Best Beginner’s Guide to Brew your great Japanese Coffee – 2

If you’re a coffee connoisseur and want to make a better cup of joe at home with our organic coffee grounds, below are five common ways to brew coffee. Your decision should be based on factors such as your own preferences and available time.

Manual brewing methods are preferred because of the increased ability to regulate and enjoy the coffee’s quality. Many people find the brewing process more interesting and enjoyable when actively involved in it rather than just pushing a button. However, we have talked about both of those things below.

While we’re fans of a wide variety of coffee brewing methods, we’ll be discussing some of the more popular methods here so that you can enjoy our organically roasted beans available at your favorite Kappu’s Coffee shop.

Coffee Brewing Methods

  1. Espresso Machine

Espresso machines have kept us awake and alert since 1901, and everybody who claims to be a coffee connoisseur knows their existence. Present-day versions are available in a wide range of sizes and feature sets. 

Don’t let fancy equipment fool you; they all work on the same principle: pressurized water is pumped through a chamber/puck containing finely ground coffee beans through a filter to create a shot of espresso.

Asking if it’s going to cost a lot, both yes and no, you have complete freedom over your budget.

Bean to Brew Time

It’s going to be different for every device. Machines used in commercial settings may take 15–40 minutes to warm up, whereas those used in private residences may just take 3 minutes. However, you can get your fix in as little as 20 to 30 seconds after it’s warmed up.

Grind Type

A consistent, fine grind is necessary.

Resulting Brew

When prepared properly, an espresso shot has a powerful, crisp flavor.

If you prefer a milky beverage (like a latte) or if you’re the sort who needs an immediate, intense dose of caffeine, this is the option for you. Espresso machines are one-of-a-kind, and you won’t find anything else that makes coffee quite like an espresso maker.

  1. Stovetop Espresso Maker

Want the intensity of an espresso shot without dropping several hundred dollars on a machine but don’t have a pressured brewer? The next best thing is the stovetop espresso maker, sometimes known as a Moka pot.

The three-chamber design of the Moka pot is where the magic happens. Boiling water in the lower chamber creates steam pressure that forces water through the coffee grinds and into the upper chamber, where it collects.

Is the finished product comparable to an espresso shot? Not nearly, no.

It takes some practice, but the end result is a potent, bittersweet beverage that will see you through the day.

Bean to Brew Time

Extremely quick – no more than 5 minutes from when the water is heated. That’s why it’s the beverage of choice for folks who need a quick boost of energy in the morning but can’t afford to stop for coffee.

Grind Type

You’ve reached the phase when things become complicated. For the best results, aim for a grind that is between an espresso and a drip coffee consistency.

Resulting Brew

Not quite as strong as a shot of espresso, but close (if you use the right grind and the right technique). The coffee will have a distinct and robust flavor.

Once you’ve got the perfect grind (the hardest part), all you have to do is fill the chambers, put on the heat, and keep an eye on it. No barista skills are required.

  1. Aeropress

The AeroPress, which looks more like a science fair project than a coffee brewer, has a devoted following among the world’s nomadic coffee drinkers. However, if you ask us, it’s the greatest innovation since brewing coffee. People often claim that the coffee they make with it is the greatest they’ve ever had.

To have a great cup of coffee in a few minutes, you need the proper water temperature, the perfect amount of air pressure, and the right size grind. Plus, many claim it makes the finest cup of coffee they’ve ever had.

When you buy an AeroPress, you’re getting a three-piece tool that, with a little practice, can make you some seriously tasty coffee.

Bean to Brew Time

Aeropress coffee can be made in several different ways, but once the water is hot, you can have a cup in under a minute. It’s also important to point out that cleaning up is a breeze.

Grind Type

If you want a certain effect, you need to choose the appropriate grind size, and that depends on how you’re feeling. You can check out our Kappu’s Coffee Subscription Box to get some amazing options. 

Resulting Brew

Appealing to the eyes and the palate. Coffee made in this method tastes much more “clean” than coffee made in a French press or Moka pot. Four terms that come to mind are “smooth,” “rich,” “pure,” and “fast.”

It’s so simple that even your cat could figure it out. But don’t get complacent; once you’ve mastered the standard Aeropress brew, you may move on to exploring various ways and techniques.

  1. French Press

The French press is widely regarded as the unofficial symbol of home brewing, as it has been used to brew coffee in homes long before your ancestors were even born and has subsequently gained a dedicated following among amateur baristas.

Why so?

There are probably a number of factors at play here, but we’d put money on the fact that it’s incredibly simple to operate, cheap as chips (nearly), and yields a beverage, unlike any other preparation technique.

Bean to Brew Time

It’s not lightning fast, but it’s also not painfully sluggish. It takes around 10 minutes to go from bringing the water to a (near) boil to steeping and plunging. However, your French press requires your whole attention during the steeping process.

Grind Type

The only option is a rough grind.

Resulting Brew

A special coffee showcases your beans’ rich scent and flavor without being overpowering. However, the final few sips of every cup will taste a little sediment, so it’s best to throw them out.

If you’re a fan of the flavor profile that a French Press produces, or if you need to supply a large number of caffeine addicts with a quick and easy pick-me-up, consider investing in a French Press (e.g. a full household)

  1. The SoftBrew

This device’s appeal lies in the ‘high-tech’ special filter that accepts grinds of arbitrary fineness. The filter has hundreds of thousands of microscopic small holes.

Bean to Brew Time

Four to eight minutes once hot water is available.

Grind Type

You can use whatever size you choose. Don’t be afraid to try new things.

Resulting Brew

It is the same as a French press.

If you value a simple brewing process and a coffee that tastes much better than that quick nonsense, but you’re not into the fussy side of the specialty coffee movement (i.e., you’re not a coffee hipster).

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