10 mistakes when brewing coffee that 90% of people makePictolic
The autumn cold is a great reason to learn how to brew delicious, fragrant coffee, with which you can wrap yourself in a woolen blanket and, sitting on the balcony, dream about something wonderful. But this whole utopian picture becomes impossible if you don't know how to make the perfect drink.
No, you don't need professional equipment or any special skills for this. Just follow these 10 simple rules, and your coffee will always turn out delicious.
Some sellers advise storing coffee in the freezer, but this is fundamentally wrong. In order for the grains to retain their taste and aroma longer, it is best to store them in plastic containers in a cool, dry place.
It is very convenient to buy ground grains, but in this way you deprive yourself of a delicious aromatic drink. The fact is that as soon as the grains are ground, they begin to give off their taste, which eventually completely disappears. Therefore, real coffee connoisseurs grind the beans themselves immediately before cooking.
But even if you follow rule number 2, remember that the grains must be fresh! Therefore, be sure to check the deadlines on the packaging. Ideally, coffee should be stored no longer than three weeks.
Drip-type coffee makers popular among consumers, as a rule, do not heat up to 95 degrees. This is the temperature you need to make the perfect coffee. The French press will help solve the problem — it costs less than most coffee makers, and coffee in it turns out even tastier. To prepare a fragrant drink, pour the necessary amount of ground coffee into the flask, pour hot water and wait 3-4 minutes.
As for water, use only purified water and avoid tap water. It is always cloying and spoils the taste of coffee. Once you try a drink made with filtered water, you will immediately feel the difference.
If you need 17 grams of coffee and 260 ml of water to prepare a delicious drink, you do not need to "pour on the eye", it is best to use kitchen scales and measure the right amount. So you will get not too strong, but not too watery coffee with a pleasant aroma and invigorating effect.
Many people may not like the standard recipe described above. Therefore, we advise you to find your own ideal proportions: start with two teaspoons per cup and eventually bring the drink to perfection.
To make the finished coffee stay hot longer and have time to "open up", pour it into a preheated cup. To do this, simply rinse the container with hot water while the coffee is brewing.
Another nuance concerning the dishes. Make sure that your coffee cup has thick enough walls. This, again, is necessary in order for the drink to retain heat longer.
If you prefer to drink coffee with sugar and milk, choose non-skimmed milk and brown sugar. With them, your drink will be even tastier.
Now that the coffee ritual is fully observed, you can enjoy your ideal aromatic drink, which tastes no worse than coffee purchased in a coffee shop.