5 Different Ways To Make Yourself The Best Cup Of Coffee
Whether you're looking to get a quick caffeine fix or savour the rich flavours and aromas of a fine coffee, you'll appreciate knowing the different methods at your disposition to make yourself the best cup of coffee.
There are so many different ways to make a cuppa at home that it might feel overwhelming sometimes. Thankfully for your, at Legit Coffee Co we know a thing or two about making a delicious caffeinated beverage so we've put together this little guide to help you figure out which is the best way to make coffee whatever your circumstances.
The Moka Pot or Stovetop Espresso Maker
This little device is named after the Yemeni city of Mocha. It was invented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933. You probably know the name Bialetti as this company still produces Moka pots and they're the go to brand when it comes to stovetop espresso makers.
A Moka pot makes rich, thick and strong espresso-like coffee. It is cheap, easy to clean and very portable. Sure, it doesn't quite make as fine a crema as espresso but if it isn't over extracted, it does a good job! The key words here being Intensity and Strength.
The French Press, Cafetière or Plunger
Its origins are not as straight forward as the Moka Pot in which different people patented similar, but not identical devices in the 19th and 20th century. Although its origin may be complicated, the F is one of the simplest methods to prepare coffee at home and it tastes delicious too.
A French Press makes a pretty good cup of coffee, it's super easy to use, portable and you have a lot of control over the brewing process which means you can experiment to figure out what works best for you! It is also cost effective and is available to purchase here: French Press (3 cups) or French Press (8 cups).
That said, the slight sediment residue at the bottom of the cup and the French Press isn't for everyone. The key word for this method is its richness of taste.
The hour glass manual pour over style coffeemaker was invented by German inventor Peter Schlumbohm in 1941 for the Chemex Corporation.
This elegant design and the use of a paper filter makes it a cleaner brew, light and normally a super light but flavour packed cup of coffee, perfect for a more nuanced light roasted coffee. The key word for the Chemex brewing method is its Nuanced flavour.
Created by engineer Alan Adler, founder of the Aeropress, Inc. The device was officially unveiled in 2005 and has garnered a following ever since.
The use of a micro filter makes a rich, smooth coffee with very low acidity. Its brewing time might be the shorted of all the other methods. It is also super easy to clean and as portable as it gets.
When all else fails, or the weather is miserable and you can't bear the thought of stepping out your front door, espresso pods can be a lifeline. Available from leading brands, these pods can be handy in a pinch but, in our humble opinion, they're a poor substitute to freshly ground, professionally poured coffee, with deliciously foamy milk from your local cafe. If you do have to use them, do some research and try the "eco" pods or re-usable stainless steel, which you can fill with freshly ground coffee from your favourite coffee shop yourself.
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