Coffex Coffee @ Home
There is no single right way to make coffee as each of us may prefer one way to another. All methods for making coffee should have the base principles of using hot water to extract the natural essential oils from the bean that gives coffee its wonderful aroma and flavour.
The 4 most popular home coffee brewing equipment/machines are:
When selecting a machine for home, look for one that will drive the water through the coffee with the aid of a good pump, compared to a steam driven machine. The key to the proper espresso grind is the extraction time. After the proper dose and tamp, one ounce of espresso should be extracted in approximately 25 to 30 seconds.
Stove Top (Moka Coffeepot):
The moka coffeepot consists of three inter-connected parts: at the bottom is a container in which water is brought to the boil, in the middle the metal filter which contains the finely ground coffee, and on the top the container used to serve the coffee. The water passes through the coffee because of the pressure caused by steam. The resulting beverage is strongly flavoured, quite full-bodied and has an intense aroma.
French Press or Plunger:
Coarse grind. This is perhaps the easiest home brewing equipment and the most highly recommended. Hot water is poured over the freshly ground coffee and allowed to steep or brew for approximately 5 minutes. The steel mesh filter is then gently plunged to the bottom, separating the delicious coffee flavor from the grounds.
Never pour boiling water directly onto your ground coffee as it will burn the bean. Allow the water to cool for 1-2 minutes, allowing it to cool to about 95 degrees celsius.
Set for Medium grind. Hot water is poured by the machine into a cone shaped filter that holds the medium ground coffee. The hot water slowly filters through the ground coffee into the coffee jug below. The final product can be of a high quality.
The complete drip cycle should occur within four to six minutes. If the drip cycle is completed in less than four minutes, grind your coffee finer. If the cycle takes longer than six minutes, grind your coffee coarser.