Drip Filter Coffee Methods

Drip filter coffee takes longer to brew than espresso; there are several different styles to choose from, and each has its own unique flavor.

One coffee, many methods

“What I love about drip filter coffee is the lo-fi nature of it. You don’t need fancy equipment, it can be relatively low cost, and it’s approachable and accessible for everyone. It’s a gateway to drinking specialty coffee for people from all cultures.”

Dan Yee, Artificer Coffee, Surry Hills, Sydney. Australia.

Take the plunge

Your drip filter coffee is only going to be as good as the ingredients you put in – so make sure you use fresh specialty coffee and filtered water every single time.

The next thing to do is choose a brewing method. There are many available, from full immersion brewers like the French press or cafetière to pour over drippers, cold brew, and cold drip. Each offers a number of variables to produce a unique but ultimately delicious cup of coffee – these include brew ratio, basket type, filter shape, extraction time, and temperature.

In this video, you’ll learn about the many different drip filter brewing methods available, and how you can use each to extract those delicious tastes and aromas into your cup.


Ground coffee in a filter bag.
Pouring coffee into a mug.

filter coffee methods