With today’s high standard of coffee, there can be a lot of confusing factors that go into making a great cup. That’s why we want to share with you a brief introduction to the various brewing methods you can use at home. However remember not to scrimp on the coffee beans! No matter the brewing technique, if you buy cheap coffee beans, you’ll get a bad cup anyway….
Don’t be afraid to experiment with brewing methods and try as many techniques as you can. It’s part of the fun… 😉
Aeropress is a manual coffee making device that allows you to use pressure to brew a cup. This method involves a two step process with a few minutes steeping followed by pushing the brew through the coffee grounds under pressure to extract the coffee.
Chemex was designed by Peter Schlumbohm in 1941 and its design has stayed unchanged. (wood handle, leather cord, tapered glass). Coffee from Chemex is very similar to that from a drip, but there’s more room for error. To guarantee the best results, grind your beans more coarsely than you would for ceramic drip and offer an extra attention to the pour rate.
To find out how to brew coffee in chemex click here.
V60 has become one of the most popular brewing methods in speciality coffee shops around the world due to its consistency and ability to have a complete control over the strength and body of the coffee. By changing a grind size you can speed up or slow down the rate at which coffee will be brewed. (Faster brewing results in a brighter, lighter bodied cup).
Click here to see a video on how to brew it.
French Press is brewed using a full immersion method, meaning the coffee is fully immersed in water for the entire brew time. This type of brewing produces a very full bodied cup.
Turkish Coffee can be defined by two main characteristics. The first grind, which is finer than any other type of coffee (it has a baby powder consistency). The second is the way Turkish coffee is brewed. Turkish coffee doesn’t utilise a filter in its brewing process. It’s also brought to boil twice.
This is how you can brew it.