How Do I Brew My Date Mate?
Date Seed Coffee Brewing Instructions - The No Fail Guide!
Date Mate brews just like coffee. So pick your favorite method! Regular coffee machine with paper or metal filter, Espresso Machine, French Coffee Press, or boiled. It is important to note that Date Mate is a premium concentrated product, so you can use a bit less than you would for regular coffee and still enjoy the rich refreshing flavor.
OUR RECOMMENDED BREWING TECHNIQUES:
FOR THE AVERAGE JOE (For Coffee Machine)
1) Put 6 cups water into the pot, and then pour it into the machine.
2) Next, place 1/2 cup Date Mate into the metal filter (or paper filter).
3) Brew for five minutes
4) Date Mate alternative coffee can be taken as is, or enhanced with milk- dairy, soy, almond, coconut etc., a bit of sugar, honey or Stevia, and even a dash of cinnamon if you fancy.
Date Mate will not get bitter, so you can turn off the pot and enjoy it over ice later in the day.
Your delicious and energizing Date Mate can be enjoyed anytime as it is caffeine free and will not upset your stomach as it is naturally free of acid.
FOR THE JOE MONTANA (In Your Personal Cup)
1) Simply add two heaping teaspoons of Date Mate alternative coffee powder to your favorite mug.
2) Add 6 ounces of boiling water.
3) Add sugar and milk according to your taste (Date Mate is served best with milk!).
4) Let the date stones settle at the bottom of the cup for a minute and ….. enjoy!
FOR THE FRENCH JOÉ (Using French Press)
Easy to brew and super consistent, the French Press is very reliable. Its classic and well-engineered design has not changed much since its invention in 1929, and it’s perfect for making multiple cups of heavy-bodied coffee in 4 minutes.
What you need:
8 cup French Press brewer
60 grams (8 heaping Tablespoons) of fresh date seed coffee
Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
Wooden spoon or coffee paddle
4 Minutes :-)
1) Warm up the press
Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction.
2) Measure and grind
Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of Date Mate alternative coffee powder.
3) Add water
Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee into the empty press. Start your count-up timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up halfway to the top saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are no dry spots.
At 1:00 (minute), use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so you don’t accidentally crack the glass. Give it a good stir.
5) Add more water
Now, fill it all the way to the top with water. Put the top on and allow the coffee to brew without pressing it down.
At 4:00, you are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.
7) Serve and enjoy
Serve it up. Pour Date Mate into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction. You do not need to worry that the coffee sits on the grounds too long, since date seed coffee will NOT become bitter.
To clean the French Press, we find it easiest to add a little water to the grounds, give it a good swirl,and empty into the trash or compost bin.
We are proud that our healthy coffee alternatives are enjoyed all over the world by all people. Date Mate is a great social encounter - we are honored that you enjoy our coffee and choose us for this special moment.