What Is Your Coffee Making Personality? Capsule, Induction or French Press?

Coffee In generations past, the method used to make coffee was often dictated by the region, what was available, and how everyone else was doing it. In the 70's and 80's the electric drip coffee maker became the early morning standard,...

Coffee
Coffee

In generations past, the method used to make coffee was often dictated by the region, what was available, and how everyone else was doing it. In the 70's and 80's the electric drip coffee maker became the early morning standard, evolving into the capsule automatic coffee makers that are still popular and considered the "norm" today. Yet how a person makes their coffee has quickly become a virtual litmus test, or personality indicator--with adamant proponents on each side.  One way or another, for most coffee addicts and enthusiasts, the exodus from plain Jane coffee maker coffee has begun in favor of more flavor friendly coffee making options.

When searching for your perfect way to make coffee that suits your tastes, there are a few factors that should be considered. The three main factors of course, are convenience, flavor and intensity.  Depending on your preferences, your coffee making personality could vary from capsule coffee machines, or induction coffee pots, to the classic french press.

Capsule Coffee Machines

Capsule Coffee
Capsule Coffee

For the most convenient coffee making experience, capsule coffee makers are still the way to go.  For years, however many coffee enthusiasts felt that there was a lot to be desired with capsule coffee machines.  The choices for coffee variety were limited, and the end product tended to be less flavorful than their French press, percolated, or induction coffee pot counterparts.  However, the ease of use, the super quick brew time and "no mess" benefits often tipped the scales in the capsule coffee machine's favor for those looking for a quick, steaming cup of Joe on a busy morning.

Luckily, with recent advancements, capsule coffee machines have really begun winning over "coffee snobs" world wide with a great selection of coffee varieties and top notch brewing systems.  The European capsule coffee machine makers Caffitaly have made great strides in producing easy to use, quick brewing machines with a fantastic final product--rich, delicious coffee, espresso, tea and hot chocolate.

Induction Coffee Pots

Induction coffee pots have been making quite a splash lately, especially for die hard espresso drinkers.  Working much like a percolator, induction pots have an induction base which works to heat water faster, and maintain the high heat more evenly.  The end result of course being a strong and more flavorful espresso coffee that can be used to make any number of delicious espresso based drinks, or simply savored as is.

Induction coffee pots are fast and produce bold espresso in a mere minutes.  Yet they are also more hands on than the capsule coffee makers, making it a less popular method for a day to day coffee option.  Induction pots require you to fill the water, and coffee filter each time, as well as clean the pot with each use.  However, what it looses slightly in convenience points, it makes up for with intense flavor.

French Press

A popular way to make coffee, the French, or coffee press has been a standard since 1929, where is was patented ironically by an Italian designer named Attilio Calimani.  No matter where it was invented, however, the French press has remained a standard for coffee lovers across the globe and boasts the purest coffee experience available as it is a coffee "infusion" sans filters.

One of the easiest, and inexpensive ways to make coffee, the French press method also boast being extremely portable.  It is also a very attractive option to those whose taste vary in their robust coffee preferences depending on the day, or application.  Depending on the amount of coffee used, the French press can provide everything from a lighter cup of coffee, to a deep espresso drink.  The French press does require a larger grind than induction coffee pots, however it's versatility and quick 4 minute brew time is a very attractive quality for most.

Find your coffee making personality at Cilantro the Cooks Shop.  Contact us today to see the many coffee brewing options we offer!