3.8.15

Discover How Coffee Tastes Better With BRITA

You think you know it all, then along come BRITA and their Baristas (Rob Dunne & Victor Fankowski) to blow your mind.

I spent an evening with these guys at The Gentleman Barista's in London learning the (what I now realise is an) art of brewing coffee.

It was all a bit much for me (in a good way). I mean, I got introduced to a Chemex, tried my hand at grinding coffee beans and used scales, timers and all sorts to get this chemistry experiment right.




BRITA sorted me out with some essential equipment and I finally gave this coffee brewing thing a go at home. If you know me, you know I've always used filtered water, even in the kettle. Now I have a kettle with built in filtration technology. After all, our cup of coffee is 98% water.


So here is how you brew coffee in a Chemex....


Ingredients and equipment  


- 64 grams of coffee beans
- Chemex 
- Scales 
- Pouring kettle 
Paddle
1 litre water
- BRITA kettle 
- Filter paper 
- Grinder

Method


  • Grind the coffee beans until they are a medium-fine coarseness 
(I ground mine in my Vitamix (I know, I know, a little coffee connoisseur angel just died) 
  • Filter the water through the BRITA kettle and put on to boil
  • Place the filter paper in the neck of the Chemex, folds facing the spout
  • Wet the filter paper with a splash of boiled filtered water and discard the
    water that filters through
  • Place the Chemex on the scales and reset to zero
  • Pour the coffee into the neck of the Chemex and shake to level the
    grounds
  • Make a crater in the centre of the coffee with the paddle
  • Pour the boiled filtered water in the pouring kettle and saturate the
    grounds with 100g of water
  • Once the water has drained through the filter continue to slowly pour in
    the remaining water in a spiral motion
  • Take care not to overfill the neck and continue until the scales reach 900g
  • Allows the coffee to brew for 1-2 minutes and discard the filter
  • Serve and enjoy! 

I served my coffee with a splash of vanilla Teisseire and unsweetened almond milk! 

Do you brew your own coffee at home? What's you favourite method?! 

Elle :) 

8 comments:

  1. OMGOSH THIS IS BRILLIANT.
    we make the cold brew all the time here--brita?? so so so smart.

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    1. Oooo I do love a cold brew! I only discovered that not so long ago and even had a go at making it myself once! Will defo have to have a go again! :)

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  2. This is awesome!! I love making my own coffee :)

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    1. It's so much cheaper too! You can save the money you would normally spend and buy something awesome :)

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  3. Interesting! I make iced coffee with a cone-filter, pour-over pitcher from Starbucks. I don't think I've quite mastered the perfect brew yet, but luckily, my taste buds aren't too picky.

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    1. pahahaha! I think our tastebuds must be friends! ...I guess it's something that comes with experience! But when you become too fussy it makes it hard to find a cup you will actually drink so I think we are #winning! lol

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  4. My roommate has one and has let me use it, but I've yet to make a good-tasting batch. Thanks for the tips! I've been dying to get some good tasting coffee at home!

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    1. Happy Brewing Liz :) Hope you find your perfect cuppa

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