Making coffee the right way
“The first sip of coffee in the early morning is like a hug from a loved one”. It is not without reason that coffee is one of the world’s most popular luxury foods and is on almost everyone’s breakfast table. With its scent and aroma, it contributes enormously to a successful start to the day and relaxation. As many different types of coffee there are, as many ways to brew it. But making coffee the right way is not that difficult. We show you how to brew coffee properly and make your morning cup a hit.
There’s a reason we drink coffee in the morning and not just to wake up. For most of us, a coffee in the afternoon is also part of it. It’s not for nothing that the saying “meet for a coffee” has become so well established when meeting up with friends. It is part of a way of life! As much as coffee is controversial as a wake-up call; it definitely also has positive effects on the body. Especially because the caffeine it contains boosts metabolism and lowers blood pressure, which can reduce the risk of heart attacks. In addition, coffee has a digestive effect, which also has a positive impact on our well-being, because we no longer feel bloated and sluggish.
Brew coffee properly – What to pay attention to
Surely you have already noticed that there are as many different ways to brew coffee properly as there are types of coffee machines. Some use a classic filter machine, others swear by the sieve stamp pot and still others proudly call an expensive fully automatic machine their own. You’ll have to find out for yourself which variant is best for you. In any case, the search for your perfect machine promises a delicious cup of coffee or two. Let us know which variant turned out to be your favorite in the end and which one is the best for you to brew coffee properly.
Filter coffee maker
The filter coffee maker is probably the best-known way for coffee consumers to brew their coffee. The paper filter is placed in the designated compartment and filled with the desired amount of coffee. A good guideline is about 12g per 200ml. This corresponds to the portion of an average coffee cup. However, you can adjust the dosage according to your taste. With the automatic water supply, the coffee is exposed to a constant amount of water and ensures that the coffee has enough time to infuse. A big plus is cleaning, because after you brew the cup, all you have to do is remove the filter and rinse the pot once. Zack – that’s it. However, every few weeks you should clean the machine completely, according to instructions.
Similar to the filter machine, the porcelain hand filter method works. The biggest difference is the fact that you pour the water yourself by hand. Here you should pay attention to a water temperature of about 90 degrees Celsius. After heating the water in the kettle, let it stand for about 2 minutes and then pour it into the coffee filter filled with coffee powder. Cleaning is especially convenient because you only need to dispose of the paper filter and rinse the hand filter. Basic cleaning, as with the filter coffee machine, is not necessary. That’s why it’s our personal winner in terms of cleaning. The paper filter versions are also good for people with high cholesterol because the coffee oils and other substances that affect cholesterol remain in the paper filter.
In this variant, the paper filter is replaced by a metal sieve. The coffee powder is put into the pot in an appropriate dosage and brewed with water. The coffee powder now floats around in the whole pot and should infuse for about 4-5 minutes. So that you do not have the powder in your mouth later, the fine sieve is slowly pressed down, shortly before filling. This way the powder collects at the bottom and the pure coffee above the sieve and you can easily pour it into a cup. You should make sure that you use coffee powder that has been coarsely ground. Otherwise, small amounts of coffee powder might get through the sieve and stick to your teeth later. And we don’t want to ruin your bright smile. The only downside is the cleaning process. It can take a few minutes to remove the coffee powder from the sieve. In any case, this should always be done thoroughly so that it doesn’t start to mold if you take a long coffee break.
The bialetti/mocha pot or also called stovetop pot or screw pot is the Italian version of preparation. Especially for espresso, this is one of the most popular. Here, the preheated water is put into the pot and the associated insert is filled with the finely ground coffee powder. Then both parts are screwed together and placed on the stove. The resulting vacuum then pushes the water up through the coffee powder and collects it at the top of the pot. Voila! The coffee is ready to serve. Again, cleaning is relatively easy.
Fully automatic machine
The most convenient version is undoubtedly the fully automatic coffee maker, because all you have to do is make sure it is sufficiently filled. Everything else is done by the machine. Here, the coffee beans are automatically freshly ground and processed in the machine to the finished coffee. In terms of convenience, the fully automatic coffee machine is definitely unbeatable, even a coffee capsule machine can’t keep up. With a teary eye, however, we see the high purchase costs, as well as the costly cleaning. We are also skeptical about possible repairs, because they can be quite expensive. How satisfied are you with your current coffee machine at home? Let us know!