How We Do Coffee

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As it gets toward Autumn and Winter, our coffee consumption definitely kicks up a notch, and to that end, we just got a really nice hand-crank burr grinder from Zassenhaus. So, I thought I’d do a quick post on how we make coffee. As we just got the grinder, I ended up grinding the coffee a bit too coarsely, but it is fully adjustable from extremely coarse to powder-fine, so it’s just a matter of finding the sweet spot. Anyway, we brew coffee using a Chemex pot, so all you need is hot water, and you’re good to go.

First, grind the coffee. You definitely want to buy whole beans if you can, and just grind them right before you use them, as the coffee will taste much fresher this way – similarly to buying whole spices, and just grinding them up before you cook with them.

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Get the filter into the Chemex pot, and then douse it with hot water, to remove any of the paper flavor. Then dump the water out of the pot.

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Dump the coffee grounds into the filter. Heat up water until it is just under boiling.

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Pour water carefully, just enough to wet the grounds, but not to float them in water, make sure you get them all. Let the water drain out of the filter.

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After this, pour water in so that all the grounds get wet, and then fill up the Chemex to about an inch below the top edge. Let most of the water drain through the filter, and then repeat until you have as much coffee as you want.

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Remove the filter with the grounds and dispose of it. You can keep the spent grounds to use as fertilizer or compost if you like.

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Pour into your favorite cup.

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Add cream skimmed off the top of your fresh milk :)

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Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “How We Do Coffee

  1. Wow, that’s the most beautiful coffee press. I’m glad I didn’t see this post while I was still off the stuff while pregnant. It’s so nice to be able to savor a good cup of coffee again. Hope you’re having a good weekend and keeping warm!

    S.

  2. Hi there! We’ve been loving the coffee grinder, and we’ve been making espresso lately too (see the next post on the blog), trying to get the grind well figured out for our hand-pull espresso machine.

    If you ever need any good coffee beans, just let us know, we’d be happy to send you a bag :)

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