Stove Top Brewing Guide
Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso)
Brewing Time: dependent upon Stove Top size & heating element used
Brewing Ratio: varies according to Stove Top model. Typically 1g coffee per 11g brewing water. Experiment with water dose & grind setting.
Please be aware that the environment will always impact the conditions under which you brew. Temperature and humidity are two notable factors which may mean your grind setting or extraction time range needs to be altered. Changes made to the grind setting have consistent results across all brew methods. A coarse grind allows water to pass through coffee without as much resistance as a fine one. It will also mean that the brew time of a coarser grind will be longer to allow the flavour to be fully extracted.
A finer grind results in smaller coffee particles, exposing more surface area to the brewing water which can then ‘access’ and dissolve the available flavours more easily.
Additionally, always consider the high level of influence that water chemistry has in your brewing. Experiment with using different bottled waters if your tap water seems to leave you struggling to tune your brews to taste.
Wipe clean & dry your Stove Top's filter basket before brewing. Place bottom section of Stove Top on scales & tare.
Add cold water according to your brew recipe in line with equipment capacity (normally until the water level sits just below the outlet at the top of the bottom section of the pot) Weigh your coffee dose according to your water amount.
Place the filter basket into the bottom section of the Stove Top. Add coffee dose carefully. Gently knock the pot on a flat work surface to level the coffee dose in the basket. Gently distribute it using gentle tapping if further distribution is needed.
Place the top section carefully onto the bottom, and screw in place. Be careful not to impact the distribution of the coffee dose.
Place over a low-medium heat on the stove. Choose the heating section most suited to the size of the base of your pot.
Start your timer to track your extraction time. The time it takes for water to begin appearing in the upper chamber will be dependent upon your dose, grind setting, the size of your Stove Top, the heat provided by your stove, the initial temperature of your water, and the material that your pot is made from.
In a sink or small basin run cold water to a depth that equals around half the height of the Stove Top's bottom section. Placing the Stove Top in a cold bath will allow you to stop the brewing process at a faster rate, before brewing begins to extract undesirable flavours from your coffee.
Remembering how much water you added to the Stove Top, watch for the liquid rising out of the bottom chamber due to the steam pressure pushing it up through the filter basket. Remove the pot from the stove when most of the water has been pushed up into the top of the pot.
Place the Stove Topin your cold water bath to stop the brewing process. Due to the thermal mass of the Stove Top and the steam pressure being contained in the bottom brewing chamber, it can be the case that the coffee continues to brew after it is removed from the stove. Placing the pot in a cold bath will immediately reduce the chance of this occurring.
Remove the pot from the cold water, dry the outside & serve.