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Brewing Methods


It’s me Sandy again, ready to take you behind the scenes of Parisi Coffee and teach you the differences between different brewing methods!
The brewing method you use can make a huge difference in the taste of your coffee. I’m listing below some popular brew methods and the unique extraction methods that they require. For instance, I’m sure you are aware that a French press is considered an Immersion Brewer. Why? Because the coffee grounds are fully immersed in water for a period of time. 
Brewing Parisi Coffee

Pour Over Brewers {i.e., Kalita, V60, Chemex, etc.}: This method sprays or pours hot water from a source over ground coffee in a filter. The hot water extracts flavoring material from the grounds and drains through a filter that separates the eluted beverage from the granules and particles of ground coffee. The eluted beverages must be caught and held in a serving device until the portion of hot water has passed entirely through the grounds. This method is the closest you can get to an automatic drip coffee maker, but you control the brewing variables. With proper techniques, this method is perfect for accentuating the key flavor notes in your favorite single-origin coffees! Expect a clean, medium-bodied mouthfeel. 
 

Immersion Brewers {i.e., French Press, Clever, Bonavita Dripper, etc.}: In this brewing method, coffee grounds in a container are mixed with hot water, left in contact with the water for a specified length of time, and then separated from the extract or brew by a filtering mechanism. The resulting flavor profile is thick and full-bodied
 

Pressurized Infusion {i.e., Aeropress, Moka Pot, Espresso, etc.}: Pressurized hot water {between 2 and 10 atmospheres of pressure} is forced rapidly through finely-ground coffee, which has been compacted into a small cake in the brewing chamber. This creates a beverage with an extremely high soluble concentration in a relatively short span of time. If you like your coffee heavy, thick and rich, this method is for you! 

Pouring Parisi Coffee

Now out of all of these, which is your favorite way to brew your coffee?

Next, I am going to dive into different cold brew methods and give you a behind-the-scenes look at our slow bar at Parisi Café - Overland Park!

Grazie!

Sandy Hon

Sip, Savor, and Enjoy a good life!