Coffee Brewing Methods

Filter Coffee

What is Filter Coffee?

Many coffee enthusiasts prefer the delights of filter coffee. This type of coffee is made by brewing coffee beans with hot water, which preserves the aroma and flavor of the coffee. Additionally, filter coffee generally offers a lighter taste and a finer texture.

How to Prepare Filter Coffee

Making filter coffee is quite simple. First, grind the freshly roasted coffee beans. Then, place a filter paper into the filter holder and put the coffee grounds on top of the filter paper. Next, pour hot water and wait for the coffee to brew. After a few minutes, remove the filter holder and your coffee is ready.

Types of Filter Coffee

Filter coffee can be prepared in various ways. The most common methods are Chemex, Aeropress, V60, and French Press. Chemex uses a thin glass pot to brew coffee. Aeropress, on the other hand, uses a piston system. V60 uses a filter paper and a cone-shaped holder, while French Press uses a simple system that presses the coffee beans into hot water.

In conclusion, Filter coffee is a popular choice among coffee lovers. It’s easy to prepare, has various methods, and offers a lighter taste and finer texture. To get the best results from your filter coffee, use freshly roasted beans and make sure to adjust the water temperature correctly. Additionally, by trying different methods, you can create your own favorite filter coffee recipe.

Espresso 

What is Espresso Coffee?

Espresso is a type of intensely flavored coffee prepared by infusing coffee beans under pressure under hot water vapor. To make espresso, you first need an espresso machine.

As a first step, fill the espresso machine’s water tank and then turn the device on. Meanwhile, the machine heats the water and creates pressure. The temperature of the water in the espresso machine water tank should be approximately 90-96°C.

Grind the coffee beans and place them in the filter chamber of the espresso machine. Using a coffee grinder, grind the coffee beans into a fine powder.

Compress the coffee beans placed in the filter chamber by pressing them. This process allows the coffee beans to form a compressed and firm bed.

Attach the filter chamber to the espresso machine and press the button to prepare your espresso. During the preparation of espresso, water passes through the coffee beans and flows into the cup.

When preparing espresso, place an overflow chamber under the cup. This prevents excess water from overflowing before the cup is full.

In short, making espresso requires a good espresso machine, quality coffee beans and a little practice. By experimenting and trying different coffee grinding options, you can discover the style of espresso that suits you best.

Turkish Coffee 

What is Turkish Coffee?

Turkish coffee is one of Turkey’s most loved traditional drinks. This coffee, made by grinding coffee beans, is cooked in a special coffee pot and served in a cup with the coffee pot. Turkish coffee is known worldwide for its intense aroma and taste. This coffee, which is very enjoyable to drink, has a special place in Turkish culture and is often served to guests. Turkish coffee tastes even better, especially when consumed with desserts suitable for Turkish cuisine.

 Turkish coffee is an indispensable part of Turkish culture. It is traditionally cooked in a small pot called cezve and has a foamy texture. The ingredients you need to make Turkish coffee are: coffee, water, coffee pot and stove.

First, take your coffee pot and pour water into it for the number of people you want to serve. For an average cup, one cup of water is enough. Then, add your coffee to the coffee pot. For an average cup, a teaspoon of coffee is enough.

Place your coffee pot on the stove and start cooking on low heat. While your coffee is cooking, small bubbles will form and foam will gradually appear. At this point, remove your coffee pot from the stove and divide the foam into the cups. Put the coffee pot back on the stove and cook again.

After your coffee is cooked, divide it into cups and serve. Enjoy your meal!

French Press 

What is French Press?

 French Press is a method used to make coffee. Also known as cafetière or press pot. This method uses a plunger to combine coffee beans and hot water. The plunger is used to separate coffee beans from water.

Coffee made with a French Press is prepared using ground coffee beans and hot water. Coffee beans are placed in the French Press and hot water is added. The coffee and water are mixed for a few minutes and then the plunger is slowly pushed down. This process allows the coffee separated from the coffee beans to rise to the top.

Coffee made with a French Press has a fuller taste and aroma than filter coffee methods. Additionally, preparing coffee with this method is quite easy and does not require any special equipment.

Making French Press coffee is a very easy and delicious method. Here’s what you need to do step by step:

  1. First of all, use the right amount of coffee. In general, it is recommended to use 60 grams of coffee per 1 liter of water.
  2. Boil water and then wait for it to cool slightly. The water temperature should be around 93-96 degrees.
  3. Prepare your French Press. Remove the filter and add the coffee grounds.
  4. Pour the water into the French Press and stir with a spoon.
  5. Wait 4-5 minutes and then reinstall the filter.
  6. Push the filter down and separate the coffee grounds.
  7. Serve coffee to your French Press and drink it with pleasure.

Making French Press coffee is very practical and delicious. When making coffee with this method, it is important to pay attention to the quality and size of the coffee you will use. You should also pay attention to the water temperature and remember to gently push the filter down while separating the coffee grounds. Enjoy your meal!

Cold Brew

 What is Cold Brew?

Cold Brew coffee is a type of coffee brewed with cold water. Unlike traditional coffee brewing methods, cold water is used instead of hot water and the coffee grinds are kept in the water for 12-24 hours. During this time, the water gradually absorbs the taste and aroma of the coffee, eventually resulting in a rich coffee concentrate.

Cold Brew coffee has lower acidity than other types of coffee and generally has a milder taste. Additionally, due to the use of cold water, the bitterness of the coffee is lower and it has a less bitter taste. Therefore, Cold Brew coffee is preferred as a refreshing drink, especially in summer.

Preparing Cold Brew coffee is very easy and no special equipment is required to make it at home. You can obtain coffee concentrate by mixing coffee grounds and cold water in a bowl and filtering this mixture with a strainer or coffee filter. You can consume this concentrate as you wish by mixing it with milk or ice.

Cold brew coffee is one of the popular drinks of recent years. Thanks to the slow brewing method, the bitterness and acidity of the coffee is reduced and a softer taste is obtained. Additionally, since no hot water is used, some components in the coffee are prevented from dissolving, resulting in a lower acidity level.

Making cold brew coffee is quite easy. Here’s what you need to do step by step:

  1. Grind the coffee beans. A medium coarse grind is preferred.
  2. Use one liter of water at room temperature. If your water quality is poor, it is recommended to use distilled water.
  3. Add the coffee beans to the water and stir.
  4. Leave the mixture to infuse in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
  5. Strain the brewed coffee mixture and serve.

Cold brew coffee can also be consumed by serving it with ice. You can add flavor by adding milk or sugar if desired. Enjoy your meal!