Coffee! Millennials love cafes and coffee. India has seen a tremendous rise in its coffee culture and consumption. Coffee consumption amounted to 1210 thousand 60 kilogram bags across India during 2022. Such a hike is accompanied by an increased love for different coffee brewing techniques and flavours.
It can be fun to get hands-on experience brewing coffee. Coffee brewing techniques vary from the time taken to filters used to the coffee grounds required. If you love coffee but are not familiar with the techniques, or if you plan to open a coffee shop, then don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are seven different types of coffee brewing techniques for you!
What Are Different Types Of Coffee Brewing Techniques?
Coffee has been around the world. And so, with the passage of time and changes in locations, the way people consume coffee also changed. Read to know world-famous coffee brewing techniques!
1. French Press
The French press method was invented in 1929. It is one of the easiest methods of brewing superb coffee. Out of various coffee brewing techniques, it is one of those that extracts superior flavours of the coffee, creating a distinctive, unique flavour. In order to make the french press, use coarse grinds. In a press pot, you need to soak, steep and strain ground coffee in hot water; this way, coffee’s essential oils and antioxidants are better diffused and preserved. It creates the purest flavours of the coffee, and you can make large pots of coffee in one go.
AeroPress, amongst the various coffee brewing techniques, is relatively new. In 2005, Aerobie Frisbee makers launched AeroPress. AeroPress is a simple 3-piece tool that leads you to create smooth, rich coffee with minimal effort. A filter is set at the coffee basket’s bottom of the brew chamber. You need to add hot water and press the plunger to create air pressure to force brewed coffee through a filter. Fine-medium grinds are generally used to make this coffee; however, you can use different grinds based on your taste and mood. It is a quick coffee method and a favourite amongst travellers.
3. Siphon Pot
A siphon pot is a fancy coffee maker invented in Germany in the 1840s. The method is unique as it uses a combination of coffee brewing techniques. However, it requires enormous work and effort. Coffee is added to the upper vessel, and vapour pressure aids in immersing the hot water with the coffee. Once you remove the heat, the brewed coffee gets pushed down to the bottom vessel through a filter. Since your brew only touches the glass, it creates one of the purest tasting coffees you will ever have. It typically requires medium-coarse grinds and takes 6-10 minutes of brewing time.
4. Cold Brew
Cold brew is made without heating the water and is low on acidity and bitterness. With an intense brew and lack of bitterness, it is easily one of the best summer drinks out there. It takes the longest time among different coffee brewing techniques, but cold brew is worth waiting for. To make a cold brew, you need to put coarsely ground coffee beans in room-temperature water and a filter and leave it for 12-20 hours. You can make loads of coffee in one go as it stays fresh for two weeks.
Chemex is a beautifully designed brewer that looks more like a vase than a brewer. It was invented in 1941 by Dr Peter Schlumbohm. Hot water is poured into the coffee grounds in a paper filter, and the brewed coffee drips into the flask’s bottom. The Chemex filter is typically 20-30% heavier than other filters, thus, providing you richer tasting coffee. Brewing time for this method is generally between 3 to 4 minutes, and you can make 3-4 cups in one go. This coffee method requires a medium to the coarse type grind.
6. Turkish Coffee
The Turkish coffee brewing method is a middle eastern method, using very fine grounds. You need to combine powdered coffee grounds and sugar in “cezve”, a unique long-handled pot. Then boil this mixture until it is frothing, remove it from the heat, and then repeat the process till it is highly frothy. You will create a strong, dark, aromatic drink with an interesting texture. It takes 3-4 minutes for one cup of coffee. If you like strong black coffee, you will love Turkish coffee.
7. Cowboy Coffee
One of the simplest and oldest coffee brewing techniques is cowboy coffee. It is low-cost method that can be used anywhere, in any pot and heat source. To brew cowboy coffee, you need to add coarse grounds to a pot of water and boil it for a couple of minutes. After 4-5 minutes, take the pot off the heat, and let it sit for some time. The grounds will settle at the bottom, and you will have your coffee ready to enjoy.
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