Coffee Brewing Methods Part 1

Coffee Brewing

Coffee Benefits

There are a number of ways and methods coffee can be brewed and each brewing process delivers a different cup of coffee.

There is no single best way to brew coffee and the choice of coffee machine will depend solely on your preference and lifestyle. A lot of research has been done to get the perfect combination of caffeine, taste or formula.

Filter Drip: The filter drip is the most commonly used brewing method. There are plenty of automatic electric drip coffee machines in the market and they are very easy to use. Restaurants, some cafe’s and offices use the filter drip coffee machines. In this method, water in the reservoir is heated to almost-boiling point then valves pour the water to the ground coffee beans in the filter. There are different types of filters available for the machines such as paper or permanent gold-plated filters. Some machines can be programmed to work on a preset time so that you can have coffee at the specific time of each day such as when you wake up in the morning. The filter drip is perfect for people who are on the go.

French Press: Using a French Press or a Plunger Pot to prepare coffee requires time. It involves a whole ritual of preparing coffee but the process also results in good aromatic coffee with a dense body. In this brewing method, ground coffee is placed in a glass container/ beaker, added with water and then stirred. The coffee is steeped for a few minutes and then the plunging mechanism is used to push the coffee grinds at the bottom of the glass container. The coffee grinds are trapped at the bottom of the container. This method results in full-bodied coffee. The essence and aroma of the coffee does not dissipate in the process.

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