Coffee review

Why shake the coffee after making it? Is it the same reason to wake up wine? Why can't you shake espresso?

Published: 2024-05-20 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/05/20, "In order to allow the wine to release more aroma and make it easier to enter, people will shake it to make the wine come into contact with the air to change it. There is a professional term for this step called" hangover." So, does coffee also need to be 'wake'? "A guest friend said as he looked at shaking coffee on the front street. I believe that everyone is on the day

"in order to let the wine release more aroma and taste better, people will shake the wine to contact the air to change, and this step has a technical term:" sober up ". So, does coffee also need to be 'awake'?" A guest friend said, looking at the coffee shaking in front of the street.

I believe everyone can see such a scene in daily life. Baristas always pick up the sharing pot and shake it vigorously after making the hand. Then pour the shaken coffee into the cup and bring it to the guests to taste. I wonder if any of my friends have ever wondered why baristas always shake after making coffee.

Why do you shake the coffee after brewing it? In fact, Qianjie mentioned in the previous article that after shaking, hand-made coffee can really taste better than not shaking. But the difference between wine and wine is that wine releases aroma substances in the body through contact with the air, while the purpose of shaking coffee is to fuse the coffee liquid! Perhaps many friends do not quite understand this sentence, so we can through a cooking experiment to illustrate this point. The purpose of this brewing experiment is to measure the difference between shaken and unshaken coffee concentration after brewing coffee. The specific method is that when the brewing is over, instead of shaking the coffee, we directly measure its concentration, shake the coffee in the pot after the test is over, and then measure it again to see the difference between the two. The brewing and cooking parameters are as follows: coffee beans are grinded with 10 scales of 15g MagneEK 43, the ratio of powder to water at 1:15, the water temperature is 92 °C, the cooking method is three-stage type, V60 filter cup. Let's just skip the cooking process.

After removing the filter cup, we poured the coffee directly into the concentration meter, and the measured concentration was 1.09%. Then shake it and pour it back into the concentration meter, and the result is 1.21%, which is a completely different result.

The main reason for this is that when we extract coffee, coffee substances will release different amounts at different times, the first period is the peak of substance release, and then with the advance of coffee extraction, the substance will be less and less. You can take a look at the second experiment of this article in Qianjie!

By measuring the powder-to-liquid ratio, Qianjie picked up the dripping coffee liquid with three cups, each cup of 70ml (that is, when the first cup was filled with the target liquid weight, a new cup was replaced). It can be seen that there is a completely different performance in the soup color of coffee. The first cup of coffee is the darkest, the second is the second, and the third is the lightest. In terms of flavor, they also have the same performance, the first cup of coffee is the strongest, the second cup is the second, and the third cup is the thinnest.

So we can know that at the beginning of brewing coffee, the concentration of extracted coffee is the highest, which has something to do with the high extraction efficiency of the previous stage. With the reduction of substances in coffee and the decrease of extraction efficiency, the concentration decreases gradually. Because the quality of the things held by liquids are different, they do not merge after brewing, so we need to shake them after brewing and merge them into a cup of delicious coffee with the right concentration.

It's worth mentioning, but the wobbly way in front of the street is not recommended for all types of coffee, such as espresso. Most espresso can not be evenly blended by shaking, because of the density difference, they need to use strong methods (such as stirring) to blend. Whether it is espresso coffee and fat, or latte milk and concentrate, it is necessary to stir to achieve a uniform fusion effect.


Front Street Cafe

No. 10 Baoqian street, Yandun road, Dongshankou, Yuexiu district, Guangzhou, Guangdong province