The Best Brew – A Guide to Making Coffee

by Kenneth Reed on April 09, 2021
A man working on his laptop with magazines and a cappuccino

The lockdown has shown us how important it is to have a good cup of coffee available at all times. With coffee shops closing, and COVID-19 restrictions in place, it isn’t always feasible for your health and wallet to grab a cup of coffee from a café.

In times like this, use this article as a guide to brew the most perfect cup of coffee at home while experimenting with different methods!

Pour Over Method

For the pour over method, you need to bring water to a boil in a pan or kettle. Next, grind your coffee beans into a consistency similar to that of salt, and place a filter in the brewer, rinsing over hot water.

This gets rid of the papery residue, while making sure that the brewer gets warmed up properly. Add grounds to filter, wait a bit after removal, and pour water that’s enough to saturate the coffee grounds. Stop pouring before the coffee begins to drip, and pour the leftover over water, keeping the dripper full halfway. Wait a few minutes to complete the process, remove the filter, and enjoy your aromatic cup of coffee!

A cappuccino in a white mug

The French Press Method

The French Press method is a complex but popular way to make a cup of tasty coffee. All you need to do is bring water to a boil in a pan or kettle. Simultaneously, grind your coffee beans into the consistency of breadcrumbs.

Your coffee beans shouldn’t be too fine, since that interferes with the plunging. Add your ground beans to your French Press and add your water. Stir your coffee beans into the French press for a couple of minutes, until it dissolves. Make sure to stir properly, since your beans are bigger, which makes them difficult to dissolve.

After you’re done with mixing your beans, plunge your French Press carefully and slowly, as it’ll help separate your coffee from the unwanted grounds. If you don’t want a very bitter brew, we suggest you don’t leave your coffee in your French Press for more than four minutes. As coffee continues to sit in the grounds, your brew becomes bitter— and super bitter coffee isn’t for everyone.

Though these methods are ideal for making a cup of coffee, making your brew with an electric coffee maker results in coffee that’s just as good, but less time consuming. If you’re on the search for a portable electric coffee maker online, you’ve come to the right place. At Brew House Online, we not only deliver delicious flavors like fresh vanilla and espresso coffee beans, but also sell thermos flask coffee mugs, stainless steel coffee mugs, and more!

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