What types of cooking utensils are most used for coffee?

Coffee has entered our lives and become the same drink as tea. If you want to make a cup of fragrant coffee, some equipment is necessary, and the coffee maker is one of them.

There are many types of coffee pots. Different products require different thicknesses of coffee powder, and the principle and taste of coffee extraction are different. Here are seven common types of coffee pots.

01 Hand wash filter bowl


When it comes to hand-brewed filter cups, there are countless brands, styles, and materials, but I have to mention the V60, which was used by Wang Ce, the champion of the 2017 World Hand-brewed Barista Competition! The name of the V60 comes from its 60° cone angle, and the materials have used ceramics, glass, plastics and metals along its different versions.

The final version of the V60 features a copper filter bowl designed for high thermal conductivity for better extraction with better heat retention. The V60 caters to the many variables in coffee making, mainly in the following three points of design:

60-degree cone: This prolongs the time it takes for the water to flow through the grounds to the center.

A large filter hole: This allows us to control the flavor of the coffee by changing the flow rate of the water.

Spiral pattern: This allows air to escape upwards from all sides to maximize the expansion of the coffee grounds.

Coming back to these variables in production, the most important thing you encounter is the thickness and flow rate of the powder. If you add water slowly, you will get a full-bodied coffee; if you increase the water flow rate, you will easily under-extract and end up with a weaker coffee.

02 Siphon pot


Syphon, commonly known as "glass ball", is a simple and easy-to-use coffee brewing method, and it is also one of the most popular coffee brewing methods in coffee shops. The coffee is extracted by the action of heat and atmospheric pressure. It is relatively easy to operate and easier to standardize than a pour-over kettle.

Although the siphon pot has the alias of "wind blocker", it has nothing to do with the siphon principle. Instead, it uses water to generate steam after heating, resulting in the principle of thermal expansion and contraction. The hot water in the lower sphere is pushed to the upper pot, and the lower pot is cooled. Then suck back the water from the pot and make a cup of pure coffee. This manual operation is full of fun and is suitable for gatherings of friends. The brewed coffee has a sweet taste and strong aroma, and it is the best for single-origin coffee.

03 French Press


French press pot, also called French press filter press pot or tea maker, originated around 1850 and originated in France. But it's not as simple as pouring coffee powder, filling it with water, filtering it and pouring it out.

Like all other coffee makers, the French press pot has strict requirements on coffee grind size, water temperature and extraction time. The principle of the French press: by soaking, the essence of coffee is released through the simmering method in which water and coffee powder are fully contacted and soaked. The operation of the French press is convenient and simple, and it is a must-have for business trips and the first choice for office work. The taste of brewed coffee best reflects the flavor of single-origin coffee.

04 Aeropress


The AeroPress is a simple appliance for hand-brewing coffee. Its structure is similar to a syringe. When using, put ground coffee and hot water in its "syringe", and then press the push rod, the coffee will flow into the container through the filter paper. It combines the immersion extraction method of the French press, the filter paper filtration of filter (hand-brewed) coffee, and the fast, pressurized extraction principle of Italian coffee.

The coffee brewed by Aeropress combines the richness of Italian coffee, the purity of filter coffee, and the smooth taste of French press. By changing the size and pressing speed of the coffee grinds, users can cook different flavors to their preference.

05 Chemex pour over pot


The Chemex coffee pot was invented in 1941 by Peter J. Schlumbohm, a Ph.D. in chemistry, born in Germany, and the American production is named Chemex. The doctor modified the laboratory glass funnel and conical flask as a prototype, and added an exhaust channel and pouring port that Dr. Schlumbohm called airchannel. With this exhaust port, not only can the hot air generated in brewing coffee avoid the filter paper, making the coffee extraction more complete, but also the coffee can be easily poured along the groove.

And add a detachable anti-scalding wood handle in the middle, and then knot it with a fine leather string, like a bow on a beautiful girl's slender waist. This brewing method can minimize the unfavorable factors in the production of hand brewing, fully express the ultimate flavor of specialty coffee, and even a novice can brew delicious coffee.

06 Mocha coffee maker


The moka pot was born in 1933 and uses the pressure of boiling water to brew coffee. The atmospheric pressure of a moka pot can only reach 1 to 2, which is closer to a drip coffee maker. Moka pot is divided into upper and lower parts, while water is boiled in the lower part to generate steam pressure; the boiling water rises and passes through the upper part of the filter pot containing coffee powder; when the coffee flows to the upper part, turn off the heat (Moka pot). Because the coffee is extracted by high pressure, it is rich in fat).

So it is also a good coffee pot for brewing espresso. But when using an aluminum pot, the coffee grease will remain on the walls of the pot, so when the coffee is brewed again, this layer of grease becomes a "protective film". However, if it is not used for a long time, the film will rot and produce odor. This coffee maker is simple and convenient to operate, and is ideal for brewing espresso. The brewed coffee is full-bodied, rich and slightly bitter.

07 Drip coffee maker


Drip coffee pot is referred to as American coffee pot, which is a classic drip filter extraction; it is basically a coffee machine brewed with electricity. When heated to boiling, the steam pressure pushes the water into the water pipe in turn, and evenly drips into the filter containing the coffee powder after passing through the distribution plate, and then flows into the glass cup; after the coffee flows, it will automatically power off.

Switch to the keeping warm mode; a warm plate on the bottom keeps the coffee around 176℉(75°C). The American coffee pot has a heat preservation function, but the heat preservation time is too long, and the coffee is easy to turn sour. This pot is simple and quick to operate, convenient and practical, suitable for the office, and suitable for medium or dark roasted coffee, with slightly finer grinding particles and a slightly bitter taste.

The above are 7 common types of coffee pots. Different coffee pots have different tastes, so it is very important to choose the right coffee pot!