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Battle of Bradenton Coffee Brewing

Drip Coffee vs Pour over

Bradenton Coffee Brewing Battle

It is like Battle of the Bands, except this may be one of the most important battles in the coffee blog sphere to discuss…. What is the best method to brew coffee? Which will produce the best cup of coffee? In this blog, we will focus on THREE contenders: 1) Drip Coffee, 2) Pour Over, and 3) French Press. Grab your Banyan Bradenton Coffee, take your seat, and get ready to rumble for this head to head to head fight!

Bradenton Drip Coffee

In the first corner, we have the Drip Coffee method checking in. Here are some quick stats on this contender: 

Bradenton Coffee Drip Machine

Strengths

  1. Convenience – Drip coffee relies on thermal heat in the base, sending pressure up the stead head, and relying on gravity to pull it down through the basket. This requires the least effort of the three contenders. 
  2. Speed – This is one of the quickest ways to brew coffee in order to skip the long line and save you more money. Some drip coffee machines have timers and can actually fill the basket and water the night before. After doing so, you can set a timer for it to start brewing 5 minutes before you wake up. 
  3. Warmth – Drip coffee machines have a hot plate, allowing coffee to stay warm, even after you brew it.

Weaknesses

  1. Lack of Boldness – Oils typically extracted through espressos, percolators, and french press are more prevalent than with a drip coffee machine, taking away from the boldness of the coffee. This is because the oils get trapped in the filter
  2. Burnt Coffee – If you leave the coffee on the hot plate for too long, you will burn the coffee, and it will remind you of a late night cup of coffee you had on a plane flying somewhere before. The kind of coffee that has been sitting on the hot plate all day long…

Takeaway

Fill the water, load the basket with ground Bradenton Banyan Coffee, set it and then forget it! What better way to get out of bed than to smell the fresh aroma of Banyan’s local Bradenton Coffee in your house or apartment?!

Bradenton Pour Over Coffee

In the next corner, we are looking at the Pour Over method. Here is out it stacks up again the Drip Coffee: 

Bradenton Pour Over Coffee

Strengths

  1. Size – This contender comes in many different sizes, from featherweight to heavyweight status… You can place a single-cup Pour Over device on top of your favorite mug or coffee cup. However, you can also use a large Chemex Pour Over device and brew up to 10 cups at a time
  2. Control – Unlike the Drip Coffee method, the Pour Over Coffee Method allows the user to control the temperature through using an electric kettle, a better flow of water through the ground Bradenton Coffee beans from Banyan Coffee Co, and better placement of water, ensuring no coffee grounds are left dry…
  3. Cleanliness – Because Pour Over devices are glass, there is no bad smell correlated to drip coffee machines because there are less parts the water and coffee must go through in order to brew the coffee. Also, it is much easier to clean a glass device than a plastic device that has hard to reach crevices. 
Bradenton Single-Cup Pour Over Coffee

Weaknesses

  1. Coffee Filter – Like the drip coffee, Pour Over coffee brewing requires filters, taking away from the full potential of the flavor profile of coffee beans. However, you can run a little hot water through the filter before putting your ground Bradenton Coffee beans in it for brewing
  2. Time – There are more steps to take than the Drip Coffee method. It is also much more hands on but some people like this better. Depending on how you look at it, it will either be a chore, or an experience with your morning coffee.

Take away

Most coffee connoisseurs tend to prefer this method because it allows them to control the outcome of their coffee through taste, texture, strength, and consistency (It is our favorite too!).

Bradenton French Press Coffee

In the last corner, we have the French Press method looking to take the title for the best way to brew coffee at home with Bradenton Coffee beans. Here is how it stacks up versus Drip Coffee and the Pour Over method: 

Bradenton French Press Coffee

Strengths

  1. Direct Contact – Unlike drip coffee and pour over coffee, the water AND coffee grounds have direct contact during the entire brew through a steeping process, like tea
  2. Fullness of Flavor – The French Press method does not use a filter, which means the flavor will be more bold and not taken away from the filter not letting all the oils through it
  3. Extraction – You get everything the bean has to offer in your cup minus the grounds, nothing gets left behind
  4. Strength – Want stronger coffee? No problem, let t it steep for a longer period of time, creating a stronger coffee through immersion brewing that is sure to get you through morning meetings without falling asleep.

Weaknesses

  1. Size – French Press devices do not have as much capacity to brew as much Bradenton Coffee as the first two contenders: Drip Coffee and Pour Over.
  2. Grounds – If you do not have a good plunger or if it is time to replace your old one, there is a risk of getting coffee grounds in your coffee.
  3. Strength – For the same reason why we love adding strength of coffee as a positive, it can also be a weakness. If you let it sit too long, your hands might be a little shaky at the keyboard until you eat lunch.

Takeaway

If you like a thicker, stronger coffee with a full flavor profile, then the French Press coffee method is for you. It also expunges all the ground Bradenton Coffee bean has to offer through the immersion brewing technique, allowing the most flavor of the three contenders.

Best Bradenton Coffee Brew Method

The judges have tallied up the points, and it is a draw! There is no clear winner because there is no right or wrong way to brew coffee in our opinion. The most important thing to consider is freshness – how long has your coffee been sitting on the shelf before you bought it, is it single-origin coffee or blended, and was it roasted with as much passion as Banyan Coffee puts into their roast process to deliver the highest quality product at an affordable price? 

Banyan Coffee Roasting

If you own any of the three devices, head to the Banyan Coffee Store right now, and place an order to test the Battle of Coffee Brewing methods for yourself! Please stop by the Bradenton Farmer’s Market EVERY Saturday morning to try Banyan’s Bradenton Drip Coffee and Pour Over Coffee. Our mobile Bradenton Coffee Cart and team will be there to greet you!

Bradenton Coffee Cart