People all over the world have a love affair with coffee. In France and Italy it’s called Café, and in Sweden, it’s Kaffe and served with cheese, but no matter what name it goes by everyone starts their day out with a steaming cup of this velvety-smooth brew. You may be surprised to find out that there are as many ways to make coffee as there are to drink it. Here are a few ways that people in different parts of the world make and enjoy their favorite beverage.
When it comes to coffee-drinking habits, Americans and Italians tend to drink their coffee in a hurry and while standing. However, coffee in France is enjoyed slowly and while relaxing at a sidewalk café. In Vietnam and Sweden, they make egg Coffee. Everyone has their favorite way of drinking it and it is all delicious.
The type of beans you use is as important as the method for making the coffee itself. An expert tip is to buy whole coffee beans and store in a cool place. It is common to store your beans in the refrigerator and grind them just before using to keep the freshest flavor.
If your favorite market does not carry whole coffee beans, one option is to purchase coffee beans online from a supplier such as GimokaCoffee.com. You can buy coffee beans, coffee pods, or finely ground coffee, and they ship to most countries worldwide.
The French Press
Nearly everyone has heard of this type of plunger-style coffee maker. It is a familiar sight in restaurants and coffee houses, and you may even have one in your house.
To make coffee in a French Press:
Begin with 2 Tbsp. of freshly-ground coffee beans per each cup. Add boiling water, pouring slowly over the top of the grounds. Let this steep for approximately three minutes and then push the plunger down. The coffee is now ready to pour. In France and Italy, coffee is enjoyed with milk and a sugar cube or two.
The Ibrik is a small copper pot with a long handle used for brewing very strong coffee. This is the method for making “Turkish Coffee” that is very popular in many countries. Water is added to the Ibrik along with a scoop of finely-ground coffee. The Ibrik is placed over an open flame to heat. The coffee brews for 2 and a half minutes or until it begins to foam up to the top. Remove it from the heat and let it sit(to let the grounds settle to the bottom). This coffee is enjoyed strong, hot, and with a little sugar.
The Moka resembles a percolator-style coffee maker that is used for making espresso. Hot water is poured into the base of the pot and the ground coffee goes into a funnel-shaped piece that sits on top. The top of the pot is then screwed onto the base and placed on the stove-top over medium heat. The steam forces the coffee up from the bottom into the top of the pot where it is ready to be served. Espresso is served in a small cup or shot glass strong and black.
The drip method refers to pouring water over coffee grounds that then drips through a strainer into the cup. In Vietnam, a single-serve metal cup with holes called a Phin is placed over the top of the coffee cup. Hot water is poured over the grounds and allowed to drip down into the cup. Vietnamese coffee is served with sweetened condensed milk and is also delicious served over ice.
When it comes to coffee around the world one thing seems to be consistent. The coffee is always brewed in single cups. No matter if you buy coffee beans wholesale for your business, or buy coffee beans online to make at home, it seems that the consensus is that coffee tastes best brewed one cup at a time.
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