At good [Fn] coffee, for the best results, we recommend purchasing whole bean coffee and grinding right before you brew. However, we do sell French Press, Drip, and Espresso Grinds. No matter which brewing method you ultimately decide is right for you there are a few constants that apply to all.
- Buy good quality FRESH ROASTED coffee beans
- Store your coffee properly
- Preferably grind your coffee right before you brew
- Our ground coffee is as fresh as you can get without grinding yourself
- Use good filtered water
- Clean your equipment
- Pre-rinse paper filters
- Espresso is a strong coffee created by forcing nearly boiling water through finely ground coffee beans. It is characteristically a thicker brew with a higher caffeine percentage.
- Because espresso flavor is extremely concentrated it is often used as a base for other coffee drinks like caffe latte, cafee macchiato, caffe americano, cappuccino, and café mocha.
- Drip coffee is also known as drip coffee or filter coffee. This is the most popular choice in the US. In drip brewing hot water is poured over ground coffee in a paper, mesh or metal filter resulting in clean and clear coffee.
- Hot water is manually poured over ground coffee in a filter resulting in a very clear, good coffee with a higher caffeine percentage.
- This is the easiest, most efficient way to brew coffee. However, they typically produce inconsistent coffee flavor with less aroma and flavor than is produced with pour-over method.
- The French press or press pot is gaining in popularity in the US. You place coarse ground coffee in the bottom of the French press and pour near boiling water over the grounds. After allowing it to steep for a few minutes a plunger is used to separate the grounds. The result is a medium body coffee in between espresso and drip with an intense aroma and flavor.
- If you have stomach issues but still want to enjoy a great cup of coffee, or you desire a pure, sweet, nutty coffee flavor then cold brew is for you.
- To cold brew first steep your coffee grounds in cold water for 12-36 hours then strain it and serve cold or hot.
- Cold brew is great for a lower acid coffee option, people who want true coffee flavor, or lovers of iced coffee.
- Everyone knows what a Keurig is. In single serving brewing water is pushed through coffee grounds at a lower pressure than an espresso machine.
- This is a fast brewing method perfect for single people, people in a hurry, or someone that wants a lot of variety.
- Another option gaining in popularity in the US is the Aeropress brewing option. Aeropress is a manual brewing option using your own pressure to brew the cup.
- You start by steeping the coffee in hot water then you push the brew through the coffee grounds extracting a lot of solids and caffeine resembling espresso. Many people believe this is the best brewing method for a full-bodied, highly caffeinated coffee.
- The Aeropress method is great for people who want a full-bodied, high caffeine, upscale coffee.
- The Moka Pot is another brewing method that creates a coffee like espresso. A Moka pot uses steam to push water through the grounds. The result is a bold coffee without the crema of espresso and a lower concentration of oils.
- Moka Pot brewing is great for those that want the flavor of espresso at a reduced strength.
- With Turkish brewing you infuse very fine ground coffee with near boiling water. Turkish brewing produces the strongest coffee with an extremely high caffeine content.
The best brewing method for you will come down to your specific needs. Do you need a fast brew? Do you want the strongest cup possible? It’s all a matter of your personal preference.
If you’re still not sure which method is best for you send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out.