From Freshly Made to Homemade: Creating Your Own Cup of Coffee
It can be fascinating to have a barista brew your favorite blend of coffee, but it can also be great to be your own coffee guru at the comfort of your own home. For most people, having a daily dose of coffee is a ritual. There are times when it can be tempting to depend on a barista and have him or her serve your daily cup. The bad news is it may lead to extravagant expenses. The good news is there are actually several ways on how you can prepare your own version of a perfect brew at home. We share with you these handy how-to guides that will bring the classic freshly roasted coffee to your home.
One of the most common and easiest ways to create your own coffee is the pour-over method. For this method, there is no machine and electric power involved. It is more on observing the bloom, witnessing the first trace of coffee-drunk steam, and recognizing how the spiral of the pour brings the final cup into completion.
You just need to follow these steps:
1. Prepare and boil at least 20 ounces (600 grams) of water. We recommend that you place the water in a stainless steel container.
2. Grind three tablespoons (30 grams) of your preferred coffee bean variant. For a richer flavor, you can add a few more scoops.
3. Get the dripper ready by placing in a coffee filter. We highly suggest wetting the filter with hot water first.
4. Pour the ground coffee to the filter by tapping gently to level the surface of the grounds.
5. Prepare a digital scale and set it to zero. Afterwards, place a carafe or cup with the brewer on top of it.
6. This step is where you will start to see the coffee "bloom". As hot water begins to hit the ground beans, this creates a blossoming effect while an amount of Co2 is released. By starting a timer, slowly pour the water onto the coffee. Continue pouring until the scale reaches 60 grams. This pour will generally take about 15 seconds. Before proceeding to the next pour, give it an additional 30 seconds to drip.
7. Pour hot water (at around 90 grams) in a steady spiral manner, beginning at the center. Make sure to keep grounds from being trapped. The goal of the pour is to sink all of the grounds on the cup's surface. Wait for 50-60 seconds to elapse.
8. Using the same manner as Step 7, pour an additional 100 grams of hot water. This generally takes around 20 seconds.
9. Complete the final step by adding another pour of 100 grams for another duration of 20 seconds.
10. Enjoy your very own homemade cup of coffee.