手沖咖啡、美式咖啡一次搞懂 Understanding Pour-Over Coffee and American Coffee
There are differences between pour-over and American coffee in terms of brewing methods and flavors. When choosing between pour-over and American coffee at a café, the barista usually asks about your preferences regarding coffee flavor and mouthfeel. Pour-over coffee emphasizes manual brewing using a pour-over kettle or equipment, evenly saturating the filter with hot water to extract rich coffee flavors, typically using lightly roasted beans with distinct origins. On the other hand, American coffee is made via a drip-style machine, resulting in a lighter brew, often using medium-roast beans to achieve a balanced flavor. Both are black coffees without added milk-based components. Additionally, Americano, a type of American coffee, is prepared by adding hot water to espresso, offering a more intense flavor profile. Here are the methods, common beans used, and flavor profiles of the three types of coffee:
Method: Ground coffee is evenly saturated with hot water using a pour-over kettle or equipment, filtered through a paper filter and using right powder to water ratio to create a coffee with the desired strength, a popular choice for coffee enthusiasts.
Flavor Profile: Dependent on the beans, usually showcasing floral and fruity notes with a good acidity.
Method: Using a coffee machine or other automated equipment, most commonly the American coffee pot, the process involves steeping and dripping hot water through finely ground coffee. This method, with its higher water temperature and higher ratio of water to grounds, extracts a relatively lighter and smoother cup of coffee.
Common Beans: Traditionally medium-roast beans for a balanced taste, but the trend is shifting toward single-origin light roasts.
Flavor: Often considered a more balanced coffee with lighter acidity and balanced flavors.
Method: Espresso is made using an espresso machine and then diluted with hot water. Similar to Americano, it uses espresso as a base, leveraging the crema present in espresso to enhance the coffee aroma. It's commonly referred to as Americano in coffee shops.
Commonly used coffee beans: Typically, richly roasted dark beans are used, known for their robust roast profile. Justin Coffee's Italian Estate Espresso Special Blend - are excellent for making Italian-style coffee. However, there's been a recent trend in espresso with distinctive flavor profiles. Justin Coffee's Artisan Taste Series emerged in response to this trend, serving as the go-to beans for the Italian-style coffee machines in Justin Coffee shop.
Flavor: Offers a more intense flavor compared to regular American coffee, presenting bold and bittersweet flavors from the espresso beans.
While these three types of coffee share similarities, they differ in brewing methods and flavor profiles. Pour-over emphasizes manual brewing, while American coffee is more machine-based. Both emphasize the pure essence of coffee without other ingredients, showcasing the unique characteristics of the beans and offering a direct way to experience the distinct flavors of coffee origins.
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