Melitta Coffee is taking a look back at their century-long commitment to innovation, spurring from founder, Melitta Bentz, the inventor of the pour-over. In fact, every time you take a sip of drip coffee it’s a nod to Melitta Bentz, who revolutionized the process back in 1908 when she invented pour-over coffee. We’ve come a long way since she first punched holes in a brass pot, took a piece of paper from her son’s notebook and created the first two-part filter system.
We’re excited to share some helpful tips on behalf of Melitta Coffee – everything your readers will need to enjoy that delicious coffee shop experience right from the comfort of home. Follow along, and a great cup of coffee (or two or three) is just a mug away.
So, what’s the secret to a really great cup of coffee? Melitta’s got a few simple tricks to help perfect your brew-at-home skills:
2. For the fullest flavor, buy (or grind your own) extra fine grind coffee. When using finer grinds, it’s possible to use less coffee due to higher extraction levels. We recommend 2 level teaspoons per 6 ounces of water.
3. Use paper filters to effectively trap bitter sediments. Cone shaped filters allow for full saturation of the grounds, but all good, quality paper will ultimately enhance the final cup.
4. Drink coffee as soon as possible after brewing. If left on a burner, the coffee will continue to cook and starts to degrade in as little as 20 minutes.
5. For the single-serve coffee drinker, never sacrifice flavor and quality for convenience. Be sure to buy eco-friendly, as well.
We are huge Keurig coffee drinkers. We are always in a hurry so we love the convenience of a K-Cup for a cup of coffee that we can run with. All that being said, I was raised on Grandma, peculated coffee and really miss that sometimes. For those days when I have a ton of time I use my Grandma's old Pecolator. Honestly, there is nothing like it! It is by far the best. BUT...we can't always do it. Come on who has time for that, plus you need to wait by the stove to make sure it doesn't spill over or burn. The other day I received one of the new Melita Pour Overs. It is perfect for work. They have a Keurig there but I hate using it. It is only good for one cup and I am not sure if they clean it out so I took my Pour Over in with some filter and Melita's Cafe de Europa Classique for a almost as good as percolated coffee. It smelled amazing. My co-workers who came in all commented on the smell.
Boil some water. At home I use a small pan and at work I put a cup in the microwave. While that is happening I place the ceramic pour over on top of your cup, place a filter inside it and fill with coffee I will use. Then pour the boiling water over it and drink! It is easy and I love that I am contributing to making myself a cup of coffee that tastes amazing.
Great Christmas gift idea or hostess gift. You will find this on my upcoming Holiday Gift Guide.
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