The filter/drip brewing method is very popular among millions of coffee consumers. It is either brewed at home or in the food & beverage industry, as it simple, efficient and creates a great cup of coffee.
The method was first invented in the 19th century in France. Back then the most consumed drinks were beer and wine, being a safer alternative to water, and it is safe to say that filter coffee soon replaced the two. Ground coffee would be placed in a two-chambered pot and then hot water poured over it, which then allowed them to brew and create the first dripping method.
Amalie Auguste Melitta Bentz, a German woman was the first to come up with a cleaner brewing method by inventing the paper filters. After a few tried, she realized the cone-shape provides the best results, which is the shape that we use to this day.
As opposed to an espresso for example that has a quicker extraction using the machine's high pressure, the filter takes longer to brew the coffee, but results in a longer, refined cup of coffee. The taste differs and if you are looking to enjoy your cup while benefiting from the taste, the filter brew is most definitely for you. The espresso on the other hand gives you a kick of caffeine, however if drank black, it also comes with the bitterness from the crema. With that being said, if you drink your coffee white, both methods should do the trick for you.
If you are ever in doubt, feel free to click this link for a recommendation for filter and a recommendation for espresso beans. If you buy it already ground, please feel free to choose the preferred option from the drop-down menu. Also, feel free to get in touch as we are always happy to help you find your next favourite coffee.