How We Brew in the North
Our tips to help you make the best cup of coffee
The French Press method is the perfect way to brew a great, consistent cup of coffee.
Amount: 25 g/300mL of water.
Brewing Time: 4 mintues
Stovetop Moka Pot
For a rich, strong and satisfying cup of coffee, the moka pot is an excellent way to go. This is our new go to at home!
Amount: Enough coffee to fill the filter basket (15-17 grams for a 4 cup Bialetti)
Brew Time: 5-7 minutes
Use the force of gravity to extract a smooth and clean flavour from the beans.
Brew Time: 3-4 minutes
Chemex Pour Over
In terms of taste and body, the chemex will make a cup similar to a drip coffee maker. However, by pouring slowly, the water will be in contact with the grounds for a longer period of time, resulting in a slighty richer taste. A gooseneck kettle is also preferred for use with a chemex.
Grind: Medium - Coarse
Amount: 42 grams (6 tablespoons) for an 8 cup Chemex
Brew Time: 4 minutes
Automatic Drip Coffee
For an efficiently made cup, the automatic drip coffee maker (or single use cup system with refillable pod) is most convenient. The drip coffee maker will result in a light-bodied taste, for those who prefer their coffee be less strong.
Grind: Medium (Note: If using a Keruig machine, the coffee grind needs to be fine).
Brew Time: Varies per machine
The two tips we can't recommend enough:
1. For the best cup of coffee, make sure to grind the beans right before brewing.
2. Coffee has its best flavour within 14 days after its roast date.