There are two main coffee preparation methods: Espresso and Filter made coffee. Other methods of coffee preparation are pod options, capsules, instant made or Turkish coffee.
In my opinion, filter made coffee brings the best final results. Easy preparation methods such as instant coffee and capsules can offer interesting flavour experiences, but in my opinion they are more flat. They are missing depth, don’t have a good aftertaste and most of the time the flavours and aroma are similar. It’s like drinking fruit juice, made from syrup.
The coffee can have nice and intensive flavour results and a rich body. However, drinking it regularly on a long term basis, might have a bad effect on your health.
The Moka pot brew method can yield interesting results if done right. In my point of view, this method is a good low-cost and easy compromise between the filter and Espresso preparation options. I especially love the sensual aroma experiences of the Moka pot. What I don’t like is the fact that steam pressurized boiling water is forced through the ground coffee, which almost always creates one main flavour: bitterness.
Another well-known way to prepare coffee is the fancy looking vacuum method (siphon brewer). The iconic Moka pot coffee maker functions on the same principle, but with the siphon brewer coffee-lovers can also enjoy the excellent visibility of the coffee brewing process.
I wouldn’t buy the siphon brewer to prepare my coffee drinks at home. Due to the materials and design, vacuum coffee makers tend to be more expensive than other types of coffee makers. Moreover, compared to other brewing methods, the process with a siphon coffee maker is also more complex.
In the coming blog, I will be more in the details describe the positives and the negatives, between “Filter coffee” and “Espresso coffee”.