How to make great coffee at home?
There are probably many who would think that their very own sophisticated coffee brewing technique is the one that produces the best result.
Occasionally, however, it may be fun to try something new and taste something new. If you would like to try your hand at a coffee other than the one you’ve tasted one million times, keep reading.
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How to make a great coffee at home
In this article I will show you how to do it, and how you can get started quickly at home.
If you have invested in a good espresso machine or a nice coffee grinder, you can also learn how to make great designs in your cafe latte in the clip further down the article.
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What you need
To get started, make sure you have the following ready in the kitchen:
Springwater, coffee filter, funnel, jug, grinder, digital scales, and good coffee beans.
If the water is very soft where you live, that is, there is not so much lime in the water, then you do not need to use spring water. However, if the water is very chalky, the coffee’s taste may not unfold completely.
There is another smart little trick if you forgot the spring water in the supermarket and the tap water is hard. You can get lemon juice in the water before boiling it. You will need two teaspoons of lemon juice for one liter of water.
How to choose coffee beans
It almost goes without saying that if you make sure that the only two ingredients that coffee consists of – namely water and beans – are of good quality, so will the result.
Of course, the brewing method itself is also of great importance for the taste, but as a starting point, you must use good ingredients.
The amount of information you can get about the coffee beans you have in hand is an easy way to determine how good the quality is.
– You can find okay coffee in some supermarkets, but you never get something that is top-notch. The best way to ensure quality is to buy coffee from a retailer who sells whole beans so that you can see the raw material and where the roasting date is clear on the package. The taste peaks for one to three weeks after roasting for ordinary coffee. Espresso should be consumed within six weeks.
– The next step is whether you can get information on the package or whether the dealer can quickly tell where the coffee comes from, at least which area in the country but also production methods and where the freshly harvested beans are.
By choosing whole beans you can further ensure a good product, try for example see the picture below.
If you compare the 2 images below, you will find that there is a difference.
Can you guess which beans are quality beans and which ones are used for regular consumer coffee?
Answer: The even colored beans, on the left side, is the best quality beans.
The beans that are the most uniform, are quality beans and testify that the farmer has invested time in picking the ripest coffee berries and that they have been thoroughly sorted in the post-harvest treatment.
It has a big impact on the taste if the rubbing and scrub come along, which means that many when they taste quality coffee for the first time, there seemed to be no kick in the taste they are used to from the coffee they buy in the supermarket. For quality coffee, it gives a cleaner and more balanced taste with a distinct sweetness and greater complexity, if given that time.
When you brew
At the kitchen table, you have good coffee, soft water, coffee filter, grinder, funnel, pitcher, digital weight and you are ready to brew coffee.
Start by boiling the water so that it is ready to pour it over the ground coffee beans. The water should be 92-95 degrees warm at that time.
Once the water is boiled, pour some of it into the filter so it gets wet and allows the water to run through and down the jug.
In this way, you wash the ‘paper flavor’ out of the filter and at the same time heat up the pot, which is important for the taste.
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The coffee grinder
You need about 15 grams of coffee for 230 grams of water.
Get the coffee beans into the grinder, it should preferably be a good grinder with tapered or flat metal or ceramic knives.
The quality of the grinder is important because it ensures a uniform coffee. Should you have bought a cheap one of a kind, press the button very briefly and see how it turns out. You should avoid getting a fine powder with large pieces.
– You must grind the beans as short as possible before brewing, and the ground should fit the brewing method. Roughly speaking, the longer the pulling time, the coarser the choking and vice versa.
Here’s an easy way to remember the rule: French Press should be roughly ground. Filter coffee grinder coarse (middle), and espresso grinder very fine.
The 30-second rule
When the water has the right temperature, you are ready to brew. Place the jug with the funnel on your digital scale, get the coffee in the hopper and reset the weight.
Spread about 30 grams of water over the coffee and let it soak for 30 seconds. When the 30 seconds have passed, you start distributing the rest of the water in spiral movements from the center, out to the side and back again. Be sure to avoid hitting the edges of the filter.
Then, just pour the coffee into a cup and enjoy it when it’s ready to drink. For fun, you can try brewing a cup of coffee as you normally would and tasting it against the other.
And then it is worth remembering that the perfect coffee does not get perfect the first time, it takes practice to arrive at a routine that gives a uniform result every time.
– Repetition, repetition, repetition. It is very important to have as consistent brewing as possible time after time if you want to make some hopes of getting the same taste.