Discover the secrets to brewing the perfect cup
of ARAKU specialty coffee thanks to our complete guide prepared for you by our baristas.
Choosing the right coffee is the basis of the basics! With a 100% Arabica specialty coffee you can't go wrong (especially if it's an Araku). Depending on your tastes, it is mainly the roasting intensity that will make the difference. The darker the coffee bean, the stronger your coffee will be.
It goes without saying of course that grinding your coffee beans at the last minute is essential. It is then important to choose your grind according to your preparation method, but also your tastes. The finer the grind, the faster and more intense the extraction will need to be (espresso). The coarser the grind, the slower the infusion will be (cold brew).
The coffee: water ratio
How many grams of coffee if I want to prepare 4 cups? A very important question and the answer depends on your
preparation method. Generally, the faster the infusion, the higher the quantity of coffee for the same quantity of water. For example, for a 30ml espresso you will need around 7 to 8g of coffee and for a 200ml cup of filter coffee you will need around 12g of ground coffee.
When the water is too hot, it can over-extract the coffee, resulting in a bitter flavor. First reflex therefore, do not boil the water. Each preparation method has its ideal water temperature, directly linked to the infusion time and the desired aromatic intensity. As a general rule, this temperature is not below 90°C and not above 96°C.
You start to know the song, the longer the preparation method, the stronger and more bitter your coffee will be. The faster the extraction, the less time the specialty coffee flavors have to infuse. We must therefore seek this balance specific to each preparation method. Certain rules still exist and for a successful espresso we recommend an extraction time of 25 seconds.
The Different Preparation Methods
Preparing specialty coffee requires the right equipment. Whether you're just starting out or want to perfect your technique, we're here to help you get the most out of your ARAKU coffee.
ARAKU exceptional coffees embody excellence, they are distinguished by incomparable quality and remarkable sensory characteristics.
Specialty coffees typically score above 80 out of 100, and ARAKU coffee consistently scores above 90.
ARAKU specialty coffees are made exclusively from beans of the Arabica variety, recognized as the most popular and appreciated worldwide.
ARAKU specialty coffees are fair trade and follow ethical trading standards that ensure fair and dignified working conditions for producers.
ARAKU Indian coffees come from a valley in India. India boasts a thriving specialty coffee culture that makes it one of the best in the world.
Grand Cru coffees are exceptional coffees. They are carefully selected from specific regions, renowned for their specialty coffee culture.
Organic coffees are grown using agricultural practices that preserve the environment and exclude the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.