For many years, I thought that beautiful Espresso machines, sophisticated programmable drip ones or other fancy artifacts to extract coffee were better if bigger. Last week, traveling around the Colombian coffee region I stopped by a traditional bakery and asked about their old and big coffee machine. In the past, this exceptional looking coffee maker caught my attention, but I did find downsides about its operation and outcomes that I would like to share.
I would like to by reviewing some typical ways to prepare coffee. The following brewing methods are used today around the world:
- Steeping (brewing method of coffee grounds mixed with hot water sometimes for an arbitrary length of time, includes the French press, siphon method, coffee bags
- Boiling preparation (Includes the Middle East traditional style); filter, which is commonly used in our Western countries
- Pressure machines