Words by Mara Karniella Sugue
Photos by Meghan Sevilla
Last October 6, Figures of Beans hosted their first Brew Your Cup session at the K&L Café in Quezon City. This event focused on the different ways to brew your own coffee.
As a college student, coffee is essential to keep me awake and functioning throughout the entire day. To be honest, I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have coffee by my side.
In this event, I learned the ways to brew my own coffee which I believe would help me with my future coffee needs. The hour-long session was divided into four stations, each featuring a different method of brewing your coffee. For each station, you’ll get to learn more and experience firsthand about the types of brewing techniques.
The first station is the French Press station. Using a French Press isn’t as complicated as it seems. All you have to do is pour coarse coffee grounds and some water into the French Press. Make sure all the coffee grounds are covered with water and wait for it to brew for four minutes. After that’s done, just gently press it down and you’re good to go!
Second, we had the Pour Over station. This method provides the coffee with a clean finish than the others. With the help of some hot water, coffee filters, and a weighing scale, you’re well on your way to achieve this hipster way of brewing coffee.
If you think having to wait for your French Press coffee to brew is long enough, wait until you try the Cold Brew method. This method requires you to wait for your coffee to brew for over 16-24 hours. But if you’re quite the coffee lover, this method is very helpful since it has the longest shelf life and you can make as much as you want in just one go.
Lastly, we have the good old espresso machine. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve surely already tried this kind of brew. With the help of the espresso machine, you’ll be having your coffee ASAP. I even tried making my own latte during the event!
There is more behind each process of brewing. So if you want to learn more, Figures of Beans will be holding more of their Brew Your Cup event, so don’t forget to follow them online to stay updated with the latest news!
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