Standard Temperature for Brewing Coffee. If you value the quality of your coffee, you should also respect the quality and temperature of the water. When coffee is exposed to boiling water, the result can be tough medicine to take, rather than the delectable coffee you expect.
Fortunately, we have a perfect temperature for coffee: 96 degrees Celsius, regardless of the brewing technique or the type of coffee used. This is a lower temperature than the boiling point of water (100oC). Kettles with built-in temperature control thermometers or independent thermometers can measure.
So, what happens if you use the wrong temperature to brew your coffee?
Heat can enhance the flavor of your coffee, but it can also degrade it. Overheating your coffee will cause it to over-extract. When the chemicals and flavors in coffee powder are removed too quickly, the result is a bitter, unpleasant taste with poor flavor quality.
On the other hand, low temperatures slow practically every activity on the planet. Coffee extraction is no exception; using too cold water may cause the extraction process to take much longer, affecting the flavor. The chemicals in the coffee powder that are not extracted well enough result in a robust sour taste with little balance of other flavors and a fragile texture in the finished coffee water. Extraction deficiency is another name for this problem.
You can use these tools to alter the water temperature in your coffee maker.
Traditional thermometers are a straightforward and straightforward alternative. However, if you like, you can purchase a laser thermometer, which is even easier to use and more convenient.
A dedicated kettle with a built-in thermometer is another useful gadget that can control the water temperature during the preparation procedure. This kettle comes with an electronic base that allows you to keep track of the water temperature. If you enjoy coffee, this kettle will become a necessary device.
Tip: If you can’t afford to buy specialized kettles, you may also use standard cooking equipment and boil the water until it boils, then let it settle for about 30 seconds. When the water reaches a temperature of around 96oC, it is ready.
By the way, while we’re on the subject of water, you should be aware that the quality of your coffee may be affected by the tap water in your area. When making coffee, Bean In Love suggests using filtered water.
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Methods of cold brewing
An optimum extraction process takes roughly 2-4 minutes with hot coffee. Cold coffee is unusual since it is made at two different temperatures. The ideal extraction procedure lasts for around 8-12 hours at 21-22oC; however, it should be 10 hours. And at 1-2oC, extraction takes 12-20 hours, with 16 hours being the optimal time. Coffee made with this cold brew method has a lighter, lighter flavor.
Suppose the coffee you’ve made isn’t quite what you expected. Don’t be discouraged; if you use decent coffee, you can solve all of your coffee’s other issues. Then there’s the coffee discovery voyage, full of exciting stuff. Try again and again, identifying the problem and resolving it as if it were leisure.