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How do I use a geyser coffee maker?
What is a geyser coffee maker?
To make coffee that's particularly aromatic and full-bodied, you need a geyser coffee maker. To use it is easier than it seems: in this article, we will tell you about the principle of operation and the nuances of making a drink with it.
Geyser coffee maker with coffee cups standing on the table
Geyser coffee maker was invented in Italy, and then became popular all over the world. It is a device with three parts:
The principle is simple: the tank is filled with water, heated so that it begins to boil and evaporate. This is reminiscent of a geyser eruption: hot water and steam move upward due to pressure. Because of this similarity, the device gets its name. Under steam pressure, water passes through a filter with ground coffee beans, saturated with aromatic substances and oils, and turns into coffee. The finished drink is displaced into the upper container.
The principle is the same for all devices - electric or heated on a gas burner. It is easier to use models heated on gas. They are popular for several reasons:
it is easy to make good coffee;
What kind of coffee is suitable?
The right grind is especially important for geyser coffee makers. It should be slightly coarser than fine salt. If the grind is too fine, the filter will get clogged. Also, too fine grinding causes too much extraction and leads to bitterness. A too coarse grit size will also not do the trick: extraction will be slow, and the taste and aroma will be too weak and "pale.
Tip: It is better to choose a coffee bean medium roasted. If you're using pre-ground coffee, you can use any of your favorite blends (a mixture of different coffees). If you buy beans, it's better to take pure Arabica and grind it right before brewing.
Brewing is done in several steps.
Remove the top, the filter.