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January 18, 2013 / Baca

Getting Started With Home Brewing

People always ask me how to best brew coffee at home. As a whole people seem to want the best tasting coffee with the least amount of effort involved. I would say that even I fall into this category. Thankfully brewing coffee at home doesn’t have to be that hard or technical at all…with just a few simple tools and some basic brewing fundamentals you can make incredibly delicious coffee at home with relatively little effort. In fact once you do this for about a week it’ll become second nature and you’ll probably be able to do it blindfolded.

This video will take you from start to finish on how I make pour-overs at home…or in this case in a corner of the office!

In this video I used all the tools included in our Complete V60 Kit but the same principles can be applied to any pour-over brewing device. As with any kind of coffee preparation, once you’ve mastered the basics feel free to explore to make the coffee suit your personal tastes.

Special shout out to Oakland’s Tumbleweed Wanderers for the audio track “Take It Back” off their debut album “So Long.” Check out the rest of their catalog here: Tumbleweed Wanderers

Hope this helps you get started out!

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  1. chiefboss / Jan 20 2013 5:32 pm

    great video! know what people ask me all the time? how do i figure out the proper grind. maybe you could make a video about that.

  2. Verve / Jan 22 2013 12:31 am

    Great idea – We’ll get one out soon!

  3. coffeeloversmag / Feb 28 2013 3:50 pm

    Brewing coffee at home made simple if you have brewing device such as Complete V60 Kit. Weighing all the mixtures, you can get the desired taste of delicious coffee. It is noted here that the time of preparation should be followed not more than 3 minutes. Time of filtering coffee beans matters how coarse or fine your coffee grinned.

  4. M Rob / Mar 9 2013 5:38 pm

    What would be a rough formula if I wanted to get 2 servings from an 02 size v60? 40g to 600water? What brew time should I shoot for? Or should I stick to 1 serving per process with the V60?

    • Baca / Mar 11 2013 6:36 pm

      Just double it up! Brew time will end up being longer (4 min or so) but that’s ok. If it’s taking way longer then your grind need to be a bit coarser.

  5. kurirkopi / Jul 5 2013 4:17 am

    should it be 3 minutes? Why? How about each coffee need different brew time?

    • Baca / Jul 19 2013 10:57 pm

      Good question. You can play with it for sure but basically you want your brew time, grind setting, and dose to give you the flavors that you want. You might find you like slightly different things for different coffees but extraction fundamentals are the same for all coffees.

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