From left to right: Duo’s lid, stainless steel top, stainless steel brew chamber, secondary disk filter, primary basket filter, silicone band, silicone gasket, borosilicate glass carafe and protective glass booty.
Lets start with the glass carafe. Place the red silicone gasket on top of the glass carafe. This step is incredibly important because it keeps Duo’s connection between the glass carafe and brewing chamber extra tight to prevent leakage.
Place the silicone band over the top of the glass carafe.
Now screw Duo’s stainless steel top onto the bottom glass carafe. Make sure you are screwing the steel top onto the glass straight (perfectly vertical) to ensure a snug seal.
Now let’s get the brewing chamber ready. First, make sure the secondary disk filter sits at the bottom of the chamber with the indent up. How do you know if your disk filter is sitting the right way? Your secondary filter should look like a little hill at the bottom of the chamber, not a divot.
Slide the primary basket filter into the top of the brew chamber.
Now let’s place our brew chamber into Duo. Take a look at the side of your brew chamber – you’ll see three icons. The middle arrow icon is your guide. Simply line the arrows up to the top’s spout and slide the chamber in.
Twist the brew chamber clockwise to seal the top chamber. The “sealed” icon will align with the center of the spout. Now place the lid on and voila, you’re Duo is assembled!
Let’s walk through your first brew with Duo. Weigh out 40 grams of coffee beans – or about 5 tablespoons of coarsely ground coffee. (About the coarseness you would use for a French Press).
Heat your water to between 195-205 degrees fahrenheit. Add your coarse grounds into the primary basket filter. Pour your water into the brewing chamber up to the metal “Fellow” tab. Give the grounds and water a quick stir.
Place the top on and let your coffee sit for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, twist the top of Duo counterclockwise to release your coffee into the bottom glass carafe. Duo should take 30-45 seconds to drain. If it’s taking longer, you may have used too fine of a grind.
All set, now you’re ready to brew your own coffee with Duo! As with any coffee maker, feel free to experiment with different ratios of coffee:water and different steeping times to your liking.