BREW GUIDES

Brewing coffee is an art. Unlike other craft beverages, coffee can be manipulated by the brewer to best suit their own palate. We recommend using this guide as a great starting point for a personal education into brewing great coffee at home. Take notes, try different ratios, and most importantly stop drinking coffee and start tasting it.

BATCH

Achieving a beautiful cup of coffee from a 64-ounce to a 3-gallon batch is not difficult when the brewer is tuned properly, ground coffee is the correct coarseness, and right amount of coffee is used. Read more

AEROPRESS

The AeroPress is a single cup brewing method that creates a sharp and focused cup of coffee. This unique device is another great way tobrew one cup at a time. Read more

CHEMEX

The iconic hourglass shape of the Chemex combined with the thick cloth-like paper filter creates a cup that has an incredibly clean mouth feel. This method highlights a lot of very subtle nuances that may not show up in other forms of brewing. Read more

COLD BREW

The Cold Brew process may take a long time, but it is so worth the wait. The summer of 2015 will be one to remember here in the greater Seattle area and has given us plenty of inspiration to discover a great cold brew recipe. Brewing with the Toddy has created an alluring concentrate that is incredibly refreshing when poured over ice. Read more

ESPRESSO

A shot of espresso made expressly for an individual started over 100 years ago and has greatly evolved in its parameters since the late1800's. The exacting framework that most current espresso machines are geared to can create a multitude of different beverages. Though it can be finicky,mastering espresso is a continuous process that seems to gain a new theory on how best to brew it every day. The most important thing one can do while fine-tuning espresso shots is to trust their own palate. Read more

FRENCH PRESS

The French Press creates a beautiful full-bodied cup of coffee. This relatively simple brewing method is a great way to experience the nuances that each coffee has to offer. The one thing to remember when brewing this method is to "press and pour." Otherwise, the coffee being in contact with the water will continue to brew and become over extracted. Read more

POUR OVER

Brewing with the Hario V60 allows one to brew a single cup of drip coffee with no excess and be in complete control of the brewing process. Read more