Coffee Cooking – the Best Methods for the Caffeine Kick.
Are you also one of those people who don’t seem to work very well without a caffeine kick? Then this article is just right for you! Because this is about the most popular ways to make coffee and how to get the best out of the black gold – all for the absolute caffeine kick. With these ways of making coffee, you’re guaranteed to get to the deepest depths of the black heart of your coffee. If you’re still looking for the best beans, take a look here:
Cooking coffee with the hand filter
The hand filter is the classic coffee maker. Here, making coffee becomes a haptic experience because everything is really done by hand. This starts with the filter preparation. If you use porcelain hand filters like me, you can feel the weight of the filter directly. The hand filter alone shows that this is coffee with substance.
That’s how you cook your coffee:
- Good coffee (logical, isn’t it?).
- a hand filter (recommended for this type of preparation).
- a paper filter (unless you like to chew coffee powder).
- a matching cup.
Because good coffee is fresh coffee and because good coffee not only kicks the adenosine receptors, but also your sense of smell and taste, you first grind your coffee beans into powder. Choose a medium grinding degree for hand filters.
Now it wouldn’t be completely wrong if you had a little hot water with your hand, would it? So it says: Boil water. Because the hot water is supposed to “cool down” (if you want to call it that) for about a minute anyway, this step fits quite well in between.
Next step: The paper filter. Folds the fold and puts it into the hand filter. If you now moisten the paper filter, you make it more permeable for its upcoming task. I have already described this in detail in my hand filter manual.
Coffee ground, filter prepared, water ready? Check. Then everything can be used for its purpose. Hand filter on the cup or pot, coffee powder pure and water over it. But! Please don’t just pour it in somehow!
Hand filter preparation is a small ceremony. Also – or perhaps just – on the search for the ultimate caffeine kick applies: Good’ thing wants to have while. Therefore, first wet the coffee powder with a part of the water so that the moisture is evenly distributed. This is called preinfusion. Then distribute the rest in circular movements over the entire surface of the coffee powder.
Why hand filters?
Coffee cooked in a hand filter is a genuine, authentic coffee that does not require expensive material. It is also easy to clean and the remains are 100% biodegradable. In addition to the caffeine kick, you get a nostalgic kick for hand filter brewing for free. … if that’s not an argument, I don’t know!
Coffee from the AeroPress
Granted: The design of the AeroPress takes a little getting used to. But apart from its appearance (something in between, the AeroPress is simply a guarantee for hot coffee. Assuming the right coffee. This way of making coffee triggers our spirit of discovery. A “coffee machine” that invites you to try, vary and experiment.
How to AeroPress
The first ingredient should no longer be a secret:
- Coffee (is simply essential when cooking the same).
- the AeroPress with filter paper (it is the key element).
- hot water.
- a coffee collection or drinking container (vulgo: cup or pot).
- The special thing about coffee from the AeroPress is that there are several brewing methods with which you can supply yourself with the right caffeine kick. I’ve already written about different approaches to AeroPress coffee elsewhere. That’s why I’ll limit myself to the classic version at this point.
The urge for a caffeine kick is no joke. We should save the experimentation for another opportunity.
It starts with the grind of your coffee. If you grind it too finely, it will be harder to press. On the other hand it affects the water temperature and brewing time. Without frippery, a medium-fine grinding degree is advisable.
Boil the water. In the best case this should cool down for about 2 minutes anyway. Then place the paper filter in the sieve. As with the hand filter, it is recommended to rinse it briefly with water. Then screw the filter into the cylinder and place it on the cup.
Coffee in the cylinder. Directly followed by your cooled water. Fill the cylinder to the appropriate mark. Now you have to mix the coffee powder well in the water. If you like the coffee stronger, let it steep for a few more seconds.
Otherwise, after you have finished stirring, put the plunger on immediately and press it down slowly but constantly. The coffee is ready – stirred, not shaken.
The advantages of the AeroPress
The AeroPress is a modern way to make coffee. Moreover, it is quite inexpensive to buy and ideal for single households. Making coffee with the AeroPress is uncomplicated, fast and easy. The ingredients are quickly clean again and it causes little rubbish. It is also perfect for luggage.
Espresso, ex presso – from the press. In large parts of its southern European country of origin, espresso is the “normal coffee”. (Which is perhaps not an unimportant hint for Italian holidaymakers.) The espresso machine is at home in every bar. The espresso maker is handier and far more common for domestic use. Also known under the name Mokkakanne. However, in contrast to the large machine in bars and pubs, by definition it does not make an espresso. It’s just normal coffee.
Cooking coffee with the espresso maker
Espresso, ex presso – from the press. In large parts of its southern European country of origin, espresso is the “normal coffee”. (Which is perhaps not an unimportant hint for Italian holidaymakers.) The espresso machine is at home in every bar. The espresso maker is handier and far more common for domestic use. Also known under the name Mokkakanne. But unlike the big machine in bars and pubs, it does not make espresso. It’s just normal coffee.