New Interesting Methods to Try with Your Daily Coffee at Home

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If you are like most working adults, you're probably tired - and you love your coffee.

Drinking coffee is an essential catalyst to jump-start our day. Since most of us are still advised to stay at home, why not spice up our coffee making experience? 

We have invited two coffee masters and a real-life couple, Rafael and Rachel, to show us some simple and unconventional methods of brewing coffee at home.



Rafael and Rachel have been working in the coffee industry for more than 6 years with current leading coffee companies such as Starbucks Coffee and Coffee Bean. They are considered to be in high and reputable positions in their field. This lovely pair spent most of their bonding moments exploring and studying coffee, they surely know how to grow their knowledge and relationship together. 


Before we start, these methods would require you essential coffee making equipment such as a coffee press and/or pour-over equipment. Some ingredients and tools are interchangeable depending on your preference.

Video version of the following methods will also be posted soon! So stay tuned!


Iced Cappuccino with no espresso machine.

(Rafael wearing Magnetic Closure Jacket / Front Pleated Top / Checked Linen Trousers

Rachel wearing Raglan Sleeve Button Top / Suspender Trousers)

 

 

Cappuccinos are composed of “espresso” and milk and they have a dense foam on top. Cappuccinos are usually made and frothed with an espresso machine’s steaming wand but for this homemade technique, you will only need a “coffee press” to create the foam.

To make things extra special, We’ve decided to make an iced coffee that is brewed with the “Pour-over”. You may use other brewing methods for your coffee depending on your preference and what you can access at home.



Step 1: Make Cold Foam



1. Pour cold milk into the French press.
2. Keep plunging the milk for about 15 minutes until it becomes frothy. Yes, we know that this drink is a work-out but it will definitely pay off.

    Step 2: Brew Espresso Coffee Over Pour Over

    1. Weigh the coffee. ( preferably 40g for this beverage )

    The ratio used in this coffee:

    1:5 - 10g of coffee of your choice to 50g of water.

    2. Grind the coffee to “coffee drop” setting.

    ( If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can ask your local coffee shop to grind for you. )

    3. Place the paper filter into the cone and “pre-wet” the paper filter with hot water to prepare the equipment.

    ( Don’t forget to dispose the water afterwards )

     4. Pour coffee grinds into the cone and make sure to level the coffee grinds to a flat surface.

     5. Set the weighing scale to 0 and prepare the equipment with hot water.

    6. Start brewing by pouring, blooming and making the coffee wet for approximately 30 seconds.

    ( Continue pouring in a circular motion until it reaches the water weight of approximately 200g. )

    7. Wait for the coffee to drip and brew completely.

     

    Step 3: Serve

    1. Take a cup and fill it with ice.
    2. Fill the cup with 2/3 of milk.
    3. Fill it out with the brewed coffee. 
    4. Enjoy your new beverage!

       

      Iced Coffee with Raw Fruits

      Yes, Coffees have flavors but have you thought of adding natural fruit flavors to your daily coffee? For this method, The iced coffee is brewed over the pour-over method and fresh Blueberries were added to it.

      The ratio used in this specific beverage.

      1:5 - 40g of coffee to 200g of water

      Step 1: Pour-over Preparation

      ( you may use your own brewing method preference. )

      1. Weigh coffee ( preferably 40g for this beverage )

      2. Grind the coffee to the “coffee drop” setting

      ( If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can ask your local coffee shop to grind for you. )

      3. Place the paper filter into the cone and “pre-wet” the paper filter with hot water to prepare the equipment.

      ( Don’t forget to dispose the water afterwards )

       

      Step 2:  Extracting the fruit (berry)

      1. Pour 15 pieces of blueberries into a cup. 

      ( You may change blueberries to a different fruit. Feel free to experiment!  )

      2. Crush the berries with a spoon/fork until it becomes a jelly-like substance.

      Step 3: The Brewing

      1. Put berries inside the pour-over cone followed by the coffee grinds

      ( Make sure to level the coffee grinds to a flat surface )

      2. Set the weighting scale to 0 and prepare the equipment with hot water.

      3. Start the brewing by pouring, blooming and making the coffee wet for approximately 30 seconds. Continue to pour in a circular motion until it reaches the water weight of 200g.

      4. Brewing is complete when the coffee drips slowly.

       

      Step 4: Finishing


      (Rafael wearing Black Craftsman’s Top / Jacquard Noragi Kimono / Soft Tailored Pants

      Rachel wearing Stark Kimono Coat / Indigo Window Tee / Lightweight Ripstop Pants)

       

       

      1. Take a cup and fill it with ice.

      2. Fill the cup all the way with coffee.

      3. To make it more flavourful, add a few raw blueberries into the cup.

      4. Enjoy your new homemade beverage! 

       

       We love the ritual of brewing coffee from home, it's a reminder of the importance of slowing down -from weighing out the beans, to grinding them in a hand grinder, rinsing the filter with hot water, then slowly pouring the water over the ground coffee to see it bloom; it all makes an immersive experience and you get to enjoy it afterwards! 

      We hope these tips have helped you as it helped us. Now you can diversify your 'coffee fix' at the comfort of your home!  

      If you have more tips & tricks (not just in the coffee making), feel free to share it with us! Don't be shy to tag us too if you’ve tried the methods that we’ve shared.

      Enjoy your day along with your new beverage!



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