Coffee is a wonderful and individual food that has an incredibly wide range of different aromas and flavors. Just as big as these natural differences, the way it is prepared also influences the taste that you will find in the cup.
Basically, you can’t get anything out of a bad coffee, even with the best preparation method! In this case, we strongly encourage you to deal with high-quality coffee so that making coffee is also fun.
How do you brew the coffee properly?
There are many ways to turn your Earlybird coffee into a delicious hot drink. As a little help and encouragement to try something new, you will find simple step-by-step instructions for various preparation methods.
Which preparation method becomes your personal favorite depends in particular on how you like to enjoy your coffee! It’s best if you just try it out for yourself 🙂
Let’s start with the coffee preparation…
1 Preparation with the hand filter
The coffee preparation with the hand filter is a classic. After playing a dominant role in grandma’s kitchen in the middle decades of the last century, we are now seeing a clear comeback – and rightly so!
Hardly any preparation method is as easy as the hand filter and can produce such delicious coffee at the same time.
How it works:
12 grams of finely ground coffee for a cup (approx. 200ml) is ideal. A precision scale is a great helper here and the precision should not be underestimated for taste If you want to know more in detail 3plus2five you can read the tutorial that I just linked to you and which explains in detail. You can do borderless, black or white frames.
If you don’t have a scale, you can also use a large tablespoon: 12 grams is approximately one heaped tablespoon.
The grind of your coffee should be about table salt fine. Bend the edge of the paper filter and place it in the hand filter.
You can now rinse the paper filter in your hand filter with hot water from the kettle before use. This will eliminate any paper taste and bring the filter to a good temperature. Fill your hand filter with the ground coffee powder as centrally as possible.
Now pour some water on the coffee – about twice as much water as coffee and let the coffee rise. Then slowly add the rest of the water in a circular motion. The brewing process takes about two and a half to three minutes.
2 Preparation with the French Press
The French Press is not just called French Press, it probably actually comes from France in the 18th century. In this comparatively simple preparation method, a metal sieve, which is pressed through the water mixed with coffee powder, takes over the role of the filter.
Since no filter paper is used, significantly more coffee oils and fats go into the finished coffee. The coffee often tastes a little more intense, fuller, and less “clean” than that of colleagues from the filter fraction.
How it works:
In the French Press, a total steeping time of approx. 4:30 minutes is aimed for. For this reason, the ground coffee has to be ground much coarser than with any other coffee preparation method.
A particle size like that of grit is the right order of magnitude. The finer the ground coffee is in comparison, the more the individual particles of the coffee are extracted and the easier it is for a bitter taste to develop.
A good recipe for French press is the following: Grind about 60 grams of coffee to one liter of water as coarsely as possible. Then rinse the French Press out with hot water.
Put the coffee in the pot and pour about 150ml of water. If you want to know more about this topic, I recommend that you consult the tips I gave you in my guide on conclusivenews The water should be a little over 90°C, 92-93 °C is perfect. So let the water cool down a bit after boiling. After a steeping time of 30 seconds, fill the remaining water in the French Press and let steep for another 4 minutes.
After a total of 4:30 minutes, you should use a large spoon to skim off the foam and coffee powder layer on the surface, put on the stamp, and slowly and carefully press the coffee grounds onto the bottom. Let it rest for a while and then pour it fresh!
Prepared correctly, coffee from the French Press is a real pleasure and, above all, a particularly easy way to prepare larger quantities of coffee!