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How do I use a geyser coffee maker?

What is a geyser coffee maker?
What kind of coffee is right for me?
How to make coffee?
What to do if there is water left in the bottom tank?
Can I make tea in a geyser coffee maker?
What to consider when choosing a geyser coffee maker?
Recipes for Brewing Coffee

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
What is a geyser coffee maker?

Geyser coffee maker was invented in Italy, and then became popular all over the world. It is a device with three parts:

lower reservoir;
The reservoir for the beverage.

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;
The beverage brews quickly;
they are easy to care for;
They are compact, so they don't take up much space in the kitchen.

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.
How to prepare coffee?

Brewing is done in several steps.

Remove the top, the filter.
Pour water into the bottom vessel.
Pour ground coffee beans into the filter.
Assemble appliance.
Place on stove, heat for 5-10 minutes.
Immediately pour the ready drink into cups.