Electric coffee makers are so last decade. For coffee snobs (like me), it’s all about gravity drips and French Presses. These throwback coffee making methods take their time in order to allow the full flavors of your best beans to come to life in every drop. Plus, these designs are so pretty you won’t mind keeping them on display, unlike that old Mr. Coffee machine you’ve been using since college.
I invite you to sit back and relax, and to click on each image below to learn more about these slow brewing techniques. Your new favorite coffee brewing method is going to take a while. (It’s so worth it.)
Chemex: Your coffee only comes in contact with the specialized filter and non-porous glass that creates pure, flavorful coffees with no bitterness or sediment. Use one rounded tablespoon per 5 oz. cup and pour your heated water oh-so-slowly, leaving an inch clearance between the water and the top of the filter at all times.
Ceramic Filter: Use your own filter for crafting coffee one cup at a time. Simply pour boiling water over grounds (about a tablespoon for one cup; more for a carafe) and wait a few minutes for your perfect brew.
French Press: Put 4-5 tablespoons coarse ground coffee in the clear glass vessel, cover with hot water and let it steep. Then, press the grounds to the bottom with the plunger for an unfiltered coffee with no leftover bits. If you want to be absolutely sure there’s no sediment, pour through a fine strainer into your cup or carafe.
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