It seems like you\u2019ve tried every which way to brew your coffee, and you still can\u2019t brew that perfect cuppa joe. I\u2019m here to tell you, it\u2019s okay. I\u2019ve been there, and I know how frustrating it is! But don\u2019t worry. I\u2019ve put together a list of different brewing methods and how to use them correctly. Not only that, but there are some universal tips and tricks you can adopt to improve that brew quality and freshness. These are the different brewing processes we\u2019ll be covering: \tFrench Press \tSiphon Coffee \tMoka Pot \tEspresso Machine \tAeropress \tElectric Percolator \tCold Drip brewing \tHario V60 Brewing Via Steeping Steeping was the original way to brew a coffee. It's the most straightforward and obvious way of making a cuppa. You simply mix the ground coffee beans with hot water, let them sit for a while as they do their thing, and then finally separate them leaving behind a fresh brew. It's simple. But you have to be careful as it\u2019s very easy to under or over steep your coffee. Either one will result in a bad quality brew. Under steeping will mean you\u2019re drinking dishwasher water and over steeping means you\u2019re going to have a bitter brew. After a couple of times, you\u2019ll start to get the hang of how long you should steep for. Once you\u2019ve mastered it, you\u2019ll consistently produce flavourful coffee, with minimal effort. You\u2019ve probably heard a French press before, but we\u2019ll also talk about the less popular Siphon coffee. French Press The French press is the classic steeping method and has been around since 1929. If our grandparents ever had coffee from home, chances are they used a French press. Despite its simplicity, it can be deceptively difficult to brew a perfect coffee. No worries though, we\u2019ll run you through it. The most important thing to remember is to not leave the coffee in the French press for too long after you\u2019ve finished the brewing process. You should move it to a carafe or pour it straight in your cup. Firstly, you\u2019ll want to pre-heat the French press. This is so that the temperature doesn\u2019t start to fluctuate as the hot water and cold equipment reach a balance. Measure your coffee beans and grind them up. How much depends on how much coffee you want to brew or how strong you want your coffee. When you pour the water in, you\u2019re going to be aiming for a 1:15 coffee to water ratio. Again, you can adjust next time to get the strength you want. Make sure all your coffee grounds are immersed in the water and give it a good stir. Leave for 4 minutes as a benchmark. What grind size do I need? You want to make sure your grind isn\u2019t too fine, as they will escape through the plunger and end up back in your brew. Go for a medium-coarse grind to play it safe. They often sell pre-ground coffee in the supermarkets that\u2019s specifically for a French press if you don\u2019t have your own grinder (which you should) How long does it take to brew a coffee? This method isn\u2019t the fastest but is by no means slow. It\u2019s faster than a Moka Pot, and you don\u2019t have that anticipation of waiting for the coffee to flow out of the funnel. Depending on how you like your coffee you can decrease or increase the brew time. For example, those who like a stronger coffee should let the coffee steep for a minute or so more. But be careful not to over steep your coffee. It\u2019s very easily done and will make a super bitter brew. Alternatively, go the opposite direction if you prefer your coffee on the weaker side. From getting your French press out of the cupboard to enjoying a cuppa, you\u2019ll need no more than 10 minutes. Who is this method for? This method really doesn\u2019t take a lot of skill and is rather easy. It may take you a few attempts to get your perfect brew, but once you\u2019ve mastered it you\u2019ll be drinking good coffee every morning. If you\u2019re on the road a lot, I'd probably opt for something else, or at least have an alternative brew method in your reserves. The French press is often made out of glass and doesn\u2019t take a lot to crack. You can get plastic or stainless steel options, but the quality of the build is also not amazing. Also, the clean up is pretty simple. So if you\u2019re not one that likes cleaning, this is a good method! Siphon Brewing A sophisticated and uniquely brilliant way of brewing coffee. The first time I saw the apparatus that\u2019s involved to make a brew this way, I thought it had come straight out of a science lab. It\u2019s probably not a method that you\u2019re going to use every single day as it does require a lot of effort. However, it is fantastic to have in your house for when your friends come round. It makes coffee interesting, even for those that don\u2019t already love coffee. It does brew amazing coffee. Honestly, it\u2019s up there with the best coffee I\u2019ve tried from home. It works by using two beakers and a gas bottle. I was going to write a step by step guide on how to brew the perfect Siphon coffee, but it\u2019s a little complicated to explain with just words. I thought you\u2019d follow easier with a video. What grind size do I need? Look for a grind size that's around fine to medium-fine. You want it to be somewhere between sea salt and table salt. How long does it take to brew a coffee? The brew time takes around two and a half, to three minutes, which doesn\u2019t sound long at all. However, it takes a while to prepare everything like waiting for the water to boil in the bottom beaker and then the drawdown stage. Also, cleaning the Siphon is awkward and certainly something to take into consideration. The beakers can be hard to get inside to clean properly, but definitely doable. Some Siphons you can put in the dishwasher, but be careful you don\u2019t knock the beakers as they\u2019re made out of thin glass. Who is this method good for? For someone who has a lot of time in their morning routine. If you do have time to fit it in, and making coffee is a somewhat ritual to you, then by all means go for using the Siphon. It makes incredible coffee, and it\u2019s satisfying to drink due to the amount of effort you put into making it. I\u2019d say don\u2019t try this method if all you want to do is push a button and drink coffee. Also if you\u2019re on the move a lot I\u2019d go for something a little more compact, durable and easy to use. Brewing Via Pressure Although the most common and popular method is espresso, it\u2019s not exclusive. There are many other methods that use pressure also too. Pressure brewed coffee describes a cup of coffee that is extracted using, you guessed it, pressure, resulting in super-fast extraction time and an intensely flavored cuppa. Final Words There are many ways to brew your coffee, even more than what we had time to cover in this article. You are spoilt for choice in this modern world for the different processes available. Whatever sort of lifestyle you live, and however much effort you want to put into making coffee, there\u2019s a method for you. Make sure you follow the rules we pointed out above to achieve coffee that's suitable for a god. Because why do you deserve anything less?