That's the funnel-y thing. You can get all sorts - glass, ceramic, plastic... click here to browse
Ideally 23g of it.
Helpful tip, when you're buying these make sure to match the size to the size of your dripper.
Because we don't microwave water. We're not fucking animals.
This is optional. You can buy your coffee pre-ground, but frankly the fresher ground the better, so you might want to get yourself one of these.
Scale (ideally with a timer)
Size don't matter. But sometimes it's good to measure.
2:30 - 3:00 minutes
Bring 350 grams of water to a boil. Place the dripper on a cup, or carafe if you prefer, then place a filter in the dripper. It may be worth wetting the filter with hot water and then dumping the water before proceeding with brewing. This is entirely optional
Grind the shit out of 23 grams of coffee to a medium-fine grind. Add the ground coffee to the filter and try to get it relatively level and even on top.
DO NOT tap the side of it to level it out, this will knock the finer particles to the bottom and help block the filter. Place the entire set-up onto the scale, and set it to zero.
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You should aim to brew your coffee immediately after grinding.
So fuck off.
Start a timer, bitch. Begin by pouring the water slowly over the coffee, starting at the outer rim and moving in a steady spiral toward the centre of the grounds. Stop pouring when the scale reaches 60 grams. Make sure all the grounds are saturated, even if you need to add a little water. The pour should take about 15 seconds. Give the coffee an additional 30 seconds to drip before moving on to the second pour.
Starting in the centre of the grounds, pour in a steady spiral toward the outer edge and then back toward the center. Be sure to pour all the way out to the edge over the ripples in the filter. This helps to keep grounds from being trapped in there and removed from the rest of the extraction. Add roughly 90 grams, bringing the total to 150 grams. The goal during this pour is to sink all of the grounds on the surface of the bed. Allow roughly 55 seconds to elapse.
As the mixture of water and coffee from the second pour drops to the bottom of the filter, coming close to the level of the grounds, pour an additional 100 grams of water using the same pattern as the second pour. This brings the total up to 250 grams and should take 15–20 seconds.
When the water and coffee from the third pour drops to the bottom of the filter, complete your fourth and final pour. Add 100 grams, bringing the total up to 350 grams of water. This pour should take 20 seconds.