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HOW TO MAKE COFFEE

Methods of preparation in every part of the world


Filter jug

How to make coffee using a filter jug

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

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

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


How to make plunger coffee

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 an American coffee.

Hot water and coffee powder are added to the cylinder, and the plunger is then pressed down for 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 very hot but not boiling water as this could ruin the flavour of the coffee.

3) Use one spoon of coffee powder for each person/cup.

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

5) Use the plunger slowly, without pressing excessively.

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

Plunger

Making the perfect espresso

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

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

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

Espresso

Mocha coffeepot

Making coffee using a mocha coffeepot

The mocha 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 the collecting chamber where the ready coffee ends up after passing through the funnel.

The hot water passes through the filter with the coffee powder, producing the beverage through percolation.

The three secrets for brewing an excellent coffee with 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 mocha coffeepot from the heat before the coffee gurgles, in other words before the coffee is all out.