January 10, 2017
Many of you must have a coffee as something of a morning ritual. As we’re half asleep we measure the water, milk and coffee and put them as you have been doing for, perhaps, many years. However coffee, its preparation, and the taste has gone through a lot of change through years. Roasts, brewing techniques and brewing gear can now offer you the chance to take advantage of the taste of ‘real’ coffee. Once you know how to brew, you will love your coffee even more.
In order to understand good coffee, you will have to first understand how the professional coffee makers measure the brews. Measuring the quality of coffee can be traced back to 1950s. In fact, despite popular beliefs, strong coffee has no relation to the bitterness or the caffeine content. It is about the ratio of coffee and water in the cup – thats what makes a good cup of coffee.
Here are some steps, you can use to make great coffee today.
Once you choose a method, you simply need to keep in mind the above points and tune your coffee by adjusting some variables:
Pay attention to the grind size of your coffee beans and make sure they are finely grind. Secondly, the temperature of the water can also affect the taste of your coffee. Make sure the water you use for brewing coffee is not very hot because it will make the taste bitter as unpleasant acids are released from the coffee beans when very hot water is poured on it. You should measure the water after pouring it in the cup to stay assured that the measurement is right.
If you are still working on finding the perfect method or perfect taste, work on any one variable at a time. Measure the result and see whether it fits in your taste and quality or not. Just keep in mind that when you are working on making great coffee, you should give it some time. In fact, this is the beauty of coffee. It takes time to get that perfect flavor and taste. Do not get disheartened if you make any mistake because this is what leading you towards progress. Since you are preparing and drinking coffee for years from now, the basic knowledge actually exists. You simply need some modification.
So, participate in the journey of making great coffee – enjoy your next cup.
January 11, 2017