The Drumming Barista's Top 3 Origami Dripper Recipes.
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Hello beautiful coffee lovers.
Welcome to another entry in the series of my top 3 recipes for different brew methods. I hope you are enjoying these and you are able to use them at home when brewing coffee.
As mentioned above today I am bringing you my top 3 recipes for the beautiful Origami Dripper. For those of you who haven't heard of or seen an origami dripper, it is a coffee dripper with 20 vertical channels that introduce a big amount of airflow to the brewing process which they say results in a faster draw-down time and a well-rounded cup of coffee. Due to the design and style of the dripper, it allows you to really play around with your recipes and manipulate the brewing process. Be warned though, it certainly brews a lot faster than any other dripper on the market.
Before we dive in I would like to answer in more detail a couple of question’s I get all the time.
Sean, how do you rate the Origami Dripper or What do you like about it or Do you prefer it to the V60?
Allow me to answer all 3 questions in one.
I love the Origami Dripper for many reasons. The main reason being that it is a very different style of dripper and brewing method. That might sound like an easy answer but it is true. As mentioned above the 20 vertical channels that result in more airflow and a faster brew time are a game-changer. I rate it highly and it is fastly becoming my go-to dripper. The main thing I like about the Origami is that it is suited to brewing light roasted coffees and for those of you that know me well, know I love a light roasted single origin. In saying that, due to the airflow and design, it also allows you to manipulate the brew to create a big body, mouthfeel and lift those acidity levels by grinding finer than you would think while still allowing a fast brew time. You can really experiment with the Origami and I go over that in one of the below recipes. Last but not least. I honestly cannot say if I prefer it to the V60. As I said the Origami is very different compared to the V60 they are both amazing in their own right but ask any pour-over coffee lover/coffee professional, I guarantee they will say that they find themselves coming back to the V60 time and time again. Sometimes you just want an easy full-bodied, smooth and balanced coffee without much admin or thinking and the V60 is the answer. So my answer, for now, would be: I am 50/50.
I hope these answers give you what you needed from me. I am keen to hear your thoughts down below in the comment or over on Instagram, what do you think about the Origami, what do you like about it and how do you rate it and do you prefer it to the V60?
So, are you ready to jump into the wonderful world of fast, super sweet and light body brews? Flick your kettle on, grab your origami dripper, cone-shaped filter papers, coffee of choice (grind medium-fine more towards fine but not superfine), gooseneck kettle and let’s jump in.
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The Drumming Barista’s Top 3 Origami Dripper Recipes
The industry golden recipe.
1 bloom followed by one long pour. This method results in a light body, floral and slightly sweet cup of coffee. For this recipe, I recommend grinding more on the fine side, but not quite an espresso grind, a couple of steps back. This will help with flow rate and result in a little extra body.
15g of Coffee 250g of Water
0’00 - pour your coffee into your pre-rinsed paper filter and pour 40g of water over the coffee bed as your bloom. Give it a little swirl and leave it to bloom for 40 seconds.
0’40 - pour the remaining 210g of water over the bed of coffee starting around the outer edges and working your way into the centre of the coffee bed by pouring in circles. When you have reached the centre work your way back out and finish pouring around the outer edges of the brewer. Step back and watch the remaining water run through the bed of coffee.
2’30 - 2’45 TBT. Trust me when I say that this dripper is fast.
Your brew will be over in no time and you will be sipping on a totally delicious cup of coffee that will be light in body, high and bright acidity but not too much and have a delicious sweetness that will linger and leave you wanting another cup immediately after you have finished.
I have some extra time on my hands pour.
1 bloom followed by 3 pours with slightly less coffee and water. This method will result in a cup that is still fruity and sweet but with a bit more added texture/body in the cup. I recommend using this method with a light roasted single-origin coffee. Using a coffee like that you will truly be able to see the difference this method makes when using less coffee and a little more agitation of the coffee bed.
This method is inspired by the coffee legend that is James Perry. Click the Instagram link below to watch the master in action. It consists of the following:
12g coffee and 200g water on a medium-fine grind.
0’00 pour to 50g for your bloom.
0’40 pour to 100g around the outer edges.
1’20 pour to 150g by pouring in little circles in the middle of the coffee bed.
1’50 pour to 200g directly into the centre. No circular motion here.
2’20 give the dripper a gentle swirl.
As mentioned above, this method will result in a different drinking experience from the first recipe. You will have a bigger body, which purely means your coffee will have a bit more of a hit when it reacts with your tastebuds. You will notice that it will feel thicker on the tongue and linger a lot more and will most likely notice a subtle creamy chocolate feel around your mouth. The reason for this change is that you are agitating the bed of coffee a little more so encouraging a higher extraction of the coffee.
Make a well and pour the water in.
This is a new method for me that I have been experimenting with over the last couple of weeks. I am yet to share it but I have been enjoying it quite a bit and it has resulted in some very tasty brews. When this blog post goes live I will have a video on my Instagram for you all to enjoy.
It consists of one bloom pour followed by 2 pours that are directly in the middle the whole way through. After each pour, we are going to wait until all the water has drained through before starting the next pour. No circle pours here. You will need:
12g of coffee and 210g of water.
0’00 pour your ground coffee into your pre-rinsed paper filter. Level out the coffee and create a well in the middle with your finger. Just push your finger into the middle of the coffee. Now pour to 40g for your bloom but do not swirl and bloom for 1 minute.
1’00 pour to 100g directly in the centre of the coffee bed.
1’50 pour to 200g directly in the centre of the coffee bed and give it a gentle swirl.
NOW, I know this may sound like a crazy method. Trust me it is, but the Origami dripper makes you do crazy thing’s while brewing coffee. From my experience with this recipe. It creates a brew that is sessionable, almost on the verge of under-extracted coffee but which doesn’t taste bad. It will still have all the characteristics of a delicious brew, with a toned down acidity and bite that makes it a sessionable brew.
I use this recipe when drinking a coffee for the first time and running it through my Origami. I use it to taste the coffee in a weaker form to really understand the sweetness levels and how it holds up to a weird brewing technique. If the end result is good I can only assume that any other recipe that covers the whole bed will lead me on to greater things.
I will be intrigued to know what you guys think of this recipe and if you give it a go at home or behind the bar. Let me know in the comments below or over on Instagram.
So there we have it, people. My top 3 Origami Dripper recipes. I hope you enjoyed reading the above, I also hope that it gave you 3 new recipes that you haven’t tried before. If you give any of these a try, let me know in the comments below or slide into my DM’s on Instagram. Better still, get creating and record a video or reel and upload it to your Instagram so I can watch and share it.
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