Below are methods for our most popular ways of brewing coffee. In all cases, the following will help you enjoy our coffee at home:


  • Make sure your brewing equipment is cleaned before each use, old coffee on your brewing equipment makes everything taste bad.


  • Follow a brew recipe, weight & time are important for brewing consistently good coffee

  • investing in a good grinder really improves your coffee brewing process: 

    • It will be fresher

    • You have more control over the brew

    • You can adjust for different beans       


  • 30g ground coffee – Ground course

  • 500ml filtered water

  • Pour hot water on your coffee and let it sit for 4min. Then after 4 mins have passed take two tablespoons and stir the coffee. The coffee crust that has formed on the top will start to fall to the bottom. Using the two tablespoons just scoop out whatever is left on the top and put it in the bin.

  • For best results, let it brew for a further 5 min so the coffee cools slightly whilst the remaining coffee sediment settles on the bottom. Put in your plunger, but only press it halfway. Be gentle when pouring as you don’t want to stir up the grounds that have sunk to the bottom. This will give you a much cleaner tasting coffee without any grounds floating around your cup.


  • Prepare by ensuring you have clean equipment. If you haven’t already, flush your group head to remove old coffee grounds and wipe clean your basket.

  • Next, measure the coffee you are adding to the basket either by spoon or scales and evenly distribute the grounds inside your machines portafilter (alternatively known as basket).

  • Ensure you tamp firmly and flat so that the coffee flows evenly (this really effects flavour).

  • Aim for a 1:2 or 50% brew ratio and use weighing scales for best results. For example, 18grams of coffee in the basket and 36grams in the cup is the perfect espresso recipe.

  • Serve quickly and enjoy!



  • 22G of ground coffee

  • 380ML of filtered water.

  • Rinse your filter with hot water. This will get rid of papery flavour and will pre-heat your brewing gear. Discard the water before brewing.

  • Add your ground coffee.

  • Pre – infuse coffee before brewing by pouring 68ml of water over the coffee grounds, then give it a stir and leave it 45s. Then add more water until you reach 220ml, give it a swirl and then add the rest of the water. Brewing should take approximately 3- 3 1/2 mins.

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