The return of filter and specialty coffees

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Internet friends, if you haven’t yet changed your old coffeemaker for a brand new espresso machine, know that no, you’re not completely has-been, you’re on the cutting edge.

For a few years now, during my trips abroad (Seattle, London, Dubai and especially Melbourne, the capital of

café ), I have been seeing the little tight black coffee replaced by a lighter, less bitter, less strong and slower brewed coffee. Inside these new establishments, there is no old fashioned clientele in the midst of a nostalgia crisis but young hipsters and hipsters (plenoasm?).

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Yerk. Oh my God, of course!

The difference with your classic espresso is then in the type of preparation. They are indeed prepared according to the rules of the art: choice of a blend or a unique terroir (it’s like wine or chocolate, the terroir changes the taste), recent roasting, fresh grinding and choice of grind (fine, less fine etc.), precise dosage to the nearest gram according to the quantity of water, water temperature, infusion time, it’s no joke.

Café filtre (c) ucchie79 shutterstock

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It is mainly served hot but it also exists cold, like an iced tea (click here if you want to know more: Cold brew coffee or cold brewed coffee).

Cold Brew Coffee (c) iMoa Kiatbordin Doojai shutterstock

Cold Brew Coffee (c) iMoa Kiatbordin Doojai shutterstock


And is it good?

Because that is still the main question.
Well, yes. We have coffees that are much less bitter, less acidic, fruitier, more aromatic and sweeter. It’s not a coffee that you want to put sugar in, it’s good as it is. It doesn’t have much to do with a black coffee in any bistro.

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Latte art (c) Coffee Lover shutterstock

Do not repeat it but sometimes I take a cappuccino just for the drawing (ouch).

Anyway. These coffees are to be tasted in specialized coffee shops and you can also equip yourself to do it yourself and buy all the equipment and the coffee on sites like the French leader MaxiCoffee in Gironde. (#TeamGironde 😉 )

Have you ever seen? drunk? tasted? What do you think?

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