Blog Series | Part 1 of 4
It’s amazing how much the world has changed in just a few decades. The Internet now connects us all, so that we can instantly share photos, videos, music and news with anyone on Earth. And while some things never change – like our need for food and shelter – other aspects of life are evolving at an accelerating pace. Take coffee, for example. It’s no longer enough to simply enjoy it; you have to know what you’re doing or risk making something terrible! Luckily for you, this blog is here to help!
Coffee is a drink that most people can’t live without. Whether you prefer to start your day with a cup in the morning or have one in the afternoon for a pick-me-up, coffee is an integral part of many lives.
What to expect from this blog series:
In this blog post, we will discuss different types of coffee drinks and give tips on how best to prepare them so that you can enjoy your favourite brew anytime! We’ll also provide you with recipes for each one.
- French Press
- Filter or Pour Over
- Drip Coffee Machine
- Espresso Machine
- Moka Pot
- Iced Coffee
- Syphon Coffee
- Cold brew
Blended or Single-origin coffee
The type of beans you use will determine how your coffee tastes. If you want to try out some new flavours, look for whole roasted beans at your favourite coffee roaster. They may cost more than shelf bought coffee beans but they will produce a far richer tasting cup of coffee since they’re not pre-ground and are roasted fresh.
Generally, when you are buying coffee you either are buying a coffee blend or Single-origin coffee.
- Single-origin coffee beans are harvested from one specific location, whereas
- Coffee blends feature a combination of beans that can come from various locations.
Are your coffee beans fresh?
Coffee beans can become stale after a certain amount of time due to oxidation. Some people like their coffee fresh and others prefer pre-ground but it’s not as good as freshly ground whole bean coffee. To ensure that you always have the freshest tasting cup of coffee, make sure you keep track of when your beans were roasted and avoid buying beans that have been roasted a long time ago. We find that beans are best consumed within 1 month of roasting.
How to prepare coffee
This is considered one of the easiest ways to make an amazing cup of coffee at home without having too much mess afterwards since there are no paper filters involved so you don’t have any extra cleanup work! Beans should be coarse ground for this method to work best.
- Grind around 18-24 grams per cup (adjust to taste).
- add one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee per cup (240 ml) into the French press then add in boiling water until it becomes a little bit more than half full before pressing down! Let sit for about three minutes and enjoy your fresh brew hot or iced with milk/sugar depending on preference.
Filter or Pour Over
This method involves using filters that are placed on top of an individual’s mug which prevents ground beans from entering into their drink.
- Grind your beans course and pour into the filter that is placed on top of the mug.
- Pour very hot water over the grounds until it reaches about an inch from the top/bottom (depends which side up you put it) let sit for 30 seconds then add more water until full. Let steep another minute or two depending on how strong you like it before removing the filter set aside to enjoy!
Another way you can enjoy this wonderful beverage…is in frappe form where ice cream replaces milk for a delicious milkshake style drinks perfect for summertime especially after an early dinner as dessert!
Drip Coffee Machine
Using this method means placing coffee grinds inside a filter basket attached to a carafe below where they will fall through after being brewed by dripping boiling water onto them slowly so all their oils are released creating an amazing flavour!
- For one cup, grind 12-15 grams of beans and place inside the filter basket attached to the carafe.
- Add one cup (240 ml) or more of water into the reservoir depending on how many cups you want then turn the machine on!
Tip: use only cold filtered water for best tasting coffee! Let drip until all desired amount is brewed before enjoying your caffeinated beverage!
Part one | Summary
If you want to enjoy a good cup of coffee, it’s important that you consider how long your beans have been sitting around. Beans can become stale after a certain amount of time due to oxidation and they will produce an inferior tasting drink. If this is something you’ve experienced in the past or are currently experiencing now, make sure to avoid buying any more pre-ground beans for future purchases!
It may be worth investing in a grinder if you don’t already own one so that you always know what quality of bean goes into your brews. We recommend purchasing whole roasted beans at your favourite local roaster because not only does it taste better but the variety offered makes every day different with new flavours! Which method do you like best?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for part two of Different types of coffee and how to make them.
A blog post by Rebel Roasters Coffee | Your local coffee roasters
In the first part of this series, we discussed a variety of filter coffee-based processes, and now we’ll look at some more well-known procedures such as Espresso Machine, Moka Pot, Iced Coffee, Syphon Coffee. Making your own coffee at home is a great way to enjoy an amazing flavour and save money!