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How to prepare drip bag coffee

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Drip bag coffee is perfect to enjoy the pour over coffee experience when you don’t have access to a grinder, scale or other comforts of home. If you’re new to the pour over experience and want to try it without investing in the equipment yet, this is the way to go.

To get started, all you need is a cup and hot water.

Preparation

  1. Boil your water
  2. While the water is heating up, open the pack and tear off the top of the filter bag 
  3. Place the bag on top of your mug, with the handles hanging over the edge of the cup. You can use any kind of cup you like.
  4. Pour the water slowly over the coffee grounds – don’t let the water flow over the top of the bag
  5. Throw away the bag, add milk and sugar if you want and enjoy!

Do you want to make the best drip bag coffee possible?

Have a bit of time? And a scale? Well then:

  1. Boil your water
  2. While the water is heating up, open the drip bag and tear off the top of the filter bag
  3. Place the bag on top of your mug, with the handles going over the edges
  4. Put your cup on the scale and zero it out. Decide on how much water you want to add:
    1. 150ml of hot water will give you a strong cup
    2. 160-180ml will give you a coffee with cleaner aromas
  5. Check the temperature of your water
    1. For nutty coffees like Guatemala or El Salvador use just-off-boiling (98C)
    2. For fruity coffees like Kenya aim for 85 to 90C water (if you don’t have a temperature probe, let your water cool until you can hold your hand over it for a couple seconds. Don’t touch the water! You’ll burn your hand)
  6. Using a gooseneck kettle, dampen the coffee grounds until they are wet and let your drip bag bloom (i.e. bubbles appear). Wait about 30 seconds.
  7. After the bubbles have stopped pour in the rest of your water over the grounds in a consistent flow. Don’t let the water flow over the top of the drip bag!
  8. When you pour our all of your water, wait for the water to filter through, throw away the bag and enjoy!

BeanCurious Coffee drip bags

BeanCurious Drip Bags

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