There is nothing more satisfying than a cup of coffee brewed to perfection on an early morning. Every brewer out there can appreciate the robust smell of freshly ground North Brew Coffee beans at any time of day.
Coffee is more than just a hot drink, it’s an excuse to gather with friends, a standard morning routine and it supersedes cultures. North Brew not only promotes quality coffee but also prioritizes the importance of the community that good coffee cultivates.
Whether it’s for a gathering of friends or a cup for one, the way your coffee is brewed can change everything! If you are like me then you have never put too much thought into the way your coffee is brewed, but don’t be mistaken the process is just as important as the product. After a lot of research ( and a little taste testing ), we have listed the 3 best ways to brew your coffee.
If you are a coffee lover like we are then I urge you to try these different ways and maximize your coffee experience with testing North Brew’s many roasts.
METHOD 1 - French Press
The French press method for brewing your COFFEE is considered to be one of the best ways to preserve the flavors of your brew. The plunger used to separate the coffee from the grains does not use paper filters allowing the oils in the coffee to remain, ultimately deepening the flavors. The difference with this method and the more commonly used pour over method is that instead of your coffee passing through the grains it can steep in them, richening the coffee. Usually, when you pour your coffee into the mug a few grains escape the plunger and continue to percolate in your coffee.
Pro Tip: Brew your coffee for exactly 4 minutes for the best tasting coffee, occasionally stir just to stop the grains from rising to the top.
- Grind your coffee beans to be roughly the same size as sea salt
- 3-4 tablespoons of ground North Brew Coffee per cup
- You want to temper your french press to prevent cracking by filling the press with hot tap water
- After heated, pour out the water and measure in coffee beans
- Pour enough boiling water into the press for one cup of coffee and place the top of the press on Start your timer for 4 min - when finished slowly push the press down and... Tada!
METHOD 2 - AeroPress
If you enjoy a quality espresso in a short amount of time then you will love the AeroPress brewing method. Not only is it easier to use than most espresso machines, but it also is less expensive, more compact, and due to its plastic exterior almost unbreakable. What is special about AeroPress is that the size of your grounds is less important and you get more from your grounds because they are fully submerged in the water.
All Brewers out there understand that in the chaos of life we don’t always have time to use the conventional espresso machines or fancy brewing methods. AeroPress is practical and makes delicious coffee that fits into your busy lives!
- Measure 4 tablespoons of beans and finely grind them
- Put the filter inside the AeroPress and gently pour a small amount of water over the filter to dampen it
- Fill the funnel with the previously ground coffee beans
- Boil enough water for 1 cup and allow it to sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute
- Pour the water over your grounds until the top line of the AeroPress and gently stir once or twice
- Push the plunger to the bottom of the AeroPress and pour coffee into the mug
Tip: Add hot water to mug to dilute espresso shot if necessary
METHOD 3 - Stovetop Moka Pot
This brewing method always makes me think of waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee on a rainy Sunday morning at the cottage. The Stovetop Moka Pot is a great way to make a delicious cup of coffee, especially when you use Avalanche Espresso.
A strong but bitterness flavor that utilizes all the oils in your grounds to create a quality cup of coffee. Brewers if you love strong coffee and affordable methods, this is for you!
- Fill the bottom portion of the Moka pot with boiling water
- Grind 2 tablespoons of coffee ground to resemble the texture of fine beach sand
- Fill the filter basket and gently shake to even the grounds then place onto the bottom portion
- Screw the spouted top on
- Finally, put the Moka Pot on a stove top set at medium. The water in the bottom portion will begin to boil sending Coffee through the top portion.