What about cloth filter coffee brewing? It’s not that difficult. Check this article out and discover the history behind mojo improvising.
After using the Arabic method for centuries, men “invented” the process of pouring water through a sock filled with grounds around the end of the 18th century.
After a while, cloth flannel filters, and metal supports started to be manufactured for the sole purpose of making coffee. Filters had to be washed well and kept in good hygienic conditions.
The brewing process remained widely popular until paper filters came into action, but some people still use the older process arguing that the beverage tastes better through a cloth filter.
Rumors of people using their socks can still be heard from time to time.
Some fundamentalist Brazilian coffee drinkers still prefer this method above all.
Cloth Filter Coffee Brewing Recipe
- Fresh-roasted coffee (1.6 – 2.0 grams per fluid oz)
- Hot Water (195 – 205 F)
- Grinder (grind size = granulated table salt)
- Brew basket or cone
- Paper or Metallic fiber filter
- Place cloth filter into brew basket.
- Pre-wet filters.
- Dispose of pre-wetting water.
- Place brew basket above the cup.
- Measure coffee to taste (2.0 g/oz of water)
- Grind coffee (table salt size, or to taste)
- Add ground coffee to filter.
- Heat and pour water onto coffee (1/2 to 3/4 height).
- Let it drip into cup
- Keep slowly blooming the coffee until finished
The process of pouring water is about 3 minutes. or until flow becomes unsteady.
Cloth Filter Coffee Brewing is the traditional way I grew up drinking coffee with. Back in the day, regular cloth coffee filters look pretty much like smaller versions of a vacuum cleaner’s cloth bag. In fact, they had even the same kind of clean look. haha.
Later, in the 70’s paper filters and espresso became popular in Brazil and the scene changed drastically.
Nowadays Brazilians have a wide variety of options, from the crude already prepared over counter commercial coffees in cheap places to the highly sophisticated espresso origin coffees.
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