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There are practically as many coffee accessories as there are coffee drinkers. Whether you prefer the convenience of a drip maker or the elegant simplicity of a French Press, you’ll find great tips and techniques right here.

French Press

For lovers of strong, full-bodied coffee, there’s nothing quite like a French Press. With no paper filter, coffee grounds have more time to mix with the water, allowing for the oils to be retained, contributing to a thicker and richer taste

  1. Boil water, then let it cool for a minute or two.

  2. Use a coarse grind – you want uniformly large particles that won’t slip through the filter and end up at the bottom of your cup.

  3. Use 2 Tbsp. of coffee for every 8 oz. (250mL) of water. More if you prefer stronger coffee.

  4. Pour water and stir. Make sure the grounds are completely immersed to extract all the aromatic oils.

  5. Steep for approximately 4 minutes – longer if you like your coffee bold.

  6. Press down on the plunger slowly and evenly.

  7. Pour and enjoy!

French Press


To avoid making tiny cracks in the glass, stir with a wooden spoon or chopstick.

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Automatic Drip

For many of us, an automatic drip is the easiest go-to method for making coffee. Here are tips for making an even better tasting brew with your machine.

  1. Clean Your Machine. Oils from coffee and minerals from water can build up and affect the taste of your coffee. You should clean your machine every couple of weeks – you don’t need special cleaners, white vinegar works just fine. Simply run a mixture of water and vinegar through the machine followed by a few cycles of just water.

  2. Filtered water is best. For the freshest tasting coffee, use only cold, filtered water. Measure the number of cups you put in your machine.

  3. Measure Coffee. We recommend 2 Tbsp. of coffee for every 8 oz. (250mL) of water. Measure out the grinds and add into filter, shake basket to settle grounds, but don’t pack them.

  4. Start Brewing. Simply switch the brewer on, and let gravity do its work

  5. Remove coffee filter. Once your coffee is done brewing, remove the filter with the wet grinds in it to avoid having bitter oils drip into your pot.

  6. Remember the half-hour limit. After brewing, you can let your coffee sit for up to half an hour (not on the heater); but any longer, and it will start to taste stale. For better results, make smaller pots multiple times

  7. No Reheating Allowed. Especially in the microwave

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Automatic Drip


Using a siphon coffee maker is a true sensory experience. Though the process takes a little longer, the resulting coffee is rich and bold; and the process – where liquids seem to defy gravity – is enthralling to watch.

  1. Install the filter in the upper globe. Pull the cord through the vessel and hook it to the bottom.

  2. Measure and grind beans for use in the siphon just before brewing. A fine grind size works well.

  3. Add grounds to the upper globe. We recommend 2 Tbsp. per 8 oz. (250 mL) of water.

  4. Fill the lower globe of the siphon with cold, filtered water.

  5. Activate the heat source (which may be a stovetop or a butane burner).

  6. Once the water comes to a boil, the vapour will push the water from the lower globe into the upper globe.

  7. Using a wooden spoon or paddle, mix the grounds vigorously to release the coffee oils. Avoid touching the edges of the glass.

  8. Allow the coffee grounds to steep for about a minute.

  9. Turn off the heat source. The fluid in the upper globe will drain into the lower globe, producing richly brewed coffee and ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ from your guests.

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Siphon coffee makers originated in Germany in the 1830s


Manual Drip

For many coffee lovers, the iconic manual drip brewer is the gold standard. It has an elegant design, is easy to use, and makes a smooth, full-bodied cup of coffee.

  1. Open the filter and place in the mouth of the carafe – with the thicker portion towards the spout.

  2. Place coffee into filter. Use one tablespoon of drip grind coffee for each 5 ounces of water.

  3. Bring water to a boil. Let it cool slightly before pouring.

  4. Slowly pour small amounts of water over the coffee in a circular motion – just enough to make the coffee damp without making the grounds float.

  5. Continue pouring small amounts of water over the grounds until all the coffee is brewed.

  6. Once you have brewed the desired amount of coffee, remove the filter, pour and enjoy!

NABOB ground coffees

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Brew a smooth, full-bodied cup of coffee with your manual drip and one of our ground coffees.

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At TASSIMO, we’ve perfected brewing. Each beverage has its own single-serve T DISC equipped with a unique barcode. The barcode tells the TASSIMO brewer exactly what it needs to know to brew the perfect cup. The brewer adjusts the temperature, water volume and brew time according to these precise instructions – all at the touch of a button. Brewing the perfect cup is that easy. Visit to learn more.


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