There are many, many ways to prepare coffee yourself: Aero Press, French Press, and my personal favorite the Chemex.
It also depends whether you have whole beans or grounds, whether you like milk, half and half, almond milk, etc.
So, how do you know which coffee brewing method is best for you?
We developed this helpful coffee brewing flowchart to help with exactly that question.
Choosing Your Brewing Method Will Never be Easier
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Brewing Coffee with an Aeropress
Do you remember Aerobie?
It was that weird game you may have played as a child. The Aerobie was shaped like a disk and looked like a UFO.
Today, that same company makes a coffee machine that has become so popular there is even a championship dedicated to it.
Aeropress enthusiasts champion its flexibility allowing for a wide range of creative coffee recipes.
You can actually try all of the World Championship recipes from the comfort of your own home.
Bialetti Espresso Maker
Bialetti is a symbolic part of Italian design: an aluminum coffee machine that is used on a stovetop to make espresso. It has been in use since 1933.
Brewing with Chemex
In my opinion, Chemex is one of the most beautiful brewing methods.
As a result, it not only brews a nice cup of coffee, it also displays nicely in your kitchen.
Did I mention it's also a classic? It was invented in 1941.
For Chemex you can use paper filters or even invest in a stainless steel or cloth filter.
Brewing with French Press
It is not much easier than a French press: coffee grounds, water, and brew.
But the fact that it is simple does not mean that things are as easy as they appear. Make sure you avoid these four common mistakes you made when preparing the French press and you should be good to go.
Siphon Brew System
The preparation of the siphon system, also known as a vacuum coffee machine, is undoubtedly the most spectacular and dramatic.
If you want to surprise your guests for dinner, this is for you. However, this is probably not the best choice for your normal morning cup of joe as it can be quite technical.
Pour-Over Coffee Brewing
The pour over is unique in its ability to provide the brewer with the control of strength and taste through the speed of the pour.
Using the pour over method for brewing coffee is also quite easy to duplicate at home and combines the principles of a water filter and a French press. The best of both worlds, so to speak.
Read more: Pour Over Brewing Guide
Brewing Express Drinks
Espresso is difficult to master.
But, for those who have espresso machines at home, different drinks are available.
What you decide to make depends to a large extent on the amount of milk you want. (Cheat tip: Make an extra strong cup of coffee and add foamed milk from the microwave!)