How to Make Coffee with a Drip Coffee Maker – Infographic

Infographic describing step by step the automatic drip coffee brewing

Automatic drip coffee maker is the most popular brewing device. One of the reasons for its popularity is the unmatched convenience. The machine does almost everything for you, and if you follow the recipe, you can get a great cup.

Before diving into the recipe, I wanted to remind you a couple of things that are critical for preparing a great cup of joe. Firstly, you need a decent coffee maker, if you can’t afford a great one. Secondly, you need a good coffee grinder. This will ensure that brewing temperature and grind size are perfect.

Infographic describing step by step the automatic drip coffee brewing

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  1. Fill Reservoir
    Add 1 quart, (about 1 liter), water into the reservoir. I like to add exactly what I need for my batch.
  2. Measure Beans
    Measure on a scale 54 grams of beans to every 4 US legal cups, (not coffee cups). 4 cups = 1 quart. Always use fresh coffee beans.
  3. Grind Beans
    Grind freshly just before you brew. Grind size should be medium, (or drip if it’s marked on your grinder). Use a good grinder, so the grounds are uniformly crushed.
  4. Place Filter
    Place the filter in the brewing basket, paper or permanent filter. Paper filters give you clear coffee, permanent filters give you a strong cup, much like a French press.
  5. Warm the Machine Up
    Turn on the machine to run a short blind brewing cycle. On cheap machines, this warms up the heating element properly. Turn the machine off and refill the reservoir to the 1-quart mark.
  6. Add Coffee
    Dump the coffee grounds in the brewing basket. Try to level the grounds.
  7. Brew It
    Turn on the machine and let the brew cycle to finish. The brewing time is dictated by the grind size.
  8. Serve It
    Pour into cups and enjoy hot.

How to Make Coffee with a Manual Dripper – Pour Over Infographic

Manual Drip Infographic

If you love drip coffee, but the auto-dripper you are using can’t brew a single cup, pour over coffee is one of the best options. Many people get discouraged by the technical aspect of brewing with a manual dripper. The reality is that it’s not that complicated.

This infographic shows you step by step how to use a pour over device to make a delicious coffee at home. It will be better than the coffee shop coffee.

The most important things when making coffee at home are the grind size and the brewing temperature. These two coffee brewing parameters can dramatically change the taste of your drink. Make sure you adjust these correctly. More on the subject in our manual drip brewing guide.

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Pour Over Coffee Recipe

  1. Heat up water to 205 °F in a kettle.
  2. Measure on a scale 30 grams of coffee for every 12 oz of water
  3. Grind the coffee to a medium grind size
  4. Line the dripper with a paper filter and pre-wet the filter.
  5. Add the ground coffee into the filter, and gently tap the dripper to level the grinds.
  6. Start pouring water over the grounds with a circular motion starting from the center to the edges.
  7. Pour just enough to cover all the coffee, and give it a stir with a wooden spoon.
  8. Allow the coffee to bloom and release the trapped gas, and then pour the rest of the water, allowing it to slowly drip. Total dripping time should be around 1 minute up to 80 seconds.

We would like to know what is your recipe for pour over. If you tried our recipe, how did you like it?

Kone Coffee Filter Review – Chemex Permanent Filter

Able Brew Kone Filter

Kone Coffee Filter and ChemexThe Kone coffee filter from Able Brewing is a little expensive for a screen filter, I have to admit that, but it is indeed a great bit of gear. Kone is not your regular average metal coffee filter. Its chic design has impressed many coffee drinkers and home brewers. The reliability of the filter from Able is something that you don’t see any more on the market. The Kone is designed with micro filtering holes which serve to let through more of the flavors and oils from the coffee which we associate with French press coffee compared to paper filters whilst still producing a clean brew which we expect from a pour over.

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Bonavita Immersion Dripper – Porcelain Pour Over Coffee Maker

Bonavita immersion dripper

Bonavita immersion dripperThe Bonavita immersion dripper is the answer to the main problem that people have with pour over coffee brewers and that is heat retention. Even though it looks a bit different than most pour over coffee makers, it is one of the best devices on the market.

My review is going to highlight how the Bonavita immersion dripper manages to maintain the temperature during brewing and what features sets it apart from the crowd. We will also show how Bonavita Immersion dripper compares to other industry competitors such as Clever dripper or the Hario V60.

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Hario V60 Coffee Maker Review

Pour over with Hario V60

Pour over with Hario V60

The Hario V60 coffee maker is one of my favorite brewing devices. I love drip coffee, but I am not exactly a fan of the automatic drip machines. A manual dripper is the perfect brewing device for drip, and it has been a regular in my kitchen and work place for years. When I first saw a manual dripper in a coffee shop a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised. I saw the barista behind the counter preparing coffee with a V60, and it looked so right. Coffee lovers were finally given the proper attention in a coffee shop.

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How to Make Pour Over Coffee at Home

brewing pour over coffee with Hario kettle
How to Make Pour Over CoffeePour over coffee is probably one of the trendiest manual coffee brewing methods. It is more and more popular, even in places where convenience supersedes taste. The tutorial on “how to make pour over coffee” was my projects for a while, and as a manual brewing enthusiast I should have wrote this earlier. Anyway, today I shook off the lethargy and I am going to show you how to brew the perfect hand drip coffee. This is mainly because of a recent coffee date that I went on. I ordered my standard cup of pour-over-filter-coffee while my friend had a latte.… Read more

French Drip Coffee Pot

French Drip Coffee Pot

French Drip PotFrench drip coffee pot is a device traditionally used in Louisiana to brew coffee, tea, or their famous chicory coffee. The tradition of brewing in the French drip coffee pot goes a couple of centuries back, and it was borough by the French colonists from Europe. The French were at the time the innovators in the coffee brewing, and this device was a breakthrough.

The traditional pot is named grégue in French, and it wouldn’t miss from any kitchen. The smell of fresh coffee made in one of these pots is one of the fondest memories for Louisiana people.

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Technivorm vs Bonavita – The Best Drip Coffee Makers

Bonavita and Technivorm coffee makers side by side
Technivorm vs BonavitaThe quest to finding the best coffee machine probably lead you the question: Bonavita, or Technivorm? There is very little doubt about the position of the two brands on the market, they are two of the best drip coffee makers, in fact they are the leaders. The domestic specialty coffee machine market was lead by Technivorm for many years.  They were the sole market leader for many years, and even respectable brands like Bunn, Cuisinart, or Breville were only distant runner ups. With Bonavita emerging on the market, coffee lovers have now a great alternative to the overpriced product from the Dutch company.… Read more

The Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

Commercial Grind and Brew Coffee Machine
Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine (photo credit – Amazon)

Grind and brew coffee makers are relatively new on the market, but the demand for them is growing because of the convenience of these machines. This type of coffee makers has a few advantages over a regular pair of separate grinder and brewing machine.

  • Grind and brew coffee machines are more compact than the pair grinder – brewer
  • In the brewing process there are less steps to do, you only put your beans and press the start button
  • They can be programmed to brew a cup 24 hours in advance, and unlike with a regular set of brewer grinder, you don’t have to grind your coffee the night before, the machine will do it at the brewing time.
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How to Make Drip Coffee – Coffee Brewing Guide

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Drip coffee cupThis page will teach you how to make drip coffee at home, and how to improve your technique to get great coffee every time. You will impress your family, or your guests with a few simple techniques and secrets.

There are certainly many ways to brew coffee, and I enjoy most of them. However, on this page we will focus on drip coffee.

What Is Drip Brew?

Wikipedia defines drip coffee brew as a method of coffee brewing that involves pouring hot water over roasted, ground coffee beans enclosed in a filter.

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