How to Make Crema with the Aeropress to Make it an Espresso

Last Updated on August 18th, 2019 I love espresso, it’s my preferred coffee drink. AeroPress is a great alternative, but it is different, it lacks the intensity of the espresso. I always loved AeroPress but the recipe I was using was a totally different coffee beverage, with a flavor profile that is not even close … Read more

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason Jar – Infographic

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Learn how to make coffee using a mason jar and a strainer from an infographic.

Cold brew coffee is one of the least expensive coffee preparation methods. You already have the equipment in the kitchen. No need to buy an expensive coffee maker, or a scale, or other fancy utensils, unless you want it.

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

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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.

Manual Drip Infographic

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?

How To Make Coffee with A French Press [and Espresso]

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The French press is one of the most inexpensive coffee makers, and it is pretty versatile. People who like a stronger, and bolder cup, appreciate this coffee brewing method.

Many times French press is compared to espresso, because of the ample body, and the strong aroma and flavor. Even if technically French pots cannot make real espresso, we can get a cup that resembles it. We just have to tweak the amount of water we use during brewing. We have a full French press brewing guide here if you want to get into the fine details and perfect your technique.

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How to Make Coffee with a Moka Pot – Infographic

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We created this infographic for the time-pressed coffee lover that needs a strong coffee and needs to stay on a low budget. Many people call it stovetop espresso maker, because it brews a strong and bold coffee, and it uses pressure during extraction. And we agree with that, moka pot is in many ways very similar to an espresso. Moreover, we can use it to prepare a beautiful latte or a delicious cappuccino, or a flat white. Here is the infographic, and at the end of the graphic, you also have a written version of it. 

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How to Make Coffee with an AeroPress – Infographic

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Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to use an AeroPress. Coffee prepared this way is a bold, full-bodied cup. At the same time, the cup is very smooth, without the harsh notes and the bitterness associated with French Press. It is an inexpensive way to make an espresso alternative. Here is the recipe as an infographic, or lower on the page as a text.

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The Best Manual Coffee Brewing Method – Pour Over vs French Press vs Aeropress

Last Updated on November 5th, 2018 Manual brewing methods are the newest trend in the coffee world. All respectable coffee shops provide at least one type of manual brewing, be it French press, hand drip, or Aeropress. In some households, the old reliable French pot has never been missing from the morning routine, no matter … Read more