Here you can see it is a ziplock top, and the fresh roasted coffee on the inside. I love the smell as I open these bags. I would love to share that with you but alas computer technology only goes so far.
So for the perfect cup of coffee it takes 6 grams of beans per cup so we measure 56 grams per pot.
We used to pour 72 grams then realized the math was off, my math could be off too as Wes is the coffee man and knows exactly how much per cup is needed. I just know for our pot 56 is the magic number, and that is grams not ounces.
Our burr coffee grinder is in the shop. we are having it serviced as the teeth broke a while back so we are stuck with this horrible grinder because you cannot get a good grind from one of these 10.00 jobs. You can easily over grind and end up with espresso. Did you know that espresso is not a roast. If any commercial roaster tries to tell you so, they are wrong, espresso is a grind not a roast, people who roast their coffee darker are just burning it. Our big grinder has different settings, there is a drip, a French and Espresso grind on the grinder. The roast always stays the same.
Here we have the coffee in the filter and ready to start brewing. We have several different types of coffee brewers, and non of them from walmart. This particular model we find brews the best.
This is a Technovorm from Switzerland. This coffee pot heats the water to 200 degrees. Your average coffee pots in the store, all coffee pots only heat the water to about 180. The difference in the heat, the hotter water is for proper flavor extraction. It makes a more robust flavor and more aromatic as well.
This is a shot of the steam and the water actually brewing the coffee. See the froth on top of the beans!! When commercial roasters over cook the beans to make them all shiny, the oils are removed and actually make the beans lighter, and you get no froth when brewing.
I ran out of coffee and bought some Starbucks beans once, when i measured them to 56 grams it was a lot more coffee in the grinder then normal. The coffee was alright I think the pot brewing it hotter made the difference, but i was amazed to see that I needed more coffee to measure up what my beans are. weird huh.
So here is my coffee being poured after the perfect brew. And here is my Flash Fiction Friday, in case you thought i used too many words, I was just waiting until after the lesson. So every Friday compose a story of 55 words, no more, no less and report to the g-man!!
"You reach for the bag and measure
out the beans. Carefully pour them into
the grinder, hear the roar.
Fill the filter and pour in the water,
watch the steam...
Soon the air is filled with the
tantalizing aroma. Your senses excited
as you awaken your heart and
savor that first sip...
Here ya go G-man!! Part one was on Thursdays post and here is part two, like I said I am spoiled with excellent coffee!!!
Do you take yours black or with cream and sugar? And for those of you who are waiting, we will be playing pay it forward in December again as we did last year. For those who choose from that post coming in December, this will be one of the gifts I will be putting in the care packages!! So stay tuned for that post if you would like to taste the freshness of the coffee!! Oh I almost forgot, see my urn? It does not sit on a hot plate at all. These urns run a little more then the ones in store but here is the kicker they are insulated with a steel wall inside which keeps your coffee hot for about 10 hours, so no need to burn coffee on a plate anymore. The urns that this model came with actually had glass in between the walls to insulate the coffee, but we found the problem with that was if the glass cracked, all the heat escapes from the urn and cold coffee in no time, we replaced those with these which have steal liners inside. So the coffee stays perfectly warm and does not keep cooking like your normal coffee pots. So I will leave you with todays thought;"Wisdom is, and starts with, the humility to accept the fact that you
don't have all the right answers, and the courage to learn to ask the right questions. "- Anonymous