So you like bold coffee, but all you have at home is a bag of light-roast beans. What to do? Well, one solution is to buy another bag of coffee—but with some small tweaks, it is possible to get dark-roast flavor out of light-roast beans.
To clarify, we’re talking about stronger flavor , not more caffeine. If you want the latter, you’ll just need to brew your coffee for longer (which, as a bonus, can also lead to bolder flavor). And depending on how you measure your coffee beans before brewing—by weight or by the scoop—you […]
Pick a darker roast
If you want “stronger” coffee, choose a darker roast; that bold flavor comes in part from the oil that’s released during roasting.
Increase your brewing time
If a light or medium roast is all you have handy and you need strong coffee now, simply increase your brew time. The longer the grounds sit in water, the more flavor will be extracted from the beans and the stronger your final cup will be.
Change your brewing method
This one may require some investment—and may not help you if you’re reading this at the moment you need your coffee—but certain brewing methods provide stronger results than others. Full-immersion brewers like the French press don’t filter out the oils we mentioned earlier. A pour-over cone has a similar effect. And high-pressure methods like Aeropress (with a metal filter!) can also extract more flavor from your beans.
This article is based on an idea that firstly appeared at Coffee Brewing Methods, a website that publishes coffee brewing guides, equipment reviews, and coffee beans buying guides.
This post firstly appeared at Coffee Brewing Methods, a website where you can learn how to make coffee at home, and how to choose your coffee brewing equipment and beans.
An article inspired by the idea published at Coffee-Brewing-Methods.com, where you can read other coffee brewing tutorials, equipment buying guides, and coffee beans reviews. You can check the original article here.
This post was inspired by the article published at Coffee-Brewing-Methods.com, where you can read other coffee brewing tutorials, equipment buying guides, and coffee beans reviews. You can check the original article here: here.
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