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Coffee 21/50

Coffee 21/50
Bubbles = rich taste

I learned some new words in English:

aeration - the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent."

effervescent - to emit small bubbles of gas, as a carbonated or fermenting liquid.

By accident, I discovered that I get nice bubbles on the cup of coffee, if I pour the coffee into the cup from high enough. I did this first to get nice bubble images. But I also noticed it made the coffee taste better. I then did some searching, and found several articles that support my observation.

So, just like aerating wine, one can aerate somewhat any drink, and it probably improves the taste by bringing out the flavors.

It is of course recommended to do this over the sink, to avoid spilling coffee all over the place, and not to burn yourself with hot coffee.

On one article it was claimed it is just the cooling that makes the difference. But try it yourself. Pour first one cup of coffee from height and taste. Then pour another cup close to the cup, and let it cool down for a few minutes. Feedback on this is welcome ;-)

I then also remembered an old "belief", or more as a playful superstition from my childhood. If the bubbles on freshly poured coffee form a whirling float of bubbles in the middle of the cup, then one should wait and see on which side of the cup those "coins" end up. If they end up to the opposite side, one will loose money. But if they stop onto front side, one will become rich.

Sources

Erin Cullum (2016), The Free Trick to Getting the Most Flavor Out of Your Coffee, (retrieved form Google archive)

Elizabeth Licata (2018), Does Pouring Height Make a Difference in Coffee Flavor?

Kim Kunchick (2018), EVENT TIP Aerating your coffee (YouTube video on how to use wine aerator for safer aeration)

Coffee Beanery (2016), Coffee superstitions

Wierd Folkersma, Edna Edenkoben, Boarischa Krautmo, cammino and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


23 comments - The latest ones
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
coffe bubbles
Happy week ahead:)❤️
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Annemarie club
Thank you, Annamaria. Have a nice week! =)
3 months ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
In allen Perspektiven, gelungene Collage!
komm gut durch die Woche, Sami!
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Ruesterstaude club
Danke schön, Volker =)
3 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely shot.
Have a good new week my friend ;-)
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you, June =)
3 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
joliment composé !!
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to neira-Dan club
Merci, Dan =)
3 months ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
love the old saying! a childhood delight.

great combination of photos. you have a good eye for combining images. like that you had black cup and background to bring out the details of your bubbles. amazing how different the coffee looks in the white cup.

i'm not a huge coffee drinker, but now will have to check out this method!
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to raingirl club
Thank you, Raingirl =)

Well, you can try that aeration also with other drinks ;-)
3 months ago.
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
Okay, so your pictures make me want coffee now, and what you said makes me want to try this now. ....
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Frank J Casella
Thank you, Frank =)

Check out that video, third source. Ingenious idea to use a wine aerator!
3 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
thank you for improving my English ;-)
good collage!
3 months ago.
Boarischa Krautmo club has added
you will get even better bubbles if you pour boiling water from high enough in a cup with ground coffee powder....
I'll take some pictures these days ;-)
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Well, vocabulary mainly... Otherwise my English is terrible ;-)

Thank you, Markus.
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
That actually made me understand why there's a long thin spout on some "kalita" coffee pots:

www.google.com/search?q=kalita+coffee+pot

Check out the first source (link), where ice coffee is made out to look almost like there's milk in it.
3 months ago.
Boarischa Krautmo club has replied to Sami Serola club
I have this bubbly coffee every day

Kaffee

my water boiler has only a short spout - but I pour the water from 30 cm above cup leverl ;-)
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Excellent and inspiring shot! =D
3 months ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
I like the pic in the lower left corner It looks like the compound eye of an insect. :)
3 months ago.
 Xata
Xata club
Would that be too short for you? But foamy-bubbly, hahaha

Espresso Ispirazione Napoli
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Xata club
For espresso it is plenty enough =D Although, I would still prefer to have a doppio ;-)
3 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
does muumipappa get a warm head?
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Wierd Folkersma club
Well, Moominpappa does not become "hothead" easily =D
3 months ago.

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