Nothing beats the simplicity of a drip coffee machine. Depending on your machine, you could make up to 12 cups at a time! If using whole beans, grind the beans to a uniform consistency similar to granulated table salt. Transfer the grounds into a filter, then place it in the drip machine. Swivel waterspout over the center of the grounds. Pour clean water into the back of the machine (not over the grounds) and press the on button. Turn off the machine as soon as the coffee is done brewing (it will stop bubbling) to avoid a burnt taste. Be sure to clean your machine once a month by filtering through a mixture of water and vinegar, which removes any built-up residue.
It is a good method for a delicious, aromatic and complex cup of coffee. First, bring water to a boil in a kettle. If using whole beans, grind the beans to a uniform consistency like granulated table salt. Meanwhile, put a filter in the brewer and rinse with hot water. This removes the papery residue on the filter and warms up the brewer, keeping your coffee hot for longer. Discard the water used for rinsing. Add the grounds to the filter, making sure the surface is level. When the water is between 195°F and 205°F (about a minute after removal from heat), slowly and steadily pour just enough water over the grounds to saturate them completely, starting from the middle and working your way outward. Stop pouring before the coffee begins to drip through. This is called the "bloom" pour, which allows the coffee to de-gas. Slowly pour in the remaining water, keeping the water in the dripper between half and three-quarters full. This should take 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully remove the filter, then serve and enjoy.
With a French press, coffee tastes strong and deep. A French press coffee can be described as heavy in body texture and can fully taste and aroma of coffee. First, bring water to a boil in a kettle. If using whole beans, grind the beans similar to breadcrumbs (coarser than pour-over). Add the grounds to the French press. When the water is between 195°F and 205°F, add it to the French press and stir it vigorously into the grounds. Brew for about 4 minutes, then slowly plunge the press, separating the grounds from the coffee. Serve and enjoy.