What is ‘Mud Water’ Coffee?
There’s a popular coffee brewing method being used in cafes around the world that’s becoming an increasingly popular way of coffee-making for home baristas – you may have heard of ‘Mud water coffee’.
What is It?
Mud water coffee is a method of slowly pouring hot water over ground coffee, similar to how Turkish coffee is made. The water needs to be heated to between 92-94°C and the grind size needs to be finer than an espresso, however is not as fine as a Turkish grind.
The pour should be slow and steady, with a circular motion over the grounds. The grounds don’t need to be completely saturated and when the desired amount of water has been added, the time it takes to finish is around 1-3 minutes.
Benefits of the Mud Water Coffee Method
This method of coffee-making is not only trendy, but offers some great benefits when compared to a traditional espresso.
- Smoothness: Mud water coffee offers a smooth cup of coffee that lacks bitterness and acidity – no bitterness = no need for bonuses sugars!
- Consistency: The circular pouring technique allows for an even extraction of the flavours from the coffee grounds – which leads to a well-balanced cup of coffee.
- Flavour: Most beans used for espresso-based coffee brewing can give off more intense flavours, but if you want more delicate flavours, mud water coffee will bring them out best.
Mud Water Coffee Recipe
- 1 teaspoon of ground coffee (medium-fine grind)
- 60 ml of hot water (92-94°C)
- 1 cup (150 ml)
- Pour the hot water into the cup to pre-heat it.
- Discard the hot water and add the teaspoon of ground coffee.
- Slowly pour the hot water over the grounds in a circular motion.
- Allow for all the water to run through the grounds until it reaches the 1 cup mark.
- Serve the coffee and enjoy!
Mud water coffee is a great way to enjoy an espresso-like cup of coffee without bitterness or acidity. It can be easily and quickly done at home, and the grounds can even be reused for up to 2-3 more cups of coffee.
So why not try something new and give mud water coffee a go today?