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Become your own Barista in 2021

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

Learn how to create the perfect speciality cup of coffee. The distinct difference between the coffee we brew at home and the one we order from a Barista is enough to make anyone jealous.

Coffee professionals know the perfect ground-to-water ratio, milk temperature, and foam volume to deliver you that special experience every time. Even if you do have the very best coffee maker on the market, great coffee beans, your morning brew is always going to be limited by your knowledge of those all important coffee recipes!

Once you master your ingredients and preferred brewing method, these recipes will help you create the perfect barista style coffee!

We've rounded up the best coffee recipe for your perfect cup of coffee, including the tools you'll need to make it.

The Perfect Cup

According to the Speciality Coffee Association, the perfect cup has 'preparation' standards for everything from water temperature and quality to specific ratios that make that 'perfect' cup of coffee, from the time the beans are harvested until they reach your cup.

Pro tip: Carbon Neutral Drink's in-house coffee prefer making coffee using the pour-over method with a paper filter because you get to have the most control over your brew.

SO how exactly does a pour over coffee maker work? Surprisingly enough, it's pretty simple! If you want a good cup of coffee, in your home or on the road, a pour-over coffee is a great option. The process is quick and the clean-up is even quicker. What you'll need:

  • Hario V60 (plastic or ceramic)

  • Paper filter (#2 V60 filters)

  • Filter ground, good quality coffee

  • Hot water

Time needed: 5 minutes

How to make your pour over coffee

  1. Put the filter on. Put your filter paper in the V60 and place on top of your coffee mug.

  2. Measure out your coffee. Use 2 tbsp of filter ground coffee (per 8oz water) and place into the filter.

  3. Boil hot water. Boil your kettle and then let it sit for 2-3 minutes after boiling. The ideal temperature is 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water is too hot it will result in bitter coffee.

  4. Pour hot water. Pour the hot water into the filter until the the coffee becomes saturated. Let it bloom for 30 seconds and the continue to pour the water, in a circular motion, until your filter is filled. The slower your pour the hot water, the bolder and more developed your coffee will be. For precise pouring, invest in a 'gooseneck kettle'.

  5. Remove the Hario V60. Remove from the top of the mug and enjoy your cup of coffee!

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