Delicious Coffee Preparation MethodsA combination of beans and coffee supplies used for brewing is what defines how that cup of java will hit your taste buds. Some people even prefer instant coffee over brewed. There are many different brewing methods, each yielding different qualities. Since tastes are different with each person, there really is no superior method of brewing coffee. Nevertheless, let’s take a closer look at some of the different brewing methods.
Does Grind Size Matter?Yes. Different brewing methods require a different grind size. Here’s how it works. The longer water is in contact with the coffee, the larger the grind should be. Always keep this in mind when making coffee.
Drip Brewing Most readers already know about this method. Still, it’s worth mentioning. Drip brewing consists of heating water to just below the boiling point and then pouring it directly through the coffee grounds one time. The end result is a clear and smooth cup of java. There are different types of filters that can be used for drip brewing including paper, plastic and metal.
Neapolitan Flip-DripThis is a unique type of drip brewing and requires a unique device called – well, a Neapolitan Flip-Drip. The device consists of two tanks, one on the top and bottom. The filter where the coffee is place is in the center. Fill one of the tanks up with water and bring it to a boil, then remove from the heat and turn upside-down so that the water drips through the coffee.
TurkishThis is an old fashioned way of brewing coffee and requires that the beans and water are in contact the whole time. Pulverized coffee beans are placed into an Ibrik, then water is added. The mixture is then brought to a light boil three different times. Once this is done, the coffee much be allowed to sit until the coffee grounds settle. Then pour into a cup, holding back the foam. Once the cup is full, spoon a tiny bit of foam on top of the coffee.
Cold Water BrewingThis brewing method consists of coffee being placed in a bucket apparatus (can be purchased at most coffee supplies stores) along with around a half gallon of water. Then it’s placed in room temperature for no less than 6 hours. After which, the plug is removed and the extract that’s created is separated from the grounds and refrigerated. To make a cup of coffee, the extract is mixed with a cup of hot water.
French Press This popular brewing method utilizes an infusion process to make one outstanding cup of java. Just use one tablespoons for every three ounces of hot water. It only takes three to five minutes to get a delicious cup of coffee.
EspressoFinally, we come to espresso. First of all, pick up an espresso maker from any store selling coffee supplies. While it’s possible to make espresso without a machine, it’s just not as good. Hot water is injected through the grounds and straight into your cup.