A classic method of brewing delicious coffee, filter coffee is the surest way to a smooth and highly enjoyable beverage with minimal fuss. In this article, we will answer questions such as how to make filter coffee , which steps are used.
Making filter coffee involves a few simple steps. When you search the internet to find the answer to the question of how to make filter coffee, it is usually possible to come across short explanations such as "add coffee to filter paper" and "spray hot water on it". If only it were that simple... Electric coffee machines offer the most practical solutions for brewing filter coffee. When third generation coffee making methods come into play, brewing coffee becomes more troublesome.
In this blog post, we discuss the results you can achieve with manual coffee brewing methods and what ways you should follow to get good results. How can we brew our coffee manually? How to make filter coffee with equipment such as Chemex , Hario v60 or Origami?
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Chemex and Hario v60 Dripper models are the most preferred equipment in our coffee shop in Sakarya, but recently the coffees we have brewed in Origami have started to taste just as delicious! But let's not go without mentioning this, we choose equipment according to the type of filter coffee. For example, we use Delter Coffee Press or Origami for Ethiopian filter coffees; it gets more delicious.
How is Filter Coffee Made?
Now let's come to the question of how to make filter coffee. In this article, we want to show you how to brew filter coffee with equipment such as Origami, Hario v60 or Chemex. Since the logic is exactly the same for all these coffee equipment, we will not give a different explanation. Then let's get started!
Step 1: Fold and wet the filter paper
Fold the filter paper that we will place on the Chemex, Origami or Hario v60 and place it on the equipment. Then, wet the water you have heated by pouring a little on the filter paper you have placed. In this way, we both fix the place of the filter paper and get rid of all kinds of paper taste.
Step 2: Choosing the right coffee
The choice of coffee is a very important issue. The fact that your coffee beans are roasted according to your taste is one of the most important factors that ensure you get the taste you expect from coffee. We will cover this at length in a blog post. Let's not forget to grind the coffee we chose in this section according to Chemex, or when purchasing, specify that it will be grinded according to Chemex. The same goes for our visitors who will brew with a dripper. In other words, how the coffee is ground is as important as the quality coffee bean.
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Brewing with Chemex: Measure out 60 grams of coffee per liter. Only 240 ml of water and 15 grams of filter coffee will be sufficient for a single person. If you do not have a coffee scale, you can adjust the amount of coffee you add by calculating that two tablespoons of coffee is 10 grams.
You can use the link below to review the Hario V60 Drip Scale model.
Step 3: Heat the water
Our important issue before heating the water is that the water is filtered. What does it matter, don't ask if it affects that much, it affects a lot. Filtered water is one of the important details to prevent any mineral from spoiling the taste of coffee micro-scale. If you haven't paid attention to the quality of the water while brewing coffee until now, try to experience the difference by using different waters; You will definitely feel the difference.
The ideal brewing temperature should be between 92-96 °C. If you don't have a thermometer or a regulated kettle to measure the temperature of the water, once the water starts to boil, place it on the counter and wait two minutes.
Step 4: Start pouring the water
This part of the job actually involves a bit of technique. You have to pour the water slowly from the outside to the inside, in a spiral manner. For this, using the right equipment is a very important point. You can do this with a kettle such as Hario Mini Drip Kettle or Hario v60 Buono Drip Kettle. If you try to do your job with tools such as a teapot, it is worth remembering that it is very difficult to achieve the ideal brewing result.
Product recommendations for the kettle (sorted by lowest price, top to bottom)
- Hario V60 Drip Kettle Air
- Hario V60 Buono Drip Kettle 1L.
- Hario V60 Buono Drip Kettle 1.2L.
- Hario V60 Buono Drip Kettle (Matte Black) 1.2L.
- Hario V60 Electric Buono Drip Kettle
In the pouring part, let the coffee and water fill upwards for a bloom where carbon dioxide bubbles are released from the liquid. This process is called blooming. Make sure all coffee grounds are thoroughly wet.
Step 5: Pour some more water
Continue adding water sparingly after waiting for blooming. Don't skip moving around starting from the center.
Step 6: Remove the filter paper
When your glass or jug is almost full, our filter coffee is ready. It's actually that easy! The resulting drink should be nice and smooth, not too acidic, and most importantly, delicious.
Enjoy your meal!