How to prepare a cup of coffee:
1 tbls of ground medium coffee
6 oz of water
drip coffee maker
*note: The optimal grind is medium; however,
any grind would work (the finer the grind the more sediment would
Drip Brewing Coffee:
Drip brew is a method for brewing coffee which involves pouring water over coffee
contained in a filter. Water seeps through the coffee, absorbing its oils and essences,
solely under gravity then passes through the bottom of the filter. The used coffee
grounds are retained in the filter with the liquid falling (dripping) into a collecting
vessel such as a carafe or pot.
Paper filters are commonly used for drip brew all over the world. One benefit of
paper filters is that the used grounds and the filter may be disposed of together,
without a need to clean the filter. However, metal filters are also common, especially
in India. These are made of thin perforated metal sheets that restrain the grounds but
allow the coffee to pass, thus eliminating the need to have to purchase separate filters
which sometimes cannot be found in some parts of the world.
Drip brewing is the most popular method of coffee brewing, owing to the overwhelming
popularity of the automatic drip brewing coffee machine. There are, however, several
manual drip-brewing devices on the market, offering a little more control over brewing
parameters than automatic machines. There also exist small, portable, single serving
drip brew makers that only hold the paper filter and rest on top of a cup. Hot water
is poured in and drips directly into the cup.
Brewing with a paper filter produces clear, light-bodied coffee, which is free of
sediments, but lacking in some of coffee's oils and essences, which are trapped in
the paper filter.
A less familiar form of drip brewing is the reversible or "flip" pot commonly known
as the Napoletana.