7 Coffee Brewing Methods

7 Coffee Brewing Methods

The most common coffee brewing hacks you can find.

Maybe you are one of those people who grew up brewing coffee the same old way. As a matter of fact, I did. While living in Portugal you may know that the most common way to drink coffee is: the Espresso way. And, for many years I really thought that coffee was just brewed that way.

Well, thank God we grow up and we see that the world is a bit wider. And, sometimes, I am still overwhelmed by the huge amount of ways of coffee brewing.

To help you I chose the most famous coffee brewing methods, with a small explanation of how they work. Here we go:

Steeping/French Press

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The French Press is an immersion steeping method of brewing that uses coarse ground coffee that is plunged through hot water to extract the coffee.

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Percolator

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Percolator coffee makers come in two varieties. One variety boils water under pressure to force water through coffee grounds, and the other variety uses gravity to cycle boiled water through coffee grounds.

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Pour over/ Drip Brew

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Drip Brew Coffee pours hot water ground coffee, relying on gravity to pull the freshly extracted coffee through a coffee filter.

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Vacuum

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Vacuum Coffee Makers use variant pressure to create a siphon that pulls boiling hot water into its upper chamber wherein it steeps coffee grounds. Once heat is removed, the siphon ends and steeped coffee returns to the lower receptacle. This method of brewing was very popular in the 19th Century but is gaining popularity today as an elegant, if retro, method of brewing.

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Turkish

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Turkish coffee brewing is a method in which very finely ground coffee is heated in a pot with water, often with sugar added to the water as the coffee is added. The water is heated to boiling, removed from the heat, and then the process is repeated two or three times, resulting in a strong extraction with thick foam.

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Espresso

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Espresso coffee is brewed by forcing near boiling water through finely ground coffee beans at high pressure. The result is a thick coffee extract with more suspended coffee solids and foamy crema.

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Single Cup

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Single Cup coffee is brewed using either pre-mesured coffee pods or coffee capsules that calibrated to produce a single cup of coffee in a coffee maker designed to use the inserts. Coffee pods use a more traditional drip brew method, while such coffee capsules as T-Discs and K-Cups may also use water pressure to enhance brewing.

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Cold Brew

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Cold Brewed coffee extracts coffee gradually at room temperature or below, taking as much as 12 hours to extract coffee. The resultant coffee is lower in acidity and has a mellow almost cocoa flavor because it does not extract certain coffee elements that hot water brewing extracts.

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Have you ever tried one of these coffee brewing methods? If so, please tell us what your favorite is. We would be thrilled to hear from you!