Over the past couple of years, slow coffee has quickly risen in popularity. Almost every household now owns a special coffee maker, such as a French press or an espresso maker, to make their specialty coffee with. But what exactly is slow coffee? We’ll tell you!
Slow coffee is enjoying the moment
Every now and then, it is good to take a moment. With slow coffee you take a moment for yourself, in which you don’t have to do anything. By being in the moment and consciously involving yourself in the process of making a cup of coffee it becomes a moment of peace. This can help to clear your head and to recharge your energy so you can face the day with fresh eyes and a relaxed attitude!
The brewing method
The name slow coffee originates from two different things: taking your time for a cup of coffee and the brewing method. We’ll divide the method in three parts: the brewing method, choosing your coffee beans and the grind size. The first thing you decide is which brewing method to use. Nowadays, there are many brewing methods to choose from. Slow coffee is defined by manually making your cup of coffee with care and attention. You can make slow coffee with an espresso maker.
Next up: choosing your coffee beans. You can choose between a blend, a single origin or a single estate. A blend consists of coffee beans from several countries that together form a delicious recipe that you can assume has a good body and great flavours. You also have a single origin or single estate. Single origin is coffee from a single country and single estate comes from a single farmer in a single country. The more specific, the more pronounced the flavours become.
Now you can determine the grind size. You need to grind coffee beans to release the flavours. The finer you grind the more you can extract; the coarser you grind, the less flavour you can extract. If you extract too much flavour, your coffee will become bitter and if you extract too little flavour, your coffee will turn sour. The grind size can also vary per brewing method. If you want to make an espresso; use a fine grind. For making coffee with a French press a coarser grind size works better.
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