How to make the perfect Drip Filter Coffee
Hi, I'm Vikki one of the founders of Rave Coffee. Today, we're going to look at filter machines and a few tips to ensure a delicious brew. This video covers a rough guide to all automated brewing machines. Sometimes these are called filter, drip, or bulk brewing machines, but essentially they encompass coffee brewing that is achieved at the press of a button.
There are so many machines on the market all with slightly different functionality, so it's really important to get familiar with your machine by reading the user manual. So today we're using a Wilfa classic brewer, and we are going to be using our Seasonal organic blend. This is a medium roast that works really well for slow brew methods like this.
So let's get started. What we recommend is rinsing your filter paper with some hot water. Just rinse it through. This not only washes away any papery taste, but also helps keep it in place.
And if it get's a little stuck, just manoeuvre around so that it gets to the edge. Now the next thing is to dispose of the water in your jug that will have warmed it up just slightly. So it will help with the temperature of the coffee.
We're going to weigh 60g of medium ground coffee. Here's one I made earlier! So if you are ordering from Rave coffee, just select filter grind these machines are designed to drip water over the coffee grounds continuously until the water is spent. So it's really important to measure how much water you put into the tank.
Pop your coffee into the filter. And what we're going to do is just fill the water reservoir with filtered water, and we're going to fill up to 1 litre and switch the machine on, this particular machine has a valve that can be adjusted to increase or decrease the flow of water through the coffee bed. So restricting the flow can increase the extraction, but too much will cause the coffee to brew too slowly and taste bitter. So find the right balance for you.
Just keep an eye on the water level and just make sure that if it overflows, you've got to be very careful because you will get coffee grinds into your brew. You should see a steady, small stream of brewed coffee flowing into the jug.
If this slows to a drip, you can open the valve a little bit more. But this amount of coffee the brew can take up to 5-6 minutes, so I'm sure there's always lots to do while you're waiting for this.
Yet again, this will vary greatly depending on your machine and taste preference. Once the flow has stopped to a final stop for just a few drips, just remove the filter paper and the grounds and throw straight into your compost or food waste.
So now for the most important part, give the coffee a taste. If you're happy with your brew, that's great, and if you can replicate this recipe again next time, if you'd like stronger brew, then you can either use more coffee try adding 65g fine, you grind or restrict the flow if you have this option. If the brew is too strong or bitter tasting, you can use less coffee trying 55g, for instance, of coarsen your grind or increase the flow if you have the option, as always, trying to change one thing at a time.
So you know what's working? Do let us know if you have any more questions and check out our other guides at ravecoffee.co.uk