Home Brewing

Coffee lovers need easy, quality brewing methods for home brewing to get them out the door in the morning. We’re sharing our favorite methods and recipes for your morning cup. To brew at home, ideally, you will want whole bean coffee (we recommend all our Ladro Roasting blends and Micro-Lots), a grinder, a brewer, and a scale, in addition to a teapot or sauce pan for heating water. All the recipes below require that you brew on a scale, with the exception of the IFill Brewer and 8 Cup Brewer. We also recommend specific coffee grind levels for each method.

With so many options, home brewing can seem overwhelming. Hopefully, our recommendations will guide you to a method you like and coffee you enjoy! All the brewers we mentioned are available at CaffeLadro.com, should you want to set up or expand your home coffee bar.

AeroPressMaking Home Brewing Easy with an Aeropress Brewer by Aerobie

Are you a coffee drinker who brews one or two cups each morning? The AeroPress is a great way to brew at home because of how quick and easy it is to use. To make a great cup of coffee with this brewer, follow the steps below:

  • Bring your water to a boil and set it aside for 30 seconds; it will cool to 200 degrees
  • Place a rinsed filter in the cap and twist into the chamber (rinsing the paper filters will  remove any sort of papery taste)
  • Finely grind coffee and add 25 grams to the chamber
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes and add hot water
  • Once you’ve added 150 grams give it a few stirs using the plastic stirrer provided
  • Add another 100 grams of water and give it a few more stir
  • Use the plunger to create a vacuum seal and let it brew for two minutes.
  • At the two minute mark begin to press the coffee into your cup (pressing should take around 20 seconds)
  • Add 80 grams of water to the brewed concentrate.
  • Press the puck of used coffee into compost, give everything a quick rinse and enjoy your coffee

Immersion Dripper

Making Home Brewing Easy with a Bona Vita Immersion Dripper Brewer and a Caffe Ladro diner mug