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If you're a coffee lover, you're always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to brew your favorite beverage. Whether you're a fan of pour-over or a good French press, there's no shortage of gear and accessories to help you perfect your brew. But what exactly is immersion coffee?
Immersion coffee is a brewing method where coffee grounds are steeped in hot water for an extended period. While pour-over is a popular method for achieving a clean, bright cup of coffee, immersion coffee is known for producing a fuller, richer flavor.
To brew immersion coffee, you can use a variety of techniques and methods. One popular option is the French press, which uses a plunger to separate the grounds from the brewed coffee to brew a smooth, flavorful cup. To get a great cup of immersion coffee, you’ve got to have gear that lets your grinds and water mingle for a little while.
One benefit of immersion coffee gear is that it’s often more portable than pour-over gear, making it a great option for camping trips or on-the-go brewing.
One important factor to consider when brewing immersion coffee is the type of filter you're using. Some immersion coffee gear, such as the classic French press, use a metal filter that allows more oils and sediment to pass through, resulting in a richer, fuller-bodied cup. Other methods, including the AeroPress, use paper filters to produce a cleaner, smoother cup. Whichever immersion filtration option you choose comes down to your personal preference.