Brewing Methods

A great cup of coffee starts with freshly roasted whole bean coffee ground immediately prior to use. The quality and temperature of the water, the coarseness and consistency of the grind, the coffee to water ratio, a waxing or waning moon (OK, perhaps not) and the brewing time all influence what you taste, or don’t taste in the cup.

For better extraction and flavor use a burr grinder and fresh clean tasting water heated to a temperature of about 200 degrees F.

Use these brewing methods as a starting point and fine tune to your particular taste. Experiment. 

 

AeroPress®

Aerobie AeroPress Brewing Method By TOCA Coffee

  • Use a ratio of 17 grams of Coffee to 240 grams of water
  • We prefer the inverted method with the plunger on the bottom and filter side up
  • Grind coffee to a fine drip coarseness
  • Place your filter inside the Aeropress cap and rinse the filter with hot water to remove any potential papery flavor
  • Load the chamber with your ground coffee and shake it to create a level surface
  • Add roughly half your water 120 grams and gently stir to saturate all the grounds
  • Add the remaining water 120 grams
  • Allow the grounds to extract for about a minute
  • Twist the cap with the filter inside onto the chamber
  • Flip the Aeropress around onto your favorite coffee mug
  • Apply steady slow pressure to the plunger until you hear a hissing sound
  • Remove the Aeropress and enjoy
AeroPress® is a registered trademark of Aerobie, Inc.

 


Chemex®

Chemex Brewing Method By TOCA Coffee

  • Use a ratio of 50 grams of Coffee to 700 grams of water
  • Grind coffee to a medium coarse grind
  • Open your filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers and place it onto the top of the Chemex brewer. The thicker portion should cover the pouring spout
  • Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any potential papery flavor then discard the rinse water
  • Place your ground coffee in the middle of the filter
  • Pour hot water over the grounds until they’re fully saturated (about 100 - 120 grams) and wait about 30 seconds as the coffee blooms
  • Continue pouring the rest of the water in a gentle, circular motion keeping it well below the top of the Chemex
  • Remove the filter and discard
  • Pour your coffee into your favorite mug and enjoy
Chemex® is a registered trademark of Chemex® Corp.

  

    Drip

    Drip Brewing Method By TOCA Coffee

    • Use a ratio of 10 grams of coffee to 6 ounces (177 grams) of water
    • Grind coffee to a medium coarse grind
    • Fold the edge of your filter and place it into the dripper
    • Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any potential papery flavor
    • Place your ground coffee in the center of the filter and shake to create a level surface
    • Place the dripper over your favorite coffee mug
    • Pour hot water over the grounds in a circular motion until they’re fully saturated. Be sure to avoid the edges of the dripper
    • Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds
    • Continue pouring in a circular motion until the desired amount of coffee has been brewed
    • Remove the dripper, discard the filter, and enjoy

      


    French Press

    French Press Brewing Method By TOCA Coffee

    • Use a ratio of 10 grams of coffee per 6 ounces (177 grams) of water
    • Grind your coffee to a medium coarse grind
    • Place your ground coffee into the press
    • Fill your press halfway with hot water while being sure to fully saturate all the grounds
    • Stir to remove any clumps
    • Fill the press with the remainder of the water
    • Place the plunger on top of the press but do not press down
    • Allow the coffee to brew for 4 minutes
    • Press down on the plunger until it bottoms out
    • Pour your coffee into your favorite mug and enjoy