The 7 Best Ways to Make Coffee at Home

By September 27, 2016

Love coffee? Like making coffee at home? You may have your own preferred method for homemade coffee, but which way yields best flavor is constantly up for debate. Here, we are going to introduce you the 7 best ways to make coffee at home and guide you how to use these coffee brewers.

Best way to brew coffee

1. AeroPress

The AeroPress uses pressure to brew coffee, which makes it different from French Press. Invented by the maker of the Aerobie Frisbee, the AeroPress has been a cult gadget for some time. It is extremely convenient to brew coffee – especially for those on the go. Its paper filter helps brew coffee with less oil and sediment.

Pros: 

1. Extremely portable. Great for camping, Airbnb-ing  for enjoying on the go.

2. Easy and oddly satisfying cleanup.

3. Takes only two minutes to brew a cup of coffee.

4. It is able to make espresso.

Cons:

1. Just make a single cup of coffee at a time.

2. You need specific filters for the Aeropress.

YouTube Tutorial: How to Brew Coffee in an AeroPress

2. French Press

French Press is one of the best yet easiest ways to brew a cup of perfect coffee. It is a full immersion brewing device with a metal mesh filter. To make a French Press, you need coarse ground coffee. Pour the coffee ground in, add water at appropriate temperature, steep for 4-5 munities, and push the plunger down.

Pros:

1. A extremely easy way to make a cup of coffee, you can get a stronger and more flavorful cup of coffee. 

2.  Brews up to eight cups at a time.

3. Allows precise control over steeping time.

4. Available to make cold brew coffee or loose leaf tea

Cons: 

 1. Hard to clean for grounds sludge seep into cup. 

2. Grind size matters, water temp matters and steeping time matters your coffee. You should take more care of your brewing process. 

YouTube Tutorial: How to Make a French Press

3. Hario V60 Pour Over

Pour over coffee, also known as hand drip coffee, is an old-fashioned brewing method. Hario V60 is the most popular pour over brewer. It is a cone-shaped dripper with spiral ridges along the inner wall and a single, large opening at the bottom. The V60 filters are thinner than any other paper pour over filters.

Pros: 

1. Produces a really magnificent cup of coffee.

2. Available to make difference varieties of coffee.

3. The bonded filter catches sediment and oils, preventing bitterness.

Cons: 

1. Brew just one at a time.

2. The V60 is inexpensive, but you need to spend some serious coin on all of its accessories.

YouTube Tutorial: How to Make Pour Over Coffee

4. Chemex Brewer

Chemex is a classic and elegant brewing device that was created in the 1940s. It is a pour-over method, which involves pouring hot water over grounds and a paper filter. Unlike normal paper filters, the Chemex paper filters are 20-30% thicker, which brews smoother and purer flavor coffee with fewer oils.  

Pros:

1. Creates a flavorful, non-bitter, non-acidic cup of coffee due to strong filtration method.

2. Beautiful design makes it a home decor at your home.

Cons:

1. It is breakable.

2. It is expensive. 

YouTube Tutorial: How to Brew Coffee with A Chemex Brewer

5. Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker

Keurig is a dream come true, for most coffee drinkers. In only a few second you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee. They are designed to quickly brew not only coffee but tea or other hot beverages. The grounds are pre-measured into the K-Cup, which are small pods. The machine delivers your selected brew within 20-60 seconds.

Pros:

1. Instant but not produces instant flavor.

2. The easiest way to make coffee at home.

3.Brew not only coffee, but tea, ice coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade and more.

Cons:

1. It is expensive, the machine per se and the k-cups.

2. It is only single serve. 

YouTube Tutorial: How to Make Coffee with Keurig K-cup Coffee Maker

6. Siphon

Brewing coffee with a vacuum pot may be the most visually interesting of all brewing methods. It is your second-to-none choice if you want to have all your friends around agape in amazement. It brings you a cup of smooth coffee and visual treat, but it is hard to clean.

Pros:

1. Certainly the most dramatic of all brewing methods.

2. Full immersion of grounds in water extracts a full spectrum of flavors from coffee.

Cons: 

1. Hard to clean. 

2. It’s delicate and not easy to store.

3. Stick around 10 minutes for brewing coffee.

YouTube Tutorial: How to Use a Vacuum Pot

7. Moka Pot

Moka Pot, also known as stovetop espresso maker, has long been the domain of people who prefer an intensive and strong coffee. It was patented for the first time in Italy by Bialetti Company.

Pros:

1. Produce a delicious, espresso-like cup of coffee.

2. Acquire high degree of customization. 

Cons:

1.  It is fussy to master, thus results in a over-extracted and bitter cup of coffee.

2. It is somehow not safety. 

YouTube Tutorial: How to Brew Coffee with a Moka Pot

The above 7 methods are the most popular and the best ways to make coffee at home. Choose one method you like, and brew coffee at home. 

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Comments (78)

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  1. none of them

  2. i USE HALF FAT OR FULL FAT TO MAKE COFFEE

  3. I use a Keurig.

  4. Instant in a mug :)

  5. I am fortunate to have a commercial coffee machine in my kitchen so making coffee at home is always a treat

  6. Some times in the Caffetiere other times just instant.

  7. i use french press

  8. French press – very popular in Blighty

  9. I use French Press to make coffee.

  10. I have a caffetaire at the moment. It was a present and makes nice coffee.

  11. brewer and single serve

  12. I seem to have read about these coffee makers a few weeks back. I’m using a Mr Coffee I bought for $12.99, definitely time for a new one as I like my coffee in the morning, but since my house burnt down a good coffee maker has not been a priority…a roof over my head was/is more important. I like my auto drip, but I would like to at least grind my own beans.

  13. Standard coffeemaker and a Tassimo

  14. I use instant but I long for a percolator it’s so much nicer.

  15. I use a coffee maker

  16. I prefer French Press to make coffee as it is easy & versatile

  17. I use the coffee dripper (the first one listed above). I like it because it makes single cups, no waste, very simple and accurate.

  18. I use a fine drip coffee maker, and also the Keurig cups.

  19. for my morning coffee I use a French press, but after lunch I usually make a Turkish / Arabic coffee in a stove top “abrik” or “briki”

  20. I use a Cuisinart grind and brew coffee machine everyday

  21. Usually I make drip coffee in my coffee machine, but, occasionally, I break out the French press.

  22. Coffee maker, or french press, depending on the time I have.

  23. I have a keurig and it’s the best!!!

  24. We use a slow drip coffee maker!

  25. we use a basic pour over for now.

  26. I’ve used a French Press before, but usually just make regular coffee in a regular machine

  27. stovetop espresso maker I have had one for years

  28. I grind my coffee beans before going to bed. I prep my machine with water and grinds. In the morning I turn it on and have my coffee.

  29. I’ve been using a Keurig lately.

  30. Instant coffee, but the French Press is a great one

  31. I’m generally not a coffee drinker, but when I do drink it I use instant coffee or I’ll make a hot chocolate/instant coffee 50/50 mix, otherwise known as a Mocha. (sometimes with whipped cream and chocolate (dark, milk or white) shavings on top).

  32. I wish I had a coffee machine but at least I have my French Press!

  33. I use a cold press method to make my coffee.

  34. I use a French Press to make my coffee.

  35. French Press

  36. Automatic drip coffee maker is fast and simple

  37. I prefer the drip method.

  38. I love, love, love my coffee. I have a Bunn for large pots of coffee and a Touch Brewing System for K-Cups.

  39. I use a Keurig

  40. we dont, buy from a coffee shop/cafe

  41. I make instant coffee at home but would love to own a coffee machine. I will put one on my Christmas wish list. :)

  42. We just use a coffee maker.

  43. I use a drip coffee maker

  44. I do not use a French press at the moment. They are very stylish.

  45. A french press or sometimes instant

  46. I have a drip coffee maker.

  47. My coffee is made in a Chemex brewer.

  48. I use Moka Pot

  49. Don’t drink Coffee

  50. French press usually, but I do have a Kenwood kMix too which is great for lazy coffee making!

  51. i’m not a huge coffee conniseur [sp?], and i’ve never made coffee any of these ways. i like my keurig though!

  52. Spoon, jar, mug and hot water

  53. I cheat – I have a coffee machine. But my Lebanese friend makes hers in a little clay pot on the hob and its delicious.

  54. I use a nespresso

  55. Simple instant coffee

  56. I have a keurig so i use that to make my coffee

  57. I have a very simple coffee maker but am looking to explore different ways to improve the taste of my coffee. Hopefully I will find something new in my stocking from Santa.

  58. I have always used the single cup filter and I find it makes the best coffee at least for my tastes.

  59. We use a cafetiere if we have time otherwise its the instant!

  60. I’ll just use a simple coffee maker. A lot cheaper than all this brew ha ha.
    Heh heh.

  61. I use either the drip coffee maker of the Tassimo to make coffee in the morning.

  62. It’s just me and my Keurig.

  63. I use a Keurig when it’s just me drinking coffee and a drip coffeemaker when there is more than one.

  64. I like to squirt the folgers carmel machiotto syrup into a bottle of ice and milk and shake it like a maraca to some shakira!

  65. I use a coffee press pot to make my coffee…so good.

  66. I have a drip coffee maker that I use for my morning coffee. However summer means iced coffee and I make that in a cold brew coffee maker.

  67. I use a percolator

  68. I love making coffee in my Keurig.

  69. We make coffee in the Mr Coffee

  70. So many interesting methods!

  71. In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!

  72. Wow, I just want a grider to grind some fresh beans!!

  73. I’ve owned a French press for years the easiest way for me to make coffee!

  74. No one in my household drink coffee.

  75. Keurig, French Press, and drip/filter.

  76. In what way are these the best methods? I enjoy my Mr. Coffee and it does a great job brewing my coffee every morning! :)

  77. I heat milk up in a pan and add a sppon of coffee to make my lattes!