Coffee from the coffee maker – prepare it like a real barista. Exactly – a brew, possibly a decoction, but not an espresso! To be able to speak of espresso, coffee has to be brewed under much greater pressure. You need about 8-9 bars, while in the coffee maker we only have about 1.5. Espresso or not – it’s just a nomenclature, and for a coffee lover, the most important thing is taste. Knowing the tips below will make the homemade coffee from the coffee maker even better than usual!
Coffee from a coffee pot
It’s easy to overcook in the coffee maker
A bitter aftertaste of burnt, most often spoils the taste of coffee brewed in a coffee maker. In fact, this method makes it easy to get burned. To avoid this, the appropriate degree of grinding should be selected. Usually, commercial coffees are too fine for this method of preparation. The grammage of the fine sugar is more or less what will be the right one.
In addition, the contact time of the ground beans with water is very important. Extraction must be as fast as possible, because coffee does not like high temperatures for a long time. Long heating on the burner results in a palpable burn.
To minimize the risk of burns, try the following tips:
– always pour hot water into the tank,
– remove the coffee maker from the burner immediately after brewing,
– after removing it from the heat source, cool the coffee maker under cold water.
How much coffee, how much water?
The size of a portion of ground coffee and poured water should not be related to the strength of the infusion or the number of cups received. The coffee maker is not “flexible” on this subject. If you want to prepare one small coffee in a large coffee maker, you can obtain a special reducer (a strainer for ground coffee with a smaller capacity).
In addition, in this method of brewing, unlike a portafilter, there is no need to compact (stamp) the coffee in a strainer. Sprinkle the ground coffee loosely, filling all available volume. We shake the particles off the edges to ensure the tightness of the connection after twisting the coffee pot.
When it comes to water – we always pour it below the safety valve, in the lower tank. If our coffee maker does not have such a valve, well, we risk a kitchen explosion. In this case, it is probably best to replace the brewing unit with a safer one.
The coffee brewing process and its completion
Shortly after placing the coffee pot on the burner, we will see a stream of brew. The liquid should drain evenly and calmly at the top of the brew unit. If it comes out suddenly, “spitting” to the sides, you probably set the temperature too high, the coffee is ground too coarsely, or worse – the water has run out. Do not allow the water to be used up completely, always after brewing a small amount of water in the lower tank.
The most common mistake made at the stage of preparing coffee is leaving the coffee machine on the heat source for too long. As soon as the water has boiled, it is worth opening the lid and controlling the process.
The characteristic gurgling is the moment to take the brewing unit off the stove. Remember to pour the coffee pot under a stream of cold water, which will stop coffee brewing and prevent the brew from burning out.
The last step is the simplest – pour aromatic coffee into your favorite cup and enjoy its delicious taste!