Lots of people make coffee every day. Many people have been making coffee daily for decades on end and many people have never even tried to vary their preparation method.
The entire purpose of Coffee Snob Battle is to test out various methods, coffees, pieces of equipment and compare them against each other so why would I ever choose a single “best” way to make coffee?
No, I wouldn’t ever do this.
I know for a fact that you can make some pretty amazing coffee using any one of a bunch of techniques.
Below I wanted to list out some of my favorite ways to make coffee and give a brief summary of each one.
I recommend that you (eventually) try them all and see for yourself which coffee brewing method is your favorite. You may just find that their are a few you like more than others. And if you are anything like me you’ll decide that some techniques are best for certain situations while others may never be a good fit for you.
Read on and enjoy.
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1. The French Press Method
In my opinion this IS the best method for the average person on the average day. The reason being that most people can easily boil water and it is just about as simple to make French Press coffee as it is to use a drip coffee pot. The difference being that the French Press makes far superior coffee with all else being equal.
2. The Stovetop Espresso Method
The easiest and cheapest way to make something that is almost exactly like espresso in the home is to use a stovetop moka pot. Many people call is stovetop espresso because it’s so similar to what is typically brewed in a conventional espresso machine. These pots can be found for less than $20 and they have no moving parts. In some ways they are similar to percolators too but you aren’t going to want your coffee sitting in one of these for very long.
3. The Aeropress Method
Just like the moka pots mentioned above is similar to espresso so to is the Aeropress. Both methods brew coffee under some pressure like an espresso machine but far less that what would be considered true espresso. What the Aeropress brings to the table is the continual inclusion of a paper filter to eliminate old and fine particles left behind by espresso and moka pots. The Aeropress has a raving following so if you try it be prepared for a lifelong love affair with this brewing technique.
Interested In More Methods?
I’ll be adding to this list on a weekly basis for the rest of the year. Come back and see what’s new next week!