What Coffee Brewing Method is Best in Australia

There are many ways to brew a great cup of coffee at home using specialty coffee beans such as our Four Paws Blend or Choc Lab Blend. However, we don't believe there is one particular method that is necessarily the best as this can be quite subjective based on your personal taste preference, brewing equipment budget, time and available kitchen space.

We have listed some different methods below for making a beautiful cup of coffee at home, so you can pick a method to suit your preference.

Home Espresso Machine
The home espresso machine is one of the most popular methods for making cafe quality coffee from the comfort of your own home. Brands such as the Breville Barista Express and Delonghi La Specialista Arte are great entry level machines to get you started. While a home espresso machine is a larger investment and will take up more space on your kitchen counter than other coffee brewing methods, the quality of coffee drinks that can be produced and the convenience of an in-built grinder and milk frother make this option a must for any coffee lover that wants the full barista experience at home.

Stove Top (Moka Pot)
A stove-top coffee maker, or Moka pot, is a classic espresso brewer designed for the stove cooktop. With a distinctive three-chambered structure, it utilises steam pressure to push hot water through coffee grounds, delivering a strong and aromatic coffee. Loved for its simplicity and durability, the Moka pot is a timeless choice for those who appreciate a rich and intense cup of coffee.

Drip Filter Coffee Machine
A drip filter coffee machine is an appliance for the home that efficiently brews coffee by dripping hot water over ground coffee through a filter, ensuring a smooth and consistent extraction. With programmable features, it provides convenience and customization for a flavorful cup of coffee. Brands such as Breville, Auspure and Sunbeam all make a quality and affordable machine for the home market.

Pour Over Coffee Maker
The pour-over coffee brewing method is a hands-on and precise approach to making coffee. It entails pouring hot water over freshly ground coffee in a cone-shaped device like the Hario V60 or Chemex. This method allows total control over variables such as water temperature, brew time and grind size, resulting in a clean and nuanced cup of coffee. Loved for its simplicity, pour-over allows coffee enthusiasts to customise flavors and experiment with brewing parameters using minimal equipment.

AeroPress Coffee Maker
The Aeropress is a compact coffee maker that brews rich and flavorful coffee through a simple process. Ground coffee steeps in hot water, and the plunger creates pressure to push the brewed coffee through a filter. This method ensures a smooth and full-bodied cup, making the Aeropress popular for its versatility, portability, and ease of use.