There are many different ways to brew a good cup of coffee whether at home or in the office. Often it’s a matter of personal preference. Below we are listing three common brew methods using different equipment choices:

AUTOMATIC DRIP METHODHimalayan Arabica drip-coffee-maker

This is one of the most used and convenient ways to brew a good cup of coffee.

  • Use approximately 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per 12 oz. cup
  • If it’s a flat bottom filter, use a medium grind, If it’s a cone shaped filter, use a fine to medium grind.
  • Pour cold water into the reservoir to the desired level
  • Press brew, or follow the machine’s instructions
    After brewing, remove the carafe from the heat source, otherwise the coffee will turn bitter

CHEMEX MAKERHimalayan Arabica chemex-maker

This is a classic, heat resistant glass beaker with an hourglass design. The Chemex brewer uses the infusion method of brewing, resulting in a slower brew, and a rich cup of coffee that is sediment free.

  • Use 1 rounded tablespoon of medium ground coffee per 6 oz. cup
  • Heat water in a kettle on the stove top
  • Using a Chemex specific filter (it’s heavier than the auto-drip kind) place grounds in the filter
  • When the water boils, wait a few seconds for the initial pour
  • Pour just enough water to saturate the grounds; wait 20 – 40 seconds
  • Then gradually pour more water leaving 2″ from the top
  • Remove the filter and pour

THE FRENCH PRESSHimalayan Arabica french-press

Many people feel that the French Press delivers the best cup of coffee that is rich, bold and delicious. This is an elegant way to serve coffee.

  • For each cup, measure 2 tablespoons of medium to course ground coffee into the glass pot
  • Boil water on the stove top
  • Pour hot water over the gounds and stir with a wooden spoon
  • Set the plunger in place. Press down enough to eliminate air
  • After a few minutes, press the plunger all the way down, slowly but firmly
  • Now you’re ready to pour the coffee into a mug and enjoy
Source: Mané Alves, Tea Coffee Expert