Before you start
Coffee is best enjoyed as close to the date of roasting as possible. To keep whole beans or ground coffee fresh upon opening the pack, transfer it immediately to an airtight container and store in a cool dry place. We don’t recommend to keep your coffee in the refrigerator or freezer.
If using a reusable filter, make sure your filter is clean of any grinds from prior use. If using a paper filter make sure it is set in the funnel properly and wet it a little bit with hot water. You can also warm the cup or flask by rinsing them with hot water.
The exact amount of ground coffee you use will depend on your personal taste and how much coffee you are making. As a general rule of thumb use 1.5 gms. of ground coffee per oz. of coffee. If using the Bodum POUR OVER Coffee Maker use 2 scoops for each 8 oz. cup.
Experiment with different amounts of coffee to get the consistency you like.
Heat the water to right below boiling point (~200 F.). The best way to achieve this is to let the water boil, turn the heat off and wait for 10+ seconds before starting the pour.
The best water to use is your regular filtered tap water.
Initially pour only sufficient water to wet all the ground coffee and let it sit for 15-20 seconds.
After waiting for grinds to soak, start pouring hot water over the grinds in a steady stream circling from outside in till the amount of coffee you need is extracted in the container.
If using a paper filter simply throw away the filter with wet grinds.
Steel filters should preferably be hand washed by running water over them to take out all coffee grinds.
Green Tip : Used coffee grinds make a good addition to composts or can be used directly as fertilizer. Check out more details here.
If using the Bodum POUR OVER Coffee Maker, insert the plug into the carafe before pouring the coffee in your cup.