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Lightning protection! Self-taught yourself the knowledge that you can easily be misled when making coffee by hand! What impact will the brewing method have on coffee?

Published: 2024-05-20 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/05/20, Hand-brewed coffee is a unique and convenient way to make coffee. Because the coffee it makes has a distinctive flavor and clean taste, it has won the favor of a large number of people. Because of its easy operation and low investment threshold, many friends spontaneously learned to make hand-punching at home. However, due to the many learning channels, know

Hand-brewed coffee is a unique and convenient way to make coffee. Because of its outstanding flavor and clean taste, it has been favored by a large number of people. What's more, because of its easy operation and low threshold for input, many friends learn spontaneously at home and start hand-flushing production.

However, due to many learning channels and complex knowledge, it is easy to step into a misunderstanding when self-study is not unified. If no one corrects it, then it will continue to sink into it and make a mistake to the end. Therefore, Qianjie today would like to share the "knowledge minefields" that often mislead people in the process of self-learning hand-made coffee.

First, in the excessive pursuit of brewing, many friends are crazy to use different brewing methods before they are clear about the principle of brewing, because they will think that brewing is an important factor in changing the taste of coffee.

Although different brewing methods do bring changes to the taste of coffee, the underlying logic behind these methods will be more important than the taste they bring. You know, no matter what the brewing method is, their design philosophy will be based on a principle: heat the right amount of hot water to the right temperature, and then grind the right coffee powder for proper coffee extraction at the right time. If we cannot understand why this technique uses this water temperature, this grinding, and such a powder-to-water ratio, then what is copied is only the surface of this cooking method. If you only learn the surface, then this method of cooking can only be applied to one bean, or to a certain degree of baking. Once the beans are replaced into another bean with very different properties (baking and handling), it will be difficult for you to take advantage of the cooking method and release the flavor of the beans.

Therefore, it is more important to understand the underlying logic of cooking methods, and before that, we must first understand the relationship among water temperature, grinding and the proportion of powdered water, so that we can better understand and understand the underlying logic of cooking methods.

Second, when the steaming timing node is steaming by hand, should the timing key be pressed before or after water injection? The time difference between the two is 7-9 seconds (mainly depends on the size of the injected water). Whether this time exists or not will change the overall cooking time, and then affect our judgment of cooking. Therefore, this is a question that puzzles most people.

In general, we are talking about the extraction time from the coffee powder contact with hot water to the last drop of coffee liquid leaving the coffee powder. Therefore, when we start steaming, we need to press the timing button synchronously, because at this time the coffee powder has been extracted and the golden foam continues to burst out.

Third, steaming is not fresh steaming stage there is another point easy to cause newcomers misunderstanding, that is the powder bed drum state.

For most beginner friends, the stale performance of a bean is that it is impossible to steam a big bag in the shape of a hamburger. But in fact, the size of the powder bed drum bag is limited by the amount of carbon dioxide in the coffee powder. The more carbon dioxide, the bigger the bag. But at the same time, the existence of a large amount of carbon dioxide will also hinder the extraction of flavor substances by hot water, so some high-density beans need to be placed to discharge these carbon dioxide before extraction. At this time, although the beans can no longer be bulged when steaming, it is when it is "fresh".

Fourth, do not taste bitter, so stop the river! The filter cup is removed before the coffee is finished, an operation known in the industry as "river closure". Generally speaking, the purpose of river closure is to avoid the negative taste of coffee caused by too long extraction time. But many friends will mistakenly think that the end is a large number of bitter release nodes, so they have to cut it off. As a result, whether it is to brew or order outside, the closure will be included in the operation process.

However, friends who often read the articles in front of the street know that the coffee liquid at the end is not the reason for the bitterness of the whole cup of coffee, the extraction efficiency is too high! When our beans, extraction parameters and brewing techniques are all normal, there is no need to worry about the bitterness of the coffee at all. So please don't use river closure to avoid bitterness, the cooking data is more important.

Fifth, the pursuit of gold cup extraction is a concept born according to the taste preference of a group of people. When the extraction rate and concentration of a cup of coffee are in a certain range of values, then the taste of this cup of coffee will be welcomed by the most people. After learning this concept, some friends will determine this "standard": coffee must be brewed into the range of gold cup extraction! If the extraction rate and concentration are not in this range, then this cup of coffee must be bad!

However, you should know that the coffee in the gold cup extraction is not necessarily good, while the coffee outside the gold cup extraction range is not necessarily bad, which is based on the taste of the drinkers. And different people have different eating habits, different tastes, we can not unify everyone's preferences, so the value can not fully represent the quality of a cup of coffee. If we want to know whether a cup of coffee is good or bad, we should judge it by direct contact, that is, drinking. Instead of clinging to the numerical value, it will greatly reduce your experience space and miss out on a lot of delicious coffee!