For propare storage of your coffee, always make sure it’s in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, cleaning agents or extreme heat from equipment. Also, NEVER store your coffee in the fridge or freezer. Coffee has absorbing agents that when surrounded by other scents and smells, it would absorb it all into the flavors.
When you open a bag of beans, you get 10 days from the time of opening the bag until you grind it before it spoils. Once you grind your coffee beans, you only have 10 minutes between grinding and brewing. It is recommended that you store your coffee beans properly and only take out the right amount of coffee that you want to grind for direct use to preserve the freshness of the rest of your coffee.
The Syphon Coffee Brewer is simply the best & far superior both in quality and taste than any other coffee brewing method available. No other brewer can offer the same purity of flavor; eliminate the bitterness or even temperature-control to keep it between 91 to 95 C (196 – 203 F) by using the heat resistant glass without over-boiling like a syphon coffee brewer does. Follow the steps below and enjoy your coffee experience!
The Syphon Coffee Brewer is also known as The Vacuum Pot. The Vacuum Pot is a much more delicate way to brew coffee but some people swear by it. The method is a bit complicated and the equipment is fragile but it makes excellent coffee. The vacuum pot is two glass orbs with the coffee in the top and the water in the bottom. As the water heats up, it is forced up into the coffee. You remove the pot from the heat source after all of the water is pushed into the top. The resulting vacuum that is created pulls the liquid back down into the bottom leaving the grounds behind. Once all the coffee has been pulled back into the bottom, remove the top with the grounds and pour your coffee! (this paragraph is an excerpt from Illustrated Bites)
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Brewing time, otherwise known as water-coffee contact time, is the single most IMPORTANT factor affecting the taste of your coffee. Bean quality is the only possible exception.
ValBeMar “Java Coffee Estate” Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) Brewing Instructions:
1. Measure 10-12 grams (1 full scoop of the plastic spoon provided with your syphon brewer) of finely grind Kopi Luwak coffee grounds for every 200 ml of boiling water at 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit).
2. While preparing the water, temporarily place the top glass in the plastic lid that also serves as a stand when turned upside down.
3. Pour the boiling water into the bottom glass chamber.
4. Light up the burner and position directly below the bottom glass.
5. Ensure the filter is properly installed in the top glass by pulling down on the spring connected to the metal chain and securing the hook to the bottom of the glass tube. This will ensure the filter does not move during the brewing process.
6. Place the top glass on top at an angle so there is a gap between the bottom and the top. Do not cover the top glass and do not seal the brewer yet.
7. Once the water in the bottom glass starts to boil then seal the top glass tightly into the bottom glass to not let out any air between the two glass orbs. To add heat you can briefly place the plastic lid on top. Be sure to remove the lid when you see the water boiling in the top glass to avoid over heating.
8. Once it reaches a certain temperature in the bottom glass, you will start to see the water rise from the bottom to the top glass. And once the majority of the boiling water is in the top glass you will pour the measured coffee ground prepared in step 1 into the top glass.
9. Take the wooden spoon included with your brewer and gently stir the coffee ground in the top glass. This process is just to make sure the coffee is evenly distributed and mixed in with the water.
10. Leave the burner on for another 40-45 seconds to continue heating the coffee while it brews in the top glass. Do a 2nd stir to evenly distribute the coffee.
11. Remove the entire brewer from heat, make sure the fire is safely put out, then you will see the coffee slowly drip back down into the bottom glass.
12. Once all the liquid is drained from the top glass, carefully remove the top glass then place it back in the plastic lid stand to secure it from rolling around or breaking the fragile glass tube.
13. The overall brewing process of Kopi Luwak in the syphon brewer is approximately 5-6 minutes.
14. Kopi Luwak is ready to be served.