How to brew the best with Moccamaster

Gear
Moccamaster, hand-grinder or electric grinder, Motobean coffee and Motobean Cup

Coffee
We love using Single Origins roasted for filter in our Moccamaster. It is really important that the coffee you use is roasted for filter extraction, this is because filter coffees are roasted lighter and are designed for this brewing purpose. If you use a coffee roasted for espresso in this extraction method it can taste quite harsh and a little bit ashy.
Hint! Single Origins in a filter extraction are a really nice way to experience and explore different origins, different beans and some interesting flavours.

Recipe
For this guide we are using an Ethiopia Sidamo with notes of mandarin, oranges and sweet toffee. The recipe for this coffee is: 60g ground coffee to 1L water.

Method

  1. Grind the coffee: You can use a hand grinder or an electric grinder like our Breville, just make sure you grind the coffee really coarse. The granules should look somewhere between white sugar and raw sugar. We have set our Breville grinder to almost as coarse as it goes.
    Why grind so coarse? Coarse coffee grinds ensure that the water gets through nice and easily for a great extraction.
  2. Prepare the head: Now get a Moccamaster paper filter, pop it in the top section, rinse with water to remove any “papery” taste. Then pop the coffee in and make a well in the centre.
    Note: On the side of the top part you will see 3 settings: open, half open and closed. Make sure it is set to open.
  3. Just add water: Put 1 litre of water in the Moccamaster tank. It is really important to use cold filtered water as the water quality will affect the overall taste. If you don't have filtered water we recommend buying filtered water from the supermarket and using that. Put cover on, to protect from foreign objects.
  4. Ready to brew: Turn the Moccamaster on, it will now begin to brew. Once the water gets to over the top of the coffee grinds we are going to give it a stir for 20 seconds.
    Note: stirring the coffee grinds makes sure they all get wet, ensuring they are all extracted evenly.
  5. Stir again. Once the coffee has poured half through, briefly give the top a second stir
  6. Ready to drink! Now you have a whole jug of deliciousness to enjoy.
    Note: Before removing the jug, just close off the lid part to stop messy drips. Also: If you don’t want to drink it all at once, you can also keep the coffee warm by leaving the warm tray on. But not for too long as it will begin to lose its integrity.
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