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Brewing the Perfect Cup: How to Make a Coffee Guide

Brewing the perfect cup has never been easier. There are plenty of methods to get your perfect coffee, whether you’re an iced coffee fanatic or a sipper of simpler things.

Good coffee can make you feel more awake after a bad night’s sleep. It can also make a busy day feel shorter. Additionally, it can give you the energy you need.

But knowing how to make your favourite coffees is essential – you don’t want to be drinking straight coffee grounds. And here at Beanies Flavour Coffee and Coffeeway, we want you to get the best drink experience possible.

How to make a popular coffee

Your favourite coffees are only a few steps away. To impress your loved ones with your coffee-making abilities, these guides can help. You can also experiment with new recipes to make your favourite coffees at home.

It isn’t simply boiling a kettle and adding milk and sugar anymore. There are many ways to make coffee that come from this traditional method and can keep you awake all day.

How to make an iced coffee

Iced coffees are a delicious way to enjoy your favourite caffeinated drink cool!

To make an iced coffee, you will want to brew 200ml of coffee with hot water. A popular way to do this is with instant coffee. You will want to make sure you’re using hot water rather than cold, as it gives a different flavour to the coffee.

After the coffee has dissolved, you should leave it to cool. You can do this by leaving it on your counter or even putting it in the fridge. After you brew your coffee, you can store it in the fridge for up to three to four days in a sealed container.

One good thing about iced coffee is that you can make the coffee ahead of time in a large amount. When you want an iced coffee, just mix it – tasty!

Add your coffee, milk, and ice to a blender to make your iced coffee. `You can also add syrups at this point for a flavoured iced coffee. Blend the ingredients together and pour into a glass mug so that you can see your creation! Don’t forget extra ice for an even cooler drink.

The proportion of coffee to milk and ice will change the strength of the coffee. For a stronger coffee flavour, you can use less milk.

How to make Irish coffee

The hot coffee with a tipsy trick: making an Irish coffee is simple and simply delightful.

Making an Irish coffee starts off in the same way as any standard coffee. Brew yourself 150-200ml of black coffee in a mug. But instead of adding milk, add 50ml of whiskey.

Swap your spoonful of granulated sugar for brown sugar and stir!

1. First, dissolve the sugar in your drink. Next, add two spoons of lightly whipped cream on top. Finally, sprinkle with nutmeg for the full flavour.

Irish Cream Flavoured Coffee Latte

How to make a flat white coffee

An espresso shot with the edge taken off, making a flat white can be easy.

Make yourself a shot of espresso using an espresso pod, ground coffee, or your preferred coffee. Leave this in your cup.

Separately, steam some milk in a jug using a steamer attachment. You can use a milk frother with the foam setting. However, you won’t have much control over how much air is in your milk. You will want around 1 to 2cm of foam.

Once the milk is a velvet consistency, you can start. Pour your milk into your cup from 4cm away. Aim for the middle of the cup and pour steadily. Slowly lower your milk jug towards the centre as you pour.

View our range of coffee pods.

How to make a mocha coffee

Fancying something a bit chocolatey? Making a mocha coffee is easy and delicious in a couple of steps.

Brew yourself a shot of espresso. This is usually 35ml of coffee. You can do this in whatever method you prefer.

Once brewed, add drinking chocolate (whether you choose cocoa powder or liquid chocolate) to your coffee. Mix thoroughly to combine.

Heat 250ml of milk until it has 4 to 6cm of foam. Let your chocolate and coffee mix while you do this.

As with a flat white, pour the milk from a height approximately 4cm away. Aim for the centre while pouring. Lower the milk jug as you get closer to the end, and you’ll notice thick, foamed milk lying on top of your mocha.

How to prepare ground coffee

In a filter coffee machine or plunger, use for each cup, 8g of coffee (1 full tablespoon) and 180ml of water. Use hot (90°c), not boiling water.

How to prepare coffee bags

Place one coffee bag in a mug and pour 180ml of hot water (90°C). Wait approximately 3 minutes. Remove the coffeebag, give it a good squeeze and your coffee is ready.

Quick and easy, no coffee machine or plunger needed! You can adjust the strength of the coffee, depending how long the coffee bag remains in hot water. Brew less than 3 minutes for milder coffee, 3+ minutes for stronger coffee.

Looking for more things to do with your coffee? Check out our recipes.

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