The geyser coffee maker got its name because of its similarity to the erupting geyser, sometimes it is also called the moka coffee maker. Coffee in a geyser coffee machine is prepared by using steam pressure, pushing boiling water through ground coffee powder. As a result, the finished drink acquires a fundamentally new taste, different from the taste of coffee prepared in a traditional Turk.
Two ways of making coffee in a geyser coffee maker, especially the choice and care of a geyser coffee maker.
Features of choosing a geyser coffee maker.
When choosing a geyser coffee maker, it is important to immediately initially correctly determine its volume, since it will be able to properly prepare only the volume of coffee for which it is designed. If the lower tank is not completely filled with water, such a coffee maker may simply not work due to low steam pressure. What body material will the geyser coffee machine have, steel or aluminum, does not really matter.
It should be borne in mind that new aluminum geyser coffee makers can sometimes add an unpleasant aluminum flavor to the taste of coffee, but this will bring inconvenience not for long. Coffee oils, remaining in the geyser coffee machine on its inner walls, after several coffee preparations will completely correct this drawback. For this reason, it is not recommended to wash the inside of an aluminum geyser coffee maker with detergents..
Traditional way of making coffee in a geyser coffee maker.
Cold water is poured into the lower tank of the geyser coffee machine according to the level of the safety valve. The tank is closed with a metal filter, into which ground coffee is poured, usually about 10 grams per cup of the finished drink.
A tank for ready-made coffee is screwed on top and the coffee maker itself is placed on a slow fire-gas burner. After boiling water, the finished coffee enters the top of the coffee maker. After all the water has moved to the upper tank, the finished drink is poured into cups, usually fifty grams.
An original way of making coffee in a geyser coffee maker from Nikolai from the Culinary School of Evgeny Chernukha.
Boil water in a separate mug, pot or kettle. Pour freshly boiled water into the lower tank of the geyser coffee machine until the safety valve. Pour medium or coarse coffee into the filter, if necessary, add spices to taste. Carefully assemble the coffee maker using a damp towel, as its lower part will be very hot.
medium or coarse coffee. In the case of using fine grinding, you can get very strong and bitter ready-made coffee, and there is still the possibility that some of the water from the lower tank may not leak at all through the dense mass of fine coffee powder, since there is simply not enough steam pressure.
How much ground coffee to put in the filter and tamp it or not.
It is not necessary to fill the filter completely, the amount of ground coffee loaded depends on the desire to get a finished drink of one or another fortress. It is not necessary to tamp the coffee in the filter, but to smooth its surface and distribute the powder evenly is very desirable.
Why pour boiling water into a geyser coffee maker instead of cold water.
The case of the coffee machine heats up very quickly on fire and while cold water boils in the lower tank, the ground coffee in the filter manages to burn a little, which spoils the taste of the finished coffee, making it bitter.
Why cool a geyser coffee maker in cold water.
This is necessary to stop the formation of steam in the lower tank and the supply of boiling water to the upper one, thereby stopping the coffee preparation process at the stage when coffee leaves the openings of the rack, and not just pure boiling water, since initially there is still more water in the lower tank of the coffee maker than you need. That is why it is necessary to keep the cover of the coffee maker open. If this is not done, then the finished coffee is likely to be diluted, watery and fresh..
Care for a geyser coffee machine with an aluminum or stainless steel housing.
When using a geyser coffee machine, coffee oils settle on its inner walls. In a geyser coffee maker with an aluminum case, they prevent the appearance of a metallic taste in the finished coffee, therefore it is not recommended to wash such a coffee maker using detergents, but only using clean, warm water. If the geyser coffee maker is made of stainless steel, then there are no restrictions on washing its internal surfaces. It can even be washed in the dishwasher. When washing any geyser coffee machine, special attention should be paid to the filter, safety valve and gasket, which eventually deteriorates and requires replacement with a new one..