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What's the difference between the smart cup and the French kettle? Which is better, the French kettle or the Smart Cup?

Published: 2024-07-24 Author: World Gafei
Last Updated: 2024/07/24, Professional coffee knowledge exchange more coffee bean information Please follow the coffee workshop (official account cafe_style of Wechat) when it comes to immersion extraction, Qianjie coffee reminds of French presses and smart cups, so will the flavor extracted between them be similar? Or do you have different styles? In a moment, the coffee in front of the street will

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When it comes to immersion extraction, Qianjie coffee is reminiscent of French presses and smart cups, so will the flavor extracted between them be similar? Or do you have different styles? Qianjie Coffee Ben asked to do a comparative experiment for everyone.

What is a French kettle?

The French filter pot is the simplest and cheapest way to brew coffee. The utility model relates to a simple brewing apparatus which is composed of a heat-resistant glass bottle and a metal filter with a pressure bar. Its working principle is to soak the coffee, and then press the coffee dregs down with a metal filter with a pressure bar to get the coffee with a full taste. Even if you are new to coffee, you can quickly start making a decent cup of coffee.

What is the Smart Cup?

The key to the cleverness of the filter cup lies in the design of the "piston valve" at the bottom of the filter cup. After the water is injected into the filter cup, the water pressure will make the piston valve automatically close and stop the water, and the coffee powder can be fully soaked in it; after the soaking is completed, the filter cup is placed on the coffee pot / cup, the chassis is pressed to open the piston valve, and the coffee will slowly flow into the cup.

What's the difference between the smart cup and the French kettle?

1. Material: [French kettle] glass material; [smart cup] PCT material.

2. Shape: [French kettle] cylindrical; [smart cup] trapezoid.

3. How to pour out: after the coffee grounds are pressed down with a pressure bar, the coffee liquid is poured out from the upper spout; the smart cup is placed on the sharing pot and the piston will open and the coffee liquid will flow out from below.

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What's the difference between a French kettle and a coffee brewed from a smart cup?

First of all, choose freshly roasted coffee beans to have a better aroma and flavor. At present, all coffee beans sold on Qianjie are issued 5 days after baking, and the best taste period is 5-35 days after the baking date is marked on the back.

The two brewing methods use the same water temperature, coffee grindability and powder-water ratio. The former street coffee sold [Ethiopian Yega Xuefei sun red cherries] as an example, it is recommended to use medium and fine grinding (fine granulated sugar size / China 20 standard screen screening rate of 80%), water temperature of 90-91 degrees Celsius, 1:15 powder-water ratio (that is, 1g coffee powder added 15g water). This Qianjie coffee will use 15g coffee powder for brewing demonstration.

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The steps for making coffee in the smart cup are as follows: fold the filter paper into the smart cup, put the smart cup on the container, and preheat the appliance when wetting the filter paper with hot water. Then move the smart cup to the electronic scale (when the valve closes automatically) and pour the ground coffee into the center of the filter cup.

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In the first stage, inject 30g of hot water, press the timer and steam for 30 seconds; after steaming, pour hot water to 225g, then soak 1 cup. After soaking, move the smart cup to the container to open the valve and filter out the coffee liquid in the filter cup. The whole process takes about 15 seconds, and the total extraction time of coffee is 2 seconds 3910.

The steps of soaking in the kettle are as follows: pour 15g coffee powder into the kettle, prepare 225g hot water to pour into the pot, pump the pressure rod, close the lid and wait for 4 minutes. Then slowly press down the pressure bar until the strainer is located in half of the pot, and pour the coffee liquid into the mug.

After experimental comparison, Qianjie Coffee feels that the biggest difference between the French kettle and the Smart Cup is the taste between them. [French pressure pot] it looks a little cloudy after extraction, and many friends think that the coffee cup is polluted. That is the oil of coffee, it can increase the mellow thickness of its taste, so it is often smoother after being extracted by [French kettle]. The liquid extracted from the [smart cup] will be relatively clean and transparent, and the flavor to drink will be clean, clear and layered.

So why is there grease in the French kettle and not in the smart cup? That's because they pour out in different ways. First of all, the [French kettle] uses a metal filter mesh and filter paper, and the pressure bar presses the coffee grounds from top to bottom, which slightly increases its extraction rate.

Then, the coffee liquid is poured out from the top spout; the oil that was floating on the coffee liquid will flow into the sharing pot with the water; the stainless steel filter with the pressure bar and filter paper do not actually filter tightly, so some of the coffee grounds will flow out with the water. The fat of coffee increases its mellow thickness and smoothness, and makes the flavor softer and more balanced.

The [smart cup] is a drip filter, and the oil of the coffee will be filtered out by layers of coffee grounds and filter paper, so the liquid will look clearer, lighter and cleaner in taste, and more layered in flavor.

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