I’ll admit it: I’m not much of a coffee drinker. Well, at least not “real” coffee. My morning routine consists of driving through a coffee chain and getting a large iced coffee with extra cream and sugar (if you’re a coffee connoisseur, you’re probably cringing right about now).
If you relate to my experience, you may not have known that there’s a whole world dedicated to serious artisanal coffee crafting. Let’s have an in-depth look at this complex and fascinating culture.
In recent years, the pour-over method has gained popularity among third-wave coffee shops. It takes more than four minutes per cup, so it’s not ideal for someone who’s in a rush. On the plus side, it allows for experimentation to find a unique taste and reduces bitterness.
The three phases of pour-over coffee are wetting, dissolution and diffusion. Each step requires concentration and patience, but you’ll end up with a well-made, unique cup of java.
If you’re itching for a caffeine fix after reading this, you have to check out this infographic with the pros and cons of coffee consumption.