Brew Guides

It's fair to say Australia is home to a thriving cafe culture, with espresso being the most popular brew of choice, but nothing beats sitting down to a sweet and delicate filter coffee in the comfort of your own home. 
Brewing your own coffee is much easier than you think. Here are three simple brew options with very little set up costs. We highly recommend grinding your coffee fresh and you can pick up a great little hand mill in any of our cafes, or here online.
Here goes!

PLUNGER / FRENCH PRESS

Plunger, or French Press, is one of the classic brew methods and it's a great one for serving up to a few people at the one time.

SERVES
2 - 3

COFFEE DOSE
30g / 8 heaped tsp

WATER
500ml at 96°

 

1. Bring filtered water to boil and let it sit until it cools to 96° (about 45-60 seconds)

2. Pre-heat plunger by rinsing with hot water.

3. Add ground coffee to plunger. Your grind should be slightly coarser than sand.

4. Pour 500ml of water into plunger. Move in circular motions to ensure all grounds are wet.

5. Attach plunger lid to retain heat but don't push down. Leave to brew for 3:00 minutes.

6. Remove lid and gently stir 3 times to unsettle the grinds.

7. Attach lid, slowly plunge and serve. Total brew time 4:00 minutes.

Tip: 60g of coffee to 1L of water

POUR OVER

Pour over is a lovely and gentle brew method which results in a clean and subtle cup. 
You could say it's a personal fav for Seven Seeds.

SERVES
1

COFFEE DOSE
13g / 3 heaped tsp

WATER
200ml at 97°

 

1. Place the paper filter into the cone and rinse with hot water to wash out any paper flavour. This will also pre-heat the cone.

2. Place V60 and cup on scales.

3. Bring filtered water to a boil and let it sit until it cools to 97° (about 45 - 60 seconds).

4. Add ground coffee to cone and settle for an even coffee bed. Your grind should be slightly coarser than sand. Tare scales.

5. Start timer and pour in enough water to just cover coffee grinds (approx 30g) and stir gentle to ensure all coffee is saturated.

6. Wait 30s and add another 100g of water. Once the water has almost completely drained through, add remainder of water.

7. Decant and serve. Brew time 2:30 minutes

AEROPRESS

It's consistent, it's low maintenance and it's travel friendly.
Grab your aeropress and your bag o' beans and hit the road with some friends.

SERVES
1

COFFEE DOSE
13g / 3 heaped tsp

WATER
200ml at 97°

 

1. Start with aeropress upside down (inverted) and position rubber stopper at mark 4.

2. Bring filtered water to a boil and let it sit until it cools to 97° (about 45 - 60 seconds)

3. Rinse filter to wash out any paper flavour. Place into round lid and set aside. Preheat aeropress with hot water at the same time.

4. Add ground coffee to aeropress chamber. Your grind should be slightly coarser than sand. Place on scales and tare.

5. Start timer and add 200ml of water, filling to the top f the aeropress, gently stir. Attach lid and let brew for 2:30 minutes.

6. Place cup / jug upside down over the top of the aeropress and carefully flip over so the cup is on the bottom and aeropress sitting on top.

7. Slowly press out into your jug / cup and serve. Brew time 3:00 minutes.