Since I love coffee, I might as well devote a section of this page to it. So, this is how I make coffee:
I usually buy organic whole bean coffee from a local roasting house, Kaffeerösterei Hohsennen. I try to avoid ground coffee as much as possible since it tends to loose its taste pretty fast. The only exception to that rule is the flavoured coffees by the Icelandic Kaffitar.
If I'm out I basically accept any coffee preparation method, as a bad coffee is better than no coffee.1 I'm generally not that fond of espresso since I like drinking coffee and the pure act of drinking involves a certain amount of liquid. The amount of liquid used in a espresso is mostly negligible.
So, these are my preferred ways of coffee preparation:
Most of the coffees I drink at home is prepared using a Aeropress. It's easy to use, very easy to clean and produces a rich tasting coffee that's not very bitter. It's still bitter, buy hey, it's still coffee!
If I'm in need for a stronger, bitterer brew I usually use a moka pot. To me the main down side of moka pots was always, that you shouldn't put them on maximum heat on the stove unless you plan to burn the ground coffee before it comes in contact with water, resulting in a far from optimal taste.
But I also like the strong filter coffee you get in Nordic countries. To me probably the best combination is a cup of Icelandic filter coffee in the hot tub of a public geothermal bath.
- <p>Just to be clear: instant coffee is not coffee! <a href="#fnref1:1" rev="footnote" class="footnote-backref">↩</a></p>