HOME BREWING

Here are some guidelines for making coffee at home with a few of our favourite home brewing methods. Each brewing method produces its own delicious result and all are worth trying, then perfecting your favourite.

Making great coffee

Great coffee is not limited to espresso, or professional coffee nutters.

Brewing coffee at home is rewarding in many ways, be it the reliability of your trusty stovetop, or your experimental tendencies with filter coffee - you can brew a fine cup of coffee for yourself at home, using any number of apparatus.

Get a coffee grinder

This is the biggest single quality breakthrough you can make. You can buy ground coffee but by the time you get around to brewing it, most of the subtle qualities that make coffee wonderful will be long gone.

A decent burr grinder is what you need, they grind the beans to a consistent particle size, a blade grinder smashes the beans into any number of large and small parts - producing uneven coffee extraction.

Next stop, the right grind size for your preferred method of brewing.

Buy fresh roasted beans

You can look for the roast date to see how fresh they are, don't trust a bag without one.

Buy regularly, in small quantities and grind beans just before brewing.

See our Brewing Methods on PlungerStovetopPour over and Espresso.

BREWING METHODS


Espresso

Espresso

The quickest way to enjoy coffee. Complex and concentrated.


Plunger

French Press

A rich and consistent brew method. Full and accurate.


Stovetop

Stovetop

An intense and strong traditionalist brew by stove.


Pour over

Pour over

The most versatile way to brew. Light and clear or intense and full-bodied.