Importance Of Temperature Control
There’s a lot that goes into brewing a cup of coffee: grind size, brew ratio, brew time, and last but not least, temperature control! Trust us, the cup of coffee is worth the work! Temperature may be the most overlooked factor of brewing your coffee, but don’t worry - we have the tools, tips, and tricks to help you!
Water temperature is extremely important for brewing coffee because it affects the rate of extraction. Extraction refers to the different flavours and aromas that are dissolved from the coffee beans into your cup. The hotter the water, the quicker compounds such as oils, acidity, and caffeine are extracted from the coffee grounds. Each compound has an impact on the flavour of the coffee! Hotter water temperature can lead to over-extraction, which makes the coffee taste bitter. Water temperature that is too cool can lead to under-extraction which can cause the coffee to taste sour and lack flavour. Goldilocks said it best “not too hot, not too cold, but juuuuuust right!”
What temperature is “juuuuuust right”? Ideally, 94ºC is just right for brewing your coffee! This water temperature works across all brewing methods! So, whether you like French Press, pour over, AeroPress, or any other brew method, the water temperature stays the same! One of the many reasons to try different ways to brew your coffee!
Well, we’ve given you tips and tricks about brewing your coffee and controlling your water temperature. Now it’s time to give you the tools! If you really want to go all in, we have numerous De’Longhi and Sage bean-to-cup coffee machines that are equipped with temperature control. If you prefer the simplicity of brewing, we have the Timemore Temperature Control Fish Smart Electric Pour-Over Kettle. You’ll get the temperature that’s “juuuuuust right” EVERY single time!
It might seem like a lot of work for your morning cup of Velo! Trust us though, you can taste the difference, and when it’s done correctly, WOW what a delicious difference it makes! Good beans deserve a good brew, so do it right!