Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home
Praise for Craft Coffee: A Manual:
Provides all the information budding javaphiles need to discover what they like in a cup of specialty coffee-and how to replicate the perfect cup at home." -Food Network
"Build a better brew by mastering 10 manual methods, from French Press to Chemex, with this comprehensive guide." - Imbibe Magazine
"Engaging and fun . . . .I really can't recommend Craft Coffee: A Manual enough.If you're even mildly curious about brewing coffee at home, it's absolutely worth a read." -BuzzFeed
"Easto's manual for coffee enthusiasts goes beyond mere brew guide to pull back the curtain on the bean itself, coffee processing and roasting, and industry jargon-we're on to you, tattooed barista. . . . Easto offers a thorough overview of coffee that is never elitist in tone, emphasizing that individual taste should always be one's guide. . . .Clearly written and comprehensive, this book belongs in every home barista's tool kit." - Booklist, starred review
" Craft Coffee isa beautifully written guide to improving your home coffee no matter what your brew method or current coffee setup. . . .If this book doesn't make your brew better, then I'm coming over to your house every morning, because your coffee is already top notch." - Sprudge
"Eliminates the intimidation factor from manual brewing. . . . This guide offers value for new cafes or novice baristas, as well as the casual consumer." - Fresh Cup Magazine
"If you're ready to learn more about perfecting your morning cup, this is a great place to start." - Wired
"There's nothing quite like home brewing for sheer satisfaction.This book will help brewers to finesse their technique and select the best equipment." - Perfect Daily Grind
"The small hardcover includes recipes and simply explainshow to use equipment and produce tastier coffees." - Eater Chicago
"A well-rounded presentation of coffee basics in an easily digestible format. From helping readers understand the origins of coffee and how it's processed, to deciphering the vast array of available brewing methods and how to use them, Jessica and Andreas have put together an engaging resource that holds value for home brewers and professionals alike. Full of wonderful illustrations, convenient tables, and helpful sidebars,this is a coffee book well worth poring over." -Ellie Bradley, editor, Fresh Cup Magazine "
From the Back Cover
An engaging resource that holds value for home brewers and professionals alike. This is a coffee book well worth poring over. —Ellie Bradley, editor, Fresh Cup Magazine
Chemex. V60. AeroPress. Oh my.
For such a simple beverage, coffee can seem complicated, especially if you dont make it for a living. But thanks to a growing number of dedicated farmers, importers, roasters, and baristas, coffee quality around the world is at an all-time high, and achieving café-caliber goodness at home is well within reach.
Thats where this book comes in. Written by a coffee enthusiast for coffee enthusiasts, Craft Coffee helps you figure out what you like, what to buy, and how to use it. From demystifying the science of extraction and manual brewing techniques on 10 different devices to choosing equipment and beans, this accessible guide focuses on the issues—cost, time, taste, and accessibility—that home coffee brewers negotiate. No matter where you are in your coffee journey, you can make a great cup at home.
Brew coffee using the "dirty sock" method. No waste, but exceptional flavour!
Pack of 2
100% Made from organic cotton
100% Handmade in the USA
What is a Coffee Sock?
The Coffee Sock may just be the best and easiest way to make great coffee. It is a cloth (usually fine cotton/muslin) shaped like a filter or sock in which ground coffee is loaded and then boiling water is added. There are varying designs, from the very complex to the very simple. We prefer the simple as they taste great and cost little.
What grade coffee grind should I use with my Coffee Sock?
You can use any grind (fine to course), however we recommend using an extra find grinded coffee for the best taste and a stronger brew.
How long can I reuse my Coffee Sock for?
If you take good care of your Coffee Sock it could last years! The estimated life span of a frequently used Coffee Sock is 6-12 months. If the Coffee Sock is not allowed to dry it may become mouldy and this is the end for that Coffee Sock (however this can be avoided! – Refer to ‘How do I clean my Coffee Sock?)
How do I clean my Coffee Sock?
Cleaning your Coffee Sock is easy. Firstly dispose of the used coffee and then rinse it under the tap until all used coffee is removed. Now hang the Coffee Sock somewhere to allow it to dry out. Simple.
We strongly recommended against the use of any cleaning agents/chemicals being used to clean your Coffee Sock. These will not only shorten the life of the Coffee Sock but will impact the taste of further coffee.
My Coffee Sock looks dirty and I cannot get it white again!
When you first get your Coffee Sock it’s a lovely white, but after a few uses it becomes stained with the colour of coffee. This is not a bad thing! The Coffee Sock absorbs the oils in coffee and this will add to the flavour of your coffee. Yes it may look ugly but rest assured that it will still make a great cup of coffee. In fact we believe the older a Coffee Sock gets the better the coffee it makes tastes! (this assumes it is cleaned and dried out after reach use)
How does the Coffee Sock brew my coffee?
The Coffee Sock uses the steeping method to extract the goodness from your fresh coffee beans. Steeping means to soak or saturate to extract flavour.
We would suggest socks for your feet belong on your feet. Feet socks are not normally fine enough to brew coffee and you have that fluff, lint and detergent taste too! So in short no you can't do the same thing with a pair of your socks!
The AeroPress coffee maker utilizes a breakthrough in the coffee brewing process to yield the smoothest, richest coffee that you have ever tasted.
Rapid, total immersion brewing process makes delicious full flavored coffee without bitterness
Makes 1 to 3 cups per pressing in about one minute
Brews regular American style coffee
Brews espresso style coffee for use in lattes and other espresso based drinks
Microfilter means no grit in your cup (unlike a French press)
Clean up takes just seconds
Available with zippered nylon tote bag - great for travel
Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalate free
Made in the U.S.A.
The AeroPress coffee maker is a new kind of coffee press that brews coffee under ideal conditions: proper temperature, total immersion, and rapid filtering. This results in amazingly delicious coffee with a wide range of beautiful flavors but without bitterness and with very low acidity. Since its introduction the AeroPress has become a much beloved brewer for serious coffee lovers and coffee professionals around the world.
The AeroPress coffee maker is most commonly used in the home kitchen but it is lightweight, compact, and durable, making it ideal for use when camping, backpacking, boating, or just traveling.
Kalita Wave 185 Stainless Steel Dripper
The Kalita Wave is one of the finest Japanese pour over brewers available. Due to its flat bottom design, and controlled flow rate - due to to three small holes in the bottom of the brewer - you can expect a more consistent brew every time. The Wave filters also encourage consistency of brew by reducing contact with the side of the brewer, maintaining more temperature stability. This is the iconic 185 (2 cup) stainless steel version.
Kalita Wave Filters 185 Oxygen Bleached
A 100 pack of oxygenated bleached white paper filters for the 185 Wave Dripper Coffee Brewer from Kalita. Made in Japan.
Steel Toe Personal French Press 20 oz
The new Steel Toe coffee press to-go has everything you need, and nothing you don’t, to brew your perfect cup of coffee wherever and whenever. Durable, ultra-insulated stainless steel ensures a tough mug that will keep your coffee hot for hours.
The Brü-Stop press creates a physical barrier between the grounds and brewed coffee, once fully pressed down. This halts the brewing process and prevents coffee from becoming over-extracted, and bitter.
The Steel Toe works perfectly for brewing coffee, tea, cacao and maté.
To brew your perfect cup, just add coarsely ground coffee (~2 Tablespoons per 8oz. of water), pour near boiling water over the grounds, and add cream and sugar if desired. Then place the Brü-Stop press screen on top with the plunger UP. Wait 3-5 minutes, press down the plunger, and enjoy.
Coffee at home shouldn't be second rate. We want you to enjoy your home or office brew just as much as our coffee bar offerings. Simply tell us where to send your O-Joe Brew Guide, and, soon you too will be flexing your inner barista. You will also be the first to hear about new coffee offerings and special promotions.