3 Different Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee

There is no better way to get the morning started than with a healthy breakfast and a good cup of coffee. While we're always up for grabbing a cup at our favorite local cafe on a busy morning, you simply can’t beat getting a perfectly made cup without having to leave the house. In fact, it’s one of our favorite ways to use our customizable mugs! It is so great to think of the money you could be saving by making coffee at home, but it's also incredibly satisfying to know that you have the tools and the know-how to create the perfect brew just the way you want it! Here are a few different ways we like to brew our coffee at home that are so good you may never want to get coffee outside your home again.

The French Press

We love a no paper, no waste option! When done right, coffee made in a French press is a dream. Coffee made in a French press tends to be richer than drip coffee because you don't lose any of the flavorful oils to the paper filter. Paper is known for absorbing the oils from food, so when you use paper coffee filters you’re missing out on all of those oils and yummy flavors from your coffee beans. Additionally, a French press steeps your coffee instead of filtering it, leaving you with a richer, more flavorful cup.

Some people shy away from the French press because it seems time-consuming and complicated. Don’t let these common misconceptions keep you from giving it a shot! Yes, it is more hands-on than a classic coffee maker, but it is easy to use and certainly worth the effort. You’ll want to be sure to use coarse coffee that’s fresh, purchased in the last two to three weeks, when preparing a cup with a French press.

The Aeropress

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If you’re looking for a rich, flavorful cup of coffee to jumpstart your day and your productivity, the Aeropress is a fantastic way to go. This coffee maker is well known for its ability to extract extra flavor as you prepare your coffee, giving you a delicious and mess-free cup of coffee. This is a favorite for coffee lovers on the go. It's compact and lightweight enough to bring anywhere, and simply gets the job done so that you spend less time getting your coffee ready and more time attacking your to-do list. It’s also a fantastic option for people who love to experiment with their coffee. So if you’re looking for a fresh adventure with your coffee brewing, this is the perfect option for you. Grab a fresh bag of coffee and give it a shot!

The Pour Over  

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This option is probably the most popular (and pretty!) The pour-over method is quite similar to drip coffee, but we find it to be richer in taste due to the slow brew from the coffee filter. If you’re looking to customize and control certain aspects of your coffee-making experience, such as the temperature of the water or the amount of time it brews, this is the coffee maker for you. Keep in mind that the slower you pour the water, the more time it has to pull more flavor from the coffee beans. Ultimately, this method allows you to have a lot more control over the taste and texture of your coffee, so if that’s a priority for you, the pour-over method is definitely something you will want to consider.

It’s also worth mentioning that while all of these methods are great and there is certainly something that works for everyone, a lot of making a great cup of coffee depends on how good your coffee beans are. Do some research to find out which coffee beans work best for you, your coffee making method, and your tastes! This is a surefire way to get a great cup of joe every time you make it at home.

Whatever direction you decide to go with your coffee maker, make sure it’s something that works with your lifestyle and preferences. Your morning cup of coffee is something that is definitely worth the effort! What are some of your favorite ways to make coffee? 

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