Yes, brew bars are truly in vogue in our leading cafes and coffee bars. Filter techniques are experiencing a remarkable rebirth. Hand filtered coffees open up more than 1000 aromas and flavours, taste subtleties that surprise and delight. Light roasted microlots through a V60 or Aeropress release the most tasteful and aromatic experiences. Let Z’s alternative brewing recipes and techniques provide a whole new level of coffee appreciation for your patrons.
The V60 dripper enables you to extract the true deliciousness of coffee beans simply and directly. The V60 owes its success to three special features. One, the cone shape of the apparatus provides the perfect vessel for maximum extraction from a thick bed of ground coffee. Two, the large single hole enables the user to manage the strength of coffee extraction through manually altering brew times. Three, the inner spiral ribs of the V60 are cleverly designed to create enough space between the dripper and the filter paper to aid smooth and consistent water flow.
The Gooseneck Hario kettle is an integral part of the V60 extraction. The narrow spout produces a thin, precise stream, and the handle brings your hand into a naturally balanced position — instead of flooding the filter and letting it drip, you deliver a measured amount of water over a period of several minutes. This might sound tedious, but the control is enthralling. The coffee tastes different. The flavours can be distinctive bright, and very sweet. The V60 is for coffee-lovers and coffee purists who really must savour every delightful and discernible flavour a coffee bean has to offer.
The Aeropress is another fantastic brewing tool allowing the extraction of amazing flavour from speciality coffees in a short time, without expensive equipment and with great hands-on enjoyment.
Using the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure, Aeropress brewing yields rich, sweet and fruit-like flavours with great acidity and balance. The total immersion of the coffee grinds results in uniform extraction of all of those delicious flavours. The micro filter paper produces clean grit free coffee and the best part is that it’s quick and easy — less than 2 minutes from start to finish which means that we can now enjoy a wonderful tasting coffee in the hectic morning rush before work!
And don’t overlook the Cold Drip! This classic brewing system brings out coffee’s flavour and aroma by slowly dripping cold water through finely ground beans. The slowly dripping cold water produces coffee low in acidity, bitterness and astringency while extracting the best aroma. Brewing your coffee with cold water preserves delicate flavor compounds, while eliminating the bitter oils and acids that would be extracted at higher temperatures. Although the tower looks like something out of a science experiment, the cold drip coffee brewer is actually easy-to-use. Just pour ice and cold water into the top chamber, set the valve to drip, and put ground coffee in the middle chamber. Below this the brewed coffee slowly curves around a curly tube and finally drips into a round bottom beaker at the base of the tower. The 8-hour brewing process produces a unique flavor that you won’t find in regular brewed coffee, and the smooth and rich coffee will keep for a few days in a sealed, refrigerated container.