The Origami Dripper is an Abide family favorite. A Japanese manual dripper designed by Yasuo Suzuki, founder of Trunk Coffee and Origami Japan, the Origami Coffee dripper has 20 creases to look like a folded piece of paper. The conical crease design allows more control over brew speed and time. Unlike other manual pour overs, the Origami shines well with coffees on the fine to medium grinds.
While there are different brewing methods using the Origami, this is our preferred method at Abide Culture Coffee Roasters:
Abide Culture Coffee: whole bean coffee [30g]
Origami Dripper ring
Origami Dripper filter
cup or decanter
hot water [600g](off-boil, around 195°F-200°F)
•a burr grinder allows the grind to be more consistent.
measure out 30g of coffee [dose] and grind it fine to medium: about 450-500µm.
NOTE: when using a lighter roast—for better extraction—grind a little finer and lower your water:bean ratio. if using a 16:1, try a 15:1 or 14:1.
place the origami ring onto the cup or decanter and the narrow end of the origami dripper in the ring. using a mountain fold: fold an origami filter on its spine—the long end of the filter—and set it inside the top of the origami. rinse the filter using hot water: in a circular motion, starting in the center, outward. this is important because it rinses the paper flavor and heats the cup or decanter. dump the water and place the rinsed combination on your scale.
pour your ground coffee into the center of the filter, leveling it out with a little shake to create a flat bed. tare—or zero—the scale. start your timer and begin the pour, from the center outward, careful not to pour on the filter. pour 60-90g of water and stop, allowing the coffee to "bloom", or expand. the bloom should last about 45-55 seconds. the coffee will not bloom a second time.
NOTE: first pour water amount should be between double to triple the amount of your coffee dose.
the kubomi method: the kubomi method is an old brewing technique which is used to create a downward spiral divot in your coffee dose to help evenly saturate the coffee grounds during the bloom. after the filter is rinsed, the filter is properly dosed, and the coffee bed is flat; using either a chopstick or glass stir stick [we prefer the glass]: vertically place the bottom of the utensil into the coffee and gently press down to the bottom of the bed. careful—as to not rip through the filter—slide the utensil to the side brewer [preference: left or right] using a circular counter/clockwise [again, preference] motion to the center of the bed. once in the middle of the spiral, remove the utensil. this is the kubomi method.
begin the second pour, following the same pouring pattern, center outward; avoid pouring on the filter.
continue your pouring process until you finish at 480g of volume on the scale. the whole pour process should take about 2 minutes.
allow the water to drip through the coffee entirely. once finished, discard the filter.
NOTE: if using a decanter, transfer the product to a favorite coffee cup.
swirl. pour. sip. enjoy.