Man versus machine
Batch brew coffee is simply an automated way of brewing your pour over. Super easy, consistent and very tasty.
What you need for your batch brew
- Batch brewer (automated drip coffee maker). We love the Moccamaster for its precise temperature control and stunning colour range. However, there are many options and brands.
- Paper filter fitting the type of your automated coffee maker
- 500 ml of water
- 30 grams of freshly roasted coffee
Batch brew instructions for humans
Step #1: Rinse your paper filter
Fold the paper filter at its seams and place it in the filter basket and rinse with hot water. Why? It eliminates any papery taste and helps the paper filter to fit snugly into the filter basket.
Step #2: Use freshly roasted coffee
For brewing your own coffee at home, use freshly roasted whole beans and grind them using a simple hand grinder or an automatic coffee grinder. If you do not have a grinder (and your birthday is not coming up anytime soon), you can always order freshly roasted coffee pre-ground.
Step #3: Weigh your coffee
Now, how much coffee do you need? Well, this depends on how much coffee you want to brew. We suggest approximately 30 grams of coffee for brewing 500ml in your batch brew. This equates to approximately 1 gram of coffee per 16.7ml of water, or 6 grams per 100 ml of water.
Step #4: Grind your coffee
Start with a medium grind size and adjust towards a coarser grind setting if you find the flow rate is too slow and the coffee a touch bitter.
Transfer the ground coffee into your rinsed paper filter. You want the coffee ground sitting nice and flat in the filter. Fit the filter basket and server to your batch brewer.
Step #6: Add water
Add 500ml of water into the water chamber of your bacth brewer.
Step #5: Ready, steady, go
Switch on and get your breakfast toast ready in the meantime.
After about 3 – 4 minutes, enjoy your batch brew coffee.