Every coffee lover has a preferred way to brew their coffee. These days, the easier and more convenient it is to make your cuppa, the better! Recently, the introduction of the brew spoon and brew stick has divided the coffee community, with either side arguing that one is better than the other. To settle the argument, we have identified the pros and cons of each.
What is a brew spoon?
A brew spoon, is essentially a spoon made from 100% safe, food-grade polypropylene (plastic) and 150 micron 304L stainless steel. Manufactured locally, the BrewSpoon was founded in the Free State and has been internationally recognized for its innovation and overall ease of use. The spoon contains a built-in compartment to store ground coffee. Once the ground coffee has been added, the spoon can be placed directly into a cup, along with boiling water, to allow the coffee to steep, until you have the perfect brew.
What are the pros of a brew spoon?
- The brew spoon is extremely convenient to use, a cup of coffee only takes 3 minutes to be brewed.
- It is safe to use
- Ideal for travelling
- Easy to clean
- Can be re-used repeatedly
What are the cons of a brew spoon?
- The brew spoon can only store enough ground coffee to make a single cup of coffee
- Only fine ground coffee can be used
- Might not last very long since it is made from plastic
What is a brew stick?
The Brew It Stick is not very different to the brew spoon. However, its distinct stick shape makes it unique and more simple to use. To use it, one simply has to place coffee grounds in the drip pot which is then covered and ready to infuse! The Brew it stick is not to be confused with a brew stick – used to agitate grounds during the brew process for better tasting coffee or work as a long-form stir stick.
What are the pros of a Brew It Stick?
- No mess
- Simple to use
- Available in different colours
What are the cons of a Brew It Stick?
- Any ground coffee can be used
- Water gets into coffee pot because it does not seal completely
The core function of the brew stick and brew spoon are the same in that it is an affordable way to make coffee. The major difference between the two is that the brew stick is manufactured in the UK and the brew spoon is manufactured in South Africa. The brew spoon is also more durable than the brew stick so it will last for much longer than the brew stick.
Have you tried the BrewSpoon or Brew It Stick? Let us know in the comments.