Make Kettle Brewed Coffee
Edited by ROasistant, Robbi, Rebecca M., Lynn and 2 others
How do you make kettle brewed coffee? This is an apparently simple question, but how many of you really know the answer? A cup of fresh coffee to start the day is a ritual for many people - something that some people can't live without. While there are a number of instant coffees on the supermarket shelves, an espresso or coffee maker cup is no good for a true coffee lover. One must feel the coffee - it's flavor, consistency and grounds. All these can be enjoyed only from coffee made with a kettle.
Did you know that coffee was discovered in the ninth century, by a goat's shepherd? He discovered that the animals consuming coffee beans had more energy compared to the rest of the herd. He prepared a drink from those beans and so the first coffee was served. Although coffee's origins are in Africa, South America is the leading continent for coffee production. Much of our coffee comes from South America, particularly Brazil. The country accounts for 30 percent of global coffee production.
Besides perking you up in the morning, or any time of the day, coffee is known as the world's best antioxidant. There still are a lot other reasons why you need to start drinking coffee. It helps lower the the possibility of Type 2 diabetes, lowers the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's, protects your skin, and a has lot other benefits. Now, back to our coffee preparation.
Kettle Brewing Your Coffee
- 1Position the kettle with water on the stove.
- 2When the water is at its boiling point, turn the stove to low.
- 3You may want to add more coffee, depending on your taste preference. Stir.Add a teaspoon or two of your coffee into a mug or cup.
- 4Add sugar and cream, or skip it if you want it black.
- 5Reposition the pot on the stove at low heat and bring it to a boil.
- 6Remove the kettle from the stove and mix gently.
- 7Wait a few minutes for the grounds to settle, and then serve.
- 8Enjoy it!
Coffee sure is one of the best things ever discovered. No wonder millions are so addicted to it. Aside from the common coffee bean that we all know, there are many other coffee alternatives that you may want to try. Here are a few creative suggestions that you could add to your daily morning routine.
Coffee Alternatives You Can Prepare Yourself
Rice Coffee. This coffee alternative became popular in the Philippines during the World War II. This tastes as good as your regular coffee, minus the caffeine. You'll need rice of good quality. (The better the quality, the better your coffee tastes.)
- Toast the rice in a frying pan until it turns brown. Do not burn it or it will seem like sipping a cup of powdered charcoal in hot water.
- Boil water in your kettle and add your rice coffee. The amount of coffee added depends on your preference.
- Let it stand for a few more minutes and it is ready to serve.
- Add sugar as desired.
Parsnip Coffee. Be sure to pick fresh parsnip roots. Wash them before the coffee-making process.
- Cut your parsnip roots into small pieces. You may want to grate them like hash brown potatoes.
- Let them dry a bit, then roast them in an oven at 400 degrees F.
- Wait until they turn golden brown, which will be around 20 minutes.
- Just leave your "coffee" inside the oven while it cools down.
- Make a mug for yourself. The recommended ratio is 1 tablespoon of the coffee to a cup of hot water.
Mongo/Lentil Coffee. There have been some claims that mongo coffee can help reduce obesity. There hasn't been confirmation by researchers yet, but it could be worth trying, not only for its weight loss effects, but also for its unique taste. The preparation is pretty much the same as with rice coffee.
- Use the ones with the best quality.
- Roast them in a frying pan until they gets brown.
- Add a few tablespoons in a kettle with water.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Let it sit for few minutes, and it is ready to drink.
- You may or may not add sugar.
Barley Coffee. Yes, baked barley can also be a good substitute for your traditional coffee bean.
- On a cookie sheet, put a thin layer of barley (with all those husks).
- In a 425 degree oven, bake the barley until it turns brown.
- Stir constantly to achieve a good, dark brown color.
- With a blender, or a coffee or food mill, grind the grains.
- Enjoy your brewed barley coffee by adding a teaspoonful of barley to one cup of water.
Soy Coffee. If you are looking for a really healthy coffee alternative, you can try soy beans.
- Be sure that the grains are free from any foreign particles.
- On low heat, roast them in in a frying pan for half an hour, until they turn golden brown.
- Grind the roasted grains finely.
- Use as a regular coffee.
Let that creative mind and taste buds work together and create the next coffee craze.
Categories : Beverages, Drinks, Smoothies, & Cocktails
Recent edits by: Maria Sharon Ubando, Lynn, Rebecca M.