The process of making a perfect cup of coffee has become an art. Starting from choosing the water to be used, to the different coffee making methods that can affect the taste of the end of your coffee. Brewing coffee is an ever-changing art form, but the perfect cup of coffee is in the eyes of the person who feels it. Let’s look at some coffee brewing methods around the world and what benefits will you get.
The French press is one of the simplest coffee brewing methods at home- especially for those on the go. To brew coffee, just input a few spoonfuls of coffee powder in the kettle, add warm water, and let stand for five minutes. Then thrust the filter down, and come out a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Here are some benefits that you can get with the French Press method:
- Coffee beans touch only with French Press and hot water, which results in a stronger cup of coffee in terms of caffeine content and flavor. The amount of Caffeine produced by French Press method averaged 107.5 mg per 8 oz in a cup of coffee.
- French Press is considered one of the cleanest methods of coffee making, since it does not use paper coffee filters believed to contain chemicals, such as dioxins and epichlorohydrins, which would be carcinogenic when they come in contact with hot water.
- Coffee-making methods with French Press help maintain the antioxidant content found in coffee beans, such as chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is able to protect us from [ Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia’s diseases
Are you someone who doesn’t like a hot coffee? Coffee served cold may give a refreshing touch when you drink it. Making Cold Brew also eliminates some of the acids naturally found in coffee beans, so this method is ideal for those suffering from heart burn or acid reflux disease. Here are some benefits that you can get with the Cold Brew method:
- Contains an acid content of ⅔ less than hot coffee, which makes it more tolerable for those who have acid intolerant conditions (eg, acid reflux).
- With a lower acidity level, a cold brew will produce a natural sweetness. However, the amount of caffeine in your cold brew coffee will vary depending on the type of coffee beans used. Cold brew coffee has a higher level of caffeine than hot coffee because it is stored for a long time.
- Through soaking for 18-24 hours in the fridge, resulting in a coffee rich in taste. In addition Coffee will not stale quickly as fast as hot coffee.
The pour over method is a very simple and basic way to brew a really great coffee without having to buy expensive equipment like the great espresso machine you see in a commercial coffee shop. You may be familiar with Chemex and Hario, commonly used in the pour over method.
- The pour over method is able to produce a stronger coffee taste as it moistens the coffee base evenly, and is able to better extract the unique flavor of the coffee beans. However, since coffee beans come into contact with water for longer periods, the caffeine content will be approximately 145 mg per cup.
- Allows you to have complete control over the power of taste and water temperature.
- The chemex filter is designed to remove sediments, oils and fatty acids, which are also said to make the coffee taste richer and remove unwanted coffee coffees. In addition, this method is a better choice compared to plastics, which contain endocrine destroyer chemicals, such as BPA, which can dissolve into hot beverages.
Automatic Drip Coffee Machine
Automatic Drip Coffee is the most considered as the “standard” brewing method. It consists of hot water flowing through a filter containing a coffee powder, and water which can then be released through a filter as a coffee, filling a glass pan to be poured into the cup. All you need to make this coffee is your standard coffee maker, filter, and coffee beans. The process behind Automatic Drip Coffee is probably the most effective in terms of ease of use and appearance, which is why it is so popular. There is little involvement, and the only nuance left for the user is to ensure the ratio of nuts to water to their liking.
- You can arrange it before bed so your morning coffee has started to brew when the alarm goes off.
- The high-end automatic drip coffee maker has many unique features, such as a built-in coffee bean grinder, “keep warm” time settings, and choose a brewery that can change the taste.
- Although automatic coffee makers may produce drinks that are slightly weaker than the “boiled” coffee cooking method (for filtering reasons), they have been shown to prevent oily compounds found in coffee beans, which inhibit cholesterol growth. However, since coffee beans contact with water for longer periods when using the drop method, coffee drops higher at caffeine around 145 mg per cup.
The Aeropress is a cheap way to make espresso at home and is the most durable and versatile coffee maker around today. Aeropress method uses the force of gravity to extract the flavor of the coffee beans.
- PH levels are higher than the pour over method (less acid).
- The content of caffeine is lower (per cup is equal to 1 shot espresso), about 64mg of caffeine per single serving.
- Inexpensive equipment (easily found online or in specialty coffee shops).
- Easy to carry anywhere
- Brewing technique is simple and not troublesome.