Originally Posted by Maverick2272
This thread just popped up and I missed this the first time around.
First: Who is making coffee with diet soda (other thank Coke)?? Yick that doesn't even sound good, and I don't think I will be wanting to try that flavor of Coke anytime soon. Or where you referring to the use of artificial sweeteners to sweeten the coffee?
Second: The pinch of salt, that is interesting. How much do you add to a pot, and when? Just a pinch after it is done brewing?
I usually use a cafetiere or stove-top Italian coffe pot - you know the type that has 3 part - base in which you put water, middle bit which holds the coffee and sit in and on top of the base and top which screws on to the base. the water boils, is force through the coffee and comes out to sit in the top part of the machine - can`t remember for the life of me what its proper name is!
Any way, when you place the ground coffee in the cafetiere/pot add a "mean" (of finger and thumb) pinch of salt before adding water and it is literally a pinch! I also have a Delonghi machine which makes 1 or 2 cups of espresso coffee at a time and I add just a few grains of salt to the coffee before placing the coffee into the machine. It is like grating freshly ground black pepper onto sliced strawberries or melon to bring out the flavour!
It`s a bit like another tip I was once given which is to add a pinch (a mean pinch) of coffee to a chocolate item to bring out the flavour of chocolate. Again, it has to be a very "mean" pinch otherwise you turn the flavour into mocha which defeats the point. However, this really works, especially when making chocolate ice cream.
All the best,