A guide to different brewing methods

There are many different ways to brew coffee, each with its unique flavour profile and brewing method. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most popular methods of brewing coffee and their key differences.

1. Drip Coffee

This is the most common brew method in North America. Water is poured into a reservoir and heated, and then it drips onto a bed of coffee grounds, passing through a paper or metal filter. Drip coffee is known for its simplicity and consistency, but the flavour profile can vary depending on the type of coffee beans used and the brewing time.

2. French Press

This method involves the immersion of coarsely ground coffee beans in hot water for several minutes before pressing the plunger down to separate the grounds from the liquid. French press coffee has a more robust flavour profile than drip coffee, with more oils and sediment in the cup. 

3. Espresso

Espresso is made by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans using a high-pressure machine. Espresso has a concentrated flavour profile and is the foundation for many coffee drinks like cappuccinos and lattes.

4. Pour-Over

This method involves pouring hot water over a bed of coffee grounds held in a paper or metal filter. The water is typically poured in a slow, circular motion to ensure even saturation and extraction of the grounds. Pour-over coffee has a lighter body and a more delicate flavour profile than other brewing methods.

5. AeroPress

AeroPress is a unique brewing method that involves the immersion of coffee grounds in hot water and then using a plunger to extract the liquid. The result is a concentrated coffee shot that can be used as the foundation for other coffee drinks or diluted with hot water for a milder cup.

6. Cold Brew

This method involves the immersion of coffee grounds in cold water for several hours, resulting in a smoother, less acidic cup of coffee. Cold brew coffee is often served over ice and is a popular choice during the hot summer months.


In conclusion, there are many different methods of brewing coffee, each with its unique flavour profile and brewing process. By experimenting with different brewing methods and coffee beans, you can discover your preferred flavour profile and brewing style. Whether you prefer a robust French press or a delicate pour-over, there is a coffee brewing method that is perfect for you.