If you are a lover of coffee or someone who enjoys and appreciates the finer brews, we're sure you have had your fair share of coffee tastes. But, have you ever tried to brew your cup? With the coffee scene changing almost every day, coffee enthusiasts need to stay on top of their game no matter what. So, keeping this in mind, we have curated an easy guide to brewing your coffee. Brewing methods are broadly divided into three categories: Brewing via pressure, Brewing via steeping/immersion, and Brewing using filtration or dripping.
Let us start with Brewing via pressure.
Although extremely popular, a well-made espresso is a rare find.
To start, you need to make sure the beans are fresh (not older than 30 days.)
To maintain the aroma of the coffee, use freshly ground coffee.
To obtain an espresso, you push hot water through a compact 'puck' of grounds at high pressure.
Although it depends on the machine you use, the pressure is usually at 9 bar (9 times the atmospheric pressure at sea level.)
That's it. That's all you need to produce a shot that's balanced, and full bodied.
2) Moka Pot
If you are well-versed in the field of coffee, a Moka Pot is something you would have come across.
The Moka Pot is a 3 chambered brewing process.
The water is boiled in the bottom chamber.
The pressure from which causes the steam to push the water up through the coffee grounds, located in the middle chamber, to the top chamber.
Once you've heated your water, this method shouldn't take you more than a couple of minutes to get the perfect brew.
Master this art, and you'll be left with a bittersweet brew that is sure to help you get through the day.
With the Aeropress technique, simplicity is what matters.
Bring your water to a boil and let it cool down to 90°C.
Grind the beans until medium-fine.
Assemble the filter inside the cap. Rinse it with warm water.
Place the funnel on top and pour the coffee.
Stir it once. Then, insert a plunger and press it down.
If done right, you can make your coffee in 60 seconds!
Now that we've enlightened you on Brewing via pressure, we think it's time you graduate to a more traditional method - Brewing via immersion. Stay tuned to our next blog for more!