If you are a coffee lover, you probably have more than one coffee brewing equipment. But have you ever thought about which one is best for you and your family? If you're ready to go beyond pour-over brewing equipment, you may want to consider equipment that makes home brewing easier and more flavorful, such as the French Press , AeroPress, or Delter Press .
Let's take an in-depth look at the benefits of each and the differences between the two, shall we? Then perhaps you can decide which coffee equipment is best for you.
All about French Press
A typical French Press is equipment with a metal cap attached to a filter. After adding a measured amount of ground coffee and hot water, it is brewed in 4-5 minutes. After the brewing process, you push the top down with the metal filter. The amount of coffee made can be adjusted by changing the ratio of grounds and water. Depending on its size, French Press equipment can brew coffee for up to one or more people. French Press is known for extracting a deeply flavored coffee because it contains all the oils and acids in the beans.
French Press has been in our lives for nearly 170 years. The concept of the French Press method of brewing coffee emerged in the 1850s. Legend has it that a Frenchman who made coffee over an open fire made an improvised filter using a metal sieve and a stick. Although she thought the results would be mediocre, she was surprised to find that this was the most delicious coffee she had ever tasted.
The first patent for this equipment came from the Italians in 1928. The French Press, on the other hand, has since become reliable and popular. Minor changes were made to different models of the French Press and new patents over the decades. However, the process and basic design of the equipment remained the same.
Simple and classic design
Can be made of high quality glass
Can brew multiple coffees at the same time
Consistent and easy to use
No paper filters required
Packed with natural oils, it offers good flavor
It can sometimes leave a residue in your cup.
Contains cholesterol-raising fats
Longer brewing time
A little more difficult to clean
All about AeroPress
Invented in 2005, the AeroPress has a similar structure to the French Press concept. Like a French Press, it drives water through coffee grounds. But AeroPress is smaller and a little more useful. It has a cylindrical tube with a piston that pushes the water through the coffee grounds. The AeroPress brews one cup of coffee at a time, and the equipment is typically mounted directly on the cup. Equipment like the AeroPress and Delter Press prepare a single 7-8oz cup of coffee in just under a minute. It also includes a micro filter so nothing gets into your cup.
Full immersion technology delivers a full-bodied cup of coffee. You can make a full cup of American coffee or even make espresso with some adjustments to the amount of grounds and water. AeroPress company and its users offer many recipes on their website. There are many AeroPress brewing methods, but we've covered two for beginners.
1. Standard method
This is essentially the same process as brewing coffee in a French Press. The coffee grounds are measured and put into the tube. Hot water is then manually added to the tube. The user manual on AeroPress's website recommends mixing coffee and water before letting it brew. After 10-15 seconds of brewing, the plunger is pushed down and the coffee flows directly into your cup.
2. Reverse method
This method, on the other hand, requires you to put the coffee grounds and water in the tube and then push the plunger halfway down the tube. Leave the AeroPress to brew on a table or other surface. As always, the longer you brew the coffee, the fuller the body and the deeper the aromas. When your coffee is ready to drink, put the filter and filter cover on top and invert the AeroPress into your cup. Press the plunger, releasing the coffee.
Lower acidity and smoother flavor
Short brewing time
Very easy to clean
Multiple brewing methods
Requires paper filters
The process may seem a little complicated.
Produces only one cup of coffee at a time
AeroPress vs. Frecnh Press: Which method is better?
French Press and AeroPress actually have a lot in common. Both products are actually easy to clean, but the French Press is a bit more difficult than the AeroPress. They just need to be rinsed with hot water. Making coffee while traveling or on the go is fine with either product, but the AeroPress is smaller and easier to pack in a suitcase or purse, just like the Delter Press. Both products allow the coffee to be brewed for flavor enhancement.
Advantages of AeroPress
One of the biggest benefits of AeroPress is that it lowers acidity and makes for a richer cup of coffee. Plus, it offers a quick brew. A single cup of coffee can be finished in less than a minute. If you want to make more than one coffee, it takes 3-4 minutes to make at least 3 cups of coffee.
AeroPress brewing is very easy to customize. Let's take a look at the website. You can find a variety of coffee recipes, including how to make iced coffee, espresso drinks, and even regular cups of coffee with different strengths and flavors.
Another benefit is that the microfilter prevents any sediment or soil from getting into your cup, as we do with the French Press. This offers a cleaner cup with a smoother mouth feel.
French Press advantages
The biggest advantage of the French Press is that it can produce multiple cups of coffee in one brew cycle. Unlike the AeroPress, if you want bulk coffee, you can make up to 6 cups at once. If you want an easy and consistent cup of coffee, you don't need to look for any other equipment.
French Press provides more brewing time and does not need a paper filter. Paper filters are able to absorb some of the natural oils that brewing produces and have less depth of flavor. Therefore, natural oils appear more in coffee made with a Fnrech Press than in an AeroPress. This gives you the real taste of the mixture you are drinking.
One is not better than the other, but one may be better for you. If your goal is to make a richer, less acidic cup of coffee in a short time, the AeroPress or Delter Press is for you. If you need to make a large amount of coffee or you prefer all natural oils and a more real taste, then you can get a French Press. Whichever product you choose, you can be sure to have a delicious coffee every time.