One of the best parts about waking up in the morning is that first cup of coffee. You know, that one that's so strong it has you feeling like you just might be able to take on the day after all.
What if I told you there was a way to enjoy this wonderful drink even more? This article will instruct you on how to make delicious strong coffee with less effort than ever before!
Let’s get started.
What does strong coffee actually mean?
So you're at the coffee shop, and they offer you a choice of light or strong. What does this mean? Does it have something to do with how long they let the beans soak in water before brewing them?
Is it more caffeinated if I get strong coffee? If so, are there any downsides to drinking too much caffeine too often? Does iced coffee have more caffeine than hot coffee, because that's just physics then, right? Or is there some other factor at play here that we need to know about?
Well, actually the strength of coffee can mean two things: more caffeine or more intense flavour. Some people like their coffee more caffeinated, while others prefer the intense dark roast flavour—and some love both.
Below I’ll give you some tips on how to brew stronger coffee, so if you're not sure whether your morning brew is too weak or too strong, try following those tips until you find what suits you best!
Tips for brewing strong coffee that tastes amazing
Too many times have you tried to enjoy your morning cup of coffee only to find that it tastes burnt? It's time for a change. Here are three easy steps on how to make strong coffee that tastes amazing!
- Start with fresh, whole beans and grind them yourself.
- Use filtered water and a good quality filter for the brew.
- Experiment with different ratios of grounds to water until you find what works best. Try using a little more coffee than normal for that extra caffeine kick!
- Use Robusta coffee beans since they contain more caffeine than the Arabica ones.
- Purchase dark roasted coffee beans as this type of roast really brings out the nutty, smokey and intense flavour and aroma of your coffee!
Popular strong coffee drinks
There are many different types of coffee drinks, each with their own flavor and caffeine levels. Here are some of the most popular strong coffee drinks.
Espresso: Espresso shots are made by forcing steam through finely ground beans under pressure to extract an intensely flavored beverage with a thick crema on top. The espresso shot has more caffeine than any other type of coffee because it is brewed directly into 100 ml or less water that then passes through a filter basket containing pre-packed ground coffee, called "pulverized."
Americano: An Americano is a shot of espresso diluted with hot water to produce a similar strength as drip brewed coffee.
Red Eye: A Red Eye is made by adding one or two shots of espresso to a cup of regular drip coffee, and then filling it with more drip coffee.
Black Eye: A Black Eye consists of two shots of espresso added to a cup of regular drip coffee.
Macchiato: A Macchiato is a shot or two of espresso "marked" with hot milk foam. There is only a tiny bit of milk in it so you can still taste the intense espresso flavours.
Cold brew: Cold brew is a process of steeping coffee grounds in cold or room temperature water for many hours, then filtering out the coffee grounds.
It produces a beverage that is less acidic and more full-bodied than coffee brewed by other methods. It’s stronger than hot brew because it requires three times the amount of coffee to brew it.
Coffee makers that brew a strong cup of coffee
Aside from the espresso machine there are other brewers that are quite inexpensive and can brew a strong cup of coffee:
AeroPress: An AeroPress is a device whereby hot water is forced through ground coffee at high pressure. The maker distributes the water evenly throughout the grinds, and then presses the water through with a steady force.
Moka Pot: A Moka pot is a stove top coffee maker that produces coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee.
French Press: A French press is a coffee brewing method using hot water pressed through ground coffee beans. The finished brew is stronger than drip brewed coffee because of the lower ratio of water to ground beans used in the process, as well as a stronger body from the metal filter.
To make a strong cup of coffee that tastes amazing, you need to know how to brew it properly. The tips in this post will help get your morning started off right with the perfect cup of joe!
If you’re looking for an even better way to enjoy all those benefits of caffeine without needing so much coffee, try one of these popular strong drinks. You can also find some helpful information on what features are important when shopping for a new coffee maker.
Get ready for another great day by following the above advice and starting out with a hearty mugful! After reading through this blog post, which tip did you think was most interesting? Let me know!