How to make a good cup of coffee?
Three common ways to make coffee at home:
We introduce three common ways, Classic drip, Pour-over, French press to make coffee at home with these easy steps. In general rule, we recommend about 15 grams of ground coffee per 8-ounce cup of coffee.
Nothing beats the simplicity of a drip coffee machine. Depending on your machine, you could make up to 12 cups at a time!
- If using whole beans, grind the beans to a uniform consistency similar to granulated table salt.
- Transfer the grounds into a filter, then place in the drip machine. Swivel waterspout over the center of the grounds.
- Pour clean water into the back of the machine (not over the grounds) and press the on button.
- Turn off the machine as soon as the coffee is done brewing (it will stop bubbling) to avoid a burnt taste. Be sure to clean your machine once a month by filtering through a mixture of water and vinegar, which removes any built-up residue.
It is a good method for a delicious, aromatic and complex cup of coffee
- First, bring water to a boil in a kettle.
- If using whole beans, grind the beans to a uniform consistency like granulated table salt.
- Meanwhile, put a filter in the brewer and rinse with hot water. This removes the papery residue on the filter and warms up the brewer, keeping your coffee hot for longer. Discard the water used for rinsing.
- Add the grounds to the filter, making sure the surface is level. When the water is between 195°F and 205°F (about a minute after removal from heat), slowly and steadily pour just enough water over the grounds to saturate them completely, starting from the middle and working your way outward. Stop pouring before the coffee begins to drip through. This is called the "bloom" pour, which allows the coffee to de-gas.
- Slowly pour in the remaining water, keeping the water in the dripper between half and three-quarters full. This should take 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully remove the filter, then serve and enjoy.
With French press, coffee tastes strong and deep. A French press coffee can be described as heavy in body texture and can fully taste and aroma of coffee.
- First, bring water to a boil in a kettle.
- If using whole beans, grind the beans similar to breadcrumbs (coarser than pour-over). Add the grounds to the French press.
- When the water is between 195°F and 205°F, add it to French press and stir it vigorously into the grounds. Brew for about 4 minutes, then slowly plunge the press, separating the grounds from the coffee.
- Serve and enjoy.
B. Tips for making the best coffee
Rule 1: Buy Fresh Beans
Without question, coffee is best when used within few days of being roasted. Buying from a local roaster (or roasting your own) is the surest way to get the freshest beans. Be careful about buying bulk coffee from supermarket shelves. Oxygen and bright light are the worst- tasting of roasted beans. So if you don't consciously accept selling fresh coffee in a store, the storage tube is coated with coffee oil and turns like trash. Coffee beans packed by quality-sensitive roasters and sold in sturdy vacuum bags are often a better bet.
Rule 2: Keep Coffee Beans Fresh
Always store opened coffee beans in a sealed container. Glass canning jars or ceramic storage crocks with rubber-gasket seals is good choices. Do not refrigerate (roasted beans are porous and can readily take up moisture and food odors). Optimally buy a 5- to 7-day supply of fresh beans at a time and keep at room temperature.
Rule 3: Choose Good Coffee
Specialty coffee, which clearly states the country, region and country of origin, can provide lifetime taste experiences. There are two main beans on the market. Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans are more widely produced, have a wide range of flavors and are generally considered "better beans". A cheap substitute may contain the notable Robusta bean in that it has a high caffeine content but is poor in taste.
Rule 4. Grind Your Own
The coffee starts to degrade almost immediately after grinding. The most delicious brews are made of beans just before brewing. So, coffee grinders are very important, and it's a shortcut to make good coffee to choose a burr grinder rather than an inexpensive blade grinder.
Rule 5. Use Good Water
There is no doubt that tap water with chlorine or off-flavors can ruin a taste of coffee. Serious coffee lovers use bottled spring water or charcoal/carbon filters on their tabs.
Rule 6. Don't use less coffee and hotter water
A good rule of making a good tasting coffee is to follow a 1:15 ratio of coffee to water. So for every 1 gram of coffee, add 15 grams of water, which converts to about 3 tablespoon of coffee for every 1 cup of water. Experiment from there to find the ratio that works for your taste.
Rule 7. Beware the heating temperature
The brewing temperature of the water used is very important. It should be between 195 F (91 C) and 205 F (96 C). The closer to 205 F (96 C) is the better. Boiling water(212 F - 100 C) should never be used, as it will burn the coffee.