• Weighing your coffee produces the best results. 

  • Grinding your coffee immediately before use if possible.

  • Grind size makes a difference, goal a 4 minute extraction to commence with.

  • Water quality makes a difference, tap water is treated for health outcomes not quality. Use the best water quality you can obtain for the best tasting 

  • Avoid using hot plates to maintain temperature because the coffee stews and spoils.

  • Heat your Carafe before use and rinse your paper filter with boiling water to remove the “papery” taste.

  • Invest in a good brewer, the Breville Precision Brewer and the Moccamaster are our favourites.


    • Place the paper filter in the brew basket.

    • For 6 cups add 45g of coffee ground for filter and tap to even out the grounds then place into your machine.

    • Add 750mL of cold water to the water reservoir to fill to the 6 cup marker.

    • Place carafe (coffee pot) under the brew basket and turn on and start your brew.

    • Wait several minutes for brew to finish dripping.

    • Serve immediately after for best results.

  • Weighing your coffee and finding a time, invariably between 4-6 minutes, that fixates your pallet is your goal. 

  • There is a difference in the body and flavour of the coffee between these time intervals and the endeavour of finding a target is worthwhile. Don’t be bad and lazy!

  • Grinding your coffee immediately before use is best.

  • Water quality makes a difference. Tap water is treated for health outcomes not taste. Use the best water quality within your reach for the best tasting coffee. 

  • Heat your plunger with hot water before use.

  • Pour freshly boiled water onto your bed of coffee and fill the plunger to your set point.

  • Stir the grinds and water after pouring the water to entice infusion.

  • Let the coffee brew for 4-6 minutes. 

  • Insert the plunger, push down and pour.

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