How to Brew: A Guide to Drip, French Press, Espresso and Other Methods

How to Brew: A Guide to Drip, French Press, Espresso and Other Methods

Making coffee is both an art and a science and there are different ways to do it based on personal taste. To make coffee the easy way, here’s a guide to drip, French press, espresso and other popular ways. Besides these techniques, we must have fresh ground coffee beans. Because the rich aroma of freshly ground coffee beans filled the air as the barista prepared a brew.

1. Drip coffee:

Tools: Drip coffee machine, Ground coffee beans just now, Water with filters


Follow the directions on your machine to add water to the tank.

In the box, put a coffee filter.

Put the right amount of roughly ground coffee into the filter.

Turn on the machine and wait for the coffee to pour into the pot.

2. French Press:

Tools: The French press, Ground coffee beans very coarsely, Water that is almost boiling


Put the coffee grounds into the French press.

Make sure all of the grounds are wet by pouring hot water over them.

Use a wooden or plastic spoon to stir the liquid slowly.

Cover the press and let it sit for four minutes.

Press the plunger down slowly.

3. Espresso:

Tools: Coffee machine, Ground up coffee beans very finely, Water with filters


Put freshly ground coffee into the portafilter of the espresso machine.

Don’t press the coffee too hard.

You can lock the portafilter into the machine.

Go ahead and start the extraction. It takes about 25 to 30 seconds to make a normal espresso shot.

4. The AeroPress:

Tools: Hot water, AeroPress, coffee grounds that are fine or medium-coarse


Clean the AeroPress cap and filter with hot water.

Put the pump at the bottom of the AeroPress when you put it together.

Put in the coffee grounds and hot water.

Put the filter cap on and slowly press it over your cup while you stir.

5. Pour-Over:

Tools: Pour-over cone (like a Chemex or Hario V60), Medium-coarse coffee grounds on a paper filter, Warm water


Fill the cone with water and put the filter inside it. Rinse it with hot water.

Level the bed and add the coffee grounds.

Pour hot water around the grounds to cover them all.

Allow the coffee to slowly flow through.

General Tips:

For the best taste, grind your coffee beans just before you use them.

This will make the water taste better.

Change the grind size and the amount of coffee to water until you get the taste you like.

Remember that making coffee is a personal choice and your own tastes matter a lot. You can make the coffee taste the way you like it by changing things like the grind size, water temperature and brew time. Take your time and enjoy your cup!