Have you ever tried to brew your own cup?
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 own cup? Here, 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 infusion.
Here we talk about Brewing via pressure.
Heat and pressure are two factors that play a huge role while brewing coffee. The pressure is needed to push water through the ground coffee, while heat is essential to mix ground coffee beans with water. Pressure-brewed coffee merely describes a cup of coffee that is extracted using pressure. This will result in a fast extraction and a more intense brew.
Although extremely popular, a well-made espresso is a rare find.
· To start off, you need to make sure the beans are fresh (not more than 2 weeks from the roast date.)
• To maintain the aroma of the coffee, the beans must be ground immediately before brewing.
• 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 flavourful, sharp, and strong.
2) Moka Pot
If you are well-versed in the field of coffee, a Moka Pot is definitely 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 fine.
• Assemble the filter inside the cap. Sprinkle a little warm water and wet the filter.
• 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!
We hope this guide helped you in the pursuit of a perfect cup through pressure. Stay tuned to read about Brewing via Immersion and Brewing via Infusion.