Filter coffee brewing guide

French Press, Vac Pot, Drip or any other - air your views and results

Moderators: CakeBoy, GreenBean, Gouezeri, bruceb

Filter coffee brewing guide

Postby jon » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:35 pm

Is there a good one somewhere online? Been playing with a swiss gold filter and different grinds, doses etc - and liking the results - but a good guide could also be helpful.
jon
 
Posts: 288
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:00 pm

Postby GMRK » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:45 pm

I tried filter for the first time in years after watching this:

http://www.squaremileblog.com/2008/12/27/videocast-3-chemexpourover/
GMRK
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:07 pm

Postby kingseven » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:57 pm

With the swiss gold you'd probably want a different technique because you don't have the resistance of the glass/paper to slow down the brew allowing a coarser grind. You need to grind a bit finer and very carefully/slowly meter the water out onto the coffee. How big of a cup are you brewing?
http://www.jimseven.com

I'll never own too many items with which to enjoy coffee.
User avatar
kingseven
 
Posts: 2118
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:04 pm
Location: London

Postby DrTom » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:41 pm

I had to watch the video twice because about halfway through the first time, I realised I was just dancing in my chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za-cX9-iF78

Strong!

That was a really good video, nice instructions - where is the best place to get some good papers online please?
DrTom
 
Posts: 466
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:00 am
Location: NE England

Postby jon » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:03 pm

Thanks - it's the swiss gold 1 cup brewer (brews straight into 1 large mug). There's the flat-ish metal filter at the bottom (with plastic sides); you add the coffee to this, put a plastic thing with small holes in the bottom (to slow down the water as it passes through) on top, and then pour in the water. There's a pic here http://www.anothercoffee.co.uk/products/item110310.aspx I've been using 17g coffee with 260ml water.

Even grinding pretty coarse, this brewer doesn't get much under 3mins brew time. Medium grind - just slightly on the fine side for French Press - gets near a bit over 4:30 mins to drip through.

Because of the thing with small plastic holes in the bottom - which slows down the flow of water quite effectively - there's less flexibility than with the type of filter in the video. You pretty much have to pour water in and let it drip through.

V easy, though, and results aren't at all bad :D
jon
 
Posts: 288
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:00 pm

Postby GMRK » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:19 am

I sometimes use the same swiss gold filter but I never use the insert with the holes, I find it just gets in the way.

I let the grounds bloom then pour a bit at a time, letting each pour filter through before starting the next, seems to work ok.

I usually use a paper filter and plastic cone for an even cleaner cup but the swiss gold is quicker (no need to rinse papers first) and easier to clean up which are both an advantage in a busy kitchen at work.
GMRK
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:07 pm

Postby jon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:51 pm

Thanks all. Actually, think I may be too cackhanded to improve on the (pretty good, to be fair) results from using filter + plastic insert. Makes nice coffee, anyway :)
jon
 
Posts: 288
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:00 pm


Return to Other Brewing Methods

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest