Coffee Brewing

Def. - to make (tea, coffee, etc.) by steeping, boiling or pressured

Coffee is drunk all over the world. In order to create this popular beverage, coffee has to go through a certain process. The final part of this process is actually brewing the coffee, and needless to say this is an important part. When creating a cup of coffee, whether its espresso coffee or a capuccino, nearly every method involves the beans being ground and mixed with hot water and ground coffee must mix with the water long enough to extract the flavour.

There is a lots of different things that can affect and even alter the taste of the coffee beverage. This could be additional flavourings, the fineness of the grind you are using, water extracts, the length of time you brew the ground coffee and most importantly the water temperature.

Coffee Water Temperature; getting it right

One of the main elements of brewing coffee is getting the temperature of the water right. The temperature of the water affects the taste because it is the temperature that effectively cooks the ground coffee. It is important not to use boiling water as that would scold the coffee and give the coffee quite a nasty and cooked flavour. The ideal holding temperature is 79 to 85 °C (174 to 185 °F) and the ideal serving temperature is 68 to 79 °C (154 to 174 °F).

Brewed Espresso Beans

Fairtrade espresso beans machine

Ground or Beans

Coffee beans are nearly always roasted and ground at a roastery, however, it is becoming more popular for people to actually grind coffee at home before drinking it. But not everyone has the facilities to grind their own coffee beans and there are many people that prefer to just buy filter coffee to save time and hassle. Buying packaged ground coffee is usually not as fresh as when you buy coffee beans, which you then grind yourself.

Coffee beans contain different oils that contribute massively to the taste of the coffee once brewed. Once the coffee is roasted it is vital to keep these oils and aromas fresh for as long as possible, therefore Jurang would like to recommend finding out about coffee storage.

Why is Jurang Coffee different?

Jurang coffee is packed immediately after roasting, which means a pack of our coffee does not just contain coffee, but also some of the roasting aromas that are present directly after roasting. Jurang coffee is packed in special bags which preserve the freshness and flavour for longer because of special air valves, which allow air to go out of the pack, but prevent air from going in. This keeps the coffee fresh for longer and means that when you buy our coffee, you are always buying fresh coffee.

If you prefer to buy ready ground coffee, then why not try Jurang Sumatra Organic Fair Trade Coffee. This is a dark and rich Fair Trade Coffee from Indonesia, which is bursting with bold flavours and herbal highlights, for a smooth drinking coffee of exceptional quality.

The most important aspect to consider when looking for fresh coffee is how long ago after the beans were roasted was the coffee packed. If freshly roasted coffee beans or ground coffee are left for a long time after being roasted then the taste will start to deteriorate. This is why it is so important that our coffee is packed as soon as possible into packs with special airvalves.

Jurang Fair Trade Coffee

Jurang Fair Trade Organic Sumatra Coffee

Coffee Brewing Methods

Grinding the beans to a fine powder and then adding hot water is the earliest known method to make coffee and still the main process used today. Brewing coffee in this way produces a strong coffee, usually with a layer of foam on the surface.

However, there are many other ways to brew coffee, for example a French press (a.k.a cafetière or coffee press). Another method that is often used in cafes today is the espresso method. This process causes the coffee to be much more concentrated; around 10 – 15 times the quantity of coffee to water compared to the other brewing methods. If you are an Espresso drinker, then we recommend you try some Jurang Fair Trade Espresso Beans.

There are many different methods to produce decaf coffee, however nearly all involving hot water, soaking and all produce the same result.

Fine Brewed Ground Coffee

Espresso Coffee Brewing

Jurang Fair Trade
Premier House, Manchester Road
Manchester Lancashire OL5 9AA United Kingdom
0800 993 0831