These days, there are so many different ways to make coffee at home, and more people are hopping on the proverbial wagon amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the vast realm of coffee brewing methods at your fingertips, you might very well feel overwhelmed before you even begin. We, at Oxford at the Ranch Apartments, are here to make it simpler for you. We’ll break down the method to the coffee brewing madness, the types of grinds you’ll need, and even the science behind the brewing itself. Check out 3 of our favorite coffee brewing methods below!
French Press Method
We love the full-bodied coffee that comes from the French press method. The texture is heavier and denser than a pour-over. For this reason, it thrives with milk or cream – even though it can be just as delicious black. If you’re wondering about the science behind the French press, it is an immersion brew method, where courser coffee grounds are fully immersed in water before being strained through a metal filter. The metal filter allows oils and undissolved coffee particles to pass into the cup. Simple and delicious, the French press is the go-to method for people from all walks of life.
AeroPress is the Swiss army knife of brew methods. Its method is versatile, but its result is a delicate and silky mouthfeel every single time. By versatile, we mean that AeroPress coffee can be quite concentrated and espresso-like, or you can finish it with boiled water to approximate a pour-over. AeroPress combines immersion – where water and coffee grounds steep, like in a French press – and filtration, such as in a pour-over method using paper filters. The plastic device was invented by engineer and physicist, Alan Adler, who wanted a faster brew method using fine grinds than typical drip coffee.
Pour Over Method
You’ve heard us mention the pour-over method throughout this blog – and now, you can finally learn more about it! The pour-over method produces coffee with a delicate and smooth texture that resides somewhere between juicy and tea-like. A pour-over finds its flavor partly due to the filtration, which adds polish and clarity to the cup, and partly due to the amount of water used in relation to the ground coffee. Pour overs use medium-coarse grinds and are for anyone who appreciates a short morning ritual and a bit of experimentation. Keep in mind that the biggest challenge for the pour-over method is the actual pour technique!
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