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 🙂 

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8 Comments

  1. CARLA
    August 3, 2015 / 09:33

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

    • Elle Linton
      August 4, 2015 / 16:29

      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! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Falcigno
    August 3, 2015 / 18:39

    This is awesome!! I love making my own coffee 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      August 4, 2015 / 16:30

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

  3. Tara
    August 3, 2015 / 19:25

    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.

    • Elle Linton
      August 4, 2015 / 16:31

      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

  4. Liz Wilson
    August 3, 2015 / 19:59

    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!

    • Elle Linton
      August 4, 2015 / 16:32

      Happy Brewing Liz 🙂 Hope you find your perfect cuppa

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