How to Brew Coffee, Tea & Espresso
By Lindsey Goodwin, About.com Guide
How to Make Coffee
From making coffee effortlessly with drip coffee makers to using moka pots (a.k.a. "ibriks") for stovetop espresso, there are a wide range of tools and methods for brewing coffee.
- Ways to Make Coffee
- How to Cold Brew Coffee
- How to Drip Brew Coffee
- How to Brew Coffee in a French Press
- How to Make Percolator Coffee
- How to Make Espresso With an Espresso Machine
- How to Make Espresso Shots (Detailed Tutorial)
- How to Make Espresso With a Moka Pot
- Campfire Coffee Brewing
- How Not to Brew Coffee
How to Brew Tea
When brewed poorly, even a stellar tea tastes terrible. Here are the basics for brewing a great cup of tea at home.
- Five Easy Ways to Brew Whole-Leaf Tea
- Tea Brewing Temperatures
- Tea Brewing Times
- Before You Brew
- Tea Strainers
Roasting & Grinding Coffee
Grinding coffee at home makes an enormous difference in cup quality and freshness. If you want to go the extra mile, check out these tips on roasting coffee at home, too!
How to Ice Coffee / Tea
Iced coffee and iced tea are classic summertime beverages. Here's how to make iced or chilled coffee and tea at home.
Water for Coffee/Tea
A cup of coffee or tea is only as good as the water used to brew it. Learn to select great water and bring it to the correct temperature for brewing.
Cream, Sugar & More
Once you know how to brew coffee and tea, there are plenty of ways to mix up your cuppa with cream, sugar and more. Here are some of the top ways to add variety to your daily coffee or tea routine.
- Dairy & Dairy Alternatives
- Sweeteners for Coffee / Tea
- Sweeteners for Iced Drinks
- Artificial Sweeteners