Darchelle Meunier Coffee Maker January 21, 2019 11:51:22
French press makers require hot water from a separate source while a vacpot which is called a siphon brewer or vacuum brewed coffee uses hot or cold water depending how one wants to use it. Another that requires hot water may not be considered a coffee maker but the coffee dripper that has a filter in it and sits on your cup or mug does make coffee. The most common maker is a drip coffee maker. This is true whether it is a pour over where hot water is poured over the grounds or hot water is pumped up from a side source and allowed spray water over the grounds. These makers have two shapes of filters known as the cone and the basket shape that has more drip area. Some drip makers offer a low electric heated hot plate while others offer radiant heat. Drip makers come in closed sealed and open coffee dispensing. Closed and sealed dispensing systems often close off the flavor and aroma while the coffee is being made.
A vacuum maker brews coffee using two chambers where vapor pressure and vacuum produce brew which is clean rich and smooth compared to other brewing methods. This type of maker is also known as vac pot siphon or syphon coffee maker and was invented by Loeff of Berlin in the 1830s. These types of makers have been used for more than a century in many parts of the world. The chamber material can be pyrex metal or plastic and the filter can either be a glass rod or a screen from cloth paper or nylon. The Napier Vacuum Machine presented in 1840 was an early example of this technique. While vacuum makers are generally to complex for everyday use they were prized for producing a clear brew and were quite popular until the middle of the twentieth century.
In most cases the larger type of manual drip comes with a glass carafe which is then used to serve the coffee. The drip part is a cone shaped basket where a filter is placed. The basket is then filled with the desired amount of grounds. For stronger brew usually a generous tablespoon per cup is recommended. The basket sits on the carafe or( coffee pot) or on a single mug. The hot water is gradually added to the basket creating very fresh cup. You have to be very patient when adding water as too much water will flood the drip cone causing a unwanted mess of grounds and water all over the place.
Beans for use in a French press should be of a consistent coarse grind. The use of a hand coffee grinder or manual coffee grinder gives a more consistent grind than the whirling blade variety of electric grinders. The ground should be more coarse than that used for a drip coffee filter as a finer grind will seep through the press filter and into the coffee. A French press is also more portable and self contained than other makers. And make a great solution for a travel maker in such cases as back packing or camping. Despite the name the French press is not noticeably more popular in France than in other countries. In most French households coffee is usually prepared by drip brewing using an electric coffee maker and paper filters.
People have been using vacuum style coffee makers to make coffee very since the mid 1800`s. The coffee maker is made by creating two types of separate glass containers that are placed on top one another. All the brewing usually takes place in the topmost container. The lower section of the vacuum style coffee maker is usually filled with cold water. What is then done is that this water is heated up to a boiling point. A siphon can then be used to remove the hot water from the lower section of the vacuum style coffee maker. This passes through the grounds of coffee and into the top section. Coffee then moves back into the lower section while the grounds remain on top. This way coffee is instantly available when you remove the top section. Most people usually opt for the vacuum style brewing of coffee rather than choosing drip coffee brewing in order to avoid the taste of drip coffee paper filters.
Coffee maker differences can be seen in many ways just by looking at them but there are differences that can`t be seen as well. One obvious difference that can be seen is in the types of coffee maker such as French press vacuum drip coffee maker pre-heated water espresso maker percolator and urn. Other obvious differences can be seen in size by the number of cups of coffee they make at a time. Not only the maximum but the various amounts of coffee they will make at a time. One last obvious difference is what the coffee is brewed into. These include one that has an internal thermal holding area such as in a brew station where coffee is poured by pressing a lever so it goes into a cup mug thermal mug carafe of some kind or a thermal carafe or container of some kind.