Enjoy Ginger and Pickles Coffee at Home This Lockdown
How do you take your coffee? Whether you enjoy your coffee black, bitter, white or even with tasty syrups to sweeten your morning up we are here to help you get the most out of our new Ginger and Pickles The Mary Coffee Beans
There’s something comforting about meeting an old friend for that ‘coffee catchup’ you’ve been talking about for months, when you’re finally able to do it there’s nothing better than sitting in your favourite cafe (Ginger and Pickles of course!) and catching up over a beautiful coffee finished with latte art. Due to the current situation we are unfortunately not able to do that so easily anymore. However, don’t fret, we have your back. We’ve put together a guide for you to make life a bit easier when making your favorite coffee from the comfort of your own home.
1. CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER
There are so many different ways you can make coffee nowadays, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. So we’ve made life simple and put together the most popular methods to see which one you might prefer.
Cafetiere/French Press - a fast and easy way to make your coffee at home. Make tasty coffee by using our ‘The Mary’ cafetiere ground style (it’s roasted in small batches to achieve a maximum depth of flavour). Simply preheat the cafetiere with a splash of freshly boiled water and tip it out. Add 1 scoop of ‘The Mary’ coffee per cup. Top with freshly boiled water. Pop the lid on, leave the plunger up and brew for 4 minutes (no longer). After your coffee has brewed slowly plunge, pour and enjoy!
Aeropress - if you’re someone who enjoys your coffee strong then this method is perfect for you. Using the aeropress coffee method ensures that your coffee has a clean taste with clearly defined flavour notes. By using the paper filter, aeropress style stops any oils and sediments from getting in the cup and ensures you get the most out of the red fruit sweetness and nutty tones from your Ginger and Pickles coffee. Read Aeropress’ how-to guide if this method looks like the best one for you.
Moka pot - using a moka pot creates thick, muddy coffee that can be served super strong or with hot water added. Simply boil your water and fill the bottom half of your moka pot, fill the pot’s filter basket with hot water and give it a shake and place it onto the bottom compartment. Following this, screw your lid on and place on your stove at a medium heat. When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly through the upper chamber. If it explodes upward, your water’s too hot, if it burbles lethargically, turn up your flame. You know it’s done when you hear a hissing, bubbling sound, you can now sip away and enjoy all the brazillian flavours our ‘The Mary’ coffee has to offer!
2. CHOOSE YOUR MILK
Oat, soya, almond or cow’s milk make sure you pick which milk suits you the best. Top up your coffee with however much cold milk you require or if you’d prefer hot foam on your coffee but you don’t have a milk steamer simply use a frothing wand. Want to create a cool micro-foam texture that resembles the milk you get on your flat white at G&P’s? Try transferring your already foamed and heated milk into a jug with a pourer, swirl the milk around in the jug and give it a tap on a flat surface to get rid of the bigger bubbles to achieve a velvety and even texture, then pour slowly into your coffee in circular motions! No frothing wand? No problem, if you prefer your coffee milk hot have a go at heating it in a microwave or on the hob!
Did you know water takes up 98% of your coffee? It’s quality massively impacts how your coffee tastes. If your water is the hard kind then it won’t allow you to extract the nutty, red fruit sweetness flavours our coffee has to offer. To avoid this, use a simple filter pitcher to ensure a good quality brew. As well as this, make sure you don’t over-boil your water as it can burn the coffee grounds, causing a bitter flavour!
4. STORING AND CLEANLINESS
Once your coffee has been opened be sure to reseal the bag using the sealable strip on top of your Ginger and Pickles coffee bag, make sure you then store it in a dark and dry place (not the fridge!) Don’t forget to keep all your equipment as clean as you can, avoid using harsh washing up liquids and instead use hot water and a clean cloth or sponge.
5. ENJOY YOUR COFFEE
The most important step of all. Sit in your favourite spot, relax and take in all the beautiful flavours you’ve worked hard on achieving in your coffee!