Electric coffee makers are so last decade. For coffee snobs (like me), it’s all about a slow brew with 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 slow brew coffeemakers have designs 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 brew techniques. Your new favorite coffee brewing method is going to take a while. (It’s so worth it.)
Slow Brew For You
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.
We’ve got your coffee break covered. Explore our selection of low-tech coffee tools to find the brew that’s just right for you, and don’t forget the chocolate for a perfect pairing.