Making Coffee and Tea at Home

You’ll never need to head to a coffee shop again when you’ve got coffee and tea equipment and supplies in your very own kitchen.

making coffee at home is easy with java momma

Coffee

Coffee, made with fresh coffee beans, is a delicious drink, perfect for perking up everyone’s day. Buy freshly roasted coffee beans online so you can grind the freshest cup in the comfort of your home every morning.

We have a variety of home coffee brewing options available from Java Momma to help you with making coffee at home.

Pour Over

What is it?

A ceramic, glass or plastic cone, with a paper or metal filter. This brewer comes in various shapes and sizes. (The recipe below is for the pour over cones and paper filters).

Why we love it.

  • Produces a clean, lighter-bodied, complex cup of coffee
  • It’s gentle, which allows the more delicate flavors of the coffee to shine through
  • Easy to make at home for 1-2 people

What you need:

  • Pour over cone
  • Pour over coffee filter papers
  • Kettle, scale and timer
  • A jug to brew into
  • Coffee

Recipe:

Makes two servings

  • 1 ounce (30 grams) coffee roasted for filter
  • 17 ounces (500 grams) water
  • Total brew time: 3 minutes
  • Grind size: medium (finer than a plunger grind and coarser than espresso grind)
  1. Start with at least 4 cups (1 litre) of fresh water and bring to the boil. While waiting for the water to boil, fold the filter paper along each seam, then open it and place inside the cone. Weigh and grind your coffee if needed.
  2. Place the cone filter paper on your jug. Pour some boiled water through to rinse the paper and warm the cone and jug. Once drained through, empty water for the jug into the sink.
  3. Put your ground coffee in the filter-lined cone. Place the cone on top of your jug, and then place the entire set up on the scales and tare to zero.
  4. Start your timer and pour just enough boiling water to cover all the coffee, then leave the coffee to ‘bloom’ for about 30 seconds. You can bloom with about twice the weight of the coffee. This bloom period helps coffee to de-gas and rearrange itself into an even bed, allowing for an even extraction.
  5. Pour the rest of your water slowly, in a circular motion. Aim to add all your water just after 2 minutes; your brew should finish trickling through by approximately 3 minutes.
  6. Give the brewed coffee a quick stir, and then pour and enjoy!

Pour Over Brewing Options

Hario – V60-01
Glass Pour Over
coffee brewing options
Cork Drip Pour Over
Carved Wood Pour Over

Moka Pot

What is it?

Known as the Moka Pot, this brewing method is an oldie but a goodie. The stovetop brewer is an aluminium pot with a bakelite handle.

Why we love it:

  • Produces a heavy bodied cup of coffee
  • For almost a century this brewer was a more economical alternative to espresso
  • It’s an easy way to brew an espresso-like coffee at home if you don’t have an espresso machine

What you need:

  • Stovetop coffee brewer
  • Kettle and scales

Recipe:

Serves 4-6 people

  • 1/2 ounce (17 grams) coffee roasted for espresso
  • 4 1/2 ounces (130 grams) water
  • Total brew time: 2-3 minutes
  • Grind size: a bit coarser than espresso grind
  1. Bring at least 2 cups (1/2 litre) of water to boil, and grind your coffee. Rinse the bottom and top of the stovetop brewer to ensure it’s clean and warmed.
  2. Fill the base of the pot with boiling water, right up to the brass valve. Overfilling the base can cause the water to overheat and burn the coffee.
  3. Fill the basket with ground coffee, give it a gentle tap to settle it, then cleanly level it off, leaving a flat but full basket of coffee. Carefully place the basket in the base, and screw on the top. The base will be hot, so use a towel and be careful!
  4. Place the stoveotp brewer over low hear (either gas or electric will work fine) and wait until you hear gurgling sounds from the top, or until you see coffee coming from the stem. Remove for heat, and pour.

Aeropress

What is it?

A relative newcomer to the brewing scene, the Aeropress was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler. It consists of two lightweight cylinders and a filter.

Why we love it.

  • Produces a clean and full-bodied cup of coffee
  • Quick and easy to use and clean
  • Lightweight and compact so it’s perfect for travelling. We never leave home without it!

What you need:

  • Aeropress coffee brewer
  • Aeropress coffee filter papers
  • Kettle, scale and timer
  • A cup or jug to brew into
  • Coffee

Recipe:

Makes one serving

  • 1/2 ounce (15 grams) coffee roasted for filter
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) water
  • Total brew time: 2 minutes
  • Grind size: medium (a little finer than pour over grind)
  1. Bring at least 2 cups of fresh water (1/2 litre) to the boil. While waiting for the water to boil, place the filter paper in the filter holder and attach it to the bottom of the Aeropress chamber.
  2. Place the Aeropress on top of your cup or jug, and rinse with hot water, discarding the water from the cup once it’s filtered through. This heats up your Aeropress and cup, and rinses the paper at the same time.
  3. Pour the ground coffee into the bottom of the Aeropress chamber. Place the set-up, with the cup beneath, on a set of scales and tare to zero.
  4. Add half the boiled water to the ground coffee and start your timer. Carefully place the plunger part in the top of the Aeropress. (This will create some suction and will stop the coffee dripping through the filter.) After 1 minute, carefully remove the plunger and give the brew a good stir. Replace the top part of the plunger and let it brew for another minute.
  5. Gently and slowly press the plunger down until the coffee brew is completely pushed through the paper filter.
  6. Give the brew a stir, and then enjoy!
Aeropress

Palmpress

Similar to the Aeropress the Palmpress is an excellent option for when you are travelling!

The Palmpress is a personal coffee press for hand-brewing delicious coffee. It’s small, simple, and perfect for home, office, and travel. Where will you take it?

Pull out the press, put in your coffee (medium grind), add water, and wait! Flip over onto your mug and press out the coffee. To clean just rinse or use warm soapy water. That’s it!

French Press

What is it?

The French Press is one of the simplest (and oldest) brew methods. It is composed of a cylinder – often made of glass – and a metal stem and mesh filter.

Why we love it:

  • Great for brewing for a group of people
  • Easy to produce consistent results
  • Many people already have one at home!

What you need:

  • Plunger/French Press
  • Kettle, scale and timer
  • Coffee

Recipe

Serves 4-6

  • 2 ounces (50 grams) coffee roasted for filter or espresso
  • 26 ounces (750 grams) water
  • Total brew time: 4 minutes
  • Grind size: coarse

French Press

Vacuum Brewer for Coffee or Tea

Timolina Vacuum Brewer
Like a French Press without the pressing! Coffee or Tea stays in the basket when you pour.

Flask Brewer

What is it?

This brewer is stainless steel inside and out and can be used for brewing coffee or tea.

Why we love it:

Vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot, cold, and fresh for hours.

How to use it:

Simply drop your tea leaves or coarse-ground coffee inside the strainer basket and pour hot water into the cylinder; your drink steeps inside! Pour your beverage and the leaves or grounds stay inside.

Tea Brewing

Single Cup Brewing

Owl Infuser
Tea Strainer
Leaf Infuser
Tea Ball

Brew by the Pot

Bottom Dispensing Pot
Tempered Glass Tea Pot Infuser