but we personally enjoy our medium roast Colombian coffee with a ratio of 1:15 (1 G of coffee to 15 ML of water).

3. Saturate your coffee grounds with enough water to properly cover the top of the grounds, moving in a circular motion as you pour. The top should

Saturate your coffee grounds with enough water to properly cover the top of the grounds, moving in a circular motion as you pour. The top should "bloom," meaning it bubbles as gas escapes, indicating the coffee is fresh. 

4. Keep pouring in a slow and steady circular motion, ensuring an even saturation of the grounds. All water should be into the coffee within 90 seconds.

Keep pouring in a slow and steady circular motion, ensuring an even saturation of the grounds. All water should be into the coffee within 90 seconds. 

5. Some may gently stir the coffee in the cone with a spoon after pouring, however it is up to your discretion. In the meantime, let the liquid gold drip until it's complete!

Some may gently stir the coffee in the cone with a spoon after pouring, however it is up to your discretion. In the meantime, let the liquid gold drip until it's complete! 

6. Remove the brewer and pour the coffee into your favorite coffee mug. Now, sit back and enjoy the bold flavors of our deliciously pure Colombian coffee!

Remove the brewer and pour the coffee into your favorite coffee mug. Now, sit back and enjoy the bold flavors of our deliciously pure Colombian coffee!

GENERAL TIPS

WATER

Water determines the strength of your coffee, so make your mark from drip to sip! We use about two tablespoons of ground coffee for each cup of water in our drip machines. If you use a scale, we recommend ratios ranging from 1:15 to 1:18. The higher the ratio, the more water you’re left with — and the more water you’re left with, the lighter your coffee. We personally enjoy our single-origin medium roasted Colombian coffee with a ratio of 1:15 (one part coffee to 15 parts water). 

WATER TEMPERATURE

Stick to filtered water - any residual flavors in tap water will affect the taste of your coffee. Bring it to a boil, let it cool down just a bit, and pour it gently over your coffee. Remember, pouring boiling hot water over your coffee will leave it burnt and bitter, so be careful. If you’re using a kettle, we recommend a temperature setting anywhere between 194-201 F. 

FULLY SATURATE YOUR COFFEE

While brewing, you'll want to make sure al the grounds are saturated at the same amount of time. It's not uncommon to discover pockets of dry coffee even if it seems fully wet. To solve this, some suggest giving the coffee a light stir right after adding water.⁠

FOR GROUNDS, HAVE THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY AND TIMING

If purchasing Black & Brown Coffee House's blends in whole bean form, Burr grinders will offer the perfect consistency, and you’ll be in good hands with either a manual or an electric set. A medium-fine grind will typically be the best amount of coarseness. We recommend grinding your coffee immediately before you begin brewing. If your coffee is ground too early, the flavors and aroma will be lessened.