Other Coffee-Making Methods

The French press and cold brew processes were compared to the pod-style coffee method. Although a French press does not require much energy to make, it does use quite a bit of hot water just to warm up the beaker that then goes to waste [1]. The problem we see with the French press is that it isn’t nearly as convenient for users as a K-Cups. Cold Brew coffee also saves energy by not using heated water but uses a lot of energy by sitting in a refrigerator for 12 hours. [2]


How To Make French Press Coffee


Cold Brew Process Steps

[1] Alex Azoury Home Grounds, et al. “How To Use A French Press (and How NOT to).” Home Grounds, 1 Oct. 2020, www.homegrounds.co/how-to-use-a-french-press/.

[2] Dorian, et al. “How to Make Cold Brew Coffee and A Few Ways You Can Use It In Recipes.” How To Brew Coffee, 29 Apr. 2019, www.brew-coffee.ca/coffee-preparation-methods/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee-and-a-few-ways-you-can-use-it-in-recipes/.