HOW TO MAKE A DRIPPER COFFEE
So what's a Dripper coffee all about?
Making a Dripper coffee gives me a moment to pause. It's a process that you can't hurry. It's a fusion of science and meditation which lets every flavour note come through without distraction.
As a roaster, I love the way that a Dripper lets the freshness of my coffee really pull through. I can easily taste every note and my coffee is free from any residues that detract from me enjoying every last drop.
Also I enjoy technical stuff and I like the precision of the process.
So this is how I like to make mine ...
Gather together your trusty Dripper and filter paper, coffee beans and a grinder, a kettle, stirrer, scales and the timer on your phone. Today its me and Hectic Hamster® making the brew.
Now, for today’s maths lesson! Today, it’s about ratios. The Golden Ratio for your coffee is 1:15 coffee to water.
Measure the water and boil it. Then measure the coffee and grind it – on the finer side of coarse. To measure, I suggest weighing the water and coffee to get the ratio of 1:15 – if your coffee container holds 1 litre, weigh out 60g of ground coffee and then 900g of water and see how that goes. If your container is about a cup, weigh 15g of coffee and 240g of water.
Put your filter in the Dripper and put the Dripper onto your coffee container. To avoid a papery tasting coffee, moisten the filter with water and discard the water that runs into the container. Then add the coffee to the Dripper, saturate it in water and allow 30 seconds for it to bloom. This step lets the carbon dioxide escape from the coffee (you see, I really am a coffee nerd ha ha!).
Next, here comes the art! Pour the remaining water into the Dripper in a slow, circulating motion to agitate the coffee grounds. This may take more than one pour. Stir the coffee after one pour (but not for the following ones) and allow the water to drip into the container below. Your total brew time should be 2-4 minutes.
Now, if you have problems…
Your coffee might taste weak and thin if your grind is too coarse or there is too little coffee in the brewer. The brew time will probably be quick too. On the other hand your coffee might taste burnt and sludgy because your grind is too thin and your brew time too slow.
So play with the golden ratio and your coffee grind for perfect results!
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