How to Make Coffee – Choosing the Method of Your Morning Brew

Learning how to make coffee can be completely life-changing when you work in an office. From wowing your clients and visitors, to just being able to perfect that caffeine kick, the power of a beautiful brew cannot be overstated.

One of the reasons it is an impressive skill is that it’s also one that can be difficult to master. At Corporate Coffee Solutions, we stock Australia’s best range of name brand coffee machines from the world’s leading manufacturers. With that said, no matter how high-quality your beans or how well-manufactured your machine, it won’t mean anything if you don’t know how to use them.

That’s why, we’re putting together a few helpful articles to get you brewing like a barista each and every time. So, today, let’s look at choosing the right method for your morning coffee.

How to Make Coffee – Choosing Your Method

While the phrase “how to make coffee” seems to assume there is only one method of doing so, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a wide array of options when it comes to brewing your beans, and each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. These methods include:

Filter Coffee

The Pour Over – Filter Coffee

As the name suggests, this process involves grinding coffee, placing it in a paper filter, slowly pouring your boiling water over it, and leaving it to steep. This method is very similar to the process of making tea and generally leads to a complex, aromatic cup of coffee (assuming you’ve got the right beans, but we’ll get to that in a later blog). Pre-dosed coffee filters are also available for those that want to streamline the process.

The main downside of this method is its inefficiency. As an entirely manual process, it takes time, effort, and patience that can be hard to dedicate in an office environment. It’s also difficult to determine exactly when the ideal serving point is, as you’re simply steeping ground beans without much in the way of an accurate gauge.

The Plunger Coffee Method

French Press – The Plunger Method

Considered to be the “European” method for brewing coffee, the French Press is often people’s starting point for learning how to make coffee more complex than instant (not to say that you can’t make a (delicious instant coffee). This process is similar to the filter method, but with a plunger instead of the disposable filter.

This method also reflects the same downsides as the filter method, with the added annoyance of the plunger needing to be cleaned after each use. With that said, depending on the size of your plunger, more than one cup can be made at once, and it does provide a delicious cup o’ joe when done correctly.

Coffee Machines for Offices

The Machine Method – Automation at its Finest

Offering the perfect blend (mind the pun) of simplicity, speed, and flavour, a high-quality coffee machine is going to be the best option for 99% of office spaces. Allowing for consistent quality, limited cleanup time and an easy mechanism, coffee machines win out on practicality.

If there is a downside to coffee machines, it would be that they come with a much higher initial cost than most other brewing alternatives. That’s why, here at Corporate Coffee Solutions, we offer a range of premium-quality coffee machines for rent or own. That way, you can have the best coffee experience, whilst also selecting an option that works with your budget.


So there you have it, a few methods for achieving the perfect brew. To learn more about how you can boost your brewing process, stay up-to-date with our blog, or contact us today to learn about our range of coffee machines, beans, and more!

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