With all the time, precision, and patience we put into sourcing and roasting our beans, we want you to brew your perfect cup of coffee. Our work is moot without quality brewed coffee in your hands. Here are some initial guidelines to follow when brewing. For questions about using specific brewing equipment, Contact Us or give Up Cafe a call.
Drip Brew Guide
These machines come in all shapes and sizes. Their longevity, functionality, and constancy are completely individualized! Thus here are some basics. Please adjust according to your individual taste.
- Use cold, filtered water
- Select medium fine grind
- Add three heaping tablespoons of grounds per 8 oz. of water.
- Heat mug, if possible, with hot water.
Pourover Brew Guide
With a thermometer and a scale, using a pourover set up puts you in the driver’s seat. Every element is in your hands, making the cup your very own.
- Heat water in a kettle to between 195ºF and 205ºF
- Select a medium grind
- With the scale, weigh out the beans. Start with a ratio of 2 g. of coffee to 1 oz. of water. Adjust the ratio to your taste.
- Before adding the grinds, rinse filter and pourover vessel. This will 1) clean out the filter of any paperlike tastes, 2) rinse your vessel out as well, and 3) heat your vessel so your hot coffee will not be shocked by a cold vessel.
- Put pour over set on the scale, add grind, zero out, and begin pouring. Total brew time should roughly be 2-3 minutes.
- Dampen the grind and allow for a 10-20 second “bloom.”
- Break the bloom and slowly add water to the middle of the grind. The water will disperse evenly throughout. Too much agitation will result in a bitter cup.
- Keep an eye on your scale. Stop when you hit your target volume.
- Heat mug with residual water from kettle.