What are the benefits of brewing coffee at home?
- Experiment with brewing methods
- Try out different types of beans
- Have more control over your coffee
- Save more money in the long run
Whether you’re a coffee lover because of the taste or need a cup of Joe for an energy boost in the morning, buying your drink from a café can burn a hole in your wallet. That’s why plenty of people are now learning about the benefits of brewing coffee at home. Keep on reading to learn more!
Experiment With Brewing Methods
One of the advantages of brewing your coffee at home is that you can make it according to your preferences. There are plenty of brewing methods available. Here are some of them!
Pour-over coffee is popular because it’s simple, easy, and convenient to make! It involves pouring hot water on coffee grounds that are placed in a filter. The brewed coffee drains through the filter and into a pot or mug. This can be made in drip coffee makers or hand-poured.
If you want to make pour-over coffee at home, consider the Wacaco Cuppamoka! It can make and store your coffee — so it can be taken on the go too!
All espresso machines involve pressurized water that is pushed through a chamber of ground coffee beans and a filter to make a shot of espresso. This drink is full of flavor and strength. You can use it for your latte drinks.
If you’re looking for a portable espresso maker, you can check out the Wacaco Nanopresso! All you need to do is scoop some coffee grounds on the filter basket, tamp the coffee, screw on the portafilter, add boiling water to the water tank, and pump the coffee until it’s fully extracted! It requires no electricity and is portable too!
Nowadays, more and more people are trying out Nespresso Machines, because you can brew espresso-like coffee with only pods! After inserting the espresso pod and loading the water tank, all you need to do is press a button as the machine brews the coffee for you.
If you’re interested, Wacaco also has a portable device that can brew Nespresso capsules. The Minispresso NS is compact and easy to use. Because the coffee grounds are already measured, it’s mess-free and convenient!
Try Out Different Types Of Beans
By brewing coffee at home, you don’t have to settle for just one type of coffee bean. There are plenty of variants out there, so you can try out a few and find the ones you like! To give you an idea, there are four main species of coffee beans:
- Arabica beans are known for their sweet and complex flavors. They feature bright acidity, multiple layers of flavor, and a medium body. You can use them for pour-over coffee.
- Robusta beans have a darker and earthier flavor, and have twice the caffeine than Arabica beans! They’re best used for espresso.
- Liberica beans have hints of floral, fruity, and woody notes. It’s primarily grown in the Philippines and Malaysia.
- Excelsa beans have tart acidity and a fruity flavor. It is popularly used in blends too.
Have More Control Over Your Coffee
With so many brewing methods and coffee beans, making your drink at home can be fun and interesting! You have more control over how your beverage will taste. This way, you don’t have to drink the same one every day.
Consume your coffee black, add a splash of milk, drink it sugar-free, add some flavorful syrups, and many more. You can use plant-based milk, make keto-friendly coffee, or use brewed coffee for blended drinks! Because you are your own barista, you don’t have to feel shy when making your coffee your way. If you’re interested, there are plenty of recipes that you can try online.
Save More Money In The Long Run
Buying coffee every day from a café can be expensive, so brewing your coffee at home will save you more money in the long run. It’s just like eating out versus cooking your food at home. You will have to invest money for the equipment at first, but you will only have to buy the ingredients in the future.
For instance, a cup of coffee at a popular coffee chain will set you back between 130 pesos to 200 pesos. And that’s just one drink. But 250 grams of coffee beans start at only less than 500 pesos. They’re even cheaper when you’re buying local products. This amount can make 30 single espressos!
Now that you know the benefits of brewing coffee at home, you can start doing it soon! With the help of Wacaco’s coffee gear, you can brew your coffee just the way you like — whether you want an espresso, a pour-over coffee, or have a Nespresso pod. There are plenty of designs and accessories available, so be sure to visit the shop here.