Do you boil coffee, or do you pour boiling water on the coffee?

Do you boil coffee, or do you pour boiling water on the coffee?

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  1. It depends on what I want to drink at the time.

    Do you boil coffee, or do you pour boiling water on the coffee?

    In general I don’t boil my coffee. In 1999, the “Third Wave” of coffee hit, which refers to a growth in “coffee enthusiasts” who had access to quality beans from exotic places like Kenya, coupled with exotic brewing methods like the Syphon Filter.
    This wave of coffee lovers basically considers boiling coffee as sacrilege , and I have come across quite a number of people here on this site who got mad at me for insisting that boiling coffee is a legit way to brew it.
    I generally don’t boil coffee nowadays because I have access to Third Wave beans and brewing equipment, so there is generally no need to boil coffee unless I feel like it — which I often don’t because boiling coffee is more work than the usual pour over method.
    But coffee was prepared by boiling in the old days, and even Third Wave Coffee Lovers consider Turkish Coffee to be amazing exotic delicacy coffee. And guess what? Turkish Coffee boils the grounds in the pot along with the water.

    Do you boil coffee, or do you pour boiling water on the coffee?

    So really this nonsense that “you shouldn’t boil coffee” is just that: nonsense. If that were true these exact same coffee enthusiasts should never drink Turkish Coffee and claim to like it. Then there are the ignorant people who think you don’t boil Turkish Coffee in the pot (because they’ve been brainwashed by the Third Wave “boil coffee is wrong” movement) — well all I can say is travel to Turkey to experience real Turkish Coffee if you don’t boil the grounds with the water.

  2. There are lots of ways to make coffee, and even a number of ways to make good coffee.
    My current go-to is a pour over one cup, where I boil water in an electric kettle and pour the now just-under boiling water over the ground beans, dripping through a filter. One big mug is all i am making, so the portion size is right.
    I also use a press, where the water stays on the beans for a fee minutes before being squeezed to the bottom by a screen. This gives a slightly muddier coffee, with more control over the brew time.
    And to the question, I am also fond of “Turkish” coffee (made around much of the middle east, with a variety of names). This is indeed made by boiling – or almost. The ground coffee and flavorings/spices are placed in a small pot, and raised to a boil. Instantly taken off the heat and stirred down. Repeat. And repeat a third time (exact technique and recipe is subject to vigorous debate, but this suits my taste. I add nothing but coffee and water).
    This produces an almost espresso-like brew compared to the other two methods, and is served in a demitasse.
    But even then, it is not really boiled. When the coffee and water hits boiling and foams up, that is the signal to lift OFF of the fire; so the general temp is just below boiling. Repeating the process several times regulates how much time the coffee is on the fire.
    This is not filtered. But the beans are extremely finely ground. I was surprised to find that I had no objection to them in my cup.
    So all three methods use water at just under boiling, with the last being closest to it. All make good coffee.

  3. As my daddy taught me, coffee boiled is coffee spoiled.
    Boiling water makes harsh, bitter coffee. The water needs to be a few degrees below boiling. I judge by eye, but the internet tells me that the optimal temperature is 96 centigrade / 205 Fahrenheit.
    These observations apply at or around sea-level: if you’re at 1,000 feet altitude, you need boiling water, because at that altitude water boils at 96 degrees. If you’re higher than that, the best you can get is boiling water but the coffee won’t be great.
    Boiling Point of Water and Altitude

  4. Neither, the ideal temperature for brewing coffee is 205 F (96 C). Boiling water should never be used because it will burn the coffee.
    Water less than 195 F (91 C) will fail to extract the oils and flavors from coffee properly.

  5. Pour boiling water on coffee, ideally from a pouring kettle with a long thin spout to control the flow rate if it’s a drip coffee you’re making. A stove-has an integrated system for making coffee so you boil the water which then gets drawn up to the top chamber but I wouldn’t advise boiling coffee.

    Victor Allen’s

  6. Coffee should not be boiled as it spoils the flavours. Thd ideal temperature for water added to coffee is around 90 degrees celcius.

  7. Never boil coffee. The elements that give coffee its complex flavors will be ruined by the boiling temperature unless you are at a high altitude.

  8. Boiling water on the coffee. There are all kinds of people who say the water should be a very specific temperature that is a bit less than boiling temperature.
    Try it and see what you think.
    But whatever temperature, pour the water on the coffee.
    If you boil it, you extract more flavor, but you also extract a lot more unpleasant flavors and your coffee will be nasty.

  9. NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!! NEVER use boiling water for coffee!!
    Hot water (or cold water even ) poured over coffee grounds dissolves (we call it extracting) flavor compounds from the grounds into the water. the best of these dissolve at rather low temperature and are water based. Some are oils, and they dissolve at higher temperatures. But over 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 celcius) water turns to STEAM, and if you’ve ever seen something steam cleaned you know it can dissolve nearly any oil. So boiling water will over-extract, and you’ll get bitter oily coffee. So no hotter than 205 EVER.
    Now as to the method. Extraction with hot water takes a bit, but you don’t want to leave the grounds in the hot water too long for the same reason you don’t boil it. And the proper time for extraction is usually about 4 minutes. You can get a decent amount of the flavors out in about 1 minute, but you are leaving a lot behind. So the hot (not boiling) water should be incontact with the grounds for about 4 minutes, and never more than 10 minutes, or it will turn bitter (because that’s long enough to dissolve the bitter compounds).

  10. There are in a real sense 100s of courses through which you can mix a marvelous mug of espresso. There are distinctive ground styles, blending proportion, espresso strains, additional items, etc that can influence the flavor of it positively.
    Why You Should Not Boil Coffee?
    As the title of the article infers, we need to comprehend why we are not up to heating up a blend of water and espresso ground.
    Customary espresso plans never require a blend of cold water and espresso and afterward bubbling it up on the oven. Since heating up the espresso will in a real sense annihilate the flavor and the mixes of the ground itself. There will be over-extraction and unpleasant judgment regarding the espresso.
    Boiling Cofee Vs Pouring Boiling Water-Which One is Recommended ?
    The appropriate response isn’t so easy to place it in single word. You can do both on the off chance that you need. However, you ought not.
    Most importantly, heating up a blend of espresso ground and water will destroy its entire taste. That is just pertinent to tea. Along these lines, you ought to go for the subsequent choice, which is including bubbling water the espresso.
    In any case, there are some more conditions also.
    However long the assessments of master baristas are concerned, you ought not generally pour bubbling water of 100-degree centigrade on the espresso ground. It’s smarter to adhere to a couple of degrees lower temperature.
    What’s more, what is that sweet temperature? We should discover the appropriate response is the following section
    What Is The Sweet Spot of Boiling Water Temperature for Coffee?
    As we’ve quite recently stated, a 100-degree centigrade bubbling water isn’t the best thing to pour on the espresso ground. Despite the fact that it’s the snappiest and most straightforward strategy to mix espresso, you really should avoid that insofar as you’re not kidding about the flavor of the espresso.
    The sweet spot of bubbling water temperature is 95 to 96-degree centigrade(202 to 206 degrees Fahrenheit).
    Why 100 Degree Centigrade(Boiling Water) is Bad for Coffee?
    The following evident inquiry that may be springing up in your brain is-the reason you ought not go for pouring water at a bubbling temperature?
    Indeed, there are exceptionally substantial grounds after that. Having a decent mix of espresso is about how acceptable the espresso extraction had been. On the off chance that you pour 100 degrees bubbling water on the espresso ground, the extraction will be so quick. Furthermore, it will stir up an unpleasant judgment regarding your cup.
    Another purpose of the explanation for the discussion is-the lopsided extraction of espresso. Bubbling water is hot to the point that it doesn’t permit the espresso ground to be extricated consistently. Result? Terrible intuition with regards to the espresso.

    Eight O’Clock


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