This brewing method has been used at home for many years although new brewing methods have become increasingly popular in recent years in particular tnhe brewing of espresso coffees.

In this brewing method a filter (either paper or metal screen) is placed in a (usually) plastic cone-shaped holder and filled with coffee and hot water drips through.  The Electric Drip Filter machine heats the water and drips it through the coffee automatically as apposed to manually used in the V60 and Chemex brewing methods which are detailed on seperate pages.

This is a very satisfying way of brewing as it produces a clear, flavoursome cup of coffee with the minimum of oils and sediment but there are two major things to watch out for.  Firstlt the paper filters can leave a paper taste on the coffee. It is best, therefore, to use filters made from unbleached paper or pur hot water through the filter initially to take away the paper taste.  Secondly Electric Drip Filter makers usually have a warmer to keep the coffee from getting cold. If the coffee is left on the warmer for too long it will ruin the coffee and make it taste harsh and bitter. It's therefore best to turn the maker off right after the coffee is brewed. This will ensure a fine, clean tasting cup.

If ordering pre-ground coffee, you will require Filter Grind.