Your Favorite Coffee Brewer
Ahh, how wonderful it is to have a great cup of coffee at home to enjoy for yourself or with your loved ones.
Have you had your morning coffee yet? When in a good mood, coffee could be the perfect company to keep you awake and energized. When in a bad mood, coffee could be just the thing to lift your mood. At least, that's the perception of the coffee lover about their brew! Everyone has their perception about their brew, but they always find that coffee has always succeeded to be a mood booster for most of the people. Or maybe we're just obsessed with coffee...
Where's is the most convenient place to enjoy a cup of coffee? Is it in your local coffee shop, in between the lively atmosphere? With the hustling, bustling, and chatting of all the people? Or in the home terrace where you can find your inner peace? Everyone has their own preferences. Even though it's different from what baristas make in coffee shops, brewing for yourself can teach you a lot of things. From the patience needed throughout the learning process, to the feeling of satisfaction after finally getting it right, all you need is time. But before that, you need to know what brewer gives you just the kick you need. So tell me, which one is your favorite?
Before the french press became so popular among coffee shops, it was actually invented by accident. Even though the beginning of this brew method is still debatable, the literature refers to the story of a French guy who boiled hot water only to realize that he had forgotten to put the coffee in. Once added, the coffee grounds rose to the surface of the boiling pot. He wanted to save the only portion of coffee he had with him and bought a piece of metal screen from a passing-by Italian merchant. Fitting the screen over the boiling pot, he used a stick to press the screen down, together with the coffee grounds. And he expected it to be terrible, but the result is exactly the opposite. It was the best coffee both men had ever tasted.
French press is a simple coffee brewing tool, which is why a lot of people own it at home. They just need to put the coffee ground to the vessel and pour hot water. Next is to press the plunger to separate the coffee ground from coffee. And, voila! Your cup of coffee is ready.
Another famous coffee brewer is the Aeropress. Aeropress was founded when coffee had already become everyone's favorite drink around the globe. Also, many other coffee brewers were founded during the Aeropress era. A Stanford's Professor, Allan Adler, is a coffee drinker and a toy company owner. He started to think about coffee brewing when he noticed a lack of home brewing tools that yield enough for himself. Every brewer available at the time was designed to serve six to eight people. He started to think, what if someone wanted to drink coffee alone? It's such a waste to brew a lot of coffee. So, he experimented with a new coffee brewer that can make a small amount of coffee in a short amount of time. Then, the Aeropress was founded. A small coffee brewer that get's the job done in 1-2 minutes.
Another interesting part of the Aeropress is that this brew method is not only for home using. A lot of people use Aeropress for outdoor activities because of the sleek design and rugged plastic that makes it highly convenient for travel.
V60 coffee brewers not only have a unique shape, but also a unique brewing experience. Pouring hot water slowly into the coffee ground with a gooseneck kettle to the dripper, watching liquid gold slowly fall drip by drip to the vessel, creating a hypnotizing experience of calm and serenity.
The V60 brewer was born when the wave of coffee brewing was focused on the immersion method. But as time passed by, the V60 method now has its own fanatic fans that consider it their favorite technique. This brewing method is a little bit complicated and needs more equipment than the other brewing methods I've mentioned. The V60 brewer requires a gooseneck kettle, a decanter, paper filters, and a scale. That's why this method is more applicable to use at home.
Now that we've covered all the bases, have you decided which one is your favorite yet? Is the french press that yields a heavy bodied coffee with a little bit of oil? Or the Aeropress that could brew adjustable strength and is great for travel? Or V60 with all the ritual for the brewing preparation? The choice is yours.