For seriously strong coffee, it all starts with the brewing.
If you, like many of us coffee junkies, need a good jolt of rich, strong coffee to jump start your day, here are a few ideas to ensure that you get your coffee brewed just right.
There are a few important essentials to consider when brewing a truly strong cup of coffee. These include selecting a strong, fresh, whole bean coffee, knowing correct coffee to water ratio and understanding basic brewing methods.
A stronger coffee, without the bitterness, starts with the roast. The longer a coffee bean roasts, the richer the flavor. Darker roasts provide a full-bodied brew well suited for strong coffee.
Starting with whole bean coffee allows you to prepare a coarse ground coffee or a fine ground coffee.
The coffee-to-water ratio you employ, will ultimately affect the brewed coffee’s final flavor. The Golden Ratio stipulates two heaping tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. To increase the overall strength, simply add more ground coffee and since everyone has different tastes, experimentation is required. If you want to brew a stronger cup, or develop a more evolved coffee palate to identify various coffee strengths, you’ll need to know a bit about the methods for brewing a satisfyingly strong cup of coffee.
While there is a vast array of contraptions to utilize in order to brew a mean cup of coffee, some popular methods include the classic French Press, and the Chemex brewing systems and the contemporary newcomer, Aeropress.
What is the French Press?
The French Press is comprised of a tall carafe and a metal mesh filter attached to a long stem. Coarse coffee grounds are steeped in hot water for several minutes and then pressed to the bottom of the carafe by the metal mesh filter. The result is a heavy-hitting cup of coffee with robust taste.
What is Chemex?
The Chemex brews coffee using the infusion method, which makes it most similar to drip coffee in terms of body and taste. Chemex filters are 20-30% thicker than those used by other pour over methods. The result is a slower brew and a richer cup of coffee.
What is the Aeropress?
The Aeropress is a piston-style brewer that forces coffee through a thin paper filter directly into a single cup of coffee. It’s size and durability make it a favorite device among travelers and campers. Aeropress coffee has a clean taste with clearly defined flavor notes thanks to the paper filter that stops any oil and sediment from getting in the cup.
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These incredible coffees are ideal for creating a wide variety of rich, strong expresso drinks or delicious coffee. Whatever way you decide to go - French Press, Chemex, Aeropress or a standard drip machine, the result is bound to be hot, strong and delicious.