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How to make a smooth barista-quality coffee at home – WITHOUT an espresso machine

How to make a smooth barista-quality coffee at home – WITHOUT an espresso machine

  • Coffee experts have revealed how to make a barista-quality flat white at home
  • All you need are two coffee plungers and a microwave to make the coffee
  • The plunger is used to brew the coffee and to create densely frothed milk

Coffee experts have revealed how to make a barista-quality flat white at home without using an espresso machine.

All coffee lovers need to pull off the hot beverage is access to a coffee plunger and a microwave. 

The coffee roasters at Seven Miles shared the simple method to get the most out of your home made brew.

 

Coffee experts have revealed how to make a barista-quality flat white at home without using an espresso machine

The tips include using water that’s ‘just of the boil’ and allowing the coffee to brew for four minutes before plunging and serving.

To serve the team recommend getting a second, clean, glass coffee plunger and adding 200ml of cold milk. 

This is done once the plunger piece has been removed so that the milk can then be heated for a minute and a half in the microwave.

Once the milk is warm the baristas put the plunger attachment back on and ‘plunge up and down for 20 seconds’.

The vigorous pump action should create a dense milk foam.

‘Remove the plunger, swirl the creamy milk and pour onto the coffee,’ they said.

All coffee lovers need to pull off the hot beverage is access to a coffee plunger and a microwave

All coffee lovers need to pull off the hot beverage is access to a coffee plunger and a microwave

How can I make a barista-quality flat white at home? 

1. As a general rule, use 60g of coffee per litre of water so for a small plunger that holds 320ml of water, use 19g of coffee (around ½ cup)

2. Remove the plunger and add coarsely ground coffee

3. Add water that is just off the boil and give it a quick stir

4. Allow to brew for 4 minutes before plunging and serving

5. Then, grab a clean, glass coffee plunger

6. Remove the plunger and pour 200ml of cold milk into the beaker

7. Heat without the metal plunger for a minute and a half in the microwave

8. Remove from the warm milk from microwave

9. Add the plunger back in and pump up and down for 20 seconds to create a dense milk foam

10. Remove the plunger, swirl the creamy milk and pour onto the coffee

 SOURCE: Seven Miles

The most important thing to remember is the ratio of coffee to water, according to the coffee brewers.

With 60g of coffee per litre of water the most widely accepted ratio.

For a small plunger that holds 320ml you would need 19grams of coffee which is about half a cup. 

The Seven Mile Coffee Roasters have headquarters in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra and more than 11k followers on Instagram.

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