We are going to be precise with our measurements so we need to zero out our scale and add water to your kettle. It also helps greatly to have a gooseneck kettle. My kettle is the Hario V60 Buono Coffee Drip Kettle.
Now is the time to decide how much coffee you want to make. I recommend using a 15:1 water to coffee ratio so 35g of coffee and 525g of water nets about 2 cups of coffee. Further reading for those who need an explanation: Those of you who paid attention in chemistry will remember that 1ml of water weighs exactly 1 gram. 1 cup of coffee weighs about 235 grams so with water loss due to saturation of the grounds, we get very close to 2 perfect cups of coffee.
If you're using a Hario Mini Mill, we have a perfect guide for setting up the grind or check out this guide for a general guide to grinding coffee. This grinder is the best bang for your buck if you're willing to grind the beans manually. It has become a part of my daily workout!
At this point, it should've only been about a minute since you removed the kettle from the stove. This leaves your water at about 205 degrees, an optimal temperature for coffee extraction. 40g of water is usually the perfect amount to saturate all the grounds without letting any through to your pitcher. During the bloom process, you should notice lots of bubbling and gases escaping. This bloom process allows the gases produced by the roasting process to escape. In turn, this makes for a more thorough and even extraction since the gases are not there to displace your water. Trust me, I'm a scientist.
This is the most tricky part, but it is not difficult. Slowly and steadily pour the water into the grounds in a circular pattern, about the size of a half dollar, in the center of the grounds. Never pour water on the edges of your cone and try not to let the level of the water fluctuate after the initial rise. Once the cone is almost full, you can stop pouring in a circular motion and just pour directly in the center, maintaining a constant level of water in your cone.
Since it was first discovered in Ethiopia, after a herder observed the increase in energy in his goats after eating some berries, coffee has become one of the most important commodities, spreading from the Arabian Peninsula and through the world. As the need and demand for coffee rose over the centuries, different countries began growing their own coffee crops, which allowed for different variations in the natural flavor of the beans. This spread the consumption of coffee, encouraging different cultures to create different ways to consume the tasty bean, many of which are influenced by regional flavors and customs. Many of the beverages you’ll see on this list are made from espresso and other ingredients. Espresso is a type of coffee. We've included the ingredients so you can try to make these yourself. You will need some coffee gear, however. So be sure to check our list of products coffee drinkers need, to make sure you have everything. Did you know that the term “coffee” refers to the liquid that is extracted from the bean? From the classic and creamy latte to the robust and heart-attack-inducing ristretto and everything in between, here are 30 coffee beverages you need to know!