To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these factors have to come together to create a balanced cup. When the coffee grinds are introduced to hot water, the water begins to extract compounds from the coffee beans. The goal? The liquid that is not too bitter, burnt, or sour. To get there, you need to extract the right compounds from the beans at the right time.
- It is time to hand grind your coffee
The first step to fresh-tasting, yummy coffee is to start with whole beans. You want to grind your coffee as close to brewing as possible. The longer your beans are exposed to oxygen, the quicker the compounds will break down. Stelton’s manual Collar coffee grinder features a ceramic grinder and a nut for adjusting the coarseness of the grind. It is an absolute must-have. Grinding your own coffee beans by hand, to your own taste – coarse, smooth or somewhere in between – makes the whole coffee making experience a unique pleasure. Thanks to the attached lid, the beautiful grinder can also be used for storing coffee grind.
- Make it French
A French press coffee maker is a device used to produce coffee in which a steep brew is performed. What makes a French press unique is the process in which the grounds stay in contact with the water throughout the entire brewing period. A French press filters the brew directly through a metal screen, which means the essential oils found in the grounds are not absorbed by filters or evaporated. Instead, they remain in the brew and result in a stronger, richer coffee with a more aromatic flavor.
With their beautiful contrast, the award-winning Theo collection has been designed to stimulate the senses. This French press coffee maker combines Scandinavian design and Japanese culture in a sophisticated way. Made in matte black stoneware with a shiny glaze, the Theo French Press is both rustic and timeless. To avoid spills it is designed with a dripless spout built into the elegant bamboo lid. The French press is dishwasher safe with a capacity of 0.8L.
- Enjoy the richness of going slow
The slow coffee movement is rooted in manual brewing methods such as pour over or french press. Having that type of control over your brewing allows for more nuanced flavor profiles and serves to bring out the natural sweetness inherent in coffee (which means less added sugar and cream is needed). In these methods, the quality of the cup served takes precedence over the convenience – hence the slow moniker. With the right equipment, however, it’s really not hard to devote the extra minutes it takes to brew beautiful coffee every time. The slow coffee style was born to bring you the joy of a slow, relaxing passage of time with pouring over coffee.
Made in matt black stoneware with a shiny glaze the Theo coffee maker is both rustic and elegant. The filter funnel only has three holes at the bottom, so the run-through time is naturally reduced. Enjoy a delicious, aromatic coffee every time with the Theo coffee maker. The Theo coffee maker holds 0.6 L, perfect for 1–2 people. It comes with a bamboo lid to keep warm. The coffee pot comes with a collar of heat insulating silicone, which provides a good grip and avoids burnt fingers. Take your time and enjoy a slow brew.
- Moka Pot makeover
The Moka Pot is often referred to as a “stovetop espresso maker” that brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. Named after the Yemenite city of Mocha, and spreading from Italy, the Moka Pot is today most commonly used in Europe and in Latin America. It has become an iconic design, displayed in modern industrial art and design museums.
“We tried to start with analyzing the whole experience of making coffee rather than only focusing on the quick consumption itself,” Sandri told Dezeen. “We like to imagine that people claim back their time and learn to appreciate the taste of a properly brewed coffee during this little rediscovered ritual.”
Due in large part to this affinity for the Moka Pot, Debiasi and Sandri recently teamed up with houseware company Stelton to give the classic coffee maker an overdue injection of style. Dubbed the Collar collection, the trio’s collaboration not only promises to brew a fine cup of joy but intends to look damn good while doing so. Collar Espresso brewer has a perfect silhouette with the Scandinavian design aesthetics.
- Do not forget our roots
Serbia’s domestic coffee is the same thing as Turkish coffee. Like Armenian coffee, Cypriot coffee in Cyprus, Greek coffee, and Bosnian coffee, the term is a way of laying claim to something that is very much a part of their culture. This kind of coffee is a style of coffee preparation; finely powdered coffee is boiled slowly in a special pot until it foams, and the flavor is strong. It is made with a fine grind of coffee. It is boiled in a tall, narrow pot known as a džezva, briki or an ibrik. Serbia’s domestic coffee sometimes is served with a scoop in the cup and is allowed to settle as the coffee is slowly sipped.
Stelton’s Collar jug is great for making this kind of coffee on the stove. What’s more, the Teflon-coating makes the jug easy to clean.
Today with all the new and progressive coffee brewing methods available, you may have a tough time deciding on just one method as your go-to. And while there are standard recommendations, coffee making is really all about personal taste. But making with style!