Brewing methods and temperature


The Braun coffee machines make coffee by the automatic drip-brew method. This offers many advantages, not least convenience. Although the first electric drip-brew coffeemaker for home use did not appear until 1954, the decisive discovery took place in 1908. For centuries, coffee had been prepared by boiling. But a certain Frau Bentz of Dresden, Germany grew tired of bitter coffee caused by overbrewing. So she punched holes in a metal cup, lined it with her son’s school blotting paper and poured boiling water over the ground coffee. She had invented the coffee filter.

Drip-brew technology has come a long way in the past century. Braun CaféHouse coffeemakers, for example, are equipped with a fast brewing system that ensures fast, even and thorough extraction of the aroma from the ground coffee at the ideal brewing temperature. Nothing could be more convenient, and nothing better.

The temperature and length of the brewing cycle are crucial for a great cup of coffee. Research has shown that the best brewing temperature is 90-96° C. The right brewing temperature allows the best possible aroma preservation and perception for maximum taste delivery. Whereas many coffeemakers brew coffee at too low a temperature, the Braun CaféHouse range ensures the ideal water temperature on contact with the ground coffee.

The extraction rate is crucial for the maximum amount of flavour, the length of the brewing cycle for a perfectly balanced taste. Coffee that is brewed too long turns bitter. Braun CaféHouse coffeemakers are specifically designed to deliver a correctly timed brewing cycle.

The drinking temperature for coffee is around 60-70° C. Incidentally, even the best cup of coffee will be spoilt if kept warm for more than half an hour.