Brewing 101: SoftBrew
Part 4 in a series on brewing excellent coffee.
– By Jacob Long, Roasting & Quality Control Manager at Thanksgiving Coffee
While pour-over/manual brewing methods continue to gain popularity, SoftBrew offers a simple alternative for making a stellar cup of coffee.
In my opinion, this high-tech but easy to use brewing method provides the purest expression of the coffee’s flavor. The mouth-feel is similar to that of a French Press, but with a better range of flavors and less sediment in your cup.
The porcelain pot is great for serving, but it does not retain heat for very long. To enjoy hot coffee throughout the day, transfer the brew to an insulated pot.
Here’s how it works:
and here’s the text version of how it works:
- Preheat the pot and filter with about 4oz of hot water.
- Empty the preheat water and add 65g of freshly ground beans into the filter.
- Add half of the total water (16oz), taking care to evenly soak the grounds. The ideal temperature is 196° for dark roasts, 200° for light roasts.
- Stir for an even mixture and allow the bloom to settle.
- Add the rest of the water (16oz) and give the grounds another good stir.
- Put the lid on the pot and let the coffee brew for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the filter.
- Pour and enjoy!
Get your SoftBrew system at Sowden.
We made our first pot of SoftBrew with Miel de Cajamarca and the flavor was fantastic! Want to try it? Pick up a bag and see for yourself!