Brewing Filter Coffee at Home

A guide for Plunger, Aeropress, and Pour Over

We caught up with b3 Roaster, Jack, last week to get the inside scoop on how to produce a quality brew at home. Our goal is to give you a quick guide to get you started brewing filter coffee at home with your freshly roasted b3 Coffee Beans.

This post will specifically cover recommended ratios, times and troubleshooting for Plunger, Aeropress, and Pour Over. If you are looking for brewing espresso coffee at home head over to our guide.

Making Espresso at home

Before we go on, great coffee at home comes down to trying new things and learning what you like. These recipes are to get you started so you can get familiar with your filter brew methods, then try your own thing!

We Recommend Freshly roasted b3 Coffee, burr coffee grinder and a scale for consistency

Plunger Coffee at Home

Plunger Brew recipe: 15g to 20g of coffee/ 150ml – 200ml of water per person

Time: Enjoy black at 3 minutes; Enjoy with milk at 3 to 5 minutes

Method:

  1. Bring water to the boil
  2. Freshly Grind your coffee. Allow 1 heaped tablespoon per person – 15g to 20g
  3. Place the freshly ground coffee in the plunger and
  4. Pour the water (just off the boil) over all the coffee to ensure saturation/wetness and fill the plunger
  5. Allow the coffee to brew for 3 to 5 minutes
  6. Plunge
  7. Serve and enjoy

AeroPress at Home

 

AeroPress Coffee Brewer available online or in store at B3 Coffee Blackwood

AeroPress Brew recipe: 15g to 20g of coffee/150ml – 200ml of water per person

Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Method: 

  1. Pre-wet the paper filter and assemble the Aeropress
  2. Place the Aeropress on top of your favourite mug
  3. Water just off the boil so it’s in the 90s
  4. place 15g to 20g of coffee in the Aeropress
  5. Pour enough water to wet the coffee – ensure all the grounds are wet and let stand for 30 seconds – this is called the ‘bloom’.
  6. 3/4 fill the Aeropress with hot water and let stand for a minute
  7. Plunge the Aeropress to release the remaining amount of water

Pour Over at Home

 

B3 Coffee Blackwood | Pour Over at home

Pour Over Brew recipe: 15g to 20g of Coffee/ 200ml of water

Time: 3 Minutes

Method: 

  1. Water just off boil so it’s in the 90s
  2. Pre-wet the paper filter in the Pour Over and empty water
  3. Place 15g to 20g of coffee in the paper filter
  4. Pour enough water to wet the coffee – ensure all the grounds are wet and let stand for 30 seconds – this is called the ‘bloom’ for pour over too.
  5. Pour 100ml of water and wait 30 seconds – twice
  6. 3 minutes
  7. Enjoy