Per’La Approved: Our Top 5 Home Brewing Methods
By Andy Cheli and Chris Nolte
Looking to improve your home coffee setup? Any of the brewers on this list would be a great place to start! These coffee brewers all offer a slightly different take on your daily coffee routine. Choose which best suits your preferences!
Before we get started – make note of the grind size for each brewing method and make sure your water temperature is just off boil.
- French Press (Coarse Grind)
Pros: A classic brewing method. Easy to learn and equally forgiving. Setup and cleanup are easy. Produces a heavy body and rich flavors
Per’La Portfolio Recommendation: El Salvador Finca La Reforma - sweet berry flavors hit with a milk chocolate finish that lingers on the tongue.
- Aeropress (Medium-Fine Grind)
Pros: Brews using both water immersion and pressure. Paper filter leaves a cleaner cup compared to a French Press. Easy cleanup and travel friendly.
Per’La Portfolio Recommendation: Our Colombia San Agustin is a great option; The sweet orange acidity balances out perfectly with caramel and chocolate smoothness.
- Chemex Pour Over (Medium-Coarse Grind)
Pros: The epitome of the coffee making ritual. Allows for brewing experimentation. Great for medium and lightly roasted coffees. A great excuse to expand your coffee brewing hardwear.
Per’La Portfolio Recommendation: Our Guatemala Huehuetenango MAM tastes great on the Chemex with the stirring cacao boldness comes through just enough with a balance with a milky sweetness and juicy red wine acidity.
- Moka Pot (Fine, Espresso Grind)
Pros: Widely available at great price points. Espresso-like results without the need for a full espresso machine. All that is needed for brewing is a stove top.
Per’La Portfolio Recommendation: Our Espresso Fino blend combines the flavors of a classic Italian espresso with the new-world complexities of third wave coffee. This blend brings the best of both worlds with dark chocolate boldness and body balanced with bright, raspberry sweetness.
- Cold Brew (Very Coarse Grind)
Pros: Very little prep work with high caffeine content yields. Three-week shelf life while refrigerated. Brewing vessel + room temperature water + 16 hours + filter = delicious cold brew
Per’La Portfolio Recommendation: Our Cold Brew Blend combines coffees from Guatemala and Brazil and offers a classic and balanced profile. Caramel notes complement the dark chocolate flavors and brightened by a bit of raisin sweetness.