Is coffee in the morning enjoyable to you? Well welcome to the party! Are you that busy you only drink one kind of coffee? Why not try something different? Don’t pick up your next package of coffee beans until you’ve read this article.
If brewing coffee is something you like doing, think about stirring your finished pot of coffee. To bring out the aroma and flavor of your coffee, stir it briefly. You will have a stronger coffee and a great aroma.
Does your coffee get stale because you cannot drink it fast enough? You should store it in an airtight container. Put your weekly dose of coffee into a smaller container and keep it in your freezer so it stays fresh. Store the rest of your coffee in a larger airtight container and open it only when you need to refill your smaller container.
Always store your coffee beans or grinds in a dark, cool, airtight container. Even better, use a vacuum container. Storing your coffee in such a container helps keep your coffee smelling and tasting fresh for a long time. Store the container in the fridge or freezer to maximize freshness.
You can re-use your coffee grounds for many items. Coffee grounds are great for getting rid of smells like garlic and onion on your hands. You can also use them on dishes that refuse to get clean with regular washing. Coffee grounds can even be used in the garden to take care of pests that threaten your plants.
If you find you need to reduce the sugar you use in your coffee, have no fear, there are alternatives available to you. Agave nectar, for example, contains sugar but will not harm your blood sugar. Additionally, sugar substitutes like splenda and stevia don’t dissolve in hot liquids, including coffee.
If regular coffee no longer provides you enough caffeine, consider brewing espresso. This does mean you will need a different piece of equipment, as your regular coffee maker likely cannot do it. Espresso machines are typically expensive though, and the intensity of the caffeine levels is too much for some. Try espresso a few times somewhere else before making this commitment for your home.
After purchasing coffee it is important to properly store it for it to retain its freshness. If you will be using your coffee within a week, store it in an airtight plastic or glass container out of direct sunlight and away from heat. If it will be longer than a week before you will use it up, consider placing the coffee in the freezer.
If you are buying coffee from a drive-in window, always error on the side of caution to stay as protected as possible. Typically, when you are buying coffee in this form, it will be piping hot, as you will not want to burn your hands or other areas of your body.
Hopefully this article has given you vital information and motivation to branch out and try new things. Which coffee variety is next on your agenda? Do you know someone who loves coffee? If so, pick a day for the two of you to go out and discover some new coffee together.