Coffee Recipe Builder

The easiest way to document and share coffee recipes!

Coffee Recipe Builder (Beta 1.0b)

Inspired by various aspects of sheet music and midi notes on a piano roll, this recipe builder aims to create a brewer-agnostic system to allow coffee enthusiasts and professionals to build and share coffee brewing recipes in a simple, standardised way. Much like music, all brews comprise of events, of varying duration, that happen at different points in time. This system lays out these events in a sequence over a period of time that can be easily followed to brew a given recipe. Quantities, color coding and additional notes make this very versatile, allowing users to build a vast range of recipes for almost any brewer.

How To Build A Recipe

The legend contains all the events that can be created along with their corresponding abbreviation. Place these on the timeline, at the position they are meant to start at and set the length of the event by extending the duration bar. Add quantities to events that involve pouring to indicate the scale reading at that point in time. Extend a line down from events that you want to add extra notes to.

Scroll down to see some popular recipes that have been built using this system, then go ahead and try it out for yourself. All you need is some paper and a pen.

Legend

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Timeline

Smallest divisions 5 seconds, medium divisions are 15 seconds and the large are 1 min each.

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Events

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Recipes

Recipe: Tetsu 4:6

Brewer: V60

Coffee: 15g

Grind: Coarse

Water: 225ml @ 92C

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Recipe: James Hoffman

Brewer: V60

Coffee: 30g

Grind: Medium Fine

Water: 500ml @ 95C

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Recipe: Paulina Miczka

Brewer: AeroPress (Inverted)

Coffee: 35g

Grind: Coarse

Water: 150 + 160ml @ 84C

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Recipe: Ārāmse 

Brewer: South Indian Filter

Coffee: 30g

Grind: Fine

Water: 180ml @ 85C

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Recipe: James Hoffman

Brewer: V60

Coffee: 30g

Grind: Medium Fine

Water: 500ml @ 95C

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While the digital representation looks very clean and well presented, this quick sketch shows how easily anyone can quickly scribble down a recipe. It’s still just as clear to follow and all you need is some paper and a pen.