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Brewing Methods

Espresso

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Espresso magnifies the particular flavour traits of a coffee, emphasizing its acidity, mouthfeel and body. This intense shot of flavour combined with a rich, syrupy body stands alone perfectly and it’s designed to be enjoyed by itself.  Espresso can also be served on top of hot water (Americano), offering coffee drinkers a diluted version of the intensity found in espresso. Rich, full-bodied espresso also pairs beautifully with velvety milk. The smaller your drink size, the stronger and richer the coffee flavour. We recommend a cappuccino as the drink with the most ideal ratio for pairing milk and espresso.   1....

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Pour Over

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This brew method is known for accentuating the flavour clarity of a coffee. The gentle stream of water used to brew, as well as the delicate fibres of a paper filter prevent fine particles from entering the cup.  Pour over showcases the subtle, more nuanced notes of a coffee that a more full-bodied brew method would muddy.  Less fines also heighten the drinker’s ability to perceive acids, and can make coffees “sparkle” with acidity that would be lost in other brew methods.   1. Coffee grounds are poured into a filtered V60 Cone. 2. Hot water is poured from a...

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AeroPress

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AeroPress offers a medium-bodied brew that is heavier than a delicate pour over, but lighter than a full-bodied french press. This brew method can add balance to very bright coffees, mellowing the flavour by cutting the acidity. This brew method is also extremely quick and easy to execute and very light and portable, making it great for travelling.   1. A filter goes into a screen that fits on the bottom of the AeroPress chamber. 2. Ground coffee is poured into the chamber and then hot water is poured on top and stirred. 3. After the coffee has brewed for...

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Batch Brew

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Batch Brew, our “drip coffee” option, sits between pour-over and AeroPress in terms of body. It’s a house favourite that works well with most beans and is ready to serve at all times in any of our locations. The Fetco we use for batch brew is incredibly consistent. Using precise heat control and dispensing water mechanically, Fetco makes a perfect batch of coffee every brew. If you’re short on time, Fetco is the brew method for you.   1. Coffee is ground and poured into a filtered basket. 2. Water is dispensed in a steady stream from a machine onto...

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Cold Brew

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Cold brew tones down the acidity of a coffee and often has a silky mouthfeel. The cold brew process also accentuates natural sweetness and rounds out sharpness to produce a well-balanced cup. This coffee is a very versatile brew method because it’s easy, consistent and will keep fresh in the fridge for up to three weeks.   1. Ground coffee is poured into a cloth filter that sits inside a chamber with a closed valve. 2. Cold water is poured into the coffee and a perforated plastic cover is placed on top of the brew. 3. After the coffee has...

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