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klin  ·  1596 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you make your brew?

I'm currently brewing something similar to press pot or French press. Fresh beans are ground to a coarse/medium grind. Boiling water is added to them in a pyrex measuring cup. I aim for 30 g of coffee to about 500 mL of water. Steep for 3 min. Pour off coffee through a fine (very fine) mesh strainer. My yield is about 400 mL. I find the coffee to be a bit cleaner than press pot but still full flavoured. Also saves me from having to get a press pot.

wilsoniya  ·  1596 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Your parameters are very similar to my own. I do actual French press, with a water:coffee ratio of approximately 100:6 (by weight) ground course; I usually do 36g coffee with 550-600mL water. I find that water at 195F for 4.5 min yields a pot at my ideal level of extraction.