Brewing Gourmet Coffee
There are a variety of different coffee brewing methods, and each has its own distinct affect on the final product.
The French Press brewing method is a great way to make premium gourmet coffee and not lose body. A French-Pressed coffee will generally have more body than coffee from a drip/filter machine, and thus more of the subtle flavors and aromas will be noticeable.
The Drip/Filter method removes many of the desirable flavor oils that are extracted during brewing, which would otherwise contribute to the coffee’s body. The drip/filter method does have its benefits, however, as many people do prefer waking up to the aroma of a pot of automatic drip/filter coffee fresh and ready to drink.
For detailed directions on how to make the very best cup of premium gourmet coffee see the Foolproof Guide to Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee.