Sunday, May 1, 2011

Coffee of The Week

Hawaiian Coffee
 Enjoy this tropical delight on a warm summer evening, 
sunny spring morning, cool fall afternoon,
or a cold winter day.  
In other words, enjoy this coffee anytime!

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place the milk and coconut in a saucepan and warm over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain the milk and place the coconut on a baking sheet in the oven until it turns brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Add the milk to the hot coffee and top with the browned coconut.
Serves 1

Here are a few tips for brewing the best cup of joe possible with the equipment that you have.

  • Always use fresh water.  Your cup of coffee is only as good as the water that's used to make it.
  • As a general rule, use 2 tbs of ground coffee for every 6 ounces of brewed coffee you wish to make.  With espresso, use 1 tbs of coffee for every 1.5 ounces of espresso.
  • Use the proper grind for the equipment that you're using.  Too fine a grind will cause over extraction, clogging of your filter, or small particles of coffee beans getting into your coffee.  Too coarse a grind will lead to under extraction and a weak, bitter cup of coffee because the water will go through the coffee too rapidly.  
  • Always serve coffee immediately after you make it.  Never reheat your coffee or reuse your coffee grounds.  If you want to use your hot coffee later, pour it into a preheated thermos right after it's brewed.
  • Be sure to clean your coffee machine regularly, so that coffee residues or mineral deposits don't build up and ruin your future cups of coffee.
  • Never leave your coffee on the burner for more than 20 minutes.  That will ruin it.

1 comment:

bala murugan said...

Nice guide thank you!/ I love it! very creative! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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