7 Different Ways to Make Coffee
Looking for new or different ways to make coffee? Here are some of the best brewing methods.
AreoPress Coffee Brewer
The AreoPress® coffee brewer is a bit odd looking, but don’t let that put you off! It makes excellent coffee. The Areopress uses a plunger to manually force hot water through a paper filter. It produces a smallish amount of concentrated coffee that is then diluted with water. Because the water doesn’t stay in contact with the coffee grounds for very long, Areopress coffee has less acid then most brewing methods, which is good news for those with sensitive stomachs. Because the Areopress is small and durable (it is made of plastic), it is an ideal brewer for travel.
For more info and instructions, check out the AreoPress Coffee Maker Guide
Automatic Drip Brewer
This is the typical coffee brewer found in many North American kitchens. Although it sometimes gets a bad rap for making lousy coffee, this doesn’t have to be the case. If the right equipment and techniques are used, these machines can make excellent coffee. Because auto drip brewers are fully automated, they are one of the most convenient ways to make coffee. They also have the advantage of being able to make large quantities of coffee, making them a great choice for entertaining.
For more info and instructions, check out our Automatic Drip Brewer Guide
French Press is a popular brewing method that makes delicious coffee. Because it doesn’t use a paper filter, more of the aromatic coffee oils end up in your cup, making for more flavourful coffee. However, the lack of a filter also means that it has more coffee sediment, which some people dislike.
For more info and instructions, check out our French Press Guide
Pour-over coffee has been around for over 100 years, but it has recently made a comeback, especially in hipster cafes. It is a bit more involved than some other brewing methods, but it gives total control over the brewing method. The result is bold, smooth coffee with none of the sediment common in French Press.
For more info and instructions, check out our Pour-over Guide
Pour-over Immersion Brewers
This less known device combines Pour-over coffee with French Press. It gives the bold immersion flavour of French Press with the smooth filtered feel of Pour-over. It’s the best of both worlds!
For more info and instructions, check out our Pour-over Immersion Guide
When it comes to brewing coffee, it doesn’t get any better than espresso. Espresso brewers are able to extract more of the coffee flavours out of the bean than any other method. One of the great things about espresso is that you can use it to make all kinds of coffee beverages, such as Lattes and Cappuccinos. However, it requires specialized equipment and a bit of practice to master.
For more info and instructions, check out our Espresso Guide
The Moka Pot is popular in Europe. It makes an espresso-style coffee which is about as close to the real thing as you can get without a proper espresso machine. The Moka Pot brews very strong coffee that is usually a bit on the bitter side.
For more info and instructions, check out our Moka Pot Guide