Coffee has been essential for those people who are always on the go. Sometimes, people are so dependent on it whenever they need a sudden boost of energy for their jam-packed day. But do we all know how to pour coffee the right way?
And, there has been a surge of cafés all over the world and it one of the most “hyped” and one of the most “experimental” drinks in the industry. From unicorn frappes to basic black coffee, people were able to enjoy coffee.
But, sometimes it is not feasible to wait in line for your favorite cup of coffee. However, you can totally make your very own coffee blend, follow these simple, quick, and easy tips on pouring the perfect cup of coffee like a pro:
Things You Need to Create Your Perfect Cup of Coffee
Of course, we need to start of the basic needs to make your perfect cup. Don’t fret! These ingredients and tools can be found in your local deli.
Coffee Bean / Coffee Grounds
Let’s start with the base ingredient of your cup, which is coffee bean/grounds. In making the perfect cup you must opt for high-quality coffee bean/grounds, and if possible you must choose the organic ones.
It is important that you use a coffee filter for a smoother and free from leftover grains, which no one wants!
The most popular sweetener hands down is sugar, however, you can opt for healthier and calorie-free alternatives such as stevia, agave, and honey. But in my opinion, adding raw organic honey is the best option since it is also packed with nutrients and anti-inflammatory components.
Another important ingredient to achieve the creamy taste which most people like, but other people dislike. When it comes to creamer there are tons of alternatives that your usual creamer, you can opt for coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and rice milk.
This is a no-brainer! To be able to make a coffee brew you must have your trusted coffee pot.
If you like mixing things up, you can add additional ingredients or garnishes and the perfect example are mint, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, white chocolate, and more!
Now, let’s get our hands dirty! In this section, I will discuss the process of pouring the perfect cup of coffee.
Clean your tools
No one wants greasy pots! In order for your coffee to taste good, make sure that your pots and other tools are clean and well-sanitized. Because we do not want that unwanted flavor which will ruin a perfect brew.
Before proceeding with other stapes make sure that you’re all set with your water, to save time.
Clean drinking water
Make sure that you use clean drinking water because we do not want those unnecessary diseases to will slow us down.
Grind your coffee beans
If you are using ground coffee, skip this step and proceed to the next one! Well, is very important that you grind your coffee in order to extract the rich flavors of coffee. However, learn the balance of grinding them.
You do not want to over grind but you do not also want to under-grind it. For me, it is best to grind your coffee for at least 30 seconds to a minuted.
Set up your coffee filter
Set up your coffee filter to a clean dry pan and evenly distribute your coffee by pressing it onto the filter.
Find the perfect ratio
Just like grandma said “4 is to 8. Always,” meaning every 1 tablespoon of pure ground coffee must be diluted by 2 cups of water. As they say, it is the perfect coffee ratio for it will not be as bitter.
Heat ‘em up!
Not too hot though! No one wants a taste of burnt coffee. After your water has boiled, let it sit until it has a temperature of 95°F and 205°F after a minute od removal from heat.
Slowly pour your hot water into the dripper or filter until it’s ½ up to ¾ full.
Wait, clean your dishes, and enjoy
The perfect brewing time is between 3 to 4 minutes. While waiting for your coffee to brew, clean your dishes! Slowly pour your perfect cup of coffee to avoid residue coming through your drink and of course, enjoy!