Coffee secrets
"If you don't like coffee, then you've just never tasted really well-made coffee."
Coffee is a drink that is drunk all over the world. But it must be admitted that all over the world it is spoiled just as regularly. The richness of taste, originality and aroma hidden in coffee beans often go unnoticed.
1. One of the easiest ways to make coffee more aromatic and less bitter is to avoid using boiling water in the process, whether you brew it in an espresso machine or prepare it in any other way. Boiling water spoils the taste of coffee. Bitterness will dominate in the finished drink, which will overpower all other delicate shades. It's just not worth wasting coffee on such a cup.
2. Before pouring water into the ground coffee, be sure to let it cool down a few degrees. If you are making coffee using a filter, first add some water to the coffee to give the water its aroma, then carefully add the rest of the water. The coffee will already be damp, so add a little more water to fully saturate it.
3. For making coffee it is better to take bottled water, not tap water. Depending on the manufacturer, the water has a certain degree of hardness and PH values, due to which the taste of the brewed coffee will differ.
4. Never leave coffee on a heat source after preparation, otherwise it will acquire a bitter taste and lose its aroma. Better to pour freshly brewed coffee into a pre-heated thermos.
5. Whipped milk is just milk and air, but what matters is how you combine them. If the milk is heated too much (above 72 C), its taste will change: milk contains natural sugar, the structure of which changes at too high a temperature. If milk is whipped at temperatures below 60 °, it will not reveal its taste and lose its sweetness, moreover, you will not get the drink at the ideal temperature.
6. Coffee will be truly aromatic only if you bought it a few days later, at most a couple of weeks after roasting (well-packaged coffee can be stored longer). Grind the grains, preferably just before cooking.