Expanded Brewing Guides: The Best of Immersion & Pour Over Methods
It’s coming up on a year since we released our beginner’s guides to immersion and pour over brewing, and we’re thrilled to expand on these educational materials. We’ve revisited our methods, improved our instructions, and added to our offerings. So what’s new?
Our Beginner's Guide to Pour Over Coffee Brewing now includes visual grind setting recommendations and an introduction to our newest pour over brewer: the Walkure.
We've also beefed up our Beginner's Guide to Immersion Coffee Brewing with visual grind setting recommendations and the latest full immersion gear: new presses, Hario siphons, and a miniature Clever.
Check out a preview of these changes below. For details, visit the full posts.
It’s one of the oldest brewers around but the newest to the specialty scene. Say “so long” to disposable paper filters and reusable cloth or metal: this German beauty has a porcelain grid built right in. Combining flat-bottom filtration with gorgeous porcelain and unique flow control, the Walkure makes coffee like you’ve never had it before.
Our offerings have been french press free for months, but these new brewers from Espro and Hario were truly irresistible. The Espro Press implements a dual barrel-shaped mesh filter to catch that famous french press grit, producing a cup that’s full-bodied and flavorful but goes down smooth. Hario’s pretty presses add a new wave of style to our lineup and wield two walls of tough glass to keep coffee hot.
One of our favorite brewers is now made by one of our favorite brands. Hario put its famous glass to use to design their own take on one of history best inventions: the siphon brewer. They’re sleek, they’re understated, and they’re ready to make your morning.
Coffee-makers don’t get any simpler — just smaller. For the easiest cup of coffee you’ll ever make, check out the Clever. Originally available in only one size, we’ve expanded our offerings for those with less of an appetite. Don’t worry: the flavor is just as big.
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We've looked long and hard for a scale that we can recommend for our avid manual brewing friends. The scale needed to have a high weight capacity, fast response time and precision calculations, and the ability to disable the auto-off feature to ensure the scale would not shut off mid-brew. The Jennings CJ4000 is the first scale we have offered that meets all of these requirements. With a 4000 gram capacity, accuracy to .5 gram, and the ability to disable the auto-off feature, the Jennings scale is the perfect companion to manual brewing.
One of the top coffee grinder manufacturers has just released one of the most versatile grinders to date. With the capability of grinding from French press to espresso, the Mahlkonig Pro M provides the grinding range that would normally require two separate grinders. The grinding range combined with features like the "hands free" operation and break functionality help make this grinder ideal for both low-medium volume commercial settings and home use.
$449.00The Baratza Vario looks much like Baratza's other offerings (i.e., the Encore, Virtuoso, and Preciso) in regard to silhouette, footprint, and general design. Those who've used them extensively, however, know that there's far more than mere nomenclature that separates the Vario from its brethren. Practically speaking, it has shown to give a consistently uniform and desirable grind for the full grind spectrum, all the way from espresso to press pot, something no other non-commercial grinder currently out on the market can boast. It is a highly efficient machine, wasting very little in the way of coffee grounds, but it shines in its ability to produce excellent espresso, shot after shot after shot, a feature aided by the three timed dosing presets it allows the user to store and recall at the push of a button.