If you like to learn about the roots of coffee brewing, look at this traditional Brazilian coffee recipe. An old method that works great for strong coffees.
Brazilian coffee is usually stronger than Americano. It is a great option when you need a boost to keep you wake.
Until the mid 70’s this was the most common way of making coffee in my country and I remember vividly how it was a great ritual with a great smell and taste.
This also works great with bold and tasty coffees, which is exactly why some Brazilians love it.
Keep in mind that this coffee recipe is very tricky. There is a thin line between still keeping the water heating and the moment to turn it off and filter the brew. For some people, it’s a piece of cake. For others, it is very difficult.
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- 6 tbsp of finely ground Brazilian coffee
- 4 1/2 cups of bottled water (filtered is ok)
- Put the water to heat in 6 cup Kettle Mug or Pot
- When the water starts to exale vapor add in the coffee
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO LET THE COFFEE BOIL
- Just before the water starts to boil, turn of the heat.
- immediately pour the brew into a cloth filter over a pot
- Keep adding the liquid until all has been filtered.
This is old school coffee making in Brazil. Some people still do it this way.
Heating the final recipient with hot water helps keep the coffee brew warm, but remember to let stand for just a bit. Too hot a coffee does not let you feel the full taste of the brew
The above is the traditional cloth filtering method explained in this article.
This old school coffee recipe has been put away and replaced by the Melitta method in the great majority of homes in Brazil.