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How should you brew your coffee?

So you want to level up your at-home coffee game but not sure which way to perk? As much as you love hitting the corner coffee shop a few times a day, it’s time to dial down the expense and dial up flavor. Besides, there’s no place like home to curl up with your favorite cuppa Joe! Take this quick quiz to figure out which Java brewing set-up will suit you best.

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    Which sexy, coffee peddling icon is your cuppa Joe...?
    • A.
      George Clooney. smooth and hot!
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
    • B.
      Sofia Vergara. sexy and well dressed!
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • C.
      Juan Valdez. Well, he’s not real but he is sexy!
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
  • 2.
    On a scale from 1-10, How much do you love coffee?
    • A.
      11… it’s practically my religion.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • B.
      5… I enjoy a few cups in the morning but I could learn more about brewing a perfect cup.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • C.
      8… I’ve been exploring different beans to see what I like.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • D.
      3… I like coffee occasionally.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
  • 3.
    What’s your favorite place to go out for a hot beverage?
    • A.
      I love Starbucks. They just nail my order every time.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • B.
      There’s a cute little deli in my neighborhood, I like to support local!
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
    • C.
      Sssshhhh, 🤐 McDonalds has decent budget friendly coffee I can take away.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
    • D.
      Have you heard of Third Wave Coffee? Nothing but the best!
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
  • 4.
    What’s your biggest why for making amazing coffee at home?
    • A.
      Budget! I’m looking for ways to save some money.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • B.
      I really appreciate a leisurely morning at home in my jammies.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • C.
      I’m getting kinda picky and want to nail down an amazing home brew.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
    • D.
      I work from home now so I don’t have the office coffee selection.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
  • 5.
    What’s your favorite part of choosing coffee beans?
    • A.
      I love finding Ethically grown, fair trade choices and it’s a bonus if I end up loving it!
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • B.
      It’s fun to learn about the different varieties and how roasting changes the flavor.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • C.
      I love it when my favorite brand goes on sale.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • D.
      I like to chat up my local barista for their recommendations.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over., Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine., Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
  • 6.
    How do you take your coffee?
    • A.
      Loaded please... I like a party in my cup!
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
    • B.
      I like it black. ☕
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • C.
      I love a latte or cappuccino.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • D.
      Bulletproof is my new jam… a little butter and blend it up!
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
  • 7.
    What confuses you most about making good coffee at home?
    • A.
      I can’t decide which brewing hardware I need?
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • B.
      I’m not sure which kind of beans are best for my tastes?
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
    • C.
      I don’t want to overcomplicate things.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • D.
      Everyone in my family has slightly different tastes.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
  • 8.
    How deep do you want to go on your java journey?
    • A.
      I’m a bit of a nerd and love to get super technical, bring on the detailed research!
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • B.
      I’d like to have amazing coffee, every time, at the press of a button.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
    • C.
      I’d like to make a great cup without spending too much more on apparatus.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
    • D.
      I’m ready for a change… tell me what I need to buy!
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
  • 9.
    Which hashtag best sums up your coffee philosophy?
    • A.
      #bottomlesspot
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • B.
      #strongandblack
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
    • C.
      #bulletproof
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)
    • D.
      #readmymindcoffeegods
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
  • 10.
     What kind of morning person are you?
    • A.
      I like a leisurely morning where I can catch up on the news and sip a hot bevvie.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! )
    • B.
      I hit the deck running early every day.
      (Correlates to: Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.)
    • C.
      It depends on the day…
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.)
    • D.
      I’m a planner so I start the day off making a list of to-dos.
      (Correlates to: Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.)

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a pour-over.
    You’re a take-it-slow kind of person in the morning and you like to keep your coffee routine basic and simple. It gives you satisfaction to follow the same wake up ritual while you anticipate that rich aroma and first creamy sip.Boil the kettle, blitz those beans and measure them out into an unbleached paper filter in your drip cone of choice. Now, slowly let the boiling water and grinds work their alchemy.Making pour over coffee is all about patiently adding small amounts of hot water so the carbon dioxide bubbles off-gas and the coffee blooms and gifts you a rich layer of crema.All coffee making methods involve three basic phases: wetting, dissolution, and diffusion.Wetting: It’s favorable to add hot, but not boiling, water in little bursts rather than one steady stream to extract the fullness from the beans. Adding all the hot water at once results in a slightly higher temp and less rounded out extraction of flavor. It’s a bit like sauteeing veggies on high versus medium temp, sure they’ll cook faster but they might burn and not taste as good. Patience rewards you with great flavor!Dissolution: This step is where the yumminess is dissolved from the complex blend of organic substances in the beans. It’s important to follow a tried and true method so you only dissolve the parts you want and leave behind the bitterness and unpleasant parts.Diffusion: this is the part where all that black gold goodness gets washed through the grounds and into your cup.Would you love to have your morning coffee ritual dialed-in to a perfectly consistent cup?Have you been feeling like you just know you could improve your daily coffee experience without leaving home? Ready to buy some new toys and figure out the best roast for your tastes?Do you dream of a simple daily cup all wrapped up in a curated monthly delivery to your doorstep?Look no further, we’ve got you covered…Check out our full selection of imported coffee making rigs and accessories.“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.”Howard SchultzThe connoisseur behind the coffee!Delish Coffee Co.Hey there! I’m Catherine Smith and I’m so excited to share with you my 20 plus years of coffee passion. Delish Coffee Co. started in 1998 as a little side business has now grown to serve coffee lovers in 15 countries! After traveling around Central and South America in my twenties I became obsessed with the art and science of coffee. I worked in all aspects of the industry so I could learn about growing, processing, roasting, and marketing the magic bean. With a focus on small batch production I realized that I love teaching people everything they need to know to brew a perfect cup everyday, in the comfort of their own home!All our products are organic and fair trade, which means they are good for the environment and the farmers, who devote their lives to growing the best beans possible.Member of “International Women’s Coffee Alliance”, read about how women are cracking into a typically male dominated field and changing the coffee landscape.Ways to get the most out of your coffee beans.1. Get a good grinder...A great cup of Joe starts with the freshest roast and the right grind for the job. The type of beans you get and how you grind them depends on the way you’ve decided to brew. With all the choices and technology it’s hard to know which direction to go in. We’ve simplified thousands of coffee drinker’s lives by doing the research for them.No need to get stressed about all the options… Here’s a blog post about the best grinder for your budget and brew set-up.2. Keep it fresh...Is it just me or does beautiful storage for your home make you smile!? The thing is, good coffee storage containers aren’t created equal and freshness is the name of the game. Choose from our collection of handmade ceramic storage containers that hold exactly 1 pound of beans. Each includes a teak Tablespoon to measure the perfect amount with every scoop. Investing in the right storage will ensure your beans stay fresh until the last scoop.3. Toys of the trade...From gooseneck pour-over kettles and thermoses to weigh scales and timers we source the best coffee gadgets. Looking for a gift for your favorite coffee nerd? Our shops have everything you thought you needed and a bunch you’ve never heard of!Bonus Tip: Click here for exclusive offers to our online shop. Choose from customizable subscription boxes, products, and features about our fair trade coffee farmers around the globe.Learn more about our business from featured articles in “The Black Cup magazine”, and on the “Voltage Podcast”.Stay plugged in!Get insider news on Instagram and YouTube. Transparency is one of our pillars of ethical business. We go live every Tuesday with farmers, producers, and baristas from around the globe.Now, go check your inbox for deep discounts on your first purchases and all the news you need to uplevel your at-home coffee game!“To me, the smell of fresh–made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”Hugh JackmanSaluti,☕ Delish Coffee Co. ~ bring us home! ☕
  • 2.
    Your best at-home coffee brewing option is a stove top moka pot.
    You like your coffee espresso style… strong and traditional. You want to sip that black magic without leaving home or spending a fortune on a fancy espresso machine!Look no further, a moka pot is your new sidekick.A moka pot is a percolator, which means it passes pressurized steam through ground coffee that sits in a metal filter (and bonus, you still get that tell-tale espresso sound signaling your senses that your coffee is ready!)Originally invented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 it has stood the test of time and become an iconic symbol of European coffee culture.Your moka pot is easy and light to pack for traveling so no matter where you are in the world, if you have a hotplate, you can enjoy the exact cup of coffee you love at home. It’s as simple as choosing a pot size based on how many cups you’d like at a time, load the grounds and get perking!All coffee making methods involve three basic phases: wetting, dissolution, and diffusion.Wetting: It’s favorable to add hot, but not boiling, water in little bursts rather than one steady stream to extract the fullness from the beans. Adding all the hot water at once results in a slightly higher temp and less rounded out extraction of flavor. It’s a bit like sauteeing veggies on high versus medium temp, sure they’ll cook faster but they might burn and not taste as good. Patience rewards you with great flavor!Dissolution: This step is where the yumminess is dissolved from the complex blend of organic substances in the beans. It’s important to follow a tried and true method so you only dissolve the parts you want and leave behind the bitterness and unpleasant parts.Diffusion: this is the part where all that black gold goodness gets washed through the grounds and into your cup.Would you love to have your morning coffee ritual dialed-in to a perfectly consistent cup?Have you been feeling like you just know you could improve your daily coffee experience without leaving home? Ready to buy some new toys and figure out the best roast for your tastes?Do you dream of a simple daily cup all wrapped up in a curated monthly delivery to your doorstep?Look no further, we’ve got you covered…Check out our full selection of imported coffee making rigs and accessories.“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.”Howard SchultzThe connoisseur behind the coffee!Delish Coffee Co.Hey there! I’m Catherine Smith and I’m so excited to share with you my 20 plus years of coffee passion. Delish Coffee Co. started in 1998 as a little side business has now grown to serve coffee lovers in 15 countries! After traveling around Central and South America in my twenties I became obsessed with the art and science of coffee. I worked in all aspects of the industry so I could learn about growing, processing, roasting, and marketing the magic bean. With a focus on small batch production I realized that I love teaching people everything they need to know to brew a perfect cup everyday, in the comfort of their own home!All our products are organic and fair trade, which means they are good for the environment and the farmers, who devote their lives to growing the best beans possible.Member of “International Women’s Coffee Alliance”, read about how women are cracking into a typically male dominated field and changing the coffee landscape.Ways to get the most out of your coffee beans. 1. Get a good grinder...A great cup of Joe starts with the freshest roast and the right grind for the job. The type of beans you get and how you grind them depends on the way you’ve decided to brew. With all the choices and technology it’s hard to know which direction to go in. We’ve simplified thousands of coffee drinker’s lives by doing the research for them.No need to get stressed about all the options… Here’s a blog post about the best grinder for your budget and brew set-up.2. Keep it fresh...Is it just me or does beautiful storage for your home make you smile!? The thing is, good coffee storage containers aren’t created equal and freshness is the name of the game. Choose from our collection of handmade ceramic storage containers that hold exactly 1 pound of beans. Each includes a teak Tablespoon to measure the perfect amount with every scoop. Investing in the right storage will ensure your beans stay fresh until the last scoop.3. Toys of the trade...From gooseneck pour-over kettles and thermoses to weigh scales and timers we source the best coffee gadgets. Looking for a gift for your favorite coffee nerd? Our shops have everything you thought you needed and a bunch you’ve never heard of!Bonus Tip: Click here for exclusive offers to our online shop. Choose from customizable subscription boxes, products, and features about our fair trade coffee farmers around the globe.Learn more about our business from featured articles in “The Black Cup magazine”, and on the “Voltage Podcast”.Stay plugged in!Get insider news on Instagram and YouTube. Transparency is one of our pillars of ethical business. We go live every Tuesday with farmers, producers, and baristas from around the globe.Now, go check your inbox for deep discounts on your first purchases and all the news you need to uplevel your at-home coffee game!“To me, the smell of fresh–made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”Hugh JackmanSaluti,☕ Delish Coffee Co. ~ bring us home! ☕
  • 3.
    Your best at home coffee brewing option is a single-serve machine.
    You’re on the fly and in the flow and you love a yummy cup of joe to take away with minimal fuss. You’re happy to let the experts create the perfect blend for you in single servings but you defs don’t want to sacrifice flavor or quality.Single serve machines have become all the rage for even the snobbiest of busy coffee lovers and with lots of eco-friendly pod options you don’t have to worry about compromising your ethics. The likes of George Clooney and Sofia Vergara are endorsing them so don’t worry, you’re in great company!All coffee making methods involve three basic phases: wetting, dissolution, and diffusion.Wetting: It’s favorable to add hot, but not boiling, water in little bursts rather than one steady stream to extract the fullness from the beans. Adding all the hot water at once results in a slightly higher temp and less rounded out extraction of flavor. It’s a bit like sauteeing veggies on high versus medium temp, sure they’ll cook faster but they might burn and not taste as good. Patience rewards you with great flavor!Dissolution: This step is where the yumminess is dissolved from the complex blend of organic substances in the beans. It’s important to follow a tried and true method so you only dissolve the parts you want and leave behind the bitterness and unpleasant parts.Diffusion: this is the part where all that black gold goodness gets washed through the grounds and into your cup.Would you love to have your morning coffee ritual dialed-in to a perfectly consistent cup?Have you been feeling like you just know you could improve your daily coffee experience without leaving home? Ready to buy some new toys and figure out the best roast for your tastes?Do you dream of a simple daily cup all wrapped up in a curated monthly delivery to your doorstep?Look no further, we’ve got you covered…Check out our full selection of imported coffee making rigs and accessories.“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.”Howard SchultzThe connoisseur behind the coffee!Delish Coffee Co.Hey there! I’m Catherine Smith and I’m so excited to share with you my 20 plus years of coffee passion. Delish Coffee Co. started in 1998 as a little side business has now grown to serve coffee lovers in 15 countries! After traveling around Central and South America in my twenties I became obsessed with the art and science of coffee. I worked in all aspects of the industry so I could learn about growing, processing, roasting, and marketing the magic bean. With a focus on small batch production I realized that I love teaching people everything they need to know to brew a perfect cup everyday, in the comfort of their own home!All our products are organic and fair trade, which means they are good for the environment and the farmers, who devote their lives to growing the best beans possible.Member of “International Women’s Coffee Alliance”, read about how women are cracking into a typically male dominated field and changing the coffee landscape.Ways to get the most out of your coffee beans.1. Get a good grinder...A great cup of Joe starts with the freshest roast and the right grind for the job. The type of beans you get and how you grind them depends on the way you’ve decided to brew. With all the choices and technology it’s hard to know which direction to go in. We’ve simplified thousands of coffee drinker’s lives by doing the research for them.No need to get stressed about all the options… Here’s a blog post about the best grinder for your budget and brew set-up.2. Keep it fresh...Is it just me or does beautiful storage for your home make you smile!? The thing is, good coffee storage containers aren’t created equal and freshness is the name of the game. Choose from our collection of handmade ceramic storage containers that hold exactly 1 pound of beans. Each includes a teak Tablespoon to measure the perfect amount with every scoop. Investing in the right storage will ensure your beans stay fresh until the last scoop.3. Toys of the trade...From gooseneck pour-over kettles and thermoses to weigh scales and timers we source the best coffee gadgets. Looking for a gift for your favorite coffee nerd? Our shops have everything you thought you needed and a bunch you’ve never heard of! Bonus Tip: Click here for exclusive offers to our online shop. Choose from customizable subscription boxes, products, and features about our fair trade coffee farmers around the globe.Learn more about our business from featured articles in “The Black Cup magazine”, and on the “Voltage Podcast”.Stay plugged in!Get insider news on Instagram and YouTube. Transparency is one of our pillars of ethical business. We go live every Tuesday with farmers, producers, and baristas from around the globe.Now, go check your inbox for deep discounts on your first purchases and all the news you need to uplevel your at-home coffee game!“To me, the smell of fresh–made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”Hugh JackmanSaluti,☕ Delish Coffee Co. ~ bring us home! ☕
  • 4.
    Your best at home coffee brewing option is a french press! 
    You love to sip a few cups with the morning news and you prefer your coffee full bodied and slightly unfiltered! You pride yourself on being a purest, a job worth doing is worth doing right, RIGHT!?Much of your coffee bean’s flavor comes from the oils and particulates. You don’t want any of that goodness to be wasted by using paper filters that soak them up. Many aficionados prefer a French press for the very reason that it leaves oils and tiny bits of grounds that maximize flavor in your morning Joe.Also known as the plunger pot, melior, coffee machine piston, and press pot was invented in France in the mid-1800s.French press coffee is best made with coarsely ground beans freshly done in a burr mill. A burr mill is the preferred gadget because it grinds your beans uniformly instead of cutting them randomly as a blade grinder does.All coffee making methods involve three basic phases: wetting, dissolution, and diffusion.Wetting: It’s favorable to add hot, but not boiling, water in little bursts rather than one steady stream to extract the fullness from the beans. Adding all the hot water at once results in a slightly higher temp and less rounded out extraction of flavor. It’s a bit like sauteeing veggies on high versus medium temp, sure they’ll cook faster but they might burn and not taste as good. Patience rewards you with great flavor!Dissolution: This step is where the yumminess is dissolved from the complex blend of organic substances in the beans. It’s important to follow a tried and true method so you only dissolve the parts you want and leave behind the bitterness and unpleasant parts.Diffusion: this is the part where all that black gold goodness gets washed through the grounds and into your cup.Would you love to have your morning coffee ritual dialed-in to a perfectly consistent cup?Have you been feeling like you just know you could improve your daily coffee experience without leaving home? Ready to buy some new toys and figure out the best roast for your tastes?Do you dream of a simple daily cup all wrapped up in a curated monthly delivery to your doorstep?Look no further, we’ve got you covered…Check out our full selection of imported coffee making rigs and accessories.“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.”Howard SchultzThe connoisseur behind the coffee!Delish Coffee Co.Hey there! I’m Catherine Smith and I’m so excited to share with you my 20 plus years of coffee passion. Delish Coffee Co. started in 1998 as a little side business has now grown to serve coffee lovers in 15 countries! After traveling around Central and South America in my twenties I became obsessed with the art and science of coffee. I worked in all aspects of the industry so I could learn about growing, processing, roasting, and marketing the magic bean. With a focus on small batch production I realized that I love teaching people everything they need to know to brew a perfect cup everyday, in the comfort of their own home!All our products are organic and fair trade, which means they are good for the environment and the farmers, who devote their lives to growing the best beans possible.Member of “International Women’s Coffee Alliance”, read about how women are cracking into a typically male dominated field and changing the coffee landscape.Ways to get the most out of your coffee beans. 1. Get a good grinder...A great cup of Joe starts with the freshest roast and the right grind for the job. The type of beans you get and how you grind them depends on the way you’ve decided to brew. With all the choices and technology it’s hard to know which direction to go in. We’ve simplified thousands of coffee drinker’s lives by doing the research for them.No need to get stressed about all the options… Here’s a blog post about the best grinder for your budget and brew set-up.2. Keep it fresh...Is it just me or does beautiful storage for your home make you smile!? The thing is, good coffee storage containers aren’t created equal and freshness is the name of the game. Choose from our collection of handmade ceramic storage containers that hold exactly 1 pound of beans. Each includes a teak Tablespoon to measure the perfect amount with every scoop. Investing in the right storage will ensure your beans stay fresh until the last scoop. 3. Toys of the trade...From gooseneck pour-over kettles and thermoses to weigh scales and timers we source the best coffee gadgets. Looking for a gift for your favorite coffee nerd? Our shops have everything you thought you needed and a bunch you’ve never heard of!Bonus Tip: Click here for exclusive offers to our online shop. Choose from customizable subscription boxes, products, and features about our fair trade coffee farmers around the globe.Learn more about our business from featured articles in “The Black Cup magazine”, and on the “Voltage Podcast”.Stay plugged in!Get insider news on Instagram and YouTube. Transparency is one of our pillars of ethical business. We go live every Tuesday with farmers, producers, and baristas from around the globe.Now, go check your inbox for deep discounts on your first purchases and all the news you need to uplevel your at-home coffee game!“To me, the smell of fresh–made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”Hugh JackmanSaluti,☕ Delish Coffee Co. ~ bring us home! ☕