How Do You Like Your Coffee?

How Do You Like Your Coffee

Don’t we all agree with this coffee appreciation by Hugh Jackman? Just a whiff of the aroma of your favorite coffee is all it takes to get you up and running and face the anticipation of the day, with a smile. Coffee has the power to rejuvenate our body and mind. But what are the determinants of a perfect cup of joe: country of origin of the beans, freshness, processing, roasting, and brewing. Similar to coffee brewing methods are continually evolving, and we can bet that any coffee lover would say without flicking that the way you use to brew a coffee makes all the difference in the texture, aroma, freshness, and taste in your cup.

Coffee brewing is a work of art. Let’s have a look at the most common brewing methods and how different a cup of coffee turns out after these methods:

COLD BREW:

Literal meaning coffee that is brewed cold. It has a high amount of caffeine content since it has a longer sleep time. It involves mixing coarse ground coffee with cold water and letting the steep mixture overnight or 24 hours. The concentrate is then mixed with cold water and ice for a scintillating glass of ice coffee, and there’s a lot less bitterness to the resulting coffee because the grounds are steeped in cold water.

PERCOLATOR:

One of the most popular methods of the 1950s to 1970’s this old school brewing involves brewing the coffee grinds on the stove top and avoid burning the coffee.

FRENCH PRESS:

It is one of the easiest and commonly used methods of coffee brewing wherein coarse coffee grounds are steeped in hot water and press the grounds out. It is simple yet effective. Decant the coffee if you don’t want the fine particles in the bottom of your cup.

CHEMEX: 

 All it needs to get brewing is a filter, your coffee, and a pot of hot water. Add medium-coarse ground coffee in a still boiling water kettle. Soak the filter and warm the vessel, then dump the water and Pour a small amount of hot water and give the coffee about 30 seconds to bloom, then slowly add the rest of the water by pouring in a circle around the edges of the filter.

POUR OVER: 

This technique is known for is known for producing balanced and delicious results wherein hot water is poured over the grinds, passing through to a container that collects the coffee. Chemex and Hario are the popular ‘pour-over’ coffee.

There are days when you would like to enjoy a hand-poured coffee instead of the machine one, and there will be days when you would be in a hurry. So there you go, enjoy your favorite beverage by any of the methods above and bring variations in your coffee taste, or if you like, you can stick to anyone brewing method of your preference, but that will also take experimentation. You can buy fresh coffee beans, ground coffee, Nespresso compatible pods on the various online platform and get premium grade coffee at your doorstep.