Doorstep Barista

Our Brew Guide

These are some of the recipes that we love. You should try them out! But don’t limit yourself to how we do it—there are so many great ways to brew coffee. If these aren’t quite your style, try other recipes to find the perfect match for you!

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V60

Pour-overs allow for greater control over most of the coffee-making variables, in particular the speed and pattern of water pouring. Due to the V60’s conical shape and 60° angle, there is better distribution of coffee inside the device and longer contact of water dripping towards the center. The ribbed interior allows for air flow between the ceramic wall and paper filter, which draws the water downward. This brewing technique creates clean, smooth yet complex flavors, and amplifies the subtleties within the coffee. If you enjoy the slow, careful process of brewing one cup at a time, this technique is for you!

01

Weigh 20g of coffee and grind to medium-course.

02

Boil water; let rest for 1 minute. Put the filter into pour over vessel, wet paper filter, and discard water.

03

Add ground coffee and 30g of water. Wait 30 seconds.

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Pour water centrically from the centre to the outside until you reach 200g and wait 30 more seconds.

05

Add the rest of the water in the same motion until you reach 320g.

06

Let coffee finish dripping and you are done!

Ratio
1 g of coffee per 16g water

02
French Press

This method involves immersing and then steeping the coffee grounds in hot water over a period of time. As there is no paper filter to absorb the coffee’s oils, the French Press produces a rich, full-bodied, and robust cup of coffee. On the flip side, there tends to be more coffee fines in the final product.

01

Grind 31g of coffee to a medium-coarse and put into the french press.

02

Boil water; let rest for 1 minute.  Pour 500g of the water into the press with the ground coffee and let sit for 4 minutes.

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Stir the crust and scoop the foam and coffee bits off the top.

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Wait another 5-8 minutes to allow everything to settle to the bottom.

05

Plunge to just beneath the surface and no more. You don’t want to agitate the coffee bed on the bottom; we want to use the plunger as a strainer. Now pour gently into your mug.

Ratio
1 g of coffee per 16g water

03
Aeropress

The aeropress is unique in that it combines immersion, a filter, and pressure to brew. The immersion step produces a full body, while the filter prevents fines from the final product and absorbs some of the oils. The addition of pressure further extracts flavours to produce a rich yet clean tasting final brew. Although it brews only one cup at a time, it has a shorter brew time than the French press.

01

Grind 20g of coffee at a course setting.

02

Boil water; let rest for 1 minute.

03

Pre-wet your filter and put coffee into the inverted AeroPress (upside down).

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Add 200g of water into the AeroPress. Gently stir to make sure all the coffee is saturated.

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Place the filter and cap on. Wait 45 seconds.

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Flip the AeroPress over onto a mug and slowly plunge the AeroPress over 25 seconds.

Ratio
1 g of coffee per 10g water

04
Espresso

Espresso machines use high pressure to force hot water through a small amount of very finely ground coffee. The end result is a short, concentrated coffee with a rich texture and bold, intense flavour. It is often combined with water or milk to modify the intensity, but is also wonderful to experience on its own.

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Put 18g of finely ground coffee into the portafilter and smooth it out.

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Tamp the coffee to compress it.

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Place into the espresso machine, and hit the button.

04

You want to achieve 37g of espresso in about 30 secs.

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If it runs too fast, grind your coffee finer. If it runs too slow, coarsen the grind of the coffee.

Ratio
18g of coffee per 37g espresso

05
Drip Filter

The drip coffee maker essentially automates the pour-over process. It heats water and then releases it over the coffee grounds in an even pattern. While there is less control over the brewing variables—mainly pouring precision—it is convenient for its automation, great for making large batches, and overall very consistent in its brew.

01

Grind 60g of coffee to a medium grind setting.

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Put the filter into the brew basket.

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Add your coffee, and tap until the coffee bed is level.

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Pour 1 L of water into the water chamber and hit start.

Ratio
1g of coffee per 16g water