Coffee preparation methods for you to try
Coffee is not just one single drink that always tastes and looks exactly the same; far from it. In the past many people just spooned some instant coffee into a cup, but now preparing and drinking coffee is much more of an experience. You can use a manual coffee grinder, a multi-faceted espresso machine or many other gadgets and products, to produce the perfect cup of coffee for you.
Maybe you have not found that perfect cup yet, or maybe you like to keep on experimenting. There is always the chance of another coffee taste sensation around the corner. We are going to take a look at some of the methods of preparing coffee; hopefully we can provide you with some inspiration.
Using a Chemex machine
Chemex is not a new name when it comes to coffee preparation; the machine has been around in some form since the 1940s. It has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. The Chemex system works much like any drip machine in that hot water is poured onto coffee grounds. The difference with Chemex is that the filter used is three times thicker. The result of this is that the coffee which is produced is smoother and the flavour you experience is purer.
French press coffee
This is a popular method of coffee preparation. One of the reasons for this is that it’s simple and quick. All you have to do is grab some coffee grounds and put them in the pitcher before adding heated water. You then leave the pitcher for five minutes before pressing the strainer down and, hey presto, you have a cup of coffee made with little fuss or effort.
If you are out camping in the wilds there is no time for being cultured with your coffee preparation; but that does not mean you cannot produce an interesting cup of coffee. This is why the cowboy method is becoming increasingly popular with coffee drinkers whether they are camping out under the stars or not. It involves heating coffee beans and water together, over a small flame or burner. The trick is to catch the water just before it boils and sprinkle some cold water into the mix. Once this has been done the coffee should be poured out straight away. As you can imagine; this brew is pretty strong and some people find the taste a little too bitter. You also have to remember that there is no filtering involved and you will have to scrape coffee grounds from the bottom of your cup. You will also be drinking all the oils and acids from the beans.
All of these coffee production methods have their own devotees and they all have something to offer, from an easy life to a smooth texture and a powerful taste. If you want to try something different from your usual brew then why not follow one of our suggestions.