3 Top Ways to Brew Up the Best Coffee Possible
There is nothing like a great cup of coffee. It wakes you up in the morning, keeps you going in the afternoon, and is the rocket fuel of today’s fast-moving world. Here are 3 of our favorite ways to brew up some of the best coffee possible. See what works best for you:
The standard we are all pretty used to is “The Drip.” The process is simple and straightforward – you simply pour water into the reservoir of your coffee maker, put your grounds into the filter, turn on the machine, and BAM! The machine does the all of the work. All you have to do is mosey over and pour yourself a fabulous cup of Joe. For most coffee junkies, the fully automated, ready-to-go system is what works for them. It’s convenient, it’s effortless, and you don’t have to think too much, which is awesome, especially in the morning!
The French Press
While the drip method may be known for being easy and convenient, using a French press really isn’t difficult. Pour (coarse) ground coffee into the bottom of the carafe, followed by nearly boiling water. Be sure to boil your water and then let it cool slightly before pouring it over the grounds, in order to get the perfect temperature. Allow it to sit and steep for about 3-5 minutes, slowly press the plunger down so that the water and the grounds can separate. What’s left is pure heaven!
Brewing your coffee in a French press may feel like it takes longer, especially if it’s your first cup of the day, but it really only takes a few minutes and the results will delight you. The way the water and coffee grounds kind of “stay connected” the whole time, you get a thicker, richer flavor. If you like a bolder brew, this may be the best way to make coffee suited to your own personal taste. The oil in the coffee is extracted more readily and the taste is amazing!
The Pour Over
For those of us who are old enough to remember the original “Melitta System,” there is nothing like a great pour-over! Things have changed since those days, but the idea is the same. Simply place a filter over a carafe (or a mug). Add your ground coffee into the filter and then pour in a little hot water in a circular path around the grounds to allow the coffee grounds to “bloom.” A release of “gas” occurs when hot water meets coffee grounds. You only want to use enough water to get the grounds wet. Let it sit for a minute or so, and then slowly add the rest of the water to begin the brewing process. The next step is really easy. Just wait for it! As the water makes it’s way through your (delicious Mt. Si) ground coffee, the most delicious liquid will drip out into the carafe below.
The pour over method of brewing coffee is one of the best ways to make coffee, and it’s a relaxing, rewarding way to start the day. Unlike the French press method, your coffee won’t be quite as strong, but it will still have a full-bodied flavor you’ll enjoy. (You also won’t have to deal with grit like you sometimes do with a French press.) It will be smooth and awesome!
So, to recap… for convenience go with the Drip. For a robust cup of richness, go with the French press. And to bring out your inner barista, treat yourself to a fabulous pristine pour over. But no matter how you make your coffee, if you start with great beans and we offer some of the best! (Click here)
Enjoy the roast!