Watch This One-Minute Crash Course in Coffee-Brewing Methods

By Mike Pomranz |

Making coffee isn’t what it used to be. True story: I once saw my grandmother spoon some brown powder out of a jar and into a mug, add hot water, stir it up and—boom—somehow she instantly had coffee. I’m not sure what happened to that amazing technology, but nowadays, making coffee is a slightly more involved process.

The YouTube channel AndOrange Motion Design put their animation skills to work to quickly sum up some of the most common and hippest ways of making coffee in this conveniently concise guide to making a proper cup of joe. It touches on pour-over, Chemex, French press, AeroPress, vacuum pot and moka pot, getting right to the heart of the matter with the two most important pieces of info: grind size and brewing time.

Of course, if you own any of those devices, hopefully you already know the proper way to use it—meaning this video is probably best left to those looking for a quick crash course or experts looking to complain that “oh, no, that’s not how you do it!”

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