There are many ways to brew your coffee:
The Chemex coffeemaker is one-piece, hourglass-shaped, and made of high-quality, heat-resistant glass. This traditional model comes with a polished wood collar and leather tie. The collar serves as an insulated handle around the middle of the coffeemaker and is removable. Just place filter in top and measure out grounds, then pour in hot water and watch your coffee drip into the bottom.
The elegantly designed glass coffee maker for the optimum extraction of full-bodied coffee that you can make as strong as you like without bitterness.
Perfect for iced coffee and coffee flavoring for gourmet recipes. Chemex-brewed coffee can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for reheating, without losing flavor.
This is today’s most popular method of preparing coffee. Near-boiling water is poured slowly through the grounds, either manually through a cone containing a filter, or sprayed over the grounds by any of the numerous electric drip machines. It is important to remember that the water must be maintained at 195°F so make sure you purchase a capable machine. Also the pot should be removed from the keep-warm burner to prevent the coffee from burning.
This method utilizes infusion and pressure. After placing ground coffee in a beaker, hot water is added to create coffee “stew”. This is allowed to steep and then a plunger filter pushes the grounds to the bottom and the coffee is left at the top. The French Press method allows the coffee to retain more brewing substances (oils, colloids, etc) than would be left by methods using paper filters.
Once the sole property of coffeehouses, these machines are becoming more common in households as they become cheaper to obtain. Hot water is forced through finely ground coffee and into a cup. Due to the pressure involved, the resulting coffee is more concentrated than the Drip method.
Don’t have a espresso machine use: air-pressure brewing. Air-pressure brewing shortens filtering time to 20 seconds, avoiding the bitterness of long processes like drip brewing.Air pressure also gently squeezes the last goodness from grounds, further enriching flavor. In addition, the AeroPress espresso maker uses total immersion of grounds in water, resulting in rapid, yet robust extraction of flavor. Makes one to four cups of coffee or espresso in less than one minute.
Ground coffee is mixed with cold water in a large container (one pound finely ground coffee to one quart cold water) and let stand at room temperature for 10 to 12 hours. This will create a coffee extract. The grounds are then strained and the result is refrigerated. When ready to drink, fill a cup one fourth (or less) full and add hot water. This method extracts fewer of the coffee’s natural oils and the extract will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. The Cold-Water Method is also a wonderful way to make coffee ice-cubes, ensuring that your iced coffee doesn’t become diluted as the ice-cubes melt. Simply pour the extract into ice-cube trays and freeze.
This method is used throughout the Middle East and Greece and is perhaps the original method of extracting the liquor from the beans. The process is simple and results in a very strong, sweet, and thick cup of coffee. The coffee is ground, placed in a pot, called an ibrit, with sugar and water and brought to a boil three times. It is served in small cups.