What Is Drip Coffee:
- Automated machine that heats water and drips it over coffee grounds.
- Gravity pulls the water through the beans to produce flavour.
- Tends to produce mellower flavours.
- Can yield many cups of coffee.
- Ability to use a use a fine-ground.
- No customization with less control over water temperature, pour speed and placement.
- Easiest brewing process; it’s simple, quick consistent and automated.
What Is Pourover Coffee:
- Manually pour hot water over coffee beans in a cone-shaped paper filter.
- Gravity pulls the water through the beans to extract the flavour.
- Start with a short pour to open the coffee grounds, then pour the water slowly over the grounds in a spiral motion.
- Showcases more flavour of the bean because the water has time to pull out oils from the grind.
- Ability for more control over the flavour and pour.
- Water should be 200 degrees Fahrenheit to strike the right balance.
- Best to a use a medium-coarse grind.
What Is French Press Coffee:
- Uses hot water and pressure to extract flavour.
- Consists of three parts: a carafe, a plunger and a mesh filter.
- Pour the hot water directly onto the coffee grinds in the carafe. Let stand for a 3-4 minutes, then push down plunger onto coffee grounds.
- Tends to be more acidic, stronger and robust than pourover coffee because there is more extraction of oils.
- Produces a coffee with a thicker body.
- Use a coarse-grind to reduce sediment getting through mesh filter.
- Easier brewing process than a pourover, but more intensive than drip.