Suggested Batch Brew Recipe

  • Coffee dose

    30 g

  • Grind size

    Medium to medium-coarse

  • Brew water

    500 ml

  • Brew time

    approx. 4 min.

The best grind size for batch brew: medium to medium-coarse.

What you need for your batch brew.

Batch brew coffee is simply an automated way of brewing your pour over. Super easy, consistent and very tasty. 

  1. 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.
  2. Paper filter fitting the type of your automated coffee maker. If you use a Moccamaster the paper filters from Filtropa size 4 are a perfect fit.
  3. 500 ml of water
  4. 30 grams of freshly roasted coffee
  5. Scale
  6. Grinder

Best coffees for your batch brew: Medium roast level

Try our single origin crowd favourites for a richer and somewhat more comforting cup with more body, sweetness, and less acidity. We roast our single origin coffees to a medium roast profile.

Batch brew coffee: Lighter roast level

Filter coffees, which we roast to a lighter roast level, are a great way for you to explore different nuances in your cup. Batch brewing for example with the Moccamaster, is well suited for using a lighter roast profile. You will experience a cleaner cup with a lighter mouthfeel which lets the coffee flavours and acidity shine.

batch brewing recipe for Moccamaster

Batch brew instructions for humans.

Step #1: Rinse your paper filter

Fold the paper filter at its seam 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 your batch brew coffee, use freshly roasted whole beans and grind them using a simple hand grinder or an automatic coffee grinder. Or simply order your freshly roasted coffee pre-ground by selecting the grind type option 'batch brew'.

Step #3: Weigh your coffee

Now, how much coffee do you need for making your batch brew? Well, this depends on how much coffee you want to brew and the capacity of your batch brewer. Start with 30 grams of coffee for brewing 500ml in your batch brewer. 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

When choosing the right grind size for your batch brew coffee, start with 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. For larger batch brews increase the coarseness of your grind size.

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 batch 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.

Batch brew coffees medium roast

Tips and tricks for making tasty batch brew coffee.

  • If your batch brew coffee tastes a bit weak, try to increase the coffee amount. You can also try to grind your coffee a touch finer.
  • If your batch brew tastes too strong, decrease the amount of coffee. Try also to grind also a bit coarser.
  • Should you experience some bitterness in your coffee, grind your coffee a touch coarser.
  • If your batch brew coffee lacks sweetness, choose a finer grind size.