Have you ever thought what makes civet cat coffee special? I would like to share with you the top 2 best method for making civet coffee and have the best taste and pleasantly enjoy the coffee’s aroma.
Many of us think that coffee is as simple as it name can tell. But for some people, coffee is like a passion, it is like baking. You need to have correct measurement, right temperature, and accurate time.
We’ve heard many times that civet coffee is the world’s rarest brew. It is the most expensive coffee. And we don’t want to spoil our civet coffee preparation instead, we wanted to make the most out of it. So here it goes- first on the list is the espresso, the espresso machine deliver a concentrated shot of rich coffee with an unmistakably bold taste. The second method is by using a French press. French press allows you to enjoy a civet coffee’s full flavour.
Civet cafe brewing instruction: Espresso
For an espresso, your coffee beans grinding should be extra fine.
What you need:
(a) Espresso machine: You have different types of espresso maker between manual espresso preparation or automatic espresso machine.
(b) Civet coffee beans:
9 grams of civet coffee beans for ristretto (commonly known as single shot espresso) with 30ml (1 oz) water.
14 grams of civet coffee beans for double ristretto with 60ml (2 oz) of water.
It is best to grind your coffee beans just before you prepare it to preserved its aroma and fully enjoy the goodness of your coffee.
(c) Water: The water to be used for your civet espresso must be right or the coffee will be wrong. It is advisable to use bottled water or drinking water for your espresso. For best taste, do not use tap water. Also avoid distilled or softened water.
Civet café brewing instruction: French Press or Coffee Press
For a French press, your coffee beans grinding should be coarse grind.
This method for making civet coffee is the best and easiest way to make a cup of coffee at home this is of course according from the coffee experts.
What you need:
(a) French press or coffee press maker.
Do you know that this brewing device was patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929
(b) The ratio for a French press is 9 grams of coffee for a 200ml (6.7 oz) water.
Please note that the water temperature should be between 95~98°C or 203~208 °F.
Press at your best:
- Place the pot on a dry, flat surface. Hold the handle firmly, then pull out the plunger. First, you need to put hot water inside the brewing device to make it warmer and at the same time to clean.
- Add the coarse grind coffee to the pot
- Pour the hot water into the pot, and gently stir
- Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet), and let stand for 3-4 minutes
- Press the plunger down slowly, exerting steady pressure. And voila! Your freshly made French press coffee is made.
Please note that after each use, you need to wash the brewing device with water and mild detergent, and dry thoroughly. To keep you and your device healthy.
Aside from the two, there are loads of methods in preparing the coffee. It is important to take note that we do not recommend drip coffee for Alamid Philippine civet café.