Runner Bean Brew Guide

The Basics:

Keep coffee as fresh as possible, it’s best to use whole beans and grind them before use. 

 

If you are using pre-ground coffee, store in an airtight container, in a cool dry place, or in the freezer. They can be used directly from frozen as the oils prevent the grinds from sticking together! When ordering be sure to select the correct grind for your brewing method. 

As different grinds, such as for filter coffee are coarser or finer for espresso and will change the resulting taste. 

 

Aim to use a water temperature of 91-94 degrees centigrade, this prevents the coffee from being over (too hot) or under extracted (too cold). Just leave the kettle to cool for a minute before pouring. 

 

If you can, filter your water before use, this can make it sweeter. But also makes your equipment last longer and not scale. 

 

The methods we will cover are:

  • Cafetiere

  • Moka Pot

  • Aeropress

  • Dripper

Cafetiere 

Cafetiere’s come in a number of shapes, colours and sizes but are all essentially a pot/carafe with a plunger attached to the top and a mesh filter that keeps back the grounds. 

 

 1. Weigh & Grind

 

Use a medium to coarse grind, roughly 18g per cup. 

 

 2. Grounds & Water

 

Pop the coffee grinds in the cafetiere, slowly add the boiling water ensuring the grinds are completely covered. 

 

 3. Brew & Pour

 

Leave the coffee for around 3-5 minutes, longer if you like it stronger. Place the plunger onto the pot and slowly press down. If there is a lot of resistance, there may be too much coffee or it’s too finely ground. When fully pressed, pour into your favourite mug. 

 

Your lovely coffee is done. Enjoy!

Moka Pot

 

 1. Fill & Add Grinds

 

Begin by filling the chamber with cold water (up to the valve or filling point), pop the filter in, then add the ground coffee, around 20-24g

 

 2. Screw & Tamp

 

Keeping the bottom chamber level, screw the top chamber onto the bottom one. 

 

 3. Add Heat & Enjoy

 

Add heat to the base of the Moka Pot, soon as it starts to bubble and hiss it should be ready. Give it a quick stir and pour into your favourite mug!

Aeropress

 

 1.  Boil & Prepare

 

Boil the kettle, and leave it to rest for a minute. Insert the plunger (the inner chamber of your Aeropress) into the outer tube, so the black seal is in line with the number 4. Stand it on end, so the 4 is closest to the table.

 

 2. Add Coffee & Water

 

Add around 16 grams of medium to finely ground coffee and then pour your water up to the 1 mark. 

 

 3. Stir & Prepare Filter

 

Stir your coffee and set a timer for 1 minute, prepare your filter paper, by putting it in the filter holder and pouring hot water through to rinse it. Then screw onto the Aeropress

 

 4. Brew & Pour

 

Once the minute has passed, place your mug upside down on top and carefully flip the whole stack. 

Carefully push the inner chamber down to brew your coffee. Enjoy!

Oh did we mention the makers of Frisbee invented the Aeropress?

Dripper Coffee

 

One of the easiest methods for brewing coffee.

 

 1. Weigh & Grind

 

Weigh out around 18 grams of medium coffee grounds per cup.

 

 2. Place Filter

 

Place filter into the dripper and rinse with boiled water – helps improve the flavour. When this is done, add the coffee grounds and pour in 70ml – 100ml of the boiled water, in a circular motion (called blooming), ensuring all coffee is saturated. 

 

 3. Brew & Enjoy

 

Allow the water to pass through the filter for around 30 seconds. After this add your water in 100ml doses with a 10 second gap between doses. Takes a little time but produces great coffee! 

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