Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting

Bodum Bistro Drip Brewer Pictorial

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The Bodum Bistro Drip Coffee Brewer is a new take on a old way of making coffee. It adds visual appeal, with the lower carafe of double-wall glass construction.
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Add fresh ground coffee using a standard coffee measure scoop. The capacity is 30 ounces which calls for 6 standard scoops of ground coffee. I use the blue SCAA scoop that we sell.
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Ground coffee is a tad coarser than the grind I use for paper filter drip.
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Using little water, wet the grounds as evenly as possible, and allow them to expand for 10 - 30 seconds. Once all grinds have been pre-wetted, add 200-205 degree water (just off boil).
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Continue to pour until the filter is full. Try to maintain the water at this level for the rest of your pour.
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You want the brew to stay hot: Don't let the filter empty out, cool off, then refill with hot water. Ideally this total process, the time the hot water is in contact with the grounds, is close to 4 minutes.
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After you finish pouring the desired amount of hot water, give the brewing mixture a stir. This helps break up the "crust" that forms on the surface. It's a good time to judge the wet aroma of your coffee too.
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After it drains, remove the top of the brewer, the glass filtercone, and place the stopper on top of the carafe to help maintain heat.
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Pour and enjoy!