For a great cup of coffee the two/three most important things irrespective what and how you do it.
1. Clean water
2. Grind of the coffee
Water – After all this is the main ingredient in the coffee. It can’t be ignored. Right? Use normal tap water. Don’t boil water to purify that will make the water taste metallic and bland and so will your coffee. Try not to use hard water it will give a salty finish to your coffee and might spoil your coffee machine/equipment with scales too. The alkaline in the hard water work with the acids in the coffee which give the brew its taste and flavour. This will spoil the taste.
Coffee Grounds – it strongly depends on the machine you use the way you would want your coffee. We know in Tea that long leaves – better flavour, small leaves/dust tea – stronger/bitter flavour.
For coffee on a general note don’t make the grounds too smooth it might make your coffee bitter which might taste like its stronger when milk is added but believe me you will miss out on the flavour of the coffee. It’s a gentle thing and powdery coffee and boiling will be a bit too harsh on the baby who will keep you going for the rest of the day.
Two liner on why the blog
15+ years as avid coffee drinker, Nutan has had a chance to enjoy diverse coffee experiences -
tasting coffee beans, visiting plantations, roasteries and coffee shops, trying out coffees makers, making practices & recipes. The blog is an attempt to distill & consolidate all the wonder in the coffee world , with special attention on Indian traditional versions