Wake Up And Smell The Real Coffee

If you often settle for instant coffee, then you are missing out on the real, deep taste of this beverage. You can enjoy it every morning and at any time of day by brewing it using a French press or plunger. It is fast and easy to use to get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

With plungers, brewing is done by steeping instead of extraction or filtration. The first step is to preheat the plunger with hot water and then pour the water out. Add a heaped tablespoon of coarse grinds for each cup. Pour in heated water just before it reaches boiling point. Allow this to steep for at least five minutes.

Take the time to give the mixture a quick stir before plunging. This is important because it will make sure that the water soaks all the grinds. Another trick is to use filtered water which gives a much better taste compared to hard water. As you slowly press the wire mesh down, most of the grinds are captured and they are held at the bottom of the plunger.

A brew that is done using the plunger is best served right away. This way, the grinds do not get over-extracted if there are still some that are in contact with drink. You can be sure that there will be some grinds left at the bottom of your mug.

If brewing is done the way it should be with the plunger, the result is a brew that has a subtle aroma and one that has far more body than the instant variety or that which is brewed with an electric coffee-maker. This is thanks to the more coarse grind which allows the flavor and aroma to pass through the grinds and into the cup.

You can do so much more with the heady beverage you make although you will certainly want to enjoy a cup of it first. Take advantage of the full flavor and use it to bake a cake and biscuits or cookies. You can also make a delicious milkshake and interesting after-dinner dessert recipes, such as a mousse that is different from the usual chocolate one.

With a plunger coffee and close following of the instructions, you can enjoy a fantastic cup of this liquid black gold and a wonderful aroma of the same. You will never look at the instant, pour hot water over the powder variety and you will certainly not want to settle for making it with a coffee maker.



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