All the Different Ways to Make *Great* Coffee at Home
Other than a healthy breakfast, nothing gets our morning started on the right foot like a good cup of coffee. While we’re always down for a cuppa at one of the best coffee shops in the world, nothing beats a perfectly made cup of coffee that you can enjoy without having to leave the house. It saves you money, sure, but it’s also satisfying to know that you can make your brew just the way *you* like it. Here, seven methods for brewing coffee that are so good, you may never drink coffee outside of the house again.
1. Auto-Drip Coffee: If you love waking up to a pot of already-made coffee, this method is for you. To keep the brew as fresh as possible, take care not to leave the glass carafe on the warming plate and be sure to select the corresponding auto-drip grind of your beans. (Photo via Flickr + Technique via Lifehacker)
2. French Press Coffee: If you’re ready to take your coffee game to the next level, trying the French press is the easiest option. It doesn’t take up too much counter space and prepares your brew in less than 10 minutes. (Photo + Technique via Gimme Some Oven)
3. Pour Over: Pour over coffee is just what it sounds like — you pour hot water over ground coffee beans, and the coffee filters into the mug or carafe waiting below. Grab some light to medium roast single-origin coffee beans, grind them yourself, and then brew them in the carafe (Chemex is the classic) for coffeehouse-worthy java. (Photo + Technique via Will Frolic for Food)
4. Moka Pot Coffee: The Moka Pot is a stove-top percolator used to make strong, dark, espresso-like coffee. It uses a pressurized double chamber method that forces hot water through your coffee grounds. The result is a bold brew that can be used to make lattes and other espresso-based drinks at home without having to invest in a pricier machine. (Photo + Technique via MokaBees)
5. Aeropress: The Aeropress is a fast, easy-to clean, and portable device for making coffee. It uses a very basic method to brew your cup o’ Joe, simply using the air inside a plastic tube to press hot water through coffee grounds. (Photo + Technique via A Couple Cooks)
6. Cold Brew: At its most basic, the cold-brew method combines coffee grounds and water, calling for them to sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning, strain the grounds. Or use a French press to make the process even easier. (Photo + Technique via Delightful E Made)
7. Coffee Without a Coffeemaker: Sometimes you need coffee when there’s no device in sight, but you can brew a cup with a few kitchen staples. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add your coffee grounds, then cover the pan and take it off the heat to brew. When you’re done, ladle the coffee from the top into your mug, leaving the grounds behind. (Photo + Technique via Grub Street)
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