Chimney Fire 0263.jpg

Cafetiere

Sometimes called a French Press, the cafetiere is an extremely versatile, tried and tested method of brewing. Whether it’s been brought out at the end of dinner with your grandparents or if you time your extraction for a bright modern style of filter coffee, you are always guaranteed a great experience. Here is our recommended recipe below.

MAKES 3-4 CUPS

GRIND SIZE: Coarse

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 55g / 6 tbsps / 7 scoops

AMOUNT OF WATER: 850ml / 3-4 cups

BREW TIME: 4 minutes

Try brewing with our Guatemala Matasano for lots of tropical fruit!

Chimney Fire 0246.jpg

Manual Drip

Clean, bright and complex might be a good way to describe this style of brewing. The V60 is the most well-known type of manual dripper and is our favourite for brewing a consistent filter coffee. Avoid milk with this brew method.

MAKES 1 CUP:

GRIND SIZE: Medium

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 15g / 1.5 tbsps / 1 scoop

AMOUNT OF WATER: 250ml / 1 cup

BREW TIME: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Try brewing with our Ethiopia Biftu Gudina for lots of fruit and a sweet, honey-like finish!

Chimney Fire 0378.jpg

Automatic Drip

Producing a similar style of coffee to the manual drip but with added benefits of making larger batch sizes with minimal hassle. Look out for Speciality Coffee Association certified brewers such as the Moccamaster. Perfect for big drinkers or small offices.

MAKES 4 CUPS:

GRIND SIZE: Medium

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 60g / 6 tbsps / 4 scoops

AMOUNT OF WATER: 1 litre / 4 cups

BREW TIME: 5 minutes

Try brewing with our Colombia Jose & Luz for lots of tropical fruit!

Chimney Fire 0288.jpg

Aeropress

The Aeropress is arguably the most versatile method of brewing with consistently reliable results. It is also extremely portable for your favourite coffee on the go.

MAKES 1 CUP:

GRIND SIZE: MEDIUM - FINE

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 15g / 1.5 tbsps / 1 scoop

AMOUNT OF WATER: 250ml / 1 cup

BREW TIME: 2 minutes

Try comparing a Brazil Santa Ines espresso roast and a Honduras Gualme omni roast to see how versatile it can be!

Chimney Fire 0107.jpg

Stovetop

A traditional Italian espresso maker, the Stovetop produces an espresso style of coffee. Sometimes called a Moka Pot, it brews at a lower pressure on a hob. Look out for big bold flavours and lots of body.

MAKES 1 CUP:

GRIND SIZE: MEDIUM - FINE

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 15g / 1.5 tbsps / 1 scoop

AMOUNT OF WATER: 250ml / 1 cup

BREW TIME: 2 minutes

Try brewing with our Peru Santa Cruz for lots of chocolate!

Chimney Fire 0309.jpg

Espresso Machine

The most well-known and popular method of brewing. This is a great method if you take milk with your coffee as the espresso recipe below can be topped up with frothed milk to make either a flat white, cappuccino, latte.

MAKES 1 CUP:

GRIND SIZE: FINE

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 18-19g

AMOUNT OF WATER: 34-38ml

BREW TIME: 26-30 seconds

Try with our ‘house’ Ranmore Espresso for a deliciously rich brew.

cold brew.jpg

Cold Brew

Create your own refreshing, clean and 100% natural cold drink. Always serve chilled.

MAKES 4 CUPS:

GRIND SIZE: COARSE

AMOUNT OF COFFEE: 100g / 10 tbsps / 7 scoops

AMOUNT OF WATER: 1 litre / 4 cups

BREW TIME: 18 hours

Try with our Ethiopia Biftu Gudina for lots of fruit and natural sweetness.

Check out our blog for more info on choosing the right roast profile for your brew!