Everyone strives for what they believe is “The Perfect Cup of Coffee”. But perfection in coffee means a different thing for everyone. Like appreciation of art or music or food, it comes down to individual taste.
“If You believe the Taste matches the promise of the aroma, then you have achieved the perfect cup.”
Filtered coffee is still the most popular brewing method although occasionally frowned upon by some aficionados. Either a paper or metal filter is placed in a cone-shaped holder with medium to fine coffee and hot water drips through. Most machines are automatic. Filters from unbleached paper produce the best results but remember that leaving the coffee on the warmer too long will result in a ‘chemical’ taste. Fresh-brewed coffee always has the best taste.
Espresso is gaining popularity all over the World. It’s a black, Italian-style and means “made to order” on the spot. In an espresso machine, hot water is forced through coffee at high pressure for maximum flavor. The coffee should dribble out slowly and a foamy golden brown crema is the sign of a good cup – especially if your sugar floats for a few seconds. Use 1 to 1-1/4 oz of espresso and serve in a demitasse cup.