Brew Timer - Coffee Recipes 4+

Your Coffee Companion

Stephen Panaro

    • $2.99

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Can brewing coffee at home be both easy and delicious? Yes!

Brew Timer helps you produce a consistently great cup of coffee by guiding you step-by-step through the brewing process. Start with one of the included brew recipes or add your own and tune it to perfection. Brew Timer works with you, no matter what you use to brew.

Water mass, grind setting, total brew time — there's a lot to keep track of when dialing in your brews. That's why Brew Timer is packed with powerful features like grinder-specific settings, smart water adjustments, and an automatic brew journal. When you find your perfect cup, Brew Timer will help you repeat it.

Brew a delicious cup of coffee every time with Brew Timer!

— 28 Included Recipes —
Aeropress (×5)
Hario V60 (×4)
Chemex (×3)
Kalita Wave 155 (×2)
Kalita Wave 185 (×2)
Espresso (×2)
Hario Switch (×2)
Stagg [X] (×2)
Stagg [XF] (×1)
Clever Dripper (×1)
French Press (×2)
Siphon (×1)
Tricolate (×1)
Add your own! (×∞)

— 36 Included Grinders —
Orphan Espresso
Add your own!

— Coffee Tracking —
Brew Timer comes with detailed coffee tracking built in. You can track everything from the simple "Name" and "Roaster", to the more fine-grained details like "Varietal" and "Harvest Date". To save you from typing it all out, on iOS 15 and later Brew Timer supports scanning coffee bags to automatically extract these coffee details for you.

— Brew Journal —
Every time you complete a brew, Brew Timer creates a new entry in your personal Brew Journal. Grind, coffee and water amounts are all tracked automatically. Record your own notes to capture thoughts on technique and taste for next time.

— Brew Dashboard —
After each brew, Brew Timer compiles a one-stop dashboard to make it easy to add tasting notes, reference coffee details, and tweak your recipe for next time.

Brew Timer supports metric (mL/g) and imperial (fl. oz/oz) and will convert recipes to Aeropress-specific units for you.
Brew Timer works without a scale, but it is recommended.

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Thanks Matt Luedke for the app preview music!

What’s New

Version v1.19.1

• Adds a new URL scheme, brewtimer:// that allows you to launch the app.
• This year's Year in Coffee is now available. Check it out in Settings!

Happy brewing!

Missed v1.19? Read on.

Background brewing. AeroPress plunge guides. +14 more changes!

Background Brewing
This one’s for the multi-taskers. Want to send a quick message while your French press steeps? Snap a photo of that beautiful bloom? Brew Timer is now fully background-aware, so go right ahead!

And don’t worry about missing anything while you’re multi-tasking. Brew Timer will notify you shortly ahead of time so you can get ready for the next pour, bloom or press.

Head to Settings › Background Alerts to turn it on.

AeroPress Plunge Guide
A perfectly timed AeroPress plunge. Just the right speed. Even pressure throughout. So satisfying.
Is such a thing possible? I think so, and Brew Timer’s here to make it easier to achieve.

Now in any recipe with a timed “Plunge” or “Press” step, the app will show you where your water level should be to ensure you finish on-time. Just follow along for a satisfyingly consistent press every time.

Brew Timer will detect whether you have a classic AeroPress or a Go. Brewing tiny recipes in your classic? It’s just one tap to switch.

Tiny Things
• Added an option to always use Light or Dark mode instead of following the system setting. (iOS 13+)
• Added a new French Press recipe from Barista Hustle.
• Added Scott Rao’s recipe for the Tricolate brewer.
• Added the grinder name to each journal entry, for those of you with multiple grinders.
• Made it easier to add new steps when creating a new recipe. There’s now a … button in the bottom right so you can add a next step with a few less taps and scrolls. (iOS 14+)
• Added a new (exciting!) project to Labs. Check it out in Settings › Brew Timer Labs.
• Improved the detection of drawdown steps for total brew time. Please check that this doesn’t change your total brew times unexpectedly (tap the time at the top left of the step list and scroll to “View Steps”). Let me know if it does!
• Updated the Year in Review cards so you can click “See All” even when you have less than 4 roasters or varietals in a single year. Helpful to see how many coffees you had from each.
• Switch grinders a lot? The grinder list now shows grinders you’ve used recently at the top to make it easier.
• Brew with multiple grinders? You can now see how many times you’ve used each grinder in Settings › Grinders.
• Added a new option when you launch the app for the first time to get a reminder the next time you are planning to brew some coffee.
• Fixed a bug that prevented duplicating a coffee immediately after it was created.
• Fixed a bug where the Pour Compass wouldn’t display for the first step of a recipe.
• Fixed a bug where cooling reminders would not be shown in some rare edge cases, like if you had Brew Timer and Control center open at the same time.

Thanks for using Brew Timer!
I love to chat about the app (and coffee!) — shoot me an email at (Or Twitter @BrewTimerApp + Instagram @brewtimerapp)

Happy brewing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Scott77889 ,

Best coffee brew app ever!

Thanks for a great app! Keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing more great recipes from various sources as you add them. I have mostly been using Howell Kalita 185 which makes a great cup. Also Kalita Onyx and Sightglass Chemex. I love that the pro experts recipes are there and that you can adjust them as needed and save. They make it easier for home coffee geeks like me to improve technique and make a superb cup.

I was bummed when Kohi stopped working on my phone but after trying some others and landing on this I realize it’s better than Kohi and all the others. I love that it keeps track of all my brews and includes equipment like the Ode Brew Grinder so I can add those setting. Love taking notes on each brew as well.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for such a kind review! The Kalita is a great brewer and I’m happy to hear the app is helping you dial in some tasty brews. If you ever have any more ideas for the app (or any questions) feel free to get in touch—my contact info is in the app’s settings.

Happy brewing! ☕️

JW2005 ,

Great developer support and very useful app

The developer responded within 24 hours of an email asking his help setting up a custom grinder. I got his customization within minutes of my giving him the details. Fastest tech response I’ve ever received.

It’s easy to create custom brewing recipes, but there are enough stock ones that I’ll want to try.

We’ll worth the money for me.

Developer Response ,

I try to be speedy :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and have fun exploring the recipes!

Happy brewing!
Stephen ☕️

yonkdaddy ,

Some bugs, and not flexible enough

Overall the app is decent, but for a paid app I have high standards. My biggest annoyance is i want to be able to put in the number of grams of coffee, amount of water, and grind size before starting a recipe. There also doesn’t seem to be a way to update them later if they were entered incorrectly, at least not the first time you use a recipe. It also doesn’t seem to remember the grinder I use, even though I have tried updating it a couple times.

Developer Response ,

Hi 👋 Thanks for giving Brew Timer a shot. Please reach out to me via email or iMessage — brewtimerapp(at) — I’d be more than happy to help you out and learn how to make the app better for you.

- Grams of coffee, water amount, grind size and grinder are all editable for custom recipes. You have to copy the built-in recipes before editing them, but after that they are fully editable. Please let me know if there’s a case where that’s not true, I’ll fix it ASAP.
- The app will remember your grinder for each recipe. Again, if there’s a case where this isn’t happening please let me know and I will fix it. When you add a new recipe, your recently used grinders will show at the top of the grinder list. In the future, I plan to auto-select a recent grinder for new recipes.
- Editing coffee/water/grind after a recipe is something I’m planning to add. Water temperature and total brew time are editable by long-pressing the journal already.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Happy brewing!
- Stephen ☕️

App Privacy

The developer, Stephen Panaro, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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