Coffee Brewing Methods

Coffee can be made with a French press, a percolator, through drip brewing or by steeping, a method used to make cold brew coffee. Brewing coffee by boiling was the earliest method, and is still used to make Turkish coffee-finely ground coffee is added to water and brought to a boil for just a moment, giving the coffee a layer of foam on the surface and drawing the grounds to the bottom. To make espresso, hot pressurized and vaporized water is forced through the ground coffee, creating a concentrated coffee beverage. The strength of the coffee also depends on how much coffee you use, and the kind of coffee bean. Check out F&W's guide to coffee and find out how to step up your coffee game.

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French Press Brewed Coffee

A French press makes full-flavored coffee with a rich body. Here, Michael Phillips, of Los Angeles’s Handsome Coffee Roasters, gives his method for using one; it requires a French press, burr grinder and kitchen scale. Slideshow: Cooking with Coffee