We believe coffee should be approachable, delicious, sustainably sourced and able to be made anywhere. This is why we offer manually brewed coffee in our cafes along with all the gear you need to make your own manually brewed coffee anywhere, at home, camping, and even on a boat. Learn how with one of our brew guide videos below.
buttery taste / rich body
expressive / smooth / strong in concentration
How we brew our manual coffee:
For a pour-over 12 oz. cup of coffee, we suggest 25 grams (~3 Tablespoons) of medium grind coffee with 205 F degree 12 oz of water.
For Aeropress 19 grams of finely ground coffee.
For French 3 cup use 21 grams of coarsely ground coffee. For 8 cups 53 grams of coarsely ground coffee.
For the real coffee nerds out there:
The Golden Ratio
A brew ratio is simply a guide to help you figure out how much water and coffee you should use for brewing. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when chatting with coffee nerds about brew ratios:
- Since coffee is 99% water, the larger number in the ratio is always water. We say this because folks will say 18:1 or 1:18 without clarifying which is which, and this can be confusing at first. (Plus, when you get into ratios for espresso, it gets more confusing with more concentrated ratios like 1:3).
- Another key piece of information is remembering that for water, milliliters = grams. So if someone says they are using 20 grams of coffee to 100 millilitres of water, the ratio is 20:100 = 1:5.
- The average cup in America is 8-12 oz, and 1 oz is approximately 30ml. So for an 8-12 oz cup, you’re looking at 240-360 ml water.
SCAA, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, has come out with their golden ratio, which is approximately. 1:18. So, therefore they recommend 55 grams of coffee for 1000 ml (grams) of water.
Obviously this golden ratio depends on your brew method, type of coffee, and personal taste preference.