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Beans filter coffee - preperation and right choice of beans
Filter coffee has a long tradition with us and is often associated with wonderful memories and nostalgia. However, traditional filter coffee still has the reputation of being an unpopular, bitter drink that is only consumed as a last resort. Thanks to new roasting methods and creative preparations, filter coffee has gained great popularity in recent years—and rightfully so! With the right preparation, it tastes simply delightful. Avoid the familiar bitterness by using light coffee beans for filter coffee with a lot of acidity. This way, you can enjoy a rounded, sweet, and fruity drink that resembles tea and is perfect for cold winter days. If you want to brew fantastic filter coffee and have invested in a Hario V60 or Kalita Wave, you're probably looking for the right tips and tricks for the perfect cup, aren't you? Blooming is an essential step in the filter preparation—find out what it is and how to brew better filter coffee immediately in the following video:
Preparation: Place the filter cone on the glass container and fold and insert the filter paper. For filter coffee, use 6g of coffee per 100g of water. For example, take 18g of ground coffee beans for 300g of water.
Filter rinsing: Rinse the filter paper thoroughly with hot water to preheat it and remove the paper taste.
Grinding: Grind the coffee just before brewing, preferably with a hand grinder or electric coffee grinder to preserve the aroma. Choose a medium to coarse grind.
Adding coffee powder: Evenly distribute the ground coffee powder in the filter.
Brewing and starting the stopwatch – Blooming: Start the stopwatch and make the first pour, adding three times the volume of water compared to the coffee powder (in the example, 3x18g=54g) to completely moisten the coffee powder.
Brewing: After 30 seconds, pour the water in circular motions along the edge until the target weight of 300g of water is reached. Ensure that you pour over the coffee bed and not the filter paper. After pouring, gently swirl the coffee-water mixture.
End the brewing time when all the water has passed through the coffee. Aim for a brewing time between 2 and 3 minutes.
If the brewing time exceeds 3 minutes or the coffee tastes bitter, grind the coffee beans coarser next time and try again.
Coffee: Light or medium roasts are suitable for filter coffee beans. Use freshly ground coffee in a ratio of 6-8g per 100ml of water.
Water: Lighter roasts can be brewed at higher temperatures, while darker roasts require lower temperatures.
Grinder: Use a high-quality grinder for consistently ground coffee with a medium-coarse texture or pre-ground coffee.
Filter holder: Plastic, porcelain, or glass are best for quick heating, flavor-neutral brewing, and easy cleaning.
Filter paper: Use suitable filter paper for your filter holder, such as Hario V60, Kalita Wave, Chemex, to emphasize the desired coffee flavor.
Kettle: A kettle with a thin spout enables even water flow during pouring, but a conventional kettle will do in a pinch.
Digital scale: Use a digital scale with a timer to precisely control the water quantity and brewing time, allowing for any recipe adjustments if needed.