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Making 'Brute Fresh' Coffee


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Making 'Brute Fresh' CoffeeThe pleasure of drinking coffee is twofold. One is perceiving its scent, the other is perceiving its taste. Most perfumes are a blend of scents. One of these scents is perceived by the brain before the others. This one scent is called 'the top note'.

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Coffee has a top note, as well. It is delicate and lasts for only a few minutes. Most of it is destroyed during the boiling stage of brewing. I prepare my coffee in such a way as to preserve that top note. I want it 'right now' fresh with that top note intact, so I make it one cup at a time.

I put a cup of water into a glass electric kettle and turn it on. I have a sieve with a stainless steel wire basket. It is just the right size to fit over my coffee cup. I set the sieve on my coffee cup. I put a filter in the sieve and coffee grounds in the filter. In that short time, the water is boiling. I pour half over the coffee grounds. A few seconds later, when that settles, I pour the other half.

The coffee is quickly and gently brewed, not cooked. You can taste and smell its top note. It is delicious. If you are a coffee fanatic and try this method, you may never again want coffee that is cooked for a few minutes and then sits for even ten minutes.

I know. My method is not practical for a family gathering. But for those times you want to treat yourself to something special, go for it!

That old stained sieve looks as if I have used it for this purpose for many years. I have.

Source: My search for that perfect cup of coffee

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May 9, 20150 found this helpful
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I have several from Melitta and have given them as gifts. They are great to take along on vacation if you really enjoy "good" coffee, rather than hotel room coffee (just use their maker to boil the water). No filter? In a pinch you can use a paper towel.

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May 9, 20150 found this helpful

One can get an actual single cup brewing filter holder and single cup filters. I have one from Melita.

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May 10, 20150 found this helpful

A large cup of gourmet coffee brewed 'brute fresh' style, a generous addition of half and half, and adulterated with a mini bottle of Grand Marnier.

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I'm in Heaven.

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July 17, 20180 found this helpful

2018 comment - so now we know where to find you!

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