Aeropress combines immersion and filtration that produces a strong and great cup of coffee. Invented by Alan Adler, who wanted a faster method to brew the typical drip coffee.
The brew method involves, wetting a paper filter, place in the device, assemble the two plastic components, add coffee and water, and then plunge.
Pros: Easy to clean, portable, inexpensive, brew in about 1 minute, use the lid as a cup.
Cons: Requires Aeropress micro paper filters, specialized equipment, need to heat the water, small amount of coffee.
Bean Grind: Medium Fine
Espresso tastes very strong, thick, and creamy with a sweet tone. In some situations, can have a bitter taste. It’s a delicious way to enjoy coffee with the same caffeine benefits as a large cup of coffee for the size of a shot glass.
The espresso machine works by pushing highly pressurized hot water through the coffee rounds that have been tightly packed into a portafilter.
Pros: Requires fewer beans, same amount of caffeine in a much smaller volume, excellent strong espresso, control over the brewing process.
Cons: Complex and expensive machine, special grinder needed, time to make, difficult to make.
Bean Grind: Fine
POD Machines "KEURIG"
Coffee in pods doesn’t necessarily equate to bad coffee. A very time-efficient and easy way to produce a cup of coffee. This method doesn’t require you to buy or grind coffee beans. To brew insert a pre-packed coffee capsule, add water, and hit the start button.
Reusable coffee filters are available, so you can utilize freshly roasted OMB coffee.
Pros: Super-fast, easy to use, most models use very little counter space.
Cons: Pods can be expensive, not very customizable, environmental impact, cleaning.
Bean Grind: Pre-packed pods or Fine grounds