Warm your soul with a nice cuppa out of this perfectly sized black ceramic mug. Customize with cool designs, photos, or logos to make that “aaahhh!” moment even better. It’s microwave and dishwasher safe and made of black, durable ceramic in 11-ounce sizes. The high-quality sublimation printing makes this black ceramic mug the perfect gift for your true coffee, tea, or hot chocolate lover.
- Black ceramic
- 11 oz (0.33 l)
- Note: black design elements on black mug may differ in tones.
The coffee preparation
The finishing touches - a question of taste
Who hasn't seen this before? A certain type of coffee is known and appreciated as being aromatic and full-bodied. And then you get the same type of coffee served elsewhere and you just find it bland and meaningless.
The reason is obvious: after the type of bean and the roast, the preparation is the third and perhaps also the most important taste-defining factor when enjoying coffee. Because poor preparation can not only devalue a top-quality coffee, but above all, good preparation can turn a mediocre coffee into a well-rounded pleasure.
Various factors are decisive: It starts with the grinding of the beans and the amount of coffee powder used, extends to the correct temperature of the water and the type of infusion. Even the choice of machine for making coffee can play a decisive role here.
The degree of grinding - the development of the aromas
The differences between the coffees are subtle - in the truest sense of the word: because how and how finely the coffee is ground makes a decisive contribution to the taste experience.
With coffee it is basically the same as with all other foods: they taste best freshly prepared. And the essential step in terms of preparation is grinding. Basically, the following applies: It is best to always grind the beans directly before preparing them.
Whole beans could also be put on, but then the water would have very little contact with the coffee. Chopping the beans releases the flavors. The ingredients of the coffee can dissolve better in hot water - the coffee taste becomes more intense. The ground beans do not only give off their aromas in the water, but also in the air. If the ground coffee is left open for too long, it will lose its taste.
Ground coffee is divided into three levels, medium, fine and very fine, depending on the degree of grinding. Which grind you should choose depends very much on the preparation. Because depending on the method or machine chosen, different degrees are best suited.