Starting your day with a morning coffee is a non-negotiable morning ritual for many. With that in mind, how do you make the perfect cup of coffee every single morning? Well, there are many debates around the best coffee brewing method, but things get even more complicated when we’re talking about a morning coffee.
Ideally, you need a method that:
- Produce very tasty coffee
- Is very fast
- Has very little cleaning time
After all, you’re in a rush in the morning and need something quick to make your brew before you head to work. If it isn’t fast enough or tasty enough, you’ll end up wasting your life savings on Starbucks every day. Already, we can discount a couple of methods – like a French Press or Chemex Brewer – while they do provide tasty coffee, they take a while to give you your drink.
Instead, these are your best bets:
These days, you can buy barista-style espresso machines for very affordable prices. They are very easy to use, extremely fast, require minimal cleaning, and provide you with extremely tasty coffee. Using the machine is as easy as ensuring the water tank is full, filling the little lever with coffee, packing it down, attaching it to the machine, and pressing a button. Some of the expensive ones will be automatic, meaning you don’t even need a lever as the coffee is stored in the machine. It is a good idea to get some new coffee for a machine like this, as your old stuff might not be ground finely enough for it to work effectively. The whole process – including cleaning – can take a couple of minutes.
Alternatively, you can take the easy way out and use coffee pods. These machines have a water tank and a place to fit your pod, which is filled with coffee. Pressurized water is sent through to break the pod and create coffee – genius! It’s arguably the quickest method around, and cleanup is as simple as throwing the pod in the bin. The only downside is that you generate more waste with coffee pods, and it won’t be as tasty as an espresso machine might be.
The final option you can choose is an Aeropress. It’s a strange-looking device, and the best way to explain how it works is to watch the video above. Effectively, you use pressurized air to push the water through your ground coffee, past a filter, and into your cup. The extra pressure means you extract more flavor than you would from similar brewing methods – like a French Press. Cleaning your device isn’t too challenging and you can have a lovely cup of coffee in a couple of minutes.
There you go; your three best ways to brew coffee in the morning. Of all the brewing methods, these three tick all the right boxes. They deliver lots of flavor in a very short period, and they’re easy to clean after. Now, you can make a decision based mainly on how much space you have in your kitchen, and how much money you’re willing to spend.