Brew Guide

A guide from the Stone Cup team. 

 
 

Pourover

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Brew Time: 3:45 minutes

Overview

  • Preferred brewing method for our coffee

  • Preserves subtle flavors and accentuates sweetness

  • Highlights the full spectrum of flavor notes, from delicate to deep

You’ll Need:

  • 17 grams fresh coffee beans for each 8 oz. cup (ground on 18 in Baratza Presciso Burr Grinder)
  • Chemex or Hario pourover device
  • Able kone or Hario filter paper (paper filters will contribute to a lighter-bodied brew)
  • Baratza Preciso or similar Burr Grinder
  • Fresh, filtered or bottled water (no apparent odors or tastes)
  • Hot water maker
  • Thermometer
  • Scale
  • Timer

Instructions:

  1. Consult the measurement chart (below) and turn on hot water maker to begin heating ample water
  2. Consult the measurement chart; weigh out the precise amount of coffee
  3. Grind coffee to medium particle size (see settings on Grind page) in the amount needed just prior to brewing
  4. If applicable, pre-wet filter paper with hot water to assist the extraction process
  5. Place ground coffee in the filter and level
  6. Set the pourover device on top of the scale. With the filter and coffee in place, tare the scale to 0
  7. Ensuring the water is precisely 199˚F, start the timer and pour the appropriate quantity of water (consult the measurement chart) in a circular motion onto the coffee bed, ensuring that all grounds are wet
  8. After the initial pour, wait 45 seconds and watch the coffee bloom and de-gas, as the coffee flavors are extracted
  9. As the aromas emerge, consult the scale and every 30 seconds continue to add between 1 and 4 ounces of water depending on your brew volume. Aim to have all water poured in 3 minutes, spread evenly across 7 equal pours, until the proper volume of water has been added. This can be accomplished with careful measurement or a little practice
  10. Let the water drain completely through the coffee
  11. This process may take a total brew time of up to 3 minutes and 45 seconds
  12. Allow the coffee to cool for at least 1 minute before enjoying

Measurements:

  • 1 cup: 17 grams coffee / 8 oz water (1 oz per pour)
  • 2 cups: 34 grams coffee / 16 oz water (2 oz per pour)
  • 3 cups: 51 grams coffee / 24 oz water (3 oz per pour)
  • 4 cups: 68 grams coffee / 32 oz water (4 oz per pour)

 

French Press

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Brew Time: 5 minutes

Overview

  • Extracts flavorful oils resulting in a viscous and heavy brewed coffee
  • Yields a full-bodied and rich brew with slight sediment
  • Lighter flavor nuances can be overshadowed

You’ll Need:

  • 17 grams fresh coffee beans for each 8 oz. cup
  • Frieling French press
  • Baratza Preciso or similar Burr Grinder
  • Fresh, filtered water (no apparent odors or tastes)
  • Hot water maker
  • Thermometer
  • Scale
  • Timer

Instructions:

  1. Consult the measurement chart (below) and turn on hot water maker to begin heating ample water
  2. Consult the measurement chart; weigh out the precise amount of coffee
  3. Grind coffee to coarse grind particle size and add it to the press
  4. Set the timer to countdown 5 minutes
  5. When water is precisely 199˚F, add it to the French press to just below the pour spout and start the timer
  6. Gently give the grounds a single stir (top off water level when necessary) to release the gases and ensure that all coffee grounds are wet
  7. Carefully place the plunging apparatus on the press
  8. After 5 minutes, slowly and carefully depress the plunger to the bottom of the press
  9. When fully depressed, immediately transfer the brewed coffee to a thermal carafe
  10. Allow the coffee to cool for at least 1 minute before enjoying

Measurements:

  • 8 oz French press: 17 grams coffee
  • 17 oz French press: 36 grams coffee
  • 23 oz French press: 48 grams coffee
  • 33 oz French press: 70 grams coffee