Making coffee at home is so much more than adding 1 teaspoon of granules and hot water to a mug. The specialty coffee industry has woken the world up to some really easy and quick home brew coffee methods, so I am going to share some with you today.
Firstly it is recommended that when you buy coffee beans you check the roast date. A newly roasted coffee will have a bolder flavour profile, which means it will taste so much better than 6 month old beans.
Secondly, invest in a home grinder. This will be one of the best decisions you make if you are serious about good coffee. We have a bur grinder at home and a Porlex hand grinder. Try it for yourself. Make your coffee with 1 day old ground beans and then try your coffee with freshly ground beans. There is just no comparison to the flavour and body of your coffee.
Ok so with that vital information on the table, here are some home brew coffee methods that will take your home coffee situation to a whole new level.
This home brew coffee method has been a favourite for years. It doesn’t require a lot of skill, and you can even buy filter ground beans ready to pour in the plunger and go. French press coffee is really great for small offices or your home office.
Where to buy: You can buy a French Press from Boardmans, @Home, or online at Yuppiechef or at your local coffee shop if they sell coffee gear.
Did you know the Aeropress was invented by the same guy who invented the Aerobie frisbee? The Aeropress is a convenient, quick to use, easy to clean, coffee gadget. It looks like a syringe for coffee and the end product is deliciously extracted coffee. Here are some methods to help you on your way.
Where to buy: Your local coffee shop might stock the Aeropress otherwise you can buy it online at Cape Coffee Beans.
We don’t use the Pour Over method that much at home, although we do have a basic set up for it. I love drinking pour overs when I visit The Factory Cafe, because they really know how to make a good cup of coffee with the Pour Over. If you want to get loads of flavour out of your coffee at home then this method is perfect for that.
Where to buy: There are few different Pour Over options to buy. Chat to your local barista about what you need to get your kit together at home.
Where to buy: Again your local coffee shop will probably sell these. I know Colombo Coffee so, as well as Bean There, and Urban Grind Roasters. You can also order one online from Cape Coffee Beans.
Temple Coffee Roasters: Bruer method
Coffey & Cake : home method
Where to buy: We bought our Bruer from Colombo Coffee otherwise you can make your own drip like we did with an empty 1l bottle.
I hope these videos are helpful. I have learnt a lot about home brewing from watching youtube so keep watching videos and trying new things. If you have a home brew coffee method that you’d like to share, please comment below.