How to Brew

How To Brew: Chemex

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND'S FAVOURITE METHOD

Recipe: 5 tbsp (35g) medium grind coffee, 600mL hot water

METHOD:

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  1. Place filter in Chemex with the 3 layered side towards the spout.

  2. Preheat the Chemex and filter by pouring hot water through them

  3. Pour out water, replace filter & put ground coffee in filter

  4. Place chemex on scale and tare to zero

  5. Start timing, and pour about 80g (mL) of water over the coffee. Gently stir the grounds to make sure they are all saturated

  6. Wait 30 seconds while the bloom de-gases and the grounds soften in the hot water (this is how the flavour comes out!)

  7. Add 200g (mL) of water, gently stir to agitate the grounds

  8. Wait ~45 seconds

  9. Add 200g (mL) of water, gently stir to agitate the grounds

  10. Wait ~45 seconds

  11. Add remaining water, 120g (mL)

  12. When all the water has been poured over, remove the filter and compost. The entire process should take 4-5 minutes

  13. Enjoy with friends!

METHOD #2: SCAA RECOMMENDATION. 

Recipe: 41g medium grind coffee, 672g (mL) of water

Method:

  1. Place filter in Chemex, make sure the 3 layered side of the filter is towards the spout

  2. Preheat the Chemex and filter by pouring hot water through them

  3. Pour out the water, replace filter & put ground coffee in filter

  4. Place everything on scale and tare to zero

  5. Start timing and pour 80g (mL) of water over the coffee, make sure to saturate all the grounds thoroughly

  6. Allows the bloom to de-gas for 30 seconds before adding more water

  7. Continue to periodically and slowly pour water over the coffee, keep the filter halfway filled with water during the brewing process

  8. General brew times are between 4-5 minutes

  9. When all the water has been poured over the grounds and the filter has begun to drip slowly, remove and discard the filter

  10. Give the Chemex a swirl and share with friends

How To Brew Chemex Coffee

How To Brew: Aeropress

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND'S FAVOURITE METHOD

Warning: we use the inverted method. There is no reason to be afraid of it. Let's conquer that fear together! 

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Recipe: 1 1/2 scoops ground coffee, enough water to fill the aeropress

METHOD:

  1. Put the top chamber inside the bottom chamber, and turn over. (It should look like the photo above.)

  2. Add 1 1/2 aeropress scoops of ground coffee (or 3 tbsp) *it's a really, really good idea to use the funnel to add the coffee. If grinds get into the top, step 6 might get tricky!

  3. Fill with water to just above the #1 and just below the rim.

  4. Wait 30 seconds, then stir.

  5. Fill with water again up to #1. Set timer.

  6. Screw lid (with pre-wet filter in it) to the top chamber. (*We hope you used the funnel in step 2, or this could get awkward.)

  7. When timer reaches 2 minutes, turn over* and press.

*Turning over is really just like pouring from a regular spout. Turn it confidently, and you will have no problem.  

METHOD #2: SCAA RECOMMENDATION. 

Recipe: 33g fine grind coffee, 113g (mL) of water

METHOD:

  1. Place filter in Aeropress & preheat by pouring hot water through it.

  2. Add coffee to bottom chamber of Aeropress & place on scale; tare scale to zero with cup underneath the Aeropress.

  3. Start timer and add 113g (mL) of water.

  4. When all the water has been added, stir the slurry (coffee & water mixture).

  5. When timer reaches 1 minute, stir slurry, add top chamber and press like mad.

This will produce a concentrated drink that can be enjoyed on its own or can be diluted with equal parts hot water to produce a more American-like beverage. 

How To Brew Aeropress Coffee

How To Brew: French Press

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND'S FAVOURITE METHOD

Recipe: 55g coarse grind coffee, 1L of water

METHOD:

  1. Add ground coffee into press

  2. Add water, just off the boil. Pour water in with lots of turbulence, saturating the grounds

  3. Stir with a non-metalic spoon

  4. Place the lid on, and press just below level

  5. Let stand for 4 minutes

  6. Press. Pour. Enjoy!

 

Check out our video instructional below!

 

 

 

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METHOD #2: SCAA RECOMMENDATION

Recipe: 40g medium-coarse grind coffee, 672g (mL) of water

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Method:

  1. Preheat your french press with hot water

  2. Place freshly ground coffee in press

  3. Start the timer & begin pouring hot water into the press

  4. Completely saturate the grounds with all the water. Stir.

  5. Place the lid with the plunger up on the press

  6. When the timer is at 2 minutes, remove the lid & stir the coffee again

  7. Using two spoons, skim the oils & remaining floating grounds off the top of the brew. This will produce a cleaner cup & will stop the coffee from extracting

  8. Place the plunger back on top & press down slowly

  9. Decant into your favourite mug.

 

How To Brew French Press Coffee