Brewing Recipes for Coffee Lovers
by vscr_scott | November 1, 2019
One of the more interesting parts of the journey through enjoying Coffee, is to experiment with different ways of brewing a cup or two. Some methods call for a finer grind, or a rougher grind… then there’s the timing aspect of it, how long is ideal for the water to pass through the grinds, and how hot should it be. Oh, and how many grams of coffee grinds to water should you use. It’s all these factors that make things interesting, but also confusing at times. So here’s a few recipes to get you started on whichever brewing method you prefer.
- 20g medium fine grind (#12H Baratza Preciso)
- 350g @ 205°F water
Start timer. Pour in about 40g of water. Stir to saturate grinds. Bloom for 20 seconds. Slow continuous pour until ratio is reached.
- 23g medium grind (#21H Baratza Preciso)
- 350g @ 205°F water
Start timer. Pour in 80g of water and gently stir and let bloom for 30 seconds. At 30 seconds in, pour remaining water in, submerging grounds as you pour. At 2:30, gently stir the top in a clockwise circle. Place on carafe and allow to drain. 3:30 total time
- 42g medium fine grind (#18H Baratza Preciso)
- 700g @ 205°F water
Pour in about 50g of water. Stir to wet grinds. Start timer. Bloom for 20 seconds. Add 350g water. Pulse pour 100 g every 20 seconds until ratio is reached. When the coffee level reaches the belly button, remove the filter, even if some slurry remains. 4:00 total time
- 22g medium fine grind (#18H Baratza Preciso)
- 336g @ 200°F water
Start timer, pour in about 40-50g of water. Bloom for 30 seconds. Pulse pour until ratio is reached. 3:30 total time
Kalita Wave 155 series
- 21g coffee medium grind (#18-22H Baratza Preciso)
- 350g @ 200°F water
Start timer, Pour in about 50g of water. Bloom for 30 seconds. Pulse pour water in a slow circle until water ratio is reached. 3:00 total time.
Kalita Wave 185 series
- 30g coffee medium grind (#18-22H Baratza Preciso)
- 450g @ 200°F water
Start timer. Pour in about 60g of water. Bloom for about 30 seconds. Pulse pour in a slow circular motion until ratio is reached. 3:15 total time.
- 18g medium fine grind (#10H Baratza Preciso)
- 220-240g @ 200° water
Start timer, pour in 220-240g of water. Bloom until timer reaches 1:20, stir. At 1:30 stir again, cap and plunge. 1:45 total time.
Cold Brew (Ready to drink)
- 100g medium grind (#20H Baratza Preciso)
- 200g @ 202° water
- 800g @ cold water
Start timer, pour in 200g hot water. Bloom for 1 minute. Slowly pour in remaining 800g of cold water and cover. Let sit for 12 hours. Filter and keep in the fridge.
Flash Brewing Mod- Japanese Style Cold Brew Over Ice
Use any above recipe and split the water in half so that half is ice. Place the ice in the carafe or cups and brew the coffee directly over the ice. Note: Brew time will be shorter.
There isn’t necessarily a ‘best’ method to brew coffee. We all have our preferences, and a lot of times we can get comfortable with one brew method, and stay in that lane for a while, refining our brewing with it. But it is fun to experiment with new methods when you have time to dive in and go for a few test rounds.
I’d definitely urge you to find a second brew method, just to see what you can do with it, and who knows, you might end up liking it better than the method you were using. Stranger things have happened!