Coffee Brewing Guides

Manual coffee brewing doesn’t have to be complicated. You can brew delicious, hand-crafted coffee by following a few guidelines: use a scale and a timer, grind whole bean coffee right before brewing, and use a burr grinder (not a blade grinder) to control grind size.

Additionally, each of our guides below will give you a recipe for a specific amount of coffee, water, and brew time. You can treat this as a starting off point, adjusting your ratios or grind size depending on each outcome.


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Hailing from Japan, the Kinto Slow Coffee Style Stainless Steel set uses a laser-cut reusable metal filter and an elegantly designed glass carafe. Form and function.

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The portable and functional Aeropress is a popular method of manual brewing, resembling more a PVC pipe than a coffee maker. There are a million ways to brew an Aeropress – here’s one.


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The French press is a classic manual brew method, great for groups or just for one. Four minutes, plunge, and you’re done.