DUO INSTRUCTIONS

Learn how to assemble and use

Duo Coffee Steeper

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about Duo. We’ll take you step by step through Duo’s parts, how to assemble, and finally brewing your first cup. If you purchased the most recent version of Duo Coffee Steeper (Gen 2), see instructions below. If you purchased a Duo Beta, please scroll down to “Step x Step Instructions: Duo Beta.”

Duo 101: Assembly

Duo 201: Brewing Basics

Step x Step Instructions:

 Duo (Gen. 2)

Duo’s Parts:

From left to right – Duo’s lid, stainless steel top, stainless steel brew chamber, etched cone filter, silicone band, borosilicate glass carafe and protective glass booty.

Assembly:

First, let’s get the brew chamber ready. Place the etched cone filter into the chamber. The filter’s gasket should fit snugly in the bottom 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.

Ensure your gasket is placed on the bottom of the brew chamber, at the top of the plastic threading.

The final step is to assemble the brew chamber onto the glass carafe. Place the silicone band on the glass, and fold over.

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.

PLEASE READ: Duo Glass Carafe and Brew Chamber Instructions and Warnings

Brewing:

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 top of the etched cone filter. 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.

ENJOY:

No need to clean up any filters or twist any chambers, you can now enjoy your coffee directly from Duo.

As with any coffee maker, feel free to experiment with different ratios of coffee:water and different steeping times to your liking.

Step x Step Instructions:

Duo Beta

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about Duo Beta.  In the video below, Jake takes us through the anatomy of Beta and how to brew. Below the video you’ll  we break it down into more detailed steps.

Duo’s Parts:

Duo Lineup Light

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.


Assembly:

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.

Glass + Gasket

Place the silicone band over the top of the glass carafe.

Silicone Band

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.

Chamber + carafe

PLEASE READ: Duo Glass Carafe and Brew Chamber Instructions and Warnings

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.

Disk Filter

Slide the primary basket filter into the top of the brew chamber.

basket filter

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.

Arrows

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!


Brewing:

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.

to the tab

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.

twist

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.