Exploring the Art of Brewing: Popular Coffee Brewing Methods

Immerse yourself in a world of endless coffee possibilities. At Hadler, we're here to awaken the coffee enthusiast within you. From the intriguing complexities of brewing to the symphony of flavours waiting to be explored, join us as we journey through six distinct methods that will redefine your morning ritual.

Pour Over / Drip Coffee

Drip coffee /pour over coffee

Equipment: Dripper, paper filter (Hario), gooseneck kettle (Hario)

Grind Type: Medium-fine

Brewing Time: 3-4 minutes

A method that's as much about precision as it is about taste. The pour-over process involves a controlled pour of hot water over coffee grounds. This requires a medium-fine grind to optimise the extraction process. The result is a clean and vibrant cup with flavours that vary based on origin and technique.

Plunger / French Press

Equipment: French press (Aeropress, Bodum or Bialetti)

Grind Type: Coarse

Brewing Time: 4 minutes

For those craving a full-bodied brew, the plunger method is the answer. With a coarse grind, coffee grounds steep in hot water, resulting in a bold and robust cup. The oils and sediment contribute to its rich flavour profile, making each sip a treat for the senses.


Equipment: Moka pot (Bialetti), stove

Grind Type: Medium-coarse

Brewing Time: 5-7 minutes

A touch of tradition with a modern twist. The Moka pot employs steam pressure to brew coffee, using medium-coarse grounds. This method strikes a balance between the precision of pour-over and the depth of the French press, delivering a concentrated cup that's both intense and nuanced.

Siphon Coffee

Equipment: Siphon brewer, alcohol burner, filter

Grind Type: Medium

Brewing Time: 2-3 minutes

Elevate your brewing experience with the captivating siphon method. Using a medium grind, this vacuum-based process offers a visually stunning brew that's equally aromatic and flavorful. It's a true sensory experience that adds a touch of spectacle to your morning routine.

Cold Brew

Equipment: Cold brew maker or jar (Hario)

Grind Type: Coarse

Brewing Time: 12-24 hours (steeping time)

When warmth isn't the priority, turn to cold brew. Coarsely ground coffee steeps in cold water for an extended period, resulting in a smooth, refreshing cup with low acidity. Its extended steeping time unlocks a different dimension of flavour, making it a perfect summer companion.


Equipment: Espresso machine, portafilter, tamper

Grind Type: Fine

Brewing Time: 25-30 seconds

For the aficionados seeking a concentrated, intense shot of coffee, there's espresso. With a fine grind, hot water is forced through densely packed coffee grounds, extracting a concentrated liquid. The result is a strong and bold brew, often serving as the base for various coffee beverages.

Additional Tip: The Role of Coffee Grinders and Scales

No exploration of coffee methods is complete without acknowledging the role of coffee grinders and scales. The Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Mini-Slim Plus Coffee Grinder is great option to get started with but if you have a higher budget, try out the Comandante C40 MK4 Nitro Blade Hand Grinder. These are essential tools for crafting the perfect cup. Freshly ground coffee takes your brewing to another level, ensuring that every method you choose delivers the fullest spectrum of flavours.

But don't overlook the importance of accurate measurement. A coffee scale is your ally in achieving consistency. Precise measurements of coffee and water ratios are pivotal to mastering each method's nuances. Whether you're dialling in a pour-over or fine-tuning your espresso, a scale ensures that every cup is a masterpiece of flavour. Check out our best selling Hario V60 drip weighing scale.

At Hadler, we invite you to embrace the diverse world of coffee brewing. From the precise elegance of pour-over to the bold richness of French press, the captivating allure of siphon, the tradition of Moka pot, the refreshing coolness of cold brew, to the intense satisfaction of espresso – each method is a portal o a new realm of flavours. Armed with the right equipment, a dash of curiosity, and a hint of experimentation, you're ready to embark on a coffee journey that's as extraordinary as the brews you'll create. Cheers to mornings filled with discovery and the simple joy of a well-brewed cup!

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