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
How you make it:
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)
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!