It has the strangest name, looks very cheap, simple and yet it is one of the biggest trends in the coffee maker industry today!
We are talking about the Aerobie Aeropress here. It is an excellent and fun way of making coffee!
When making your coffee, naturally it starts with the correct amount of coffee aswell as the particle size. However, you will have to find these two variables for yourself since everyone has it’s own preferences. Allready barista skills are kicking in.
Now that you have a fresh amount of ground coffee in the Aeropress, you can add the desired amount of hot water. The temperature of the water is advised to be between 90°C and 95°C, this is definitely also a variable to experiment with. Now stirr the coffee a little and wait for a certain time, again based on your preferences. The advised waiting time is 4 minutes.
After you have done all of the above, you put your Aeropress coffee machine on top of your coffee mug and push the coffee trough the filter. The time and pressure applied here will have a direct consequence on the taste of the resulting coffee.
Now take your time and enjoy the amazing cup of coffee!
The Aerobie Aeropress is available from Amazon for $25.95 USD.
At last, a glass that won’t burn or freeze your hand. Two walls of clear glass with an air layer in-between not only keep drinks cold or hot but prevent condensation from forming on the outside. So, an ice-cold shot of vodka or a steamy espresso feels just right, no matter the temperature. And coasters won’t be needed, either.
Winner of the prestigious European iF Design Award, the mouth-blown Bodum Pavina glass exhibits Bodum’s flair for the modern. Each two-ounce glass curves beguilingly and fits the palm just right. Mouth-blown of borosilicate glass, which is quite a bit thinner yet much more durable than regular glass, the two Pavina glasses in this set are safe for both the microwave and dishwasher, resist temperature swings, and resist scratching and dulling. Care should be taken when placing ice cubes in an empty glass, and metal spoons for stirring are discouraged.
The Bodum Pavina glasses are available from Amazon from $13.94 USD.
How would you like to not spend your money on a Hourglass Coffee Maker? This one is for all those people who have sensitive stomachs but still try to enjoy coffee at it’s fullest. This process may take up to 24 hours for your beverage concentrate to be ready to use. Cold brew is the new way to go!
What will you need?
1. Two 32 oz plastic coffee cups (2 of the same kind that nest inside one another)
2. Something to make the holes with, such as a push pin or small 1/16 hand drill
3. Cheesecloth or a coffee-filter (paper or permanent)
4. A storage container for your finished cold brewed coffee that has a lid
The brewing process
You can start taking one of the plastic cups and making many small holes in the bottom, using the pushpin. The more holes you pierce, the better.
Then you place this newly punctured cup inside the other cup, so they nest snuggly.
Pour one 1/2 cups of filtered water into the nested cups, and add the same amount (1 ½ cups) of coarsely ground coffee.
Stir gently to mix and wet all the grounds evenly.
Cover this mixture and let it sit overnight to brew, undisturbed.
After 18-24 hours, slowly lift out the inner cup, allowing the brewed mixture to drain into the remaining cup below.
When as much coffee-concentrate has dripped into the whole outside cup, use a square of cheesecloth, a paper or permanent type filter to strain the coffee as you pour the remaining brew from cup to another.
How to store your cold brew coffee
This makes a coffee-concentrate that will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
To use the cold brew concentrate simply add 1 oz. to a mug of hot water, adjust to suit your taste.
Several manufacturers make simple devises that work much the same way (without any mess) to cold brew your coffee. If you plan on making coffee this way, you may want to consider a brewer that is designed to make light of this process for you.
Interested in how strong your coffee was brewed? The SCAE now offers the SCAE Refractometer, it is easily portable and is an essential tool for quality control everywhere coffee is brewed.
The Refractometer comes with the new dedicated ExtractMojo software developed by George Howell, this guarantees a quick and easy measurement.
Have you bought one? Or a similar device? Please let us have a look!
Barista is a new application for iPhone users, it can be found using App Store and costs 2,39 EUR. It is about making quality espresso at home and covers step-by-step instructions on the most common espresso beverages. It also contains tips and techniques such as selecting, storing and grind coffee beans, tamping and extracting single and double shots, texturing milk, pouring latte art and much more.
More info can be found at Baristaapp.com
In the mood for a macchiato? Like to make one at home on your own espresso machine? Barista, a recent arrival on the App Store, can guide you through each step in the process of creating a caffè latte, cappuccino, americano, mocha, and other delightful expresso beverages. It also offers tips — on selecting and storing coffee beans and creating “latte art” — and a handy glossary.”