Real coffee enthusiasts like to brew their own coffee. But popping a pod into the machine, pressing a button, and getting liquid gold isn’t the authentic way to get your hands on some good espresso. Original espresso making involves alchemy and not convenience. Now, a scientific study has the answers on how to make the perfect espresso when brewing your own coffee.
Less Is More for Espresso
If your idea of a strong espresso translates to adding more coffee beans, then it is time to change. A cook can make a feast with the right ingredients in small amounts. The same is the case with coffee, where properly ground ingredients are more important than the amount. When hot water is poured over a large amount of finely ground coffee, it passes through the gaps that act like a filter. The resulting diluted espresso can not keep anyone awake even for the next hour, let alone for the entire day.
The Coarser, the Better
Research published in the journal Matter titled ‘Systematically Improving Espresso: Insights from Mathematical Modeling and Experiment’ proves that coarsely ground beans are better espresso makers. The coarse coffee powder is a harsh barrier to the hot water used to make the espresso. The longer the water quarrels with the coffee powder, the tastier will be the resulting espresso. Espresso making is not rocket science or Einstein level physics. It is the science behind the grinding process.
Perfecto the Espresso
The less the brew, the lower the waste of water and beans. Use less coffee for better results and save that money. For your next cup of espresso, remember to grind it coarse and let it brew. Adding more than the required coffee beans will create a grind towards an upset stomach and not towards keeping you awake.