Exploring the Art of Brewing: A Dive into Different Coffee Brewing Styles

Published 16th April 2024

We are pretty confident we produce the best coffee, but someone has to make it (aka brew it) into the tastiest cup of coffee for you to enjoy.  Coffee brewing is not just a routine task; it’s an art form that captivates the senses and creates a symphony of flavours and aromas. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or a casual drinker, exploring the various brewing styles can deepen your appreciation for this beloved beverage.

Let’s look at the different coffee brewing methods, each offering a unique experience and a distinct flavour profile.

1. Filter Coffee:

Filter coffee, also known as pour over coffee (at Miko we call it Pouch Pack because of our revolutionary use of filter coffee pouches) is one of the most common brewing methods worldwide. It involves pouring hot water over filter grind coffee  contained in a filter paper or pouch, allowing the brewed coffee to drip through and collect in a jug or flask below the filter pan. Always ensure to allow the full brew to complete its process to ensure a clean and balanced cup of coffee, perfect for those who prefer a straightforward brew. Our Pouch Pack system ensures consistency every time.

2. Cafetière or French Press:

The French press, cafetière coffee press or plunger is a classic brewing method that allows for full immersion of the coffee grounds in hot water. After steeping for a few minutes, a metal mesh filter is pressed down to separate the grounds from the liquid of the brewed coffee. French press coffee tends to be bold, rich, and full-bodied, with a noticeable texture that many coffee lovers appreciate. The big advantage is how easily you can produce coffee shop quality brew at home with the right coffee. When you need a cuppa with a double kick on certain mornings, adjust the strength by adding 1 spoon extra of your favourite ground coffee.

3. Espresso:

Espresso is a concentrated coffee brewing method that involves forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee at high pressure (9 bars), usually with the help of a commercial sized espresso machine. The result is a small but intense shot of coffee with a rich crema on top. Espresso serves as the foundation for a variety of speciality coffee drinks, such as lattes and cappuccinos, and is prized for its bold flavour and velvety mouthfeel.

4. AeroPress:

The AeroPress is a relatively new brewing device that has gained a following for its versatility and ease of use. This method combines immersion and pressure to extract coffee quickly, resulting in a smooth and well-rounded cup of coffee. AeroPress enthusiasts appreciate its portability and the ability to experiment with different brewing parameters to achieve their desired taste profile. Take it camping or on sports tour, all you need is hot water, even if it’s from a pot on the camping fire.

The world of coffee brewing is vast and diverse, offering a myriad of ways to experience and enjoy this beloved beverage. We encourage you to try all the brewing methods available to discover the method and flavour that best suits your palate, just make sure to use Miko or Puro’s delicious blends to brew with!

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