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Vacuum Pot

Vacuum Pot

Vacuum pot brewing is arguably the most unusual and fascinating method ever invented for brewing coffee. In addition, it may well produce the best cup of coffee you’ll ever taste. You must pay close attention to the brewing process – do not walk away! When heat is applied to the water in the bottom vessel, […]

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Mocha Pot

Mocha Pot

Moka Pot stovetop brewers produce a dense concentrated cup that produces a finish between espresso and Turkish coffee. Moka pots were invented in Italy in the 1930’s.. The name refers to the city of Mocha, Yemen, which was for many centuries a center of coffee excellence The moka pot is a great way to make […]

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French Press

French Press

Step 1: Make sure the carafe is clean (no oils left over in wire screen). Use two rounded tablespoons of coffee for each 8oz. of water. (there are different sizes of French Press carafes but keep this formula) Use a coarse grind (extremely important –about breadcrumb texture) Step 2: Using the correct temperature water (205 […]

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Espresso

Espresso

Espresso Step 1: Make sure your machine is heated up. Also, preheat your espresso cup with hot water. Step 2: Remove porta-filter and wipe it out to clean and dry the basket. Step 3: Grind and dose your coffee. The grind should be a very fine powder but not too fine (feel the grind and […]

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Chemex

Chemex

Like all good things, full flavor takes time. Using a Chemex is an easy and convenient way to brew excellent coffee at home. Use clean equipment, high quality fresh beans, grind the coffee correctly and pour the water correctly. Chemex Information: Total brew time: 3:45 minutes Yield: 2 mugs Coffee flavor/characteristics: Clean and refined Tools: […]

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