The Ultimate Guide to Home Brewing

The Ultimate Guide to Home Brewing

Coffee Lovers Rejoice! Say Goodbye to Overpriced Café Visits and Hello to Delicious Home Brewed Coffee.

Are you tired of spending a small fortune on coffee each week? Do you ever wonder if you could replicate the barista experience at home? Well, wonder no more! With advancements in technology and education, it's now easier than ever to make great coffee from the comfort of your own home.

Gone are the days where brewing coffee at home meant a bland and underwhelming cup. Today, you can choose from a variety of brewing methods to suit your taste and budget. Whether you prefer a simple plunger, the convenience of an AeroPress, or the full-fledged barista experience with a coffee machine, there's something for everyone.

French Press Coffee Guide

Plunger or French Press Coffee from $20

If you're new to the coffee game, plunger coffee is the perfect place to start. This classic brew method is not only affordable (with prices starting at just $20), but it also delivers a delicious and satisfying cup of coffee. Simply add coarsely ground coffee to your plunger, pour in hot water, and let it steep for a few minutes. Then, press down the plunger and voila! You've got yourself a fresh and flavourful cup of joe.

But plunger coffee isn't just a beginner's brew method - it's also a great option for coffee aficionados who appreciate the nuanced flavours and aroma that come from a well-made plunger coffee. With the ability to control the brew time and water temperature, you can experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios and achieve a perfectly balanced cup every time. 

Check out our Plunger Guide to elevate your coffee experience.

Stovetop coffee guide

Aeropress and Stovetop Espresso from $50

If you're on the hunt for a more convenient coffee-making option, the AeroPress is a great choice. With prices starting at $50, this portable and versatile device can make a delicious cup of coffee in just minutes. Simply add your coffee grounds and hot water to the chamber, give it a quick stir, and press down the plunger. The result is a smooth and flavourful cup of coffee that rivals the quality of a café-brewed cup.

And for those who prefer a more traditional method, a stovetop coffee maker is another option to consider. With prices starting at $50, this classic device can deliver a strong and bold cup of coffee that will wake you up and get you going in no time.

But the benefits of using an AeroPress or stovetop coffee maker go beyond just convenience and affordability. By brewing your own coffee at home, you can avoid the wastefulness of disposable cups and single-use coffee pods. Plus, you have the freedom to experiment with different coffee blends and roasts, and even adjust the strength and flavour to your liking. Don't know what coffee to start with? Check out our coffee matchmaker quiz.

So whether you prefer the convenience of an AeroPress or the traditional charm of a stovetop coffee maker, both options are great investments for any coffee lover looking to save money and reduce waste.

Want to master the AeroPress? Check out our AeroPress Guide.

Espresso Machine from $150

If you're a coffee connoisseur who wants to bring the barista experience home, investing in a coffee machine is a must. While prices start at $150, a great value entry level option is the Breville Barista Express, which retails at $700. This machine is an all-in-one wonder that grinds and doses your coffee beans to extract an amazing espresso shot, ensuring that each cup is as delicious and aromatic as the last.

With a coffee machine, you have complete control over the coffee-making process, from adjusting the grind size to dose size to run time. And with the ability to create café-quality lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos from the comfort of your own home, you'll save money in the long run by avoiding pricey café purchases.

So whether you're a seasoned coffee pro or a newbie looking to level up your coffee game, a coffee machine is a wise investment that will save you money and provide a daily dose of caffeinated joy.

Checkout our cheats guide on how to make amazing espresso at home!

Moccamaster guide

Filter | Drip Coffee Machine

Looking for a simple and straightforward way to make delicious coffee at home? A filter or drip coffee machine is the way to go. With prices starting at $100, this classic brewing method produces a smooth and flavourful cup of coffee that's perfect for everyday sipping.

While there are many great filter and drip coffee machines on the market, two standout options are the Moccamaster and the Breville Precision Brewer.

To use a filter or drip coffee machine, simply add ground coffee to the filter basket, fill the reservoir with water, and turn on the machine. The water will drip slowly through the grounds, extracting the rich and delicious coffee flavours along the way. The result is a smooth and satisfying cup of coffee that's perfect for jumpstarting your day.

And for those who want to take their coffee game to the next level, some higher-end filter or drip coffee machines come with additional features such as programmable brewing times and the ability to regulate water temperature. These options are great for coffee aficionados who want more control over the brewing process and prefer a custom-tailored cup of coffee.

So whether you're a casual coffee drinker or a hardcore enthusiast, a filter or drip coffee machine is a versatile and affordable option that's sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

Read more on Filter Coffee and see our guide on your Filter Brews.

Home Coffee Brew using Breville Espresso Machine

Making great coffee at home is not just about the gear, it's about the beans too. By investing in fresh, quality coffee beans, you'll be able to taste the difference in your cup. And with the variety of specialty roasters available, you'll never run out of new and exciting beans to try. Check out our Roaster of the Month coffee subscription here and get fresh coffee from a new local Perth Roaster every month!

So why not take the leap and make the switch to home-brewed coffee? You'll save money, discover new and exciting coffee beans, and have the barista experience at your fingertips. The next time you're at the café, ask yourself if you really need to spend $5-6 on a single cup of coffee. Chances are, you don't. So, why not invest in a quality coffee setup and start brewing at home? You won't regret it.

So, pour yourself a cup of liquid gold, sit back, and savour the rich and delicious flavour of home-brewed coffee. You deserve it!

Check out our fantastic brew guides on your favourite brew methods to level up your home brewing experience and learn more about the methods: AeroPress GuideFilter Coffee TipsEspresso Guide and Plunger Coffee Guide.

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