Sunday, April 22, 2012
coffee in a jar
More and more I am convinced that coffee and espresso machines are not worth buying. Sure, a decent tavern style espresso machine can make a great cup, but the kinds that are available for the home are just not strong enough.
I have been eyeballing this gadget. It doesn't use use any electricity and it's strength is irrelevant because its mussel pulled and therefore as strong as you are. If I ever get around to getting one, ill keep you posted.
In the meantime, this is how I brew my coffee at home. It is a method I came up with, holding in mind all the important factors that influence the flavor of your coffee, e.g. the ratio of coffee to water, the temperature of the water, the freshens of the grind and the amount of time the grinds are in contact with the water. Also, no expensive coffee nerd items are needed and yet this coffee is superb. Here is how it goes: I add 2 tblsp of freshly ground coffee (ground on the regular setting) to a jelly jar and fill it up with hot water. The water is just under the boiling temperature. I let I sit for 3 minutes and then I strain it through a coffee filter. I would say this method is a mix between french press and drip coffee. Notice the nice layer of foam?
I will be getting a better filter system, this is the one I have in mind.
Let me know how you like your coffee. For the frothed milk lovers, I will keep doing some research,...