Coffee 101

Filter Coffee Brewing Tips

Filter coffee

  1. Start with delicious freshly roasted coffee.
  2. Preheat your serving cup or vessel with hot boiled water.
  3. Use a clean filter paper each time. If using a permanent filter (like the Swiss Gold), make sure it's also clean. Stale coffee oils can cause bitterness to subsequent brews.
  4. Make sure your coffee is ground correctly for the filter method (ie. ground finer than espresso for a paper filter, and slightly courser than espresso for a permanent filter), to allow for the proper extraction to take place.
  5. Fill the filter with the quantity of coffee you require (approx. 1 tablespoon per 100mls of water).
  6. Add freshly boiled water slowly, in a circular motion, to allow for the correct rate of extraction.
  7. Remove the filter basket; stir and serve.
  8. Essential accessories include filter papers, and filter brewers.

Connoisseur’s Tips

Filter coffee brewing reveals the delicate taste nuances that espresso brewing may overpower. Serve immediately - as it will quickly become bitter if left to brew too long. For the perfect water temperature, bring the water to a boil, and let it cool a few seconds.

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