A Guide to The Best Brewing Method for You

Written by Megan Manitta

Nowadays, there are a variety of ways to make your morning cup of Joe.  When it comes to coffee, you can do just about anything to make it taste like it was made straight from the coffee shop, just for you.  You might be wondering – how can I achieve this delicious and impeccable cup of coffee? Luckily you have options!  Read down below on the different brewing methods you can use at home!

  1. Drip Coffee: By the Pot & Single-Serve:
    • If you don’t already know – this is the most common way coffee is made. The process of this is quite simple.  There is about 95 mg of caffeine in an 8oz brewed cup.  This method is done with a coffee drip machine such as the Mocca Master – which is our favorite.  We love how quickly this brew’s and the quality never fails.  However, you don’t need a fancy machine to get exactly what you want from your coffee.  For a beginner of fresh grind brewing, we suggest a Mr. Coffee maker.  It’s easy to use and you’ll be even happier with the taste!  Here’s what you need to make this:
      1. Coffee grinds. We suggest our fan-favorite “Yellow Tail” Colombian blend!
      2. Water – The quantity of water added depends entirely on how much you are serving or drinking for yourself.
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  • An even simpler method to achieve this brew is using a Keurig for single-serve use. All you need is a K-Cup compatible pod and with a press of a button, your coffee is ready to go!  We offer a variety of K-Cup blends, my favorite is our Breakfast Blend Dark Roast!
  1. Espresso:
    • If you like more of a bolder blend, then you’ll love this method! Espresso is made by forcing very hot water through finely-ground beans.  It contains more caffeine per volume but since the serving is smaller it is only 65 mg.
    • My favorite method of brewing espresso is with my Bialetti. This is a stovetop espresso maker that is easy to use, and the turn out is delicious!  All you need is a dark roast coffee (I use our “Dark Tail” Indonesian blend) and some water.  Then you just brew straight on your stovetop!
    • If this is too bold for you – an easy way to turn this into a flavorful cappuccino is adding some frothed milk!
  2. Instant Coffee:
    • This method is great for the on-the-goer. Instant coffee is faster and much easier than making regular coffee.  If you’re not familiar with this, it is made from brewed coffee that has been freeze dried which dissolves water when added.  It contains about 30-90 mg less than a regular brewed cup.  Don’t be fooled – this is just as real as a whole bean brew cup.  This is the perfect method for getting your caffeine in-take quick and easy when you don’t have time for a regular brew

Which brew method will you be trying?  If you’ve tried these, which is your favorite?  Let us know, down below!