Types of Coffee brews

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Coffee is prepared by pouring hot water into the coffee ground and letting it brew. There are several brewing styles, and each of the types changes the coffee’s flavour and taste.

  • Pour over:  Pour over is one of the oldest and one of the most popular ways of brewing coffee. This brew is prepared by boiling water slowly through coffee grounds as the grounds sit in a filter basket. The coffee then drips into a single cup, making it in a brew.
  • Cold Brew:  Cold brew is prepared by placing ground coffee in room temperature water and steeps in the water for an extended period.
  • Drip Brew: Drip brew is made in a brew basket which is placed in a coffee machine and water is passed through the grounds to make the coffee.
  • French Press: The French Press, invented in the year 1929, is widely considered as the easiest method for brewing premium and consistent coffee. It extracts superior flavours than any other form. In a press pot, ground coffee is soaked, steeped and strained in hot water; hence, coffee’s flavourful oils, caffeine and antioxidants are better diffused and preserved leaving the unadulterated flavours of the coffee. It is suitable for coffee drinkers that enjoy an expressive and complex taste experience. 
  • Espresso: An espresso is prepared using an espresso or a cappuccino machine. The machine passes hot water through the concentrated filter to produce a shot.
  • Bialetti: This brewing method is named by an electric coffee maker invented by an Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933. the machine brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through the ground.
  • AeroPress:  For this brew, steep the coffee grounds for 30 to 50 seconds and then pressurize through a filter by pressing the plunger through the tube. You can use the AeroPress paper filters or thin metal filters in the shape of a disc.
  • Filter Coffee:   India’s loved filter copy cannot be missed in this list. South Indian filter coffee uses a drip brew process that is similar to that of Vietnamese coffee brew. The coffee filter comes with two cylindrical cups, one with a pierced bottom that sits on top of the tumbler cup plus a lid. There’s also a disc with a stem that is placed over the coffee powder in the upper cup before you pour warm water. Most home percolators come in stainless steel, but many authentic restaurants use large brass filters to enhance the flavour. After the brew is ready, you add milk and sugar to it. To get the froth, you use a tumbler and cup and ‘pull’ the coffee that is pouring the concoction from one vessel to another from a height. 
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