It’s cold right now here in Melbourne, so I’m surprised we managed to get so many people to leave their warm beds on a Sunday morning for our “We Love Clever Coffee Drippers” event. Needless to say the allure of finely brewed coffee and a chance to learn how to brew it themselves provided the enthusiasm we needed to make it happen.
It all began with our love for the humble Clever Coffee Dripper, or CCD as it as affectionately known. We clearly love it, but needed a forum to explain why everyone else should too. After hatching the idea and receiving a shoutout from street-credible publication Broadsheet Melbourne, on Sunday the 27th of May the Australian Barista Academy in West Melbourne was packed with 40 of the most interesting, enthusiastic and caffeine approving people I have ever met.
We kicked off at 11.00am with a brief introduction to filter coffee brewing, and discussed the importance using great quality, freshly roasted coffee. We outlined a simple coffee brewing setup for the home (even on a budget), and talked about the merits and pitfalls of different pieces of brewing equipment like kettles, grinders, scales and timers. Of course the star of this event was the brewing device, the CCD, which each attendee took home for themselves along with 250gr of freshly roasted Five Senses filter roast coffee.
The rest of the session was a blur, as 40 or so people launched at our brewing stations and made their way through the process of brewing a filter coffee using a CCD. Once they had completed their first brew, there were four experiments waiting for them to explore the many parameters of brewing, from dosage (the brew ratio) to agitation, to steep time and finally brewing with a variety of different coffees.
Overall the response of everyone involved was incredible, with our newly found CCD lovers staying around for the next few hours to brew some great coffees, play with parameters, and take the chance to chat to us about the art of brewing amazing filter coffee using the CCD in the home.
If you’re interested in signing up for next our brewing event, please contact Andy with the subject line “Upcoming Events”.
Special thanks to Brydon Price and Jacob Ibarra of Five Senses coffee, Ryan of Coffee Traders Mornington, and Aaron of Grey and Bliss for helping out and educating the public on the day.blog comments powered by Disqus