Posted on: DEC 10, 2019
Posted by: STOKES-COFFEE
Coffee is the world's 2nd largest traded commodity, so it’s no surprise that a lot people end up drinking it in the comfort of their own home. Like any other consumable Coffee is very personal and due to the many variables, it can taste different every time. This could be down to the beans you use, the grind and lastly your brewing method.
We are going to talk about the latter. There are so many different brewing methods out there and a lot of them can be done at home. We are going to take a look at a just a few of these.
The 4 ways of brewing:
With the development of coffee and the technologies behind it we have also developed specific ways to brew. You now have the choice of the following brewing methods which are Pressure, Steep, Filtration & Boiling.
They've been on the go since 1901 and are a common site in most cafes. Espresso Machines create espresso shots by shooting hot water through coffee grounds. They come in all shapes and sizes from machines with group heads to the automatic versions, there’s something for everyone. Not the easiest of machines to perfect, but once you do you will have a great brew.
The Stove Top
No need for the expense of an espresso machine, the stove top takes coffee brewing back to its roots. It allows for a quick brew that is easy to transport. The three chambered pot relies on steam to create pressure in the base to push the water into the second chamber. Once in the top chamber you get a bold and rich coffee flavour.
A fairly new method in the coffee world, it was invented in 2005. It’s a fan favourite due to its ease of use and quality results. All you have to do is place coffee and water into the device and press. Being able to fine tune your grind, water temperature and steep time places this as one of the most customisable experiences.
A brewing technique that is low in cost and easy to use. The French press provides a hearty and robust cup of coffee. It only takes four steps, it’s an essential piece of kit for anyone who loves a coffee at home. Making sure you use the right blend and beans is absolutely vital in this technique.
A good way of brewing to large capacity. It looks like a nice bit of kit along with its ability to make a great cup of coffee. Once you’ve placed your filter into your Chemex. Once you’ve placed your grounds in and started to pour in your hot water, it then creates a coffee drip.
The Hario V60 Dripper
Another modern looking piece of kit, the Hario V60 Dripper is a great way to make the perfect coffee. Again, you place your paper filter into the ridged funnel, the funnel has been engineered specifically to encourage air flow.