November 18, 2020
Feeling like it’s time to upgrade from instant coffee but not sure where to start? High five, you! Brewing coffee at home is a game-changer and totally worth it, so let us help you get all set up for your first brew.
There are lots of options to choose from, but these are the most popular coffee makers for a good morning brew.
Automatic drippers are ideal for a quick and effortless brewing process where you press a button and the machine does its magic. They can either come with big carafes, perfect for large households, or as single-serve models.
The iconic French press is a great compromise if you don’t want to spend too long perfecting your brewing technique but wish to be a bit more involved with the process.
Were you hoping to master the tricks of the most experienced baristas and coffee champions? Then a manual pour over coffee maker like the Chemex or Hario V60 will be your new favorite toy, allowing you to start the day with a pleasant coffee ritual.
Finally, if you only function after a strong shot of highly concentrated coffee, consider a traditional Italian moka pot or, to indulge in the occasional latte or cappuccino, an espresso machine with a steaming wand.
If you were gonna rely on stale store-bought coffee, it wouldn’t be that much of an upgrade from your old instant!
Coffee starts losing its freshness once it’s roasted because of the naturally occurring degassing process: to retain all the flavor nuances, you should enjoy it within a month.
At Fire Dept. Coffee we always roast our coffee to order, but we have another solution to make things even easier: a customizable coffee subscription!
Now you just need to decide whether you’re going to choose whole beans or grounds.
Beans are the most versatile option if you’re planning on brewing coffee at home using more than one method. By tweaking the grind size with a good burr grinder, you get full control over the brewing process and can easily correct under- and over-extraction accidents.
Not ready to invest in a grinder? Were you hoping for a more practical method? Stick to coffee grounds, instead.
Or, if you’re planning on enjoying single-serve coffee, to pods.
Once you’ve picked a coffee maker, there are some other pieces of equipment that you might want to consider:
Have you got any other questions on brewing coffee at home? Fire them away in the comments. In the meantime, grab yourself the best coffee and enjoy your delicious upgrade from instant.
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