Here you go. That’s $37!
Yes, $37 for an average coffee made precisely using only one method, just the way everyone in Bricksburg likes it. The citizens of Bricksburg wouldn’t mind paying for overpriced coffee because they were instructed to purchase, no questions asked. Who could blame them – they were clueless, and there were no coffee blogs to read!
However, in the real world, you and I wouldn’t buy that. First off, we won’t settle for average coffee from a barista. Added we have lots of choices and we have the ability to experiment every method available in the market today to get the best brew. But brewing a good cup of coffee ain’t easy. So Coffee Tasting Club from the UK created these five fun step-by-step illustrated guide for anyone looking for stress-free coffee brewing methods with the help of a few Lego-like characters.
1. Using French press (also known as cafetiere)
The French press is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make a good cup of coffee.
Here’s how to brew in 4 simple steps with an 8-cup Bodum French press:
- Add 1 tablespoon of freshly ground coffee per 1 cup (8 oz) of coffee.
- Pour the hot water, stir and place the plunger but don’t press down yet.
- Let it sit for 4-5 minutes. Slowly push the plunger down.
- Pour the coffee into your favorite mug and enjoy.
Take a look at the illustration below:
2. Using Hario V60
Hario is a Japanese design company specializing in heatproof glass since 1921. They are the creators of the Hario manual grinders and the many pour-over coffee brewers. Hario V60 is a perfect brewing method for anyone looking for easy yet satisfying 10 oz cup of coffee. You need just three simple steps:
- Place the filter in the dripper and rinse it with the hot water. Place the cone on top of your favorite mug.
- Add 3 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee and pour hot water slowly, saturating all the grounds.
- Wait for 3 minutes, and your coffee is ready.
3. Using Moka pot
Every Italian family has at least one Moka pot at home. A 3-cup Moka pot brews a super strong cup of coffee under 8 minutes:
- Add water to the heating vessel (bottom chamber) just below the valve.
- Place the filter funnel on top of the bottom chamber and add 2 tablespoons of fresh ground to the filter funnel.
- Screw the top to the lower chamber.
- Place the Moka pot on the stovetop on medium low heat.
- Wait for a consistent gurgling sound and turn off the heat. Pour and enjoy.
4. Using Aeropress
Aeropress is inexpensive, portable, easy to clean and makes a fantastic cup of coffee. It is relatively easy to use as well. Here are 5 steps but if you want to know more detail, please read How to Brew with Aeropress.
- Wet the paper filter.
- Put on the filter cap.
- Add 3 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground coffee and set the Aeropress on top of your favorite mug.
- Pour 1/2 cup of hot water slowly to the ground and let it bloom for 1 minute.
- Pour another 1/2 cup of hot water
- Stir gently and press it down. Your total extraction should be around 100 seconds starting from the first pour.
5. Using Chemex
Chemex is easy, but you need more than just the shapely Chemex glass coffee maker. This method requires a gooseneck pour over kettle, Chemex pre-folded filters, and a coffee drip scale/timer. For further details, please read Chemex Coffee Brewing Step by Step.
- Place filter into the Chemex and add 1 tablespoon of freshly ground coffee per 1 cup of coffee.
- Set the scale to 0 and put the Chemex on top of the scale. Start the timer and pour the hot water slowly in a clockwise motion to saturate the ground coffee.
- Pour for 2 to 3 minutes.
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The illustrations are provided by Coffee Tasting Club.