Coffee Kettle

Temperature Control

Coffee Kettle

Temperature Control

Coffee is my morning ritual, I drink a big mug of steaming black coffee that starts my day off. After that I go onto selection of herbal teas.

The rest of my household just drink instant coffee, which is not for me. I’ve changed my routine somewhat in the last few months but I’ll describe my new method next. Both methods use my adjustable temperature kettle and both methods delivered superb mug of coffee for me.

Personal Coffee Making

- Method 1

Personal Coffee Making

- Method 1

This method was quite simple but effective. It had the following items;

This is the main ingredient and it all comes down to personal taste. I have a preference for the strong Arabica varieties.

Used to grind the coffee beans, as needed. Electric grinders are all the rage these days but I used a manual device where you turn a handle and grind away – gives more control 

For me this is an over large coffee mug.

The cheapest I could get. Used once then thrown away. 

This is what makes this method work. See our gooseneck adjustable kettles

  1. Grind enough coffee beans for your big mug. About a table spoon and a half is a good start. Obviously you can change this depending on the strength required.
  2. Put the ground coffee into a new filter and place this in the coffee mug.
  3. Heat the water and set the temperature to 80°C
  4. Then pour the hot water slowly over the ground coffee, in a small circular motions.
  5. Ehen you’re done, it’s ready to drink – Enjoy.

Personal Coffee Making

- Method 2

Personal Coffee Making

- Method 2

I found the grinding step a bit messy and changed to buying ground coffee instead. Also I received a little french coffee press for Christmas so I’ve switched to using that.

The key here is how it’s delivered. You want it to come in small hermetically sealed sachets to preserve the coffees flavours and aromas.

A simple device that comes with a plunger. The plunger is used to separate the coffee from the dregs, after the coffee has brewed.

Where as the gooseneck works better in method 1, any variable temperature kettle will work for this second method.

  1. Two heaped table spoons of coffee goes into the press.
  2. Heat the water and set the temperature to 85°C
  3. Pour the hot water over into the coffee press. You can stir the mix but I don’t. I just pour slowly and that works for me.
  4. Put the lid/plunger onto the press.
  5. Leave for 3 or 4 minutes (longer = stronger)
  6. Push the plunger down to the bottom of the coffee pot.
  7. Nice, neat and effective – Enjoy

Personal Coffee Making

- Conclusion

Personal Coffee Making

- Conclusion

So is the winner method 1 or method 2?

To be honest it doesn’t really matter. I’ve switched to the french coffee press. But I still have a stack of paper filters and so use method 1, which I revert to if I haven’t cleaned the press.

The main change for me was moving from coffee grinding to buying ground coffee. I personally can’t tell the difference. But I do buy the quality , hermetically sealed stuff. But I still do buy coffee beans on occasions so I switch between the two.

But the key component is the kettle. Boiling water just won’t do – boiling then leaving to cool. You have to use a variable temperature kettle which takes away the guessing and sets the temperature just perfect for you.

Coffee is a personal thing and there are many methods you can use to get a decent brew. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

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