Few things have so powerful an invigorating power as a morning cup of coffee–or any cup of coffee, for that matter. The smell of coffee brewing can be quite intoxicating. Pour yourself another cup. Broaden your horizons by considering a few of the following coffee tips.
Make sure that you make your coffee in water that you would have no problem drinking alone. This is important because the taste of the water will affect the way that it makes your coffee taste. If you live in an area where the water quality is not that great, use spring water to brew your coffee.
Stir your pot of coffee right after brewing for the best results. Quickly stirring the coffee will bring out its aroma and flavor. The coffee will be served with a more robust and richer taste.
Are you serving coffee to some guests? One way to spice up your presentation is to decorate your drinks much like they would at your favorite coffee establishment. Decorating the frothy latte top takes just a little practice, and you’ll be on your way to a big wow factor with your guests. Mix melted chocolate and milk so you can practice when you make coffee.
Buy whole coffee beans and grind the coffee yourself. Coffee that is freshly ground is much more flavorful and aromatic than pre-ground coffee. Each day, only grind the amount of coffee that you need for that day. If you have any extra, place the leftover grinds in an airtight container in the fridge.
Brewing your own coffee at home can add up to huge savings when you compare it to the costs of going to a coffee shop every day. Invest in a good no-spill travel mug so that you don’t regret your decision. Use that expensive coffee as a way to treat yourself when you achieve one of your goals.
To save money by buying bulk coffee without sacrificing flavor, measure out what you plan to use immediately and store it at room temperature. Coffee tastes best when it is brewed from room temperature grounds. Coffee you plan to use within the next week can go in the refrigerator, and the remaining beans or grounds should go in the freezer.
The coffee is the most important factor in how your drink will taste. Look around your local stores. You can usually find freshly roasted beans. If your area doesn’t have any, check on the Internet. The initial investment may seem high, but the yield is higher, so you won’t be paying as much as you would at a coffee shop.
The price of ground coffee has increased considerably over the past year, and even if you grind it yourself, the coffee beans have also increased in price. Sometimes the less expensive coffee tastes just as good as the higher priced brands, but it may take some trial and error to find one you like.
This information will have you seeing what you have been missing. Start your day off tomorrow by making the best coffee you can. Use these ideas and you will feel awesome!