BREWING GUIDES

To brew great coffee is an art unto itself. We have compiled some handy guides and tips to perfect your own barista skills. Any origin, any brew method, any time.

POPULAR BREWING METHODS

Coffee brewing is a very personal process, everyone has their unique preference.

And thank heavens for that, because that means there are a plethora of alternative brewing methods and devices to suit every taste.
Explore the French Press, the Moka Pot, Siphon (our favorite!) and Espresso machines.

The science behind brewing coffee is a thing of beauty – Just find your fit!

FRENCH PRESS

By far the most popular and most affordable type of coffee brewers, the French Press, or Plunger, is the time-tested hero for home brewing.
Probably one of the oldest coffee brewing devices, it has made the brewing of quality filter coffee easy and enjoyable!
Coarse coffee is brewed and then separated from the grounds by a mesh filter pushed down by hand. Easy but so effective.
Just keep in mind that exposing the brewed coffee in the glass carafe to the heated water for too long will overcook the coffee and destroy the subtle flavours.

MOKA POT

This cute angular brewing pot with two chambers uses steam pressure to brew by pushing the boiled water through the grounds on the stove-top.
The flavor of moka pot coffee depends greatly on bean variety, roast level, fineness of grind, water profile, and the level of heat used.
Various pot design alterations can even allow milk to be frothed at the same time coffee is brewed.
But as this device uses pressure, regular and careful attention must be paid to the integrity of the valves and gaskets to ensure safe usage.

CHEMEX

This hourglass shaped brewing device combines the simplicity of the French Press with the filtration of a drip coffee machine.
Beautifully crafted glass creates a space for a cone filter to ensure uniform extraction and remove any sediment or impurities.
By regulating the rate of extraction with the thickness of the filter, you can determine how strong you want your coffee to be.
This brewing method is becoming very popular in cafes and coffee shops around the world, and is perfect for cold brewing.

SIPHON

This brewing method really does make you feel like a mad coffee scientist, and is very fun to watch!
Siphons brew using steam pressure, with a alcohol burner heating the delicate bottom glass globe. The air expanded by heat pushes the boiling water to the top globe containing the coffee grounds where it brews. Once brewed, it drops back down to the now empty bottom glass globe.
The coffee brewed as such is crystal clear and the purest we have ever tasted!

ESPRESSO MAKER

Pressure, that magical force behind the perfect cup of coffee!
These coffee machines build up pressure to force the water through the coffee granules, which truly unlocks the flavour of the coffee.
The taste of coffee brewed in this manner is quite different from other brewing methods, due to the carefully calibrated balance between the extraction and contact rates of the coffee granules.
The beauty of these machines and the skills of the baristas that operate them truly makes drinking coffee an experience!

AEROPRESS

This little mobile coffee device, which is a product of pure engineering innovation, can deliver a great cup of coffee no matter where you are.
Simple, elegant – the perks of this brewer make it an essential for every coffee lover. Quick to set up, even quicker to clean and cost effective.
It requires only the pressure of your hand to force water through the coffee granules.
So the benefits of an espresso makes for a tenth of the cost, and no electricity needed – so have your espresso on a mountain top if you like!

IT’S ALL IN THE GRIND

The secret to great coffee is not just quality, but the appropriate grind for the brewing process.
The grind size of the coffee beans determine the surface area of the grounds.
The surface area of the coffee grounds determine the extraction rate of the coffee essence.

The extraction rate determines the contact time between the water and the grounds.
The balance of these factors are of utmost importance for that perfect cup!

Rouxbean Coffee Roastery will gladly grind your order to suit your preferred brewing method.

EXTRA COARSE

Similar to: Peppercorns

Brew Method:
COLD BREW
COWBOY COFFEE

COARSE

Similar to:
Sea Salt

Brew Method:
FRENCH PRESS
PERCOLATOR
FILTER COFFEE CUPPING

MEDIUM-COARSE

Similar to:
Coarse Sand

Brew Method:
CHEMEX
CLEVER DRIPPER

MEDIUM

Similar to:
Regular Sand

Brew Method:
FLAT BOTTOM DRIP MACHINE
SIPHON
AEROPRESS

FINE

Similar to:
Finer than table salt

Brew Method:
ESPRESSO
MOKA POT

EXTRA FINE

Similar to:
Flour

Brew Method:
TURKISH COFFEE

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