Coffee extraction and its different forms!

Coffee extraction and its different forms!

A good coffee changes our day, doesn’t it? Today, we are going to share with you a few methods for a perfect coffee, which will certainly make you fall in love even more with this drink. After the coffee is ground, it is important to brew it in an equipment that values even more the flavor of the beans. Check out the equipment you can use to brew your coffee!

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French Press

The French press is considered to be classic and is known in the whole world. To make your coffee in the French press, you will need a medium-coarse ground coffee (if you are going to grind the coffee in a blender, be careful not to grind for too long) and hot water (90-94ºC). In this process, you won’t need a paper filter, since the press plunger has a thin filtering screen that separates the powder from the liquid. Since this process doesn’t use a filter, the oils from the beans remain in the brew, resulting in a full-bodied flavor.


Chemex is one of the simplest brewing methods for manual pour-overs. It was invented in 1941, in the United States. The equipment consists of a narrow-waist glass flask with a cone shape, proper to place a folded circular paper filter, which guarantees a triple filtering and a cleaner, light and smooth coffee. Remember that to make your coffee with a Chemex, your will need medium-coarse ground beans. Did you like our tips? How about making some coffee to drink while you read a book? Let’s do it! 

Clever Dripper

Clever Dripper is one of the brewing methods that recently gained popularity in the market. Clever looks like a dripper, but it is a system that allows you to control the extraction flow of medium-coarse ground coffee, working with the principle of full immersion, where the powder is immersed in hot water for 2 minutes or more. The main difference of this equipment from the others is that it has a valve to control the water flow. In this method, you can test different coffee nuances and find out which one pleases your palate and lifestyle the most. 

Hario V60

Hario V60 is a method 

invented by the Japanese, consisting of a dripper made of ceramic, glass or acrylic, with spiral ribs to the inside and an opening at the bottom that is larger than in traditional drippers for pouring. This format makes it easier for water to run down, which reduces the contact time between coffee powder and water. The secret is to use medium-coarse ground beans, filtered water and the Hario filter. Thus, the result is a coffee with less sediment and bitterness. Amazing, isn’t it?


Paper or cloth filter

Paper or cloth filter are two of the most traditional coffee brewing methods. Paper filter is a practical way to brew your coffee directly into the cup or other recipient. The difference is that it is easy to dispose. It is considered a clean and uncomplicated method. Besides, the result is a pure, light and balanced coffee. That happens because the paper doesn’t allow the oils from the beans to pass through to the coffee. The cloth filter, also known as “coffee sock,” is an excellent ally to extract good coffees, because it consists of a cone-shaped cotton cloth and a metal ring to support it. The cloth doesn’t interfere with the flavor and also gives a thicker texture to the coffee. For both methods, you can use medium ground beans.

Moka Pot or Italian Coffee Maker 

The Italian coffee maker, also known as Moka pot or stovetop coffee maker is a classic in the world of coffee. This equipment has an octagonal design that results in a strong, tasty and full-bodied coffee that resembles an espresso. Made of aluminum or stainless steel, it is divided into three parts: two chambers (lower and upper pot) and a basket where you place the coffee. When water in the lower pot boils, it goes up and extracts the coffee, leaving the brewed coffee in the upper pot. Its high temperature provides a strong coffee. In this method, you should use medium-fine ground beans.

Commercial espresso machine
This method is the only one that uses pressure. In the espresso machine, the water under pressure runs through the fine-ground coffee, extracting the desired soluble components. Unlike the infusion or pour over method, the espresso machine extracts a little less caffeine from the beans, because in this method the ground coffee stays in contact with the water for a shorter time. This method makes a short, full-bodied and intense coffee.

Turkish Coffee or Ibrik

This method is one of the oldest ones and is very common in the Arab countries, Turkey, Russia, Greece and in some countries of Eastern Europe. The main difference is that water is boiled with the coffee, which is not filtered. With the use of extra fine ground coffee, the drink is described as dense and sweet. Some traditionalists add a spoon of cold water to the brewed coffee, which helps separating the powder from the liquid. 

Aeropress or Pressca

If we could use three words to explain this brewing method, they would be: precision, practicality and, of course, versatility. Versatile because all kinds of ground coffee can be used in it, and practical because it is small, light and you can carry it around, to work, to travel or leisure. In this method, the ground coffee mixed with boiled water is pressured and extracted through a paper filter at its base. The result is always a drink that enhances the aroma and natural characteristics of the beans.






Did you like to learn about the different coffee brewing methods? 

Leave your comment below: which is your favorite method? 

Learn how to grind coffee beans with a blender by clicking here!

Tip: Use Café Espresso Jurerê and have an experience of flavor. 



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