We all understand just too well time and history change most things - even the way we brew coffee in our own houses.
Do you keep in mind back to when the only piece of equipment we needed to brew espresso was a percolator? My Mum had one that she utilized to place on the top of the range. As a kid I discovered it fascinating to enjoy the water heat until the pressure required it up a little tube and over a metal basket full of freshly ground beans.
Here in Australia, the Bushells brand of coffee was popular then and came in a glass vacuum sealed jar with the brand name engraved onto the glass. The quality of the cup of coffee it made was relatively regular by today's standards. I can tell you from previous experience that boiling water and after that running the liquid over premises more than once produces a brew that is far from ideal.
Thankfully for us … home coffee brewing methods and devices have certainly improved over the years.
Video: Sustainable and Nespresso-compatible Pods by Moving Beans.
By the 1970s the drip approach turned up on the market and changed our coffee drinking practices permanently. This was brewing simpleness at its best and soon took the domestic market by storm. Its main features were that it was affordable, fast to utilize and provided a significant enhancement in flavour against anything the range top percolator could produce.
Generally this design consisted of a plastic container that was lined with coffee filter paper which was then filled with ground beans. This was then set on top of a glass container in which water, that was almost boiling, was poured over the beans and left to leak through to the glass pot on the bottom. Still today I have a china single cup version of this model and find it handy and really quick to use with really little mess to clean up afterwards.
A bit in the future coffee bags showed up on the shelves of supermarkets here in Australia under brands like 'The House of Robert Timms' variety. Generally they are coffee bags and are made and used in precisely the same way as tea bags.
In the United States and other countries they have coffee pods. A similar idea to the coffee bag and can be found in various shapes and sizes-- you can have the choice of either double or single cup sizes of your preferred mix of ground beans.
The Coffee Pod was also developed to be utilized in coffee making makers where water temperature level is always near 200F (93C). Coffee pods are either cone or flat in design and made of porous type paper which holds a measure of ground beans.
So why not step outdoors your normal routine and be a little daring. In this day and age there are actually lots of different approaches of brewing coffee simply awaiting you to try.
We at coffee company Moving Beans are an entreprise that has provided compostable Nespresso capsules for numerous years, with much more info under Moving Beans. In addition go through a pertinent article on coffee pods. We were the first to sell truly compostable coffee capsules.