Coffee Brewing Guide

French Press

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 The French Press is easy to brew with and highly consistent, yielding multiple heavy-bodied cups in just 4 minutes. It's origin dates back to 1929 and the design remains virtually unchanged over time.   Items Needed French Press You can purchase a cheap French Press on Amazon for around $15.00-$20.00. We DO NOT recommend buying an expensive model. Cheaper models tend to yield the same quality brew and, if you need to replace it at some point, it won't break the bank. But we recommend purchasing one you enjoy! Fresh Coffee In General: Preferably grind prior to brewing using a coarse grind....

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AeroPress

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The AeroPress is a steep method of brewing. They are lightweight, easy to clean and operate, and brew a sweeter, more mellow full-bodied cup. An AeroPress is good for home use, are easy to clean, good for camping and road trips, or any traveling as they are quite easy to pack. Below were going to cover a very basic brewing method although there quite a few different ways to use it (inverted is pretty neat).    ITEMS NEEDED: AeroPress You can purchase an AeroPress on Amazon for about $35.00. Paper filter These will come with the AeroPress when you purchase one. If...

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The Cold-Brew Method

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Cold-brew has brought a lot of excitement to the coffee industry. It has grown tremendously in recent years and for good reason. Although the term "cold brew" is used interchangeably with "ice coffee," there are some distinct differences in them. Brewing Approach In short, ice coffee is coffee that has been brewed hot and chilled in the refrigerator or with ice. The result is usually higher acidity, more difficulty on the stomach, and a generally thinner taste.  Cold brew is steeped at room temperature or in the refrigerator for anywhere from 12-48 hours, strained to remove grounds, usually diluted (some methods can...

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The Pour-Over Method

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The pour-over method is exactly what it sounds like: in short, you pour water over grounds. In a sense, it is a manual process of doing the functions of an auto-drip coffeemaker. Although more hands-on, the cup quality is much better as you have direct control over water temperature and the extent of ground wetting.  Items Needed: 1. Pour-over dripper You can't go wrong with a Hario V60, shown above. 2. Paper filters They make specific cone-shaped filters for pour-overs, such as these. Be sure to choose the correct size, covered below. Pour-over filters come in different sizes: Size 01: 1-2...

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Automatic Drip Coffeemaker

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An overview of how-to-brew using the most common brewing method, the auto-drip coffee maker.

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