How to make perfect cafeteria coffee
Every self-respecting worker knows that coffee is a staple drink. Why serve bland, tasteless coffee when you can make extraordinary coffee? (Updated 6 June 2021).
Coffee preferences and tastes are different for everyone. There are many brands and types of coffee to choose from. Coffee is the best way to start the day for many people. Instant coffee is still a popular choice, but for those with more refined tastes, cultured coffee is better. Before we can discuss how to make perfect cafetiere coffee we need to look at where it comes from.
What’s a Cafetiere?
A French press is also known as cafetiere, a piston, press pot, or coffee plunger. It is used to brew coffee. It is not clear if the French or Italians claim it. However, it is believed that cafetieres first appeared in France during the middle of the 19 century.
Legend has it that the legend was created when a Frenchman forgot to add his coffee to boiling water. He then added it to hot water. The grounds rose to the top. He found a piece of metal and inserted it into his coffee pot.
The Perfect Cafetiere Coffee
You need to know how to make perfect cafetiere coffee. You don’t just need to make a cup of coffee and then pour in some water. Consider the following:
Step 1: Pre-warm the Cafetiere
Preparing your coffee in the cafetiere is a good way to ensure that it stays warm until you are ready.
Step 2: How Many Are You Serving?
Use freshly ground coffee in a 15g to 250ml ratio. This is the recommended ratio if you’re making cafetiere coffee for your office. If you prefer your coffee stronger or drier, adjust the amount of ground espresso accordingly. This is an approximate amount, and it all depends on how strong your coffee is.
Step 3: Add Hot Water
Wait. Before you pour the water straight out of the kettle, take a moment to let it cool down. The temperature of the water for coffee should be 97. Wait a while and don’t pour it until it has boiled.
Step 4: Let It Brew
You won’t get the best-tasting coffee if you rush to pour it right away. Let it sit for at least 3-4 minutes before taking the plunge. Allow the water to sit for a few minutes so that the coffee can absorb the flavors.
Step 4: Stir
Although it may be tempting to use a spoon to stir the coffee, a spoon that conducts heat is not recommended for stirring a glass of cafetiere. For the best results, use a wooden spoon.
Step 6: Scoop off ‘The Crust’
To remove the crust (or coffee grounds) from the top of your coffee, use a spoon. This will help reduce the amount of sediment that ends up in your coffee.
Step 7 – Plunge
The satisfying feeling of pushing the plunger to the bottom of the cafeteria before you serve your coffee is the next and final step.
Step 8: Serve
After learning how to make the best cafetiere coffee, pour it and enjoy the smooth flavor. You should be careful not to make it too thick and you could end up the office’s coffee maker.
Get to Know Cafetiere Coffee
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