In France, it is said that boiling kills coffee. And the French are right, because it must not be boiled, namely to brew. During short-term interaction of coffee powder with very hot water aromatic and flavoring substances are drawn from it. Gradually they are extracted into water and it turns into a drink. And yet, how to brew coffee?
The most simplified option is to use for its preparation an ordinary coffee pot or any glassware, earthenware, stainless steel or enameled glassware. The container, before pouring powder into it, must be doused with boiling water. To know how to brew coffee, you need to clarify the rules of the bookmark. Usually it is added in this calculation: one or two tablespoons of powder per one liter of water. Coffee is poured with boiling water just taken from the fire. It should not be completely covered with water, but only so that no powder remains on the surface. The next step is to warm the coffee pot over a small fire. This is convenient to do on gas using a divider so that the fire is even. Coffee should be kept on fire until the foam rises and immediately after that remove from the stove. Wait a bit (so that he does not have time to cool down) until it settles thick, and serve hot. By the way, the sediment will sink to the bottom faster if you add literally a couple of drops of chilled water to the drink.
How to make coffee in another way? Fill a dish with cold water, heat it, and pour the right amount of powder into hot water while stirring it. The further action is the same as in the first case - the heating process.
Having got used to doing everything in this way, you can understand how to make coffee, which is a high-quality drink. But there is one nuance that is not pleasant for everyone: the precipitate that falls into the cup from the coffee pot. To avoid this, the powder must be poured into a bag of canvas before being lowered into a container. Or, before serving, strain the prepared drink through a strainer or pass through a special filter.
Each nation has its own secrets on how to make delicious coffee. In Brazil, for example, crushed grains poured into the bottom of the dishes are poured with boiling water, mixed well, and then this mixture is poured into other dishes prepared in advance, while filtering. In the East, they don’t imagine how to make coffee without a cezve, which is already well known in our country. It looks like a small bucket with a long handle, made of copper, stainless steel, sometimes aluminum. Cezves of various sizes and compositions are on sale, so choosing the right one will not be difficult. So, for coffee in the east, you need to take a powder of very finely ground. It is placed in the above container at the same time as sugar, poured with water and heated over low heat. As soon as the foam rises, you must immediately remove it from the fire. The heating process is repeated several times, while the foam is not removed, since it plays the role of a cover, preventing the aroma of coffee from evaporating. Enough after the final heating is just easy to knock on the table with a cezve, and the foam will settle. It is very appreciated by connoisseurs for its high content of flavoring and aromatic substances. Therefore, first of all, a little foam is carefully laid out on the bottom of the cup, and coffee is already added from above. Sugar is not served to a drink prepared in this way: after all, it was added to it during heating, and stirring with a spoon only raises a small precipitate from the bottom of the cup.
Sometimes, in order to soften water and thereby enhance its ability to extract taste and aroma from crushed grains, only sugar is put in a cold liquid, boiled, the cezve is removed from the stove and coffee powder is added. This process must be accompanied by constant rapid stirring, which provokes the rise of thick foam. After that, the container with the drink is again heated on low heat in several stages.
The drink, prepared in an oriental way, turns out to be strong, rich, tart. However, this method may not appeal to those who appreciate real coffee, but are forced to save time and do not like the precipitate that forms. In this case, a coffee machine is suitable for them.