To enhance the taste of your cup of coffee you should have a clear idea about how to make coffee. Brewing your coffee is a major determinant for how good your cup of coffee will be.
Brewing coffee is not same for all kinds of coffee. Different kinds of coffee have different brewing methods and different machines or apparatus should be used for this brewing.
In this article I will discuss the top seven brewing methods that are available. You should note however that this is not the only factor that determines how good your coffee is. There are other factors such as the raw material, i.e. coffee beans.
Drip Coffee Brewing
This is the most common type of brewing. The drip coffee machines can be found in most of the houses as a standard kitchen appliance in our days.
The process by which this machine works is quite simple. You put the grounded coffee in the coffee filter and fill the pot with water. The machine heats the water which will drop through the grounded coffee beans extracting the most of the flavor.
This method of brewing is preferred by many since it is easy and quick. No major intervention is needed from the user side.
French Press Brewing
This is another method that is favored by many coffee drinkers. Through this method the grounded coffee is placed inside the hot water. After the ground coffee has steeped it is pressed by a plunger leaving the liquid coffee at the top.
This method is again simple to apply and it can be suitable for those who do not drink coffee often since it can be done with a simple machine and no complex coffee machines are required.
This method of brewing is known by the old coffee drinkers and their golden time has passed. However, I thought to mention it in this article since it is still used by some coffee drinkers. Using this brewing method will not yield the highest quality of coffee.
Using the percolator, you immerse the coffee grounds in a basket and you heat the water till it is bubbling. The more you leave the water bubbling through the coffee grounds the more intense the flavor will be. The kettle comes with a glass top so that you can see the level of darkness indicating the time to remove the coffee basket.
This is a somewhat exotic way to prepare coffee and you cannot find it in an average American or Western house.
The way to prepare this coffee originates from Turkey and it is quite simple. The apparatus is simply a metal cup connected to a long handle. The cup is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. This shape is an essential feature when you want to prepare coffee using this brewing method.
You fill the cup with water and then put a spoon of fine grounded coffee above it. As the water boils the coffee ground is steeped thus resulting in the liquid coffee. The water has to foam for three times before your coffee drink is ready.
Vacuum Pot Brewing
The vacuum pot apparatus consists of two chambers on top of each other with a filter in between. Water is placed in the bottom chamber and coffee grounds in the upper one. Once the water is heated it evaporates and mixes with the coffee grounds at the top chamber. When heating stops, the water condenses again dripping back to the bottom chamber leaving the coffee grounds in the upper one.