- 7 Steps to Getting Started Brewing Coffee at Home – A Beautiful Taste
Love coffee, want to brew it at home, but overwhelmed by all the information out there? Look no further than our easy 7-step guide. You’ll learn the best equipment to use, what ingredients go into an amazing cup, and how to develop a knowledgeable palette.
- The Basics to Brewing Café Quality Coffee at Home – Coffee Brew Guides
Garrett Oden is a home barista who loves coffee and wants to teach others how to love it, too. His “getting started” guide covers everything you need to know to begin your own journey. For good measure, also check out his 5 Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Coffee.
- Brewing Basics: How to Make Better Coffee at Home – Perfect Daily Grind
Whether you want take your brewing to the next level or try it for the first, this guide is for you. Learn from one of the world’s most trusted coffee companies how just a few small tweaks can produce a wildly improved cup.
- 5 Tips for Buying Your First Coffee Grinder – A Beautiful Taste
Picking up a good grinder and learning how to use it properly is probably the best possible thing you can do to improve the quality of your coffee. But with countless options and a million more opinions about them, here’s our guide to picking a great one to start with.
- How to Brew Coffee – National Coffee Association
Who better to learn from than the experts? And with a title like “How to Brew Coffee,” you know that this is going to be a definitive resource no matter which brewing method you decide to use. Be sure to check out all this site has to offer.
- Espresso 101: Ultimate Espresso Guide – A Beautiful Taste
We created this guide to be one of the most comprehensive resources on the entire world wide web. In it you’ll find everything you need to know — from equipment and technique to milk types and café-style drink recipes.
- How-To’s – Home-Barista.com
This page is a hub for a lot of other pages (kind of like this one), and it hosts great forum threads, in-depth articles, and helpful videos. It’s one of the resources I used when I was first learning to make espresso, and now everyone always asks me for lattes.
- How to Pull Consistent Espresso Shots (Video) – Whole Latte Love
Whole Latte Love is one of the best businesses in the coffee industry, and this video is one of their most popular — for good reason, too.
- Barista Basics: How to Texture Milk in 14 Steps – Perfect Daily Grind
Espresso by itself is heavenly, but who doesn’t love a great latte, flat white, or cappuccino (my personal favorite coffee beverage)? Steaming and frothing milk can be tough and takes a lot of practice, but this guide will give you a good start.
- Espresso Shot Troubleshooting – Five Senses Coffee
You’d be surprised to learn how many people simply pull shots of espresso without ever taking the time to analyze them. Use this resource to identify what your espresso should taste like and what to adjust to get closer and closer to “the godshot.”
- French Press Brew Guide – Intelligentsia
Growing up near Chicago, Intelligentsia is dear to my heart. This guide is a simple introduction to the world-renowned French press device, complete with some cool sketches to accompany the text.
- World Aeropress Championship 2015 Winning Recipe (Video) – European Coffee Trip
If you’ve ever doubted the popularity of the Aeropress, the existence of worldwide Aeropress brewing competitions might change your mind. Lukas Zahradnik won the WAC in 2015, and his recipe still remains one of the most popularly used today.
- Aeropress vs French Press: Best Manual Brewing Method – Coffee Brewing Guides
Not to be confused with Coffee Brew Guides, Coffee Brewing Guides delivers this post on the differences between the Aeropress and the French press, including what people love about both of them. If you don’t feel like reading much, skip to the infographic.
- PT’s Clever Dripper Brew Guide – PT’s Coffee Roasting Co.
Some people will argue that the Clever is technically a hybrid brewing style, but the fact that the grounds sit, fully immersed, in the grounds before the coffee is decanted gives it enough justification to be on this list. A super easy, super tasty method that’s great for beginners, everyone can benefit from picking up and using a Clever device.
- Brewing Coffee With the Coffee Sock – I Need Coffee
Making coffee really doesn’t get any easier than this. And no, we’re not talking about the sock on your foot (although that would probably work, too). Simply put coffee grounds in the sock, pour hot water over it, let it soak in the cup, remove, and serve.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Pour-Over – A Beautiful Taste
Completely new to pour-over? This guide will get you up to speed. On this page we cover what equipment you’ll need, including the most popular brewing devices, and how to enter the world of pour-over.
- Kalita Wave: Intensive (Video) – Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
This is one of the best video guides I’ve ever watched. It’s in-depth without being inaccessible, allowing you to see and hear the process while learning the technique needed for an awe-inspiring cup of pour-over.
- 8 Ways to Manually Brew on a Hario V60 – Prima Coffee Equipment
Learning how to consistently make a great cup with the V60 takes patience, but once you fall in love with it you’ll never go back. Prima Coffee pulls together eight popular V60 recipes on one page, so try them one at a time until you find one that feels right for you.
- Brew with Chemex – Stumptown Coffee Roasters
The Chemex is special in so many ways. Not only is it totally beautiful — the design is housed in the Museum of Modern Art — but nothing is better for making a clean cup with the brightest notes. This guide from one of the country’s most recognizable coffee brands has illustrated steps and a video to help you unlock the Chemex’s potential.
- Pour Over Manual Brewing (Video) – Colectivo Coffee
Whether you use a V60, Chemex, Kalita Wave, or anything else, this video’s got you covered. Most pour-over follows the same (more or less) procedure. Watch this to learn the basics of several brew methods in about 90 seconds.
- Simple Cold Brew Recipe – New York Times
NYT is known for high-quality news reporting and incredibly difficult crossword puzzles, but they also know how to make a mean cold brew. This recipe for concentrate is as simple as it gets, and it’s a great way to “meal prep” your coffee for the week.
- How to Make the Best Iced (Cold Brew) Coffee – The Kitchn
Another great guide showing that cold brew doesn’t have to be difficult. This easy walkthrough uses a French press, meaning that you can get two awesome brewing styles out of one inexpensive piece of equipment.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Immersion Cold Brew Coffee – Handground
This guide covers several different ways of making cold brew, from trendy Filtron systems to mason jars to even your shoe. The shoe thing was a joke, but the author does have a point… With recipes for both low and high strengths, you’ll be sure to find a process that you like on this page.
- Cold Brew Coffee (Video) – You Suck At Cooking
Sometimes coffee fanatics can get a little too serious about coffee. This video shows just how easy it is to make cold brew while injecting it with a bit of humor as well.
- Cold Brew Common Mistakes *You* Would Never Make – bon appétit
Most of us who have made cold brew has made these mistakes and chances are that you will, too… until now. Fix these popular habits to make your friends jealous this summer.
Other Brewing Methods
- Brew Methods: Drip – Coava Coffee
Everyone has to use a drip machine every once in a while, and some people even prefer it due to the ability to make large batches. Here’s a quick guide to make even the simplest coffee makers produce great tasting coffee.
- Brewing Turkish Coffee – Coffee Geek
Turkish coffee might seem intimidating for a number of reasons, but the process can quickly become easy and pleasurable once you know how to do it. On the CG forum, Mark Prince discusses different variations and provides some helpful illustrations.
- Moka Pot Brewing Guide – Blue Bottle Coffee
You may recognize moka pots from thrift stores and garage sales, but the charmingly clunky appliances are enjoying a bit of a comeback. Since they don’t require electricity, they’re a good choice for camping trips or a more rustic brewing experience.
- How to Brew Great Coffee Without a Coffee Maker – Driftaway Coffee
What happens when all you have is coffee, water, and your cup? As it turns out, you can still make an excellent cup. This is great information to have if you’re going camping or, God forbid, if your regular equipment unexpectedly breaks.
- How to Make Vietnamese Coffee – The Woks of Life
Vietnamese coffee is the BEST thing on a hot summer’s day, and it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-intensive at all. For less than $15 you can pick up a filter (called a phin), coffee traditionally ground with chicory, and a few cans of condensed milk. Viola!