Brewing methods for coffee

Brewing methods for coffee

Press pot, coffee maker or espresso machine? Find the brewing method that suits you

There are countless ways to brew a coffee. Some are easier than others, while others are more adventurous. Here we give you a brief overview of the most common coffee brewing methods.

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Coffee makers

Making filter coffee using a coffee maker is the most common form of coffee brewing today. It's made by heating the water in the coffee maker and then spreading it over the coffee in a filter. Finally, the coffee flows into a container.

The advantage of this brewing method is that the filter filters out the harmful substances Kaweol and Kaffestol, which are cholesterol substances. As a result, filter coffee is considered the healthiest type of coffee and is often recommended for people with high cholesterol.


Aeropress is one of the newest brewing methods for coffee, and actually came on the market only in 2005. The construction consists of two cylinders, which when pressed together mix the coffee and press it out through a filter.

Aeropress is perfect when you want to brew smaller amounts of coffee. Just like the coffee maker, it separates the Kaweol and Coffee Chair fabrics.

Press pot

A press pot consists of a cylindrical container and a lid with a fine-mesh metal filter. Pour in the coffee and hot water and let it steep for 3-7 minutes, depending on the degree of grinding. The metal filter will then take the coffee grounds down to the bottom, and the coffee is ready to serve.

Using a press pot is one of the easiest ways to brew coffee. This method does not remove Kaweol and Kaffestol from the coffee as it is not filtered.

Coke coffee

Cooked coffee is a bit coarser than filter ground coffee and is intended to be boiled in a kettle. Simply heat the water directly in the kettle or in a kettle and stir the coffee into the hot water. Let the mixture steep for 6-8 minutes and the coffee is ready to serve.

To remove the substances Kaweol and Kaffestol from the coffee, you can pour the coffee through a coffee filter. This will also filter out the grounds that accumulate at the bottom of the pot.

Espresso, Latte macchiato and coffee latte

To make espresso, latte macchiato and coffee latte, you need an espresso machine. An espresso is a small cup of coffee with a more intense flavor than regular filter coffee and a small cream layer on top.

Espresso is made by pressing water through finely ground coffee at a fixed pressure, and therefore requires a separate machine. This is a brewing method without filtration, and the substances Kaweol and Kaffestol will therefore be transferred to the cup.

Latte macchiato, coffee latte, cappuccino, cortado and others use espresso as a coffee ingredient and are mixed with hot milk and milk foam.

Espresso machines are either manual or automatic.

Powdered coffee

Iced coffee is a dried extract that dissolves in water. To make instant coffee, all you need to do is put about two grams of instant coffee in a cup and pour hot water over it.

As this coffee is filtered during the production of the coffee powder itself, the amount of Kaweol and Kaffestol in the coffee is low.

Capsule machine

Capsule machines have gained a firm foothold in recent years. The genius of a capsule machine is that it's quick and easy to brew a single cup of coffee without any mess or residue.

The downside is that most capsule machines use proprietary capsules and you are therefore often tied to a few types of coffee. It's also more expensive per cup and you get more waste from the capsules.

Hand brewing

Hand brewing basically works in exactly the same way as brewing with a coffee maker, only the whole process is manual. This means that you have to pour the hot water over the coffee powder in a filter in the filter holder and make sure it's done at the right speed.

Weights and a stopwatch may be a good idea for optimal results.


A percolator circulates the coffee in a way that often makes the flavor of the coffee different from traditional coffee makers.

The word percolator comes from the word percolate which means to bridge. In the percolator, the coffee is brewed several times and the coffee passes through the filter again and again until the water reaches boiling point. It is precisely the percolation process that gives the characteristic coffee and aroma that is so delicious.

Percolator coffee can have a bitter taste if you allow the finished coffee to overheat. It's important that you follow your machine's instructions carefully and drink your coffee as soon as it's ready for the best possible taste.

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