Chemex, Karlsbader pot or AeroPress? How do the many coffee makers compare? We’ll help you find the right filter for you. We have compared these 6 coffee makers with each other:
- Hand filter
- Hario Syphon
- French Press
- Bayreuther/Karlsbader pot
What is the difference between "Pour Over" and "Full Immersion"?
The clearer the coffee flavor, the more distinct the aroma becomes. This is often the case with drip methods. On the other hand, if the body of a coffee is more pronounced, it is usually prepared using the full immersion principle and/or the sieve is not made of paper (but of metal or porcelain), so that more oils and sediments pass into the beverage.
In the „pour over“ method, the water is poured onto the coffee grounds so that the coffee slowly extracts and drips into the cup. The coffee makers used for this are also called drippers. They often use a paper filter that retains fats and sediment, so a clear coffee is brewed that brings out subtle flavors particularly well.
In contrast, coffees are brewed according to the „full immersion“ principle. Here, the ground coffee is completely mixed with the water before being separated by a filter after a certain „brewing time“. Due to the complete mixing of the coffee in the water, coffee brewed in this way tastes fuller-bodied and stronger.
in New York due to its wonderful design, you can prepare wonderfully clear and aromatic coffee.
- Grinding: The grind should be slightly coarse. The structure of the ground coffee should resemble grains of sand.
- Taste: Due to the thick Chemex paper filter, which retains most of the coffee oils and sediments, it produces a very clear, aromatic coffee.
- Pros: A beauty in glass. Also, coffee maker and serving pot in one.
- Cons: Without the accompanying glass lid, the coffee cools quickly.
Hand filter / Hario v60
The classic v60 hand filter from the Japanese company Hario proves that no fancy gadgets are needed for the perfect cup of coffee. Quite modestly, the v60 is made of high-quality porcelain, which is very popular and suitable for coffee preparation, especially due to its tasteless property.
- Grind: The grind should have a medium grind and resemble the structure of fine grains of sand.
- Taste: Very aromatic, strong coffee. The perfect hand filter for light roasts and fruity coffees.
- Pros: Due to the steep angle of inclination and the large outflow opening of the filter, the coffee flow does not jam. Extraction can be perfectly controlled by the infusion speed.
- Cons: Consistent extraction requires a little practice and a steady hand.
With the AeroPress, you have all the parameters of coffee preparation in your own hands: you can determine grind, coffee quantity, brewing temperature and time yourself and always find new flavor profiles.
- Grinding: The grind should be fine and resemble the structure of table salt.
- Taste: The AeroPress brings out all the aromas of a coffee more intensively than almost any other brewing method. Especially fruity coffees, can develop their full flavor this way.
- Pros: Easy and quick preparation, robust and inexpensive: the AeroPress is the perfect travel companion.
- Cons: Only one cup can be prepared at a time.
Hario Technica Coffee-Syphon
Preparation in a siphon was developed and perfected over 160 years ago in Germany and France. Aroma, fragrance, movement, warmth, dynamism: preparing coffee using a siphon is a feast for the senses.
- Grind: The grind should be medium and resemble the texture of fine grains of sand.
- Taste: The Syphon combines the principle of full immersion with the filtering technique. Through this, the coffee has a strong body and at the same time an unmistakable clarity.
- Pros: A real eye-catcher and with many possibilities for experimentation: Every parameter of the brewing process can be precisely determined.
- Cons: Elaborate preparation and cleaning. In addition, the reproducibility with the syphon is very difficult.The French Press has been a classic in form and function for years.
Grind: The grind should be coarse and resemble the consistency of cane sugar.
Taste: Coffee from the French Press or sieve stamp pot is characterized by a lot of body. This is because, unlike a paper filter, the metal sieve does not filter out the fats and oils contained in the coffee during preparation. Thus, the coffee has more fullness in terms of taste. On the other hand, the aroma is somewhat obscured.
Pros: The French Press is very easy to use, does not require additional paper filters and is easy to clean.
Cons: It is not possible to prepare only one cup of coffee.
The French Press has been a classic in form and function for years.
- Grind: The grind should be coarse and resemble the consistency of cane sugar.
- Taste: Coffee from the French Press or sieve stamp pot is characterized by a lot of body. This is because, unlike a paper filter, the metal sieve does not filter out the fats and oils contained in the coffee during preparation. Thus, the coffee has more fullness in terms of taste. On the other hand, the aroma is somewhat obscured.
- Pros: The French Press is very easy to use, does not require additional paper filters and is easy to clean.
- Cons: It is not possible to prepare only one cup of coffee.