Choosing brewing equipment

There are so many choices! Many people have told me that they wouldn’t get into brewing coffee at home because the wide variety of equipment confusing them. Some says that it seems we need some sort of degree to get into brewing coffee at home.

I get it, it can be confusing, so let’s make it easier. I chose the most popular coffee brewing methods and rated them according to some simple features.

Here is summary:

Let’s have just a little more detail. You’ll find more details on the product pages.

Coffee press Cafetier:

Very easy to use. One of the cheapest equipment (usually from €10-50)
All you need is course ground coffee and hot water.
Put the ground coffee in the cafetiere, pour hot water on, leave for 4-5 min.
Press down the press, pour into your cup.

Syphone:

Looks complicated but it is easy to use. A bit pricier (usually from €60-200)

Most of them has a burner as a heat source which need methylated spirit.

Pour hot water into the lower chamber, finely ground coffee on the top, light the burner and physics makes the rest of the work.

Makes beautiful, clean coffee.

Filter manual:

Needs a bit of knowledge. Can be cheap, prices stars around €20.

You need to know the coffee-water ratio and need to pour the hot over onto the ground coffee slowly (in about 4 minutes).

Worth the hassle, can make beautiful coffees. Especially suitable for light roasted, acidy coffees.

Espresso machine manual:

Need some knowledge, must know a few steps to get the best of your machine, but it is worth!

Can be expensive, although the prices start at around €100.

Tip: you don’t need a very expensive machine, spend your money on a burr grinder and you can make fantastic coffee for a lifetime!

Moka Pot – Stove Pot:

Very easy to use. Cheap equipment (usually from €20-60)

All you need is finely ground coffee, water and a hob. Pour water into the lower chamber, coffee into the filter and place it on a hob on low setting.

There’s no need for timing. If you forget about it, coffee is kept warm in the top chamber.

 

 

Aeropress – regular:

Easy to use. Cheap equipment (usually around €35-45)

All you need is hot water, finely ground coffee.

Place the Aeropress onto your mug, mix the coffee and the hot water in the tube and press down the plunger. Coffee poured straight into your cup.

You can buy accessories to customise your Aeropress.

Espresso machine with capsule:

Extremely easy to use. The machine can be affordable (starts around €60) but the capsules can be expensive.

Just put in a capsule into the machine and press the brewing button.

Empty capsules can give you the freedom to use any coffee you like and it can significantly reduce the price of the capsules. Check out our Nespresso© compatible empty capsules: Capsul’in

Coffee press Cafetier:

Very easy to use. One of the cheapest equipment (usually from €10-50)
All you need is course ground coffee and hot water.
Put the ground coffee in the cafetiere, pour hot water on, leave for 4-5 min.
Press down the press, pour into your cup.

Moka Pot – Stove Pot:

Very easy to use. Cheap equipment (usually from €20-60)

All you need is finely ground coffee, water and a hob. Pour water into the lower chamber, coffee into the filter and place it on a hob on low setting.

There’s no need for timing. If you forget about it, coffee is kept warm in the top chamber.

 

 

Syphone:

Looks complicated but it is easy to use. A bit pricier (usually from €60-200)

Most of them has a burner as a heat source which need methylated spirit.

Pour hot water into the lower chamber, finely ground coffee on the top, light the burner and physics makes the rest of the work.

Makes beautiful, clean coffee.

Aeropress – regular:

Easy to use. Cheap equipment (usually around €35-45)

All you need is hot water, finely ground coffee.

Place the Aeropress onto your mug, mix the coffee and the hot water in the tube and press down the plunger. Coffee poured straight into your cup.

You can buy accessories to customise your Aeropress.

Filter manual:

Needs a bit of knowledge. Can be cheap, prices stars around €20.

You need to know the coffee-water ratio and need to pour the hot over onto the ground coffee slowly (in about 4 minutes).

Worth the hassle, can make beautiful coffees. Especially suitable for light roasted, acidy coffees.

Espresso machine with capsule:

Extremely easy to use. The machine can be affordable (starts around €60) but the capsules can be expensive.

Just put in a capsule into the machine and press the brewing button.

Empty capsules can give you the freedom to use any coffee you like and it can significantly reduce the price of the capsules. Check out our Nespresso© compatible empty capsules: Capsul’in

Espresso machine manual:

Need some knowledge, must know a few steps to get the best of your machine, but it is worth!

Can be expensive, although the prices start at around €100.

Tip: you don’t need a very expensive machine, spend your money on a burr grinder and you can make fantastic coffee for a lifetime!

I hope this helps you to find your perfect coffee companion.

Should you have any question just contact us, or leave a comment. We’ll add more info this blog or write a new blog to answer your questions.

Enjoy your coffee!