Melitta Brewer

  • Start with a grind size around that of coarse sugar. (Think Sugar in the Raw.)
  • Water temperature is important for optimal extraction. Your temperature should be between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend 210°F for medium to light roasts, and about 10° lower for dark roasts.
  • With our Sky Valley Mud or Smiling Dog coffees, we suggest starting with two heaping tablespoons per 8 oz. of water.
  • Start your timer and add enough water to soak all of the coffee. Wait for 30 seconds before adding more water. Fill the cone shaped holder containing your coffee with heated water to the top, slowly circling over the grounds to ensure all of the grounds come in contact with the water. Your target total brew time is about 2.5 to 3 minutes for dark roasted coffee, and 3 to 4 minutes for medium to light roasted coffees. This includes the dripping time after you stop adding water.