Archive for the ‘Brewing Methods’ Category

French Press: A Low Stress Way to Enjoy Your Coffee

By Copper Canyon

Whether the French press method of brewing came to light in the early or mid-1800s is up for speculation, there are patent records from 1852 wherein a Paris merchant and metal craftsman filed a joint patent for a device that filtered coffee using a piston action. It wasn’t until the late 1920s that the French Press began surfacing around Europe, with improvements being made well into the 1950s. It took Americans a bit longer to acclimate to this brewing method, receiving recognition and direction by food critics well into the 1980s and 90s, indicating possible drawbacks to the method. Even today it is still seen as a method used mainly by connoisseurs. Despite that, it is one of the easier methods for brewing fresh roasted coffee. (more…)

10 Easy Steps to Enjoying Chemex Brewed Coffee

By Copper Canyon

Chemex is the preferred coffee brewing method of James Bond, Mary Tyler Moore, Don Draper, and a group of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in New York. It is timeless in its design, as well as in the simple process in which it aids in producing a tantalizing cup of coffee. The Chemex coffee maker was created by German inventor Peter Schlumbohm in the late 1930s and patented as a “filtering device.” Along with a few other investors, Schlumbohm set up The Chemex Corporation in 1939 in the state of New York. From 1939 to 1941 the filtering device took on a few revisions, which finally culminated into its current iconic hourglass-like design. Today Chemex is available in a variety of sizes and forms, including the brand new Ottomatic of which the company can’t seem to keep in stock. (more…)

It’s Not Just For Summer: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Toddy Out All Year Long

By Copper Canyon

The weather is cooling down quite nicely. The air in the morning has a pleasantly crisp feel to it, which makes the coffee cravings all the more intense. This would typically make you think it’s time to put away the cold brew equipment you’ve put to good use this past summer along with your summer wardrobe. But hold up…did you know you can use your Toddy Cold Brew System year round? Here are 5 reasons to keep your Toddy in use all year long. (more…)