More Americans are drinking more coffee than ever, with 64% of people drinking at least one cup every day. Of these people, 79% enjoy brewing their coffee at home over purchasing it from a coffee shop. If you are still using a drip coffee maker, you are missing out on all of the potential flavors that your coffee beans offer.
Check out these old-fashioned coffee makers and take control of your coffee brewing.
French Press Coffee
If you enjoy a robust and full-flavored coffee, then this vintage coffee maker is right for you. To prepare the coffee, you place medium to coarse ground coffee in the carafe and pour in just below boiling hot water. Allow the grounds to steep for your desired amount of time.
When you are ready to drink it, you’ll compress the grounds down, allowing the water to flow through the filter. The trickiest part of this brewing method is that the coffee can cool quickly.
These vintage coffee machines are the predecessor to drip coffee makers. The hot water flows through a tub and repeatedly flows through the coffee grounds. This produces a strong coffee smell and an incredibly hot cup of coffee.
Some people find it hard to control the water temperature, which can lead to a burnt taste. However, you’ll appreciate how fast it can brew.
Pour-Over Coffee Maker
This traditional and simple method for brewing coffee is a favorite among enthusiasts because it gives you complete control over the entire process. You make a single cup at a time, and it takes a bit longer than the other methods on this list.
To use this method, you grind your coffee and place it in a filter. Then heat the water and slowly pour the hot water over the grounds allowing them to bloom. You will need additional equipment for this method, such as a grinder, scale, kettle, and coffee brush.
Stovetop Coffee Maker
If you enjoy strong coffee, a stovetop coffee maker brews ac up that’s comparable to espresso. To use it, you fill the bottom portion with water and the coffee grounds in the top portion. Place the entire maker on the stove and allow the water to heat.
As the water heats, it turns to steam, which creates pressure, forcing the water through the grounds. While this method brews coffee quickly, you can easily overheat it and scorch your coffee.
Turkish Coffee Maker
Unlike other brewing methods on this list, the Turkish method creates a cup of coffee that still has grounds in it. You place very finely ground coffee and water into the cup and heat it. Once brewed, you pour the prepared coffee into a cup where the grounds then settle at the bottom.
This method is perfect for adding sugar or other seasonings to their coffee for infused flavors.
Try Out These Old-Fashioned Coffee Makers
If you love coffee, then it’s time to elevate your experience with one of these old-fashioned coffee makers. You’ll appreciate that you will have increased control over the brewing process for the perfect cup of coffee.
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