what is the best method for making coffee?
First (as if we have to say it), grind your own beans less than three minutes before using them for the freshest coffee (provided your beans are fresh to start with). And while coffee doesn’t spoil, it does lose flavor the longer it’s in your cupboard so don’t buy those big bags. And use a burr grinder — you’ll thank us later.
Drip Coffee Maker: The most popular and most widely used and is convenient and foolproof. Use freshly ground beans with as many buzz words as you can find, use filtered water, and start with a ratio of 1:16 (coffee weight to water weight) and you won’t be disappointed.
The Pour Over: This method gets you a delicate and lighter tasting coffee and some (especially Europeans) swear by it. A simple cone filter is placed over a carafe, filling it with ground coffee, then pouring hot water over and letting it drip through.
French Press: Invented in 1929, the French Press coffee maker, with a plunger action, is heralded as the best-tasting coffee. Aficionados swear it extracts superior flavors, compared to other coffee makers.
Moka Pot: Boiling water is pressurized by steam and passed through ground coffee on top of the stove in this favorite of Italian coffee fanatics. Coffee produced in a Moka Pot is strong, flavourful and takes some practice to get right.