Coffee is more than just a source of caffeine. A wide variety of beans, mix-ins and machines have recently turned coffee brewing into a fine art. There are many methods for brewing the perfect cup of coffee and each give us a distinctive taste. Let’s take a look at three of the most popular ways of coffee brewing that's available in almost every coffee shop.
This is hands-down the most popular brewing method in coffee shops around the world. It's quick, simple and the result can be used for lots of other coffee types such as latte or cappuccino. The principle of this method is always the same: Espresso is made by forcing very hot water under high pressure through finely ground compacted coffee. Tamping down the coffee promotes the water's even penetration through the grounds. This process produces an almost syrup-like beverage by extracting both solid and dissolved components. That's why it always has a strong taste, sweet aftertaste and syrup-like consistency.
The pour-over brewing method is one of the fastest and most efficient methods of brewing coffee, producing a cup of lighter flavour greatness. Here is the principle: Hot water (89-93C) is poured onto coffee ground. After 30 seconds have elapsed on your timer begin adding more water to the brewer. Continue until you’ve added water to your desired brew ratio and let all of the water finish flowing through the brewer. Total brew time should be around 3 ½ minutes.
3. Cold Brew
If you like your coffee on the colder side, you may have noticed a distinct flavor difference between iced coffee and cold-brew coffee and that difference is real. The basic principle is simple: soak-and-wait. Simply soakthe coffee in the water for anywhere between 12 and 24 hours, then filter the mixture to remove sediment a. And you are left with pure greatness - A cup of smooth, bitter-free , coffee. Perfect for a summer day!.