Easy way to tell: Often, the cheapest cup of coffee to sell at a cafe other than Espresso is American coffee; however, this is not a convincing answer. The emergence of American coffee: American soldiers from World War II in Italy, because they are not used to Espresso's strong, which was added to the boiling water dilution. This caused despise, called Americano, Yankee coffee. Gradually, this coffee is also accepted as Starbucks expand worldwide.
What is hand-made coffee? Literally, it is a type of coffee that contains extractive forms such as filter bags and filter cups. In fact, we now understand that coffee brewing more refers to a cup from the beginning of the seed on the strict selection, with a rigorous scientific way to make coffee.
Now we can simplify the difference between the two coffee: American coffee is the language of the second wave of coffee; hand-made coffee is the third representative of the wave of coffee.
Technically, American coffee is typical of coffee blended with water after high-pressure extraction and is a reflection of the standardization and efficiency of the industrial age. Hand-made coffee is the use of gravity principle, under normal atmospheric pressure directly extracted coffee, is the information age personalized and focus on quality of life reflects. Hand-made coffee faced more variables than American coffee, so the barista requirements are also higher.
Originally published 14 Nov 2017, updated 14 Nov 2017.
When you or your customer have high requirement on the coffee kit, please also remember to have your coffee bean packed with a coffee valve without filter.
Brewing methods have different requirements on the powder thickness, exhaust valves without filter is suitable for whole-bean product that can be grinded at home.
Brewing method and the storage condition are both affecting coffee taste, and the exhaust valve with filter installed on package is suitable for powdery product.
We recommend you keep coffee beans in containers with one-way degassing valve, it helps to prevent quality change and to extend shelf life during ‘resting’.