You take a spoon. Get a spoonful of coffee and place it in a cup. Add hot water and just add creamer and sugar to taste and there you have it, your cup of coffee. With instant three-in-one coffee packs the preparation is even easier. You open and empty your instant coffee sachet in a cup, add hot water, stir and then you’re ready to sip and relax. However, despite these simple steps, adding a few more steps and becoming a bit more meticulous can result in a cup that smells better and tastes even better.
Now, the process described above is not entirely wrong. The hot water that is added into ground coffee is the catalyst that releases all that aroma and flavor. But the combination or the amount of coffee that will be combined with the hot water can dictate how strong or mild the coffee will smell and taste. The other component is the time element. So the length of time the hot water and the coffee come in contact with each other will affect the aroma and flavor as well. If the coffee is finely ground, the more coffee will dissolve with the water and this will also affect the taste and smell. So to follow our equation, we have taste or flavor and aroma equals the texture of the coffee plus the temperature of the water plus how long you combine the two.
Some of the more basic tips of preparing or brewing your coffee include using the same amount of coffee each time you prepare it. This alone will help you make a consistent cup of coffee. Make sure that you use a clean pot, a clean coffee maker, fresh water and also fresh coffee. Coffee in time reduces its flavor and aroma especially if left uncovered. That is why a container with a tight lid is the best place to store your coffee. Also, always remember that freshly brewed coffee or a cup of coffee that has just been prepared tastes a lot better compared to the coffee that came from the same pot but has been served hours later.
As our technology progressed, the preparation of coffee has evolved as well. From simply boiling the coffee grains in a pot of water, now you have manual or automatic drip filter machines that allow the hot water to pass through the coffee grains and into a container. An espresso machine on the other hand uses pressure by forcing the water through coffee grounds. Filters for all machines prevent the grounds from passing through with the water.
Other processes include the Mocha express, the electrical espresso machines, the percolator, the brew in the cup style, the plunger and other more ways.