How to make coffee from beans

Starting with quality beans and then using freshly roasted and grind coffee is vital. Roasting coffee at home is very easy and exciting process; what you need is just a flat-bottomed frying pan, a spatula, and a stove. Once you get your coffee roasted, you must use a grinder that is going to give you an even texture, which is the burr grinder. The next important component to brew best coffee is the quality of water. Using filtered water would be the best choice since the chemicals that can alter the test of your coffee is removed from filtered water.

After obtaining the quality coffee beans and deciding on roasting and grinding, it is time now to decide on the brewing method. There are so many brewing methods and it is very difficult to decide what brewing method makes the best coffee. The three coffee brewing methods that I like are using the Ethiopian clay pot called Jebena, a quality drip brewer, and a stove top espresso maker or a Moka pot. Both Jebena and Moka pot take longer than the drip brewer. Though Jebena coffee takes longer than the Moka pot, it is the best coffee brewing I recommend you to try.

A Moka pot
A Moka pot

If you enjoy a strong cup of coffee that has a similar test as espresso, the Moka pot is a great choice for you. The stove top espresso maker or Moka pot is an aluminum pot with three parts tightly screwed together. A lower chamber for the water, an upper reservoir for the brewed coffee with a flip up top and a side pour spout, and a funnel-shaped filter in the middle for the ground coffee. The coffee is placed in the funnel-shaped filtered platform that is placed in the water in the lower chamber and the upper filtered reservoir is screwed on top. The pot is placed on the stove under medium heat. The boiling water created steam and pressure to force the water through the coffee grounds upward to the upper chamber. When all the water is gone up to the top chamber, the pot makes a gurgling sound that indicates the brewing is completed and the coffee is ready to be enjoyed. Since the contact of the beans with the boiling water is short, the grind for Moka pot has to be medium fine to ensure that as much flavor as possible is extracted during the contact.

4 thoughts on “How to make coffee from beans”

  1. I have just bought a coffee plant. It will be a while before I get some beans from it, but the information here ill come in very handy.

    I can’t wait to make my very own coffee!!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Brad! That is awesome. A friend once gave me a coffee plant, but it didn’t last long since I was living in an apartment and I didn’t have a yard to take care of it. I used the leaf for a tea though. The leaf makes a very tasty tea. It just needs to be completely dry and roasted.

  2. Hi Rahel,
    Having just read your blog post at Wealthy Affiliate, I thought I’d take a look at your site as I am a coffee addict 🙂 I am looking forward to learning more from you and I would love to start roasting my own coffee beans. I didn’t know this legend about how the coffee bean was discovered, that’s fascinating…. Keep posting!! I’ll be back.

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