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Whereas the Pour Over extraction method gives you a clean cup, the traditional "In The Cup" brewing method, known in the Middle East as "Mud Coffee" leaves sediments of Date Mate date seed coffee in the bottom of the cup resembling mud. This is by far the most common method of brewing date seed coffee in the Middle East, but is not as common in the Western world.
This is because this brewing method results in the sediments of the date seed coffee settling at the bottom of the cup looking very much like mud.
This is by far the most frequent method of brewing date seed coffee and coffee in the Middle East, not so much in the more Western world who might not like the idea of some sediments floating in their cup.
Some Tips To Know Before You Begin:
Ideally, you would like to use a glass coffee cup, otherwise known as a Turkish coffee glass. This will allow you to enjoy the "show" as the sediments settle to the bottom of the glass. Fill the glass 3/4 full with the boiling water. The ratio of water to date seed coffee is vital. Use about 10g ( two heaping teaspoons ) of Date Mate per 140 ml / 4.7 fl oz of water.
And lastly, make adjustments!
Date Mate will taste great and different using various preparation methods.
But it will taste best if you give it a few runs to create your own perfect cup.
The Traditional "In The Cup" Brewing Method for All Date Mate Products
1) Measure Out Your Grounds To Water
Place 2 heaping teaspoons in a small cup (ideally made from glass).
A good rule of thumb is 4.7 oz of water for every 2 teaspoons (10 grams) of ground date seeds (with time you should find what works best for you).
2) Heat Up The Water
For the traditional "brew-in-the-cup" date seed coffee you’ll want water as hot-off-the-boil as possible.
3) Continuous Pouring to Produce Your Cup
Slowly and continuously pour the boiling hot water on top of the date seed coffee.
The pouring of water should be done slowly, continuously and directly on top of the date seed coffee.
Pour over the dark spots and avoid the light ones - saturating all spots.
4) Let It Brew
This is when you should give it a couple of stirs to the right and then to the left.
If you are adding sugar this is the best time to do so, but make sure you spread it on top rather then just put it in one big lump.
Enjoy the "show" as the sediments settle down and your date seeds are brewing in the cup. This should take no longer than 2 minutes.
4) Serve, Enjoy and Always Experiment Again
Date Mate tastes fantastic with milk and sugar or their alternatives.
We encourage you to experiment with it to find the best method for you and your manual drip coffee maker.
And remember there’s no right or wrong here. It’s all about your personal preference.
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