Clarijs Rob

Hi, I’m Clarijs Rob –  I am an entrepreneur, a barista and a roaster. I am the founder & owner of De Zeeuwse Branding, Glass Palace Co., Dasawe, and Flite Coffee Roasting Co.
Winner of Coffee Masters London 2019 and always open for collaborations and business ideas!

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What does coffee mean to you?

Coffee is my fuel for creativity, collaborations and innovation

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What motivates him daily:

Creating new things

Special quotes:

Don’t sell your dreams to pay the rent

Tips for this recipe:

Try using a shorter brewing time for darker roasts

Brewing tool

Frenchpress, Fp pot

Grinding Size

8
Check Grind Setting for more info

Dose of coffee

30 g

Water

100°C

Total brewing time

08:00

Coffee water ratio

1:16

Total water

480 ml

Detailed Guidance

The ideal coffee for this recipe would be natural coffee

1

00:00 - 00:00

Add the coffee to the French Press, pour the 480ml of water, and start the timer
2

00:00- 04:00

Let it brew
3

04:00 - 04:30

Break the crust with a spoon, give a gentle stir once forward, and once backward at the bottom of the brew and scoop off the floating coffee grounds with 2 spoons
4

04:30

Add the lid, but don’t press it down yet!
5

04:30 - 08:00

Let it brew
6

08:00

Plunge halfway and serve everything at once

Enjoy

Enjoy your freshly brewed coffee and have a nice day.

What makes this recipe so special?

This recipe is based on cuppings. Whenever I have had a favorite coffee on a cupping table I love to sip that same coffee straight from the cupping bowl and the coffee flavors explode.

How to grind coffee?

Grind setting 1 to 10

1. Extreme fine grinding

<200-200 µ – Extra Fine (I) (confectioners sugar)

it is so fine that is almost impossible to filter/separate, like a powder, usually the finest grading in your grinder. Used for Ibrik/Turkish method because it “dissolves”; in pour-over can clog the filters. The substances extraction is extreme and can lead to a more bitter taste.

2. Finest grinding

300 µ – Fine II (flour)

almost a powder, a little more boulder. Can be used in Ibrik/Turkish coffee, and for some coffee beans in Moka Pot and espresso. The substances extraction is very high but has less surface contact area than the previous one.

3. Fine grinding

400 µ – Fine III Dry (no lumps)
it is fine, but not a powder, you can see little boulder parts. Used mainly for espresso and Moka Pot, but some Aeropress recipes use this grinding in a short time extraction. The substances extraction is high, it has high surface area contact, and it is used in methods with pressure, less time, high temperature.

4. Medium-fine grinding

500-600 µ – Medium – Fine (beach sand)
it is finer than sand, but not as fine than the previous. It is perfect for tuned recipes with pour-over methods, V60, Kalita, et cetera and also for some Aeropress recipes. It can be tricky if you do not master the brewing techniques leading to clogging. The substances extraction is high; it has a high surface contact area, but less than the previous one.

5-6.Medium grinding

700-800 µ – Medium I (Table Salt)
it is the start point for a test with a new coffee, it is a little bit coarse than the medium-fine. Very similar, in consistence and size, to sand. Can be used in various methods like pour-over, siphon, Aeropress, infusion, et cetera. The water-substances interaction is medium here, as the surface contact area is starting to decrease. In this grind size, and beyond, other variables like temperature and time become to influence more and more. It is the grind size that doesn’t extract too much but don’t extract too little.

7. Medium-coarse grinding

900-1000 µ – Medium II Commercial
it has the aspect of sand with boulder particles. Methods like Chemex, Clever and Aeropress benefit a lot from this grinding size, also some pour-overs with a little adjust in the variables. The surface contact area is smaller, so the solubility of the substance in water become to decrease. In this case, extraction is medium and extraction time starting to get more attention.

8. Coarse grinding:

1100-1200 µ – Medium III (Silica Sand)
it is more rough than sand, almost a sea salt, you can see boulder particles. Methods like French Press and some percolators are the best ones applied here. It is also very used to coffee cupping/tasting. In this case, extraction becomes small to medium, there is even less surface contact area with water and extraction time become fundamental.

9. Coarsted grinding

1300-1400 µ – Coarse I (clay particle)
similar to peppercorns. Used mainly for cold brew due to small substances extraction rate because the surface contact area is little, the pores are not available for extraction.

10. Extreme coarse grinding

1500-1600 µ – Coarse II (coarse kosher salt)

also similar to peppercorns, also used for cold brew. The substances are even less extracted than the previous. The surface contact area is small.
1600µ – Extra Coarse (III) – (broken peppercorns)
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The grind setting below is from our volunteer Carlos @chaosinrye and @fatima_quest. This is only a draft version.