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Different Ways of Preparing Coffee

French press, pour over, filter machine, moka pot... It seems there are almost infinite number of ways to prepare coffee. Surely, the way you prepare your coffee contributes to a significant difference in texture, taste, aroma and freshness. The method you choose when preparing coffee depends mostly on your coffee consumptions preferences, as well as the outcome you want to receive from your ultimate cup of java. Here are the most popular ways of preparing coffee at home for your liking.

Pour Over Coffee

Pour Over Coffee

Pour over is the new-generation method used for preparing black coffee. Although these pour over coffee makers have been around for ages, it is safe to say that they have reached a new level of popularity these past few years, thanks to the rise of the third-wave coffee concept. You can use these coffee geniuses for preparing coffee; be it hot or cold./

  • Brewing time: 1-3 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Medium-fine, coarse
  • Amount of coffee: 3 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Smooth, round body

 

 

Dripper Set

Not so different from the pour over coffee machines, coffee dripper sets let your inner barista shine, as well as enriching your coffee experience and taking the preparing coffee process to a whole other level. With permanent filters and healthy borosilicate glass, these mean bean coffee machines turn home-made coffee to the finest quality possible. Adjustable, portable, reusable and easy-to-clean, a coffee dripper setis the go-to answer for an everyday fix.

  • Brewing time: 4 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Medium fine, coarse
  • Amount of coffee: 6 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Clean, refined, balanced, floral

 


 

French Press

French Press

Preparing coffee in a French press is probably the easiest, fastest and - let's be honest - cheapest way to enjoy that morning cup. No extra gadgets or fancy devices necessary; all you need is a high-quality French press, some of those rich-smelling grounded coffee beans and just enough hot water to fill your cup. Before purchasing one, Ode Magazine's article for French Press should be your guide! 

  • Brewing time: 4 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Coarse
  • Amount of coffee: 2 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Pure, clean, robust body

 

Filter Coffee

Although preparing filter coffee can be done in various ways; such as using a filter coffee machine, a dripper set, or a pour over coffee maker; the outcome still remains the same: Fresh, rich, delicious, flavorsome cup of coffee.

  • Brewing time: Depends on machine
  • Type of coffee: Medium coarse
  • Amount of coffee: 2 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Rich, strong, flavorful

 

Moka Pot

Moka Pot

The moka pot has originally been used on stovetops to use steam pressure from boiled water and pass through the coffee grounds located in the middle of the pot. The better the moka pot, the better the pressure, hence taste of coffee. Expect to achieve the approximately same taste with espresso.

  • Brewing time: 5 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Fine, medium coarse
  • Amount of coffee: 3 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Espresso-style

 

 

AeroPress

New to the coffee-making world, the AeroPress was first launched back in 2005. This is a plastic device that comes in 3 parts. At the bottom of the brew chamber, you will find a filter that sits in a small coffee basket. This chamber contains the coffee grounds, while you press down the plunger and create air pressure just enough to force the brewed coffee through the filter and into the cup. Resembling French press more or less, the AeroPress is a new age method that has yet to shine.

  • Brewing time: 1-2 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Fine, medium
  • Amount of coffee: 2,5 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Sweet, full-bodied

 

 

Siphon

A vintage twist to preparing coffee, using a siphon sure guarantees a pleasure on the eyes. Fancy and flashy; the siphon coffee maker is definitely a fun way to impress your friends with your coffee preparation skills. Although it looks complicated, preparing coffee in a siphon is actually a lot easier than you think. Once you add the coffee grounds to the upper vessel of the device, apply vapor pressure to force the hot water up and immerse the coffee. The heat is then removed, while gravity pushes the brewed coffee back into the bottom vessel through a filter.  

  • Brewing time: 6 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Medium coarse
  • Amount of coffee: 6 tablespoons
  • Expected taste: Mellow, delicate

 

 

Bonus: Turkish Coffee

Bonus: Turkish Coffee

Preparing Turkish coffee is always a pleasure on its own. This type of coffee usually works with finely ground, powder consistency Turkish coffee. Prepared in a brass pot over low temperature, Turkish coffee creates a stronger coffee profile and a tickling bitter taste, creating the phenomenon of Turkish coffee.

  • Brewing time: 10 minutes
  • Type of coffee: Finely-ground, powder-like
  • Amount of coffee: 2 teaspoons
  • Expected taste: Slightly bitter, strong, rich

 

 

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