3 easy ways to brew coffee at home

3 easy ways to brew coffee at home

You do not need any fancy expensive machine to brew coffee at home.

You like your favorite cappuccino at the local coffee shop? Or like to occasionally sip on caramel iced latte, or you are more of an espresso person? Or a strong americano does the job for you?

A cup of Cappuccino at a cafe
A cup of Cappuccino at a cafe

In either of the case, you have to shell out some considerable amount of money to have your favorite cuppa joe. Not to mention, the task of ordering or going to the coffee shop amidst a busy schedule.

This makes almost every coffee lover think, how can I get a cafe level coffee at home? How can I save a ton of money every month, while not cutting down on my tasty caffeine dose? How can I brew a freshly roasted coffee ground at home and soak in all that cafe aroma. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through our favorite ways of brewing coffee at home.

Note : Each of the below methods will give you one cup of coffee. Multiply the coffee and water quantity if you want to brew for more than one cup.

Method 1 : The OG no equipment method to brew coffee at home (a.k.a Chhanni pour)


Yes. You need not buy any fancy equipment to make coffee at home. If you are a fan of black coffee/americano, this is for you.

A simpler strainer used to brew coffee at home
A simpler strainer used to brew coffee at home

Things needed?

  1. Coffee grounds (coarse)
  2. Hot Water (around 95 degrees, leave water for 30secs post boil)
  3. Small tea strainer (put a muslin cloth on top for better results)
  4. Glass/steel container

Brewing Technique ?

  1. Heat the water till boil and let it rest for 30 secs
  2. Add two teaspoons (12-14gms) of coffee grounds in the container
  3. Add a glass of hot water(~200ml) into the container and mix the contents well. Cover it with a lid (multiply the coffee and water ratio to get more coffee)
  4. After 4 minutes of brewing, strain the liquid with the help of a strainer(use muslin cloth on top, if handy)
  5. Your black coffee is ready. Add brown sugar/jaggery to balance the bitterness in coffee (if needed)

Method 2 : The French Press method


This is by far the most famous way to brew coffee at home. It required you have an apparatus. As this apparatus is easily available and inexpensive, this can be found in many home kitchens.

Things needed?

  1. Coffee grounds (coarse)
  2. Hot Water (around 95 degrees, leave water for 30secs post boil)
  3. French Press device (an example of a reliable and reasonably priced french press – Click here )

Brewing Technique ?

  1. Heat the water till boil and let it rest for 30 secs
  2. Add two teaspoons (12-14gms) of coffee grounds in the french press beaker
  3. Pour one cup of hot water(200ml) at once into the french press container with coffee grounds and close the lid
  4. After 5 mins, take a spoon and push down the floating wet coffee grounds with a spoon
  5. After 3-4 mins, gently press the filter and pour
  6. Your black coffee is ready. Add brown sugar/jaggery to balance the bitterness in coffee (if needed)
  7. Bonus! Empty the container and add some hot milk in the beaker. Press the plunger 15-20 times and you get a nice creamy and frothy milk to make cappuccino!

If you not clear about the recipe, do head over to Sir James’s video here.

Brew coffee at home using french press
French Press technique to brew coffee at home

Method 3 : Cold Brew Method


Yay! No equipment again! This is the newest kid on the block. Works brilliantly well with cold beverages. This is definitely the cheapest way to brew coffee at home.

Things needed?

  1. Coffee grounds (Too coarse)
  2. Water (regular room temperature clean water)
  3. A water bottle (preferably with a wider mouth)
  4. Small tea strainer (put a muslin cloth on top for better results)

Brewing Technique ?

  1. Mix two teaspoons of coffee grounds in one cup of room temperature water(200ml) and pour it into a water bottle. Close the cap
  2. Keep the bottle in refrigerator for 12 hours
  3. Strain the liquid with the help of a strainer(use muslin cloth on top)
  4. You should get 150ml of concentrate approximately. Add equal amount of chilled water to enjoy your cold brew
  5. Add a dash of lemon to spice things up. Be creative and cold brew compliments quite a few other ingredients like milk, honey, chocolate syrup, etc!
Cold Brew method to brew coffee at home
Cold Brew method to brew coffee at home

At PAHADEE, we strive to make all our offerings suitable for home consumption. Hence, most of offerings are suited for the above three methods. For the first two methods, our recommendation will be Hoysala Organics. For cold brew, our recommendation is Soldier’s Meadow Washed.

At last, you do need fancy machines to brew coffee at home. So, let the brewing begin!

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