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.
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
- Bring water to the boil
- Freshly Grind your coffee. Allow 1 heaped tablespoon per person – 15g to 20g
- Place the freshly ground coffee in the plunger and
- Pour the water (just off the boil) over all the coffee to ensure saturation/wetness and fill the plunger
- Allow the coffee to brew for 3 to 5 minutes
- Serve and enjoy
AeroPress Brew recipe: 15g to 20g of coffee/150ml – 200ml of water per person
Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
- Pre-wet the paper filter and assemble the Aeropress
- Place the Aeropress on top of your favourite mug
- Water just off the boil so it’s in the 90s
- place 15g to 20g of coffee in the Aeropress
- Pour enough water to wet the coffee – ensure all the grounds are wet and let stand for 30 seconds – this is called the ‘bloom’.
- 3/4 fill the Aeropress with hot water and let stand for a minute
- Plunge the Aeropress to release the remaining amount of water
Pour Over at Home
Pour Over Brew recipe: 15g to 20g of Coffee/ 200ml of water
Time: 3 Minutes
- Water just off boil so it’s in the 90s
- Pre-wet the paper filter in the Pour Over and empty water
- Place 15g to 20g of coffee in the paper filter
- 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.
- Pour 100ml of water and wait 30 seconds – twice
- 3 minutes