Brilliant Brewing

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Basics

Always store roasted beans away from light and air.  These two elements will degrade the richness over time.

Roasted beans may take up to a week after roasting to fully develop their flavor.  They will be at their prime flavor profile during weeks 2 and 3.  

Golden Ratio

Use this information as your own guide to develop your ideal flavor profile.  Start with a 1:18 ration.  This is the golden standard from the Specialty Coffee Association of America.  

This ratio means 55 grams of coffee to 1000ml (grams) of water that is 195-205°f.

Esperesso is generally at a 1:3 ratio.  

Here is a nerdy article if you want to dive deeper.

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Tips for Brewing

Pour Over

  1. Heat water to 200°

  2. Grind to sand like consistency

  3. Place mug & cone on a scale.

  4. Pour twice the amount of water as you have coffee in a swirling motion.

  5. Let soak for 30 secs.

  6. Pour the remainder of the ratio of water slowly over the grounds in a circular motion.

French Press

  1. Heat water to 200°

  2. Grind to sea salt like consistency

  3. Place press & grinds on a scale.

  4. Pour twice the amount of water as you have coffee & swirl press.

  5. Let soak for 30 secs.

  6. Pour the remainder of the ratio of water.

  7. Plunge half way & pull up.

  8. Wait 4 minutes, plunge, & pour.

Siphon

  1. Heat water to 200°

  2. Grind to sand like consistency

  3. Secure filter, add coffee

  4. Add water by ratio to bottom globe & heat with full flame.

  5. Place top globe with a small gap to let air pass until water begins to boil.

  6. Stir top to assure even soaking.

  7. Wait for water to leave bottom glass, immediately turn off flame.