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Scott Rao Tricolate Coffee Brew Recipe

A refined and perfected Tricolate brew recipe from author and coffee expert, Scott Rao.
Prep Time1 min
Brew Time8 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: immersion, tricolate
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 1.5kcal
Author: Scott Rao

Ingredients

  • 20 grams coffee ground medium fine
  • 400 grams 212°F (100°C) water

Instructions

  • Add filter to Tricolate and rinse with water
  • Add coffee grounds to Tricolate & shake brewer to level the grounds. Add shower screen to brewer.
  • Pour 60g of boiling water to brewer to prewet grounds. Spin gently to level coffee bed.
  • At 1:00, pour 170g of boiling water to brewer. Spin gently to level coffee bed.
  • At between 3:00 - 6:00, when water level is 1 centimeter above coffee bed, pour final 170g of boiling water to brewer. Spin Tricolate aggressively to level the coffee bed.
  • Allow water to draw down. Total brew time should be between 7-10 minutes.

Notes

  • The total brew time should be between 7-10 minutes. Medium fine is a good starting point for grind, but feel free to adjust finer or coarser to hit in this window.
  • The recipe works anywhere from 18-22g. You want to use this amount of coffee to achieve a reasonable bed depth. Feel free to scale up or down though by keeping the 20:1 ratio, 3:1 prewet/bloom and then split the remaining water amount between the second and third pour.
  •  Grind size should be between espresso and pour over, but closer to espresso.

Nutrition

Calories: 1.5kcal