The Best Ways to Prepare Ground Coffee
We love our coffee and find few joys in life more exciting than trying a new brewing method. Luckily for us, we have plenty of brewing options that allow us to experience the same coffees in new and unexpected ways. Here are three of our favorite ways to prepare ground coffee.
The gist: Drip coffee is made by an automatic coffee maker, like one of these that you most likely see (or use!) on your day-to-day.
Coffee grounds are transferred into a filter and loaded into the drip coffee machine. Fresh water is added to the machine’s reservoir. The water is heated by the machine and is dripped onto the filter full of ground coffee. Then, brewed coffee flows out and into the pot.
2. Pour over method
The gist: Pour over coffee is an original technique that uses a coffee drip where water is “poured over” ground coffee.
The pour over method relies on timed pouring intervals to get a balanced flavor extraction. After you pour a certain amount of water in a circular motion for a few seconds, the grounds will begin to rise and “bloom,” releasing the gasses and flavor inside the grounds. If you’re looking to try it out for yourself, here’s a great tutorial.
3. French press
The gist: French press requires you to pour ground coffee beans into the glass container, pour in hot water, and let it steep. Once you let it steep, you push down the plunger to separate the brewed coffee for drinking.
It’s simple. Pour the coffee grounds into the carafe, fill it with boiling water, and stir the grounds. Then, set a timer for four minutes. Once the time runs out, put the lid on the carafe, and slowly depress the plunger to press all of the grounds through the water, trapping them at the bottom. The end result? French press coffee.
And there you have it. Our three favorite brewing methods. Give one of them a try and be sure to use our incredible ground coffee!