Get to know the secrets of brewing coffee like a pro and become a coffee connoisseur.
- Coffee flavors are composed of the taste, the aroma and the texture.
- The design of the brewing equipment, the brewing method and the type and porosity of the filter have an impact on coffee flavor.
- If you know the main cues (e.g., filter porosity, shape of brewer, etc.), you will be able to understand any brewing method, even if you have not tried it yet.
- Prepare your brewing equipment and working area so you do not have to interrupt the brewing process.
- Depending on the brewing equipment you are going to use, pre-heat the water or the equipment.
- Weigh and grind the coffee you are going to use.
- Start with blooming (pre-infusion) the coffee if you use a drip or immersion brewer. In espresso you can also make a pre-infusion if the machine has this feature.
- Brew the coffee according to the method.
- Serve the coffee directly or store it in a well-insulated server so it will not lose aromas.
- Enjoy your brew!
- Use a scale to weigh your coffee and brew water (or beverage weight in case of espresso) in order to match perfect brew ratio.
- A coffee bean grinder: a burr grinder is recommended to adjust grind size according to brewing method and coffee quantity.
- A brewing method: this fullly depends on your preferences.
- For drip or immersion brewer, use a kettle with gooseneck.
- If you brew for more than one person and you want to drink the coffee over time, a coffee server is recommended.
- Use the right coffee brewing ratio.
- Use the right grind size based on the brewing method and the quantity of coffee you are going to use.
- Understand and respect the coffee extraction cycle.
- Use the right coffee brewing water temperature.
- Water quality has an important impact on the extraction.
- Agitate the coffee during brewing (not in espresso) in order to improve extraction.
- Use a brewing method and filter according to your preferences.
- Improve your technique by educating yourself continuously.