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HOW TO PREPARE COFFEE

Coffee preparation methods from around the world


Filter jug
Filter jug American-style coffee can be prepared with a filter jug, which is similar to a French press but without the plunger.

The ideal quantities for this type of preparation are: one full spoon of coffee per 200ml of water.

MEDIUM/COARSE GROUND BLENDS ARE IDEAL FOR COFFEE PREPARATION USING A FILTER JUG.


Plunger The plunger, which is also called a French press or a cafetière, is a glass cylinder with a plunger filter in the lid, used to prepare American coffee.

Hot water and ground coffee are added to the cylinder, and the plunger is then pressed down after a few minutes.

The secrets for preparing coffee with a plunger are:

1) Pre-heat your cups and the cafetière with boiling water.

2) Fill the plunger with water that is very hot but not boiling, as otherwise this could ruin the flavour of the coffee.

3) Use one spoonful of ground coffee for each person/cup.

4) Replace the lid (plunger) and allow to stand for about three minutes.

5) Use the plunger slowly, without pressing excessively.

MEDIUM/COARSE GROUND BLENDS ARE IDEAL FOR COFFEE PREPARATION USING A PLUNGER.

Plunger

Espresso Espresso means "made on the spot", to underline the particular method of brewing the coffee under pressure in a professional machine.

The first espresso machine prototype dates back to 1855 and was presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

The particular extraction method that is used yields a very concentrated beverage with an intense flavour and aroma.

Espresso

Moka pot
Moka pot The moka coffeepot is ever-present in Italian homes.

It consists of a bottom chamber which is filled with water, a filter where the coffee is added, and a collecting chamber where the brewed coffee ends up after passing through the funnel.

The hot water passes through the filter with the coffee powder to produce the beverage through percolation.

The three secrets for brewing an excellent coffee through this method of preparation are:

1. Fill the bottom chamber with cold water, and do not exceed the level of the valve.

2. Do not press the coffee powder in the filter.

3. Remove the moka pot from the heat before the coffee gurgles; in other words, before the coffee is all out.