What's the best way to brew coffee?
(Abbotsford, BC, Canada)
There seem to be so many different ways to brew coffee. Is there a best way? Does it matter what kind of brewer I use?ANSWER:
The best way to brew coffee? That's a pretty big question! : )
It all depends on your interpretation of "best". Best as in getting the very finest flavor? Best as in fastest? Best as in the most convenient?
If you want to know how to get the best flavor from your coffee, here are my suggestions.
1. Try a French Press or press pot. This is a very simple method of making coffee. Learn more on our French Press page...
2. Try a vacuum coffee maker. These are beautiful to look at, in addition to having a well deserved reputation for making wonderful coffee. Learn more on our vacuum coffee makers page...
3. Try the AeroPress coffee maker. This is a rather weird looking brewer. The taste of the coffee it brews is getting rave reviews. In fact, we have one on order right now and can't wait to try it.
Once we have tried it we'll write a review. In the meantime, you can learn a little more and get your own through Amazon here...
As you may have noticed, these are all very simple brewers. And that seems to be a key to finding the best way to brew coffee. Keep it simple...and enjoy.
NOTE: If you want help with the basics of making a great cup of gourmet coffee, learn more about our Beginner's Guide to Making Coffee