The Fine Art of Making Good Coffee

If 3 months ago, I saw a blog post like this, I’d laugh at it for trying to teach people stuff they already know. Really what’s the big deal about making coffee? Considering the number of bad coffees I have had, you’ll be amazed at how much can go wrong with coffee.

Now that I do not have the stress attached to a corporate job, my dependency on caffeine has reduced drastically, so I drink the coffee for it’s taste and the caffeine kick is just an aside.

If like me, you relish your coffee and cannot compromise on a good cuppa, you will make the effort to follow these instructions to the t, to get consistently good coffee every single time you make it.

Remember those times when to make good coffee you beat sugar and coffee with a fork for more than 20 minutes for rich and froth coffee(sometimes, it was even a community effort)? Guess what, now you can make the same kind of coffee (even better).

Here’s how you make terrific coffee. If your preferences in the type of coffee vary, please feel free to vary the proportion of ingredients accordingly, but follow the method.

What you will need:

  • A Milk Frother (refer to the picture below). This is the most important tool in making a good coffee. If you are in Hyderabad (India), you can buy this from any of the major groceries such as Ratnadeep. You can also have a friend/relative get you one from IKEA, I promise you’ll love it.
  • A Saucepan – To boil water and milk
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Instant Coffee like Nescafe Classic
  • Demerara or Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Water

The Milk Frother – the most important tool in making good coffee. This is battery operated.Image

How you make it:

  1. Heat some water in a sauce panImage

2. In the mugs, add a heaped teaspoon of Demerara sugar eachImage

3. Add a heaped teaspoon of instant coffee powder to the mug (I used Nescafe Classic). You can vary the amount based on your preferences. Image

4. Add a little of the heated water into each coffee mug. Heat milk in the same sauce pan. Image

5. Place the Milk Frother inside a mug (if you don’t want to splatter the mix all-over) and turn it on to work the sugar and coffee into a froth as shown below. Image

6. The frothing is done when when you see it rise up to the level shown below. My husband insists that when you place your mugs in a serving tray, ensure that the handles are turned outward, so the coffee-drinker can pick it up easily (he is a sucker for usability) Image

7. When the milk is hot enough, pour it into the coffee mugs.Image

8. Stir with a spoon to mix is up Image

Your coffee is done  and is best had over a conversation with coffee-cake. You can even take it outdoors like I do sometimes. At other times when you are by yourself, you can pair your coffee with a good book or just have it with some leisurely thoughts and gazing out of the window. It will taste even better if you can teach your spouse/partner or family member to make it for you.  Have a great day!


5 thoughts on “The Fine Art of Making Good Coffee

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  2. yes, i found it. 🙂
    the picture recipe to make coffee, it makes me want to make one right away, and especially because of my newly acquired milk frother.
    and more importantly, i can now share this link with a couple of people who recently acquired a milk frother from one certain person.
    thank you!

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