How Do You Brew?
What type of person are you? An early riser that allows time for coffee?
Or the type that is on the move and requires a quick and simple fix in the morning so you can fly out the door? There are many different ways to brew your coffee and below are three ways to brew and things to consider when choosing the right method for you…
Let’s start with the traditional drip coffee pot. This option is easy and brews a lot of coffee if you have multiple family members in your home who drink the magical brew. You can even set a timer so it auto brews before your feet hit the floor! Things to consider with this option…how many cups you drink, how many family members drink it, the time you have in the morning to dedicate to coffee and if you want the ease of prescheduling your auto brew to kick on in the a.m.
The next option is the French press. This manual option takes a little more time than the traditional drip as you can’t put a timer on for auto brew. The French press works by soaking up the grounds in hot water. The grounds are immersed in hot water for about 4 minutes. This method is great for cold brew but the time for immersion in room temperature water is 12 or more hours. The French press gives you more control over how your coffee tastes and it can be more delicious, rich and full-bodied when using this method. This is also pretty portable and easy to bring with you on your travels. Things to consider with the French press…water temperature should be 195-200 degrees Fahrenheit, the grounds should be coarse, steeping time should be 4 minutes before plunging and the coffee to water ratio should be 2 TBS for every 6 to 8 oz of water.
Our personal favorite is the pour over. It usually falls in the top three favorite brewing methods. We use the Hario v60 Buono Gooseneck Coffee Kettle and the Chemex pour over 10 cup coffee maker with the Chemex classic coffee filters. The different coffee paraphernalia for this option is extensive and creative. This method is best enjoyed with freshly ground beans and we stick to the 2 TBSP for every 6 to 8 oz water. We find that we have full control over the flavor and deliciousness of our coffee using the pour over. The pour over is portable much like the French press. Things to consider when going with a pour over…water temperature should be slightly hotter than the French press, at 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit, the grounds should be medium, timing ranges from 3 to 4 minutes. Even though this method may be a little more time consuming than others, we think the taste warrants the extra time to achieve that coffee shop cup of rich, delicious brew!
Questions about brewing methods, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to chat coffee with you. Cheers!