The stovetop is one of earliest methods of brewing coffee and it's authenticity really adds to the experience of home coffee brewing. That said, the stovetop isn't known for being the easiest of methods nor the one the provides the most consistency. Perfect for making espresso coffee, the coffee produced by a stovetop is almost always very strong and quite bitter; the latter characteristic is fundamentally due to the extreme heat which you apply to the coffee. One benefit, though, is that due to the coffee to water ratio required, brew time is quite fast. For further information, discover our trusted instructions and tips for the stovetop coffee brew method.