How To Use a Glass Coffee Dripper:
A glass coffee dripper is an excellent way to make a fresh cup of coffee. With much more control over the process than using an electric coffee maker, you’re sure to get a great cup of coffee every time! Here’s how to use one:
Step 1: Heat Water
Using a boiling pot or electric kettle, heat your water to the desired temperature. The recommended temperature for coffee is 95-98 degree Celsius.
Step 2: Place Coffee Filter
Place the filter paper in the glass coffee dripper and wet it with a small amount of hot water. This will help get rid of any paper taste.
Step 3: Grind Coffee
Grind your coffee beans to the desired consistency. For a glass coffee dripper, a medium-coarse grind should be used, slightly fine than your typical auto-drip grind.
Step 4: Add Coffee & Shake
Add the coffee grounds to the filter and slowly but firmly shake the dripper back and forth to ensure that all the grounds are evenly distributed.
Step 5: Add Water
Carefully pour hot water into the filter, making sure not to let any grounds run over. Start with about 98ml of water, or twice the weight of the coffee grounds.
Step 6: Wait & Enjoy!
Wait for 2-3 minutes as the coffee drips through and into the cup. When it’s finished, take the filter off and enjoy your freshly brewed cup of coffee!
Tips For Making The Perfect Cup Of Coffee
The following are a few tips to ensure that your coffee brewed with a glass coffee dripper is perfect every single time:
- Use fresh, quality coffee beans – Make sure you buy freshly roasted beans, preferably organic and fairly traded.
- Use filtered water – Using filtered water helps to make sure that your resulting coffee will be free of any impurities which can affect the flavor.
- Don’t over-extract – Allow your coffee to brew for 2-3 minutes, no more! Over-extracting can make your coffee overly bitter.
- Clean your filter – Always be sure to remove the filter from the dripper and rinse it out after each use.
Following these tips will help ensure that you can always make an excellent cup of coffee using a glass coffee dripper.