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FoodAlton Brown’s Simple Hack for Brewing Better Coffee

16:25  14 march  2019
16:25  14 march  2019 Source:   southernliving.com

Why do some people salt their coffee?

Why do some people salt their coffee? I am not anti-coffee hack. I love a good coffee hack. So I was surprised that it took me until this year to hear about an apparently long-standing practice some people swear improves their coffee: putting salt in it. No less than Alton Brown recommends the practice of adding salt either to your grounds or to a brewed cup, claiming it will “cut the bitterness of coffee, [and] it also smooths out the ‘stale’ taste of tank-stored water.” He recommends adding only a pinch of salt, not enough to imbue your morning cup with any noticeable salinity. The premise is that salt, even more than sweetness, tempers bitterness.

When it comes to food facts and hacks , nobody can top Alton Brown . And unlike some of his more complicated kitchen endeavors, this one involves only two everyday essentials: coffee and salt. To “help take the bitterness out of your brew ," Brown suggests using a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt

Behold: Alton Brown ' s trick for making the best coffee . And unlike some of his more complicated kitchen endeavors, this one involves only two everyday essentials: coffee and salt. To “help take the bitterness out of your brew ," Brown suggests using a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt to every six

Alton Brown’s Simple Hack for Brewing Better Coffee© Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

When it comes to food facts and hacks, nobody can top Alton Brown. The cookbook author, television host, and all-around food science whiz is a veritable font of culinary wisdom.

Luckily for us, a Buzzfeed writer recently unearthed one of Brown’s most mind-blowing hacks for making the best coffee in an old episode of Good Eats. And unlike some of his more complicated kitchen endeavors, this one involves only two everyday essentials: coffee and salt.

To “help take the bitterness out of your brew," Brown suggests using two tablespoons of ground coffee and a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt for every cup of water you use to make your coffee.

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Just about everybody knows who Alton Brown is His hack ? For every cup of water you use to make your coffee , Brown suggests using two tablespoons of ground coffee and a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt "to help take the bitterness out of your brew ."

Woah.

Brown explained his hack further on his blog. And once again, he has science on his side.

“Not only does salt cut the bitterness of coffee, but it also smooths out the ‘stale’ taste of tank-stored water. I’ve taken to adding a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt to every 6 tablespoons of grounds. That isn’t really enough to taste, but it’ll do the trick,” he writes. “And by the way, research has proven that salt is actually better at neutralizing bitterness than sugar.”

So, salt it is!

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