Dirty Coffee

The term "dirty coffee" may be unfamiliar if you've only recently heard of it.

Have you ever had a cup of coffee in a coffee shop that had been contaminated with dirt? Even in Asia, it's becoming increasingly popular. If you travel to China, Japan, South Korea or Thailand, you'll find it on the menus at most coffee shops.

But what exactly is "dirty coffee"? The visual appeal and mouthfeel of this coffee are unmatched, and if you haven't tried it, you should. What dirty coffee is, why it's so special, and how to make it will all be covered in this article.

The term "Dirty Coffee" encompasses a wide variety of different coffees. Due to the gritty quality of French Press coffee, one is really nothing more than espresso poured over cold milk. 

Dirty coffee's texture is one of a kind, owing to the existence of hot and cold layers. You notice right away how creamy, rich, and hot the espresso is as you take a sip. When you get closer to the milk, it cools down.

It's also delicious since the strong espresso makes the milk that follows taste a lot more sugary. A surprising amount of complexity is created in your mouth when the two flavors and temperatures combine. If brewed correctly, the result is a flavorful cup of coffee.

  • Creating Homemade Dirty Coffee

    Due to the fact that dirty coffee is a relatively new beverage, there is no standardized procedure for its preparation. A single shot of ristretto, for example, can be substituted for a double shot of espresso. To prepare this delicious drink at home, all you need is an espresso machine.

    To make an espresso drink, either pull a shot into an espresso cup first, then add the milk, or use a direct pull into the milk.

    Make sure the glass cup and the milk are both cool. Use a spoon to ladle the espresso over the milk.

    Ensure that the portafilter spout is not too close to the milk if you're using a straight shot of espresso. In order to guarantee that the espresso falls evenly on the milk, you can rotate the coffee cup while it is brewing, as well. Slowly pour the shot with a spoon to create a gorgeous layer.

  • Recipe for Dirty Coffee

    Coffee: 18 grams of dark roasted coffee beans, which blend perfectly with the milk in this recipe.

    4 to 6 ounces of cold milk.

  • Preparation: Use a chilly cup and chill the milk for 15 minutes in the freezer before brewing the coffee.

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    Before brewing a cup of dirty coffee, put the milk in a glass cup and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

    With your espresso machine, prepare two shots of espresso. A single serving of 18g of coffee can provide 30 ml of coffee beverage. Espresso should be stronger than a double dosage.

    Espresso should be poured over the milk with an upside-down tablespoon between the two. In this way, a nice layer is maintained between the shot and the milk.

Dirty coffee has a unique flavor thanks to its layers of hot and cold beverages. So don't stir it before you slurp it down.

Also, because the espresso quickly combines with the milk beneath it, you should drink your coffee faster than usual. A lukewarm beverage is created as the temperatures of the various layers combine.

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