Ignore the people who suggest that coffee powder or instant coffee are acceptable substitutes for real coffee. They are hot, brown and caffeinated, but barely taste like coffee.
There are several methods to brew coffee which result in great cups of coffee and here are a few:
Using a burr grinder, grind freshly roasted coffee beans to espresso consistency. Assemble Aeropress with filter and place it on a heated cup.
Put 8-12 grams of ground coffee in Aeropress. Pour a cup full of water that is about 82 degrees Celsius over the grounds. Stir. Use the Aeropress plunger to slowly force the coffee through the filter into the cup. Enjoy!
Using a burr grinder, grind freshly roasted coffee beans to espresso consistency. Tamp 7-8 grams into espresso spout and insert into the espresso machine.
Run pressurized steam and water through the grounds for 25-30 seconds to get a shot of espresso. Add about 200 ml of water at roughly 82 degrees Celsius to make an Americano.
Using a burr grinder, grind freshly roasted coffee beans to drip consistency. Rinse the filter with hot water and put into individual filter over a pre-heated cup. Put grounds in. Pour about 240 ml water at 82 degrees Celsius over grounds and let drip.
Using a burr grinder, grind freshly roasted coffee beans to drip consistency. Place into french press vessel. Pour water at 82 degrees Celsius over grounds. Wait a few minutes. Plunge french press filter to compress grounds at bottom of french press. Pour cups of coffee.