10 Of the World’s Best Coffee Brewing Methods

Wondering what coffee brewing method to use? Don’t worry because you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, you will learn the most popular coffee brewing methods used by coffee drinkers from all over the world.

The number of people who consume coffee has increased significantly over the years, especially for busy people who have to get things going early in the morning. As such, there are different types of coffee brewing methods depending on preferences.

If you are a coffee lover, you must know the different types of coffee brewing methods.

It is also important to grind the coffee beans right before you brew your coffee so if you don’t have a grinder, you will have to buy one or take your beans to the nearest grocery store for grounding before you can make your coffee. This is the secret to consuming coffee that is tasty and full of flavor.

Drip Coffee Brewing

One of the most popular coffee brewing methods used by coffee lovers in North America is drip coffee brewing and for some reasons.

First, using this method allows you to make coffee for many people. Secondly, it is programmable. Add the ingredients, set it and it will automatically start brewing once the time you’ve set it reaches. Thirdly, this coffee brewing method enables ease of cleaning the machine.

Using this method, you will need to pour hot water over ground coffee beans, and then strain the brew with a filter.

The reason why most people prefer this coffee brewing approach is that it delivers clear and clean coffee.

Note that to get the most with this method, you need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Besides, once you have brewed your coffee, you should take the pot away from the heating element so that it does not get burned. The best way to keep your coffee hot is to put it in a thermos flask.

Pour Over Brewing

Pour Over is also one of the best home coffee brewing methods known by many coffee lovers worldwide. If you have been drinking coffee while in college, you might probably have been using this coffee brewing method.

Just buy a funnel that you can place on top of your cup, insert a paper filter, add boiling water and ground coffee. It’s that simple. And that’s why it is the preferred coffee brewing method by coffee lovers with busy schedules or students.

If you are in college and you are not sure which coffee brewing method is the best, then pour over would make the fastest and easy way to make coffee.

Note that you should use freshly roasted beans that are medium-fine then add around 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per 6 ounces of water. Make sure you put the boiled water for at least 30 seconds before you add it to the ground coffee beans.

Clever Drip

This method is similar to Pour Over coffee brewing method, but with a slight difference in that this one has a clever stopper on the bottom of the cup that halts the extraction to allow for a full extraction of flavors. With this method, you don’t have to worry about your table getting dirty.

Just add your filter as you normally would, your ground coffee beans, plus your water to the level you want. Stir a little and wait for at least 1.30 minutes. That’s all. Enjoy your cup of joe to the fullest.

This coffee brewing method is suitable for busy people. It is cheap and easy to use.

French Press

This coffee brewing method is simple, but when not done properly, you may not get the most out of it. In fact, things get worse when you use pre-ground coffee. You could end up with coffee that tastes like wet sawdust.

However, by following instructions properly, you will love this method. It’s a suitable coffee making method for coffee lovers who are always traveling.  For French press coffee, you need to grind the beans properly. In fact, if your coffee machine has a French press setting, you are sorted.

With this method, you just pour hot water over your coffee grounds and leave it for a few minutes. Once it has stepped, press down the plunger/filter to keep the grinds apart. This method delivers coffee with an intense aroma and flavor.

Aeropress

Aeropress is among the new coffee brewing methods that were invented in 2005 and is suitable for campers, travelers or coffee lovers who don’t have enough space for a bigger coffee maker. This coffee brewing method uses pressure to brew a cup of coffee. It follows a two-step process where you will have to give it at least two minutes of steeping and then push the brew through the grinds to extract more caffeine. The resulting coffee is strong and looks similar to espresso.

To make coffee with this method, you will require an Aeropress brewer, a filter, stirring paddle, finely ground coffee beans, and a brewing vessel.

Moka

Moka is a coffee brewing method that originates from Italy. The coffee lovers in Italy call it Macchinetta. It is the coffee brewing technique that the North Americas and European coffee lovers have been using since 1933 when it was invented.

This is perhaps the best coffee brewing method for coffee lovers who love strong coffee. It’s a simple coffee brewing technique which uses steam pressure to allow water to mix with coffee grounds the same way as the espresso method.

Add water to the pot until it fills the base of the pot, add your loosely grinds in the filter funnel and heat the pot with low and medium heat. Ensure the coffee beans are not finely ground as those for espresso. Cover the top part of the Moka pot firmly with a lid. Use medium heat. Once the pot starts to produce a lot of noise, take it out of the heat. That’s it. Enjoy your coffee.

Cold Brew

If you have stomach problems, cold brew is the best choice for you. If you usually suffer stomach upsets when you drink hot coffee, this is your best coffee brewing method.

As the name suggests, cold brew is coffee made with cold water. Well, it’s a slow coffee brewing method, hence not ideal for people who are always on the go. You will need to soak coffee grinds in water for at least 12 to 36 hours before serving coffee. It is ideal for coffee lovers who brew large batches of coffee.

Because cold water is used to brew coffee instead of hot water, the resulting coffee is calm, cool and refreshing.

This method is also easy to make coffee with.

Turkish Coffee

This coffee brewing method is similar to other methods we have described above. It follows a similar process where you grind your coffee beans, pour the beans on hot water, brew on an ibrik (a Turkish coffee pot) and enjoy your coffee. However, the grinds need to be fine powder and the size of the grind is also large. The pot is made with a long handle.

Espresso

This method uses pressure where hot water is pushed through ground coffee beans in a pot-filter. If you love bold coffee rich in aroma and flavor, this would be the best coffee for you.

Chemex Coffee Brewing

You can confuse a Chemex brewer with a vase when you come across it for the first time. With a Chemex, you can make up to 4 cups at once, unlike other methods that brew less than 3 cups of coffee in one go. You can even buy a 10-cup Chemex that holds 50 ounces of water.

The only drawback with this method is that you will have to master some details about the size of the grind, how to heat the water, etc.

So Which Is Your Favorite Coffee Brewing Method?

Chances are that you have used one or several of the coffee brewing methods we have described in this article. Note that choosing a brewing method is all about preference.

Did we miss your favorite brewing method?

Can we know it in the comment section?

And if we have covered your coffee making method, can we know your experience as well.

Let’s extend the conversation on the comment section.

Happy Brewing!!

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Sophia Green
Sophia is a long time coffee enthusiast and blogger, so the project started naturally five years ago. You can find useful information about coffee types, plantations, equipment and even tips and tricks or fun facts.

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