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Coffee Brewing Methods

There are many different ways to prepare coffee at home. A lot of people like to make coffee from their standard coffee pots, some people don’t even care about the beans they use and just want something affordable, regardless of the blend although this isn’t usually the case anymore. Today not only do you have several coffee beans to choose from, there also several brewing methods that are popular including French presses, home espresso machines, and it seems like there are new coffee brewing systems hitting the market every day. You can even buy instant varieties today that taste a lot better than like regular; all you need is hot water. Read on to find out more about some available coffee brewing methods.

French Press

A French press is often referred to as a coffee plunger because of the way it works and it’s a very simple device that has been around for nearly 100 years now. The French press has a cylindrical beaker made of glass or strong plastic that a lid and plunger are affixed to. It heats up the water and literally presses it through the coffee grounds in order to make coffee.

A French press is great because it works fast and is easy to use but many people don’t like the fact that they have to clean it out regularly and it only makes standard drip coffee. Still, a French press makes a fresh tasting cup of coffee you’ll ever taste.

Home Espresso Machine

Espresso is made quite a lot like a French press. Boiling water is made under pressure and then forced through coffee beans. Of course, the way an espresso machine uses pressure in order to make the coffee ends up making an extremely thick, rich coffee. In fact, espresso is so deliciously thick that often there is a small amount of froth that always surfaces on top of your coffee.

Espresso machines are a bit expensive in general (but worth every dime of you love espresso) and it also makes a smaller serving of coffee but you don’t need as much to get the “caffeine” lift if that’s working you’re drinking it for. Espresso is extremely rich and has a lot of caffeine packed into its small cup.