Coffee Making Ep. 1
Looking for a convenient and mess-free way to make your morning coffee? Look no further than drip coffee bags. These handy little sachets are becoming increasingly popular among coffee lovers who appreciate a quick and hassle-free brewing process. In this ultimate guide, we'll take a closer look at what drip coffee bags are and how to use them effectively.
Step 1: Tear the bag along the perforated 'open' line
What sets drip coffee bags apart is their portability. Whether you're traveling, at the office, or simply want a quick pick-me-up at home, these bags are compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry with you wherever you go. Plus, they come in a variety of flavours and blends, ensuring that there's a perfect cup of coffee to suit everyone's tastes.
Step 2: Hang the bag so that the ears anchor onto the cup with grounds exposed
The coffee is meticulously ground and sealed inside the bag, ensuring that each cup is brewed to perfection. This means no more messy coffee grounds or bulky equipment to lug around. Plus, the individual packaging keeps the coffee fresh, allowing you to indulge in the rich flavours and enticing aromas whenever and wherever you please.
Step 3: Pour hot water through the bag to brew. Let the coffee drip into the cup
Optimising Water Temperature for Enhanced Flavour in Drip Coffee Bags.
Ideal Temperature to brew drip coffee should be between 90-95 degree celsius or 'Just off the boil' but not boiling.
When it comes to brewing a perfect cup of coffee, water temperature plays a critical role. Too hot, and your coffee can become over-extracted, resulting in a bitter taste. On the other hand, if the water is too cold, your brew may lack the desired flavours, leaving you disappointed.
Step 4: Stop pouring after approximately 180ml of coffee has been brewed
Finding the ideal coffee-to-water ratio is the key to achieving coffee nirvana. Whether you prefer a strong and robust kick to jumpstart your day or a mellow and nuanced flavour to savour, it all comes down to the golden ratio. It is the ideal balance between coffee grounds and water in your brew. Finding this perfect ratio will ensure that you extract all the delicious flavours from your coffee beans, without any bitterness or weak taste. SCA prescribes the Golden Ratio as 1:18 which means for every 1 gram of coffee, we ideally add 18ml of water. Taking this ratio into account a perfect brew with the drip bags would ideally be 180ml over 3-4 mins of pouring for a great pour-over coffee with these portable easy pour over drip coffee bags.
Step 5: Bring the arms together and dispose like such.
Pro tip: used grounds can be re-used as a face scrub or manure for your plants
From skincare to gardening, coffee grounds have proven to be versatile and environmentally friendly. With their rich antioxidants and exfoliating properties, coffee grounds can be used as an ingredient in homemade beauty products like scrubs and masks, leaving your skin smooth and glowing. Additionally, coffee grounds make excellent fertiliser and can be mixed with soil to enrich it with nutrients and improve the growth of plants. Moreover, coffee grounds have even found their way into the world of art and crafts. They can be used to create unique dyes, used in paper making, or even mixed with glue for a textured and rustic effect on artwork. So, before you toss those used coffee grounds in the trash, think about their hidden potential and get creative with them.
Step 6: Enjoy your cup of freshly roasted specialty coffee!
At Home Blend, we have a variety of specialty coffee variants in the drip coffee bag format ranging from the light roasted Original to the medium roasted Mysore Nuggets, Monsooned Malabar and Mandheling and our Vienna Roast option is something for the dark and bold coffee lovers!
For our B2B clients, we offer customised roasting and blending options, along with curating menus and experimenting with specific and exclusive roasting profiles that we store on our softwares to maintain consistency and exclusivity.