1 / How to clean a silver coffee service?
If your silver service starts to stain and lose its splendor, don't throw it away; Here are a few steps you can take to get your service back as it was when you purchased it. Step 1: Take a soft cloth, soak the water in lukewarm water, and sprinkle baking soda on it. Then rub the items of your silver service. Step 2: In a container dilute white vinegar with lukewarm water (50/50), and dip a soft cloth in it. Rub the silver again. Step 3: Finally, wash your cutlery in soapy water, rinse them with clean water, and dry them immediately so that there are no traces. Your service is like new! Remember to wash them like this regularly to maintain them. And to enhance your service, why not use a Gaetano Pesce vase, an emblematic designer to find on our online store.
2 / How to clean a porcelain tea set?
Porcelain services are particularly susceptible to being stained, and thus losing their shine. Here is how to clean a porcelain tea set in just a few steps. For this, you will need a soft cloth, baking soda, a basin, and hot water. In the basin, pour hot water. Dip your cloth in it, and sprinkle baking soda on it. Rub your porcelain dishes, delicately, so as not to damage them; porcelain dishes are very fragile. Then rinse everything with clean water. If your service has not yet regained all its splendor, do not hesitate to repeat these steps regularly!
3 / What are the different techniques used to prepare coffee?
Since the arrival of coffee in Europe at the end of the 17th century, different techniques have been devised to extract the aromas from coffee. Here are the main ones. By infusion: This method is that of French press; the ground coffee is mixed with hot water, then the mixture is filtered. By decoction: The ground coffee is mixed with cold water, then the whole is brought to the boil. Coffee is served as it is; after tasting, the grounds remain in the cup, which is why the coffee should not be stirred when it is prepared in this way. By leaching: The hot water is dispersed over the ground coffee, then is collected in a container using a filter. This is the principle used by filter coffee makers. By percolation: Percolation is the method of preparing Italian coffee. It consists in passing water through ground coffee and more or less packed.
4 / How to serve coffee?
Serving the coffee properly is quite an art; here are our tips to delight your guests by offering them a coffee after a good meal! First of all, the coffee should be served in small cups with a saucer. Your best bet is to have a matching coffee set. To accompany the coffee, plan a small box of sugar cubes, as well as some cookies and chocolates. It is also important to place a small teaspoon to the right of the saucer, not directly on it. Consider serving water. You can arrange all of this on a nice tray to complete the presentation!
5 / How to prepare tea properly?
In order to make the most of the aromas present in your tea, there are certain rules to follow. First of all, know that for a cup of 10 to 15 cl, you need 2g of tea. This is the dose provided in the muslin sachets. Then you have to pay attention to the temperature of the water; we tend to boil it before serving, but the boiling temperature is already too hot, and this may mask the flavors. The recommended temperature depends on the tea, but generally it is between 90 and 95 ° C. To get an accurate temperature, use a thermostatically controlled kettle. Remember to use low-lime water. The tea should be steeped for 3-5 minutes, no more! Finally, mix the water with a spoon to diffuse the aromas.