Most people can hardly imagine brewing coffee without a machine. Unfortunately, this is especially true when it’s been someone’s method of choice for years.
But non-electric brewing methods and devices have been around for centuries. Additionally, many are still popular today when it comes to hashtags on social media.
As of Monday, November 7th, there were over 251,000 searches for “how to make coffee without a machine” on TikTok.
Coffee kettles and pressure chamber hashtags have garnered millions of views and comments from TikTok enthusiasts who are already brewing or wanting to make coffee without a machine.
So here are five ways to brew coffee at home without using a coffee machine.
Coffee Methods Not Using Machine:
Among the most recent manual coffee maker inventions is the AeroPress. It came out in the early 21st century. Retired engineering instructor Alan Adler, who also founded Aerobie Inc. – a sports toy firm, developed the design.
Additionally, Adler launched AeroPress in 2005. It is a cylindrical coffee maker with a chamber, an airtight plunger, and a filter.
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German businessman Melitta Bentz developed the pour-over coffee method in 1908, as per Coffee Beans Delivered.
Melitta, a brand named after Bentz, is still selling manual pour-over brewers and paper filters. It is so that coffee drinkers can make a cup without an electric machine.
The cold brew method is thought to have begun in Kyoto, Japan, in the 1600s. Dutch traders presented cold cups of coffee as a means to brew without the risk of fire, said Timeline.com – a historical news site.
This brewing method is heat-free and has allegedly been carried out in different parts of the world for hundreds of years.
One specific kind of stovetop kettle is a moka pot. It is designed to brew coffee. In 1933, Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti released the Moka Express, said Bialetti’s kitchen brand.
According to the brand, the legendary octagonal metal pots merely need ground coffee beans, water, a source of heat, and a pressure setting to complete the coffee process.
Over 112.3 million TikTok users watched coffee videos under the #mokapot.
“I’ve used my espresso maker a few times, and I will say it takes a few mistakes to make a perfect cup of coffee,” said Sheila Aram-Salahbin. Aram-Salahbin found Moka pot resources online.
“[But] it’s a quality piece that gives your home an extra bit extravagance. And no, I feel like a barista with this stovetop espresso maker.”
Another nonelectric coffee-brewing method is the French press. In addition, it is also known as a cafetière or coffee plunger.
French inventors Mayer and Delforge first patented the device in the 19th century. France’s Marcel-Pierre Paquet dit Jolbert and America’s Attilio Calimani developed a more evolved design in 1924 and 1929, respectively.
French presses are generally cylindrical coffee pots. It is made with fine mesh plungers used to push down coffee grounds during the brewing process (hot water) or steeping process (cold or room temperature water).
Furthermore, the French press is a famous manual coffee maker on TikTok, with over 106.8 million views.
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