Coffee is just so refreshing isn’t it? You may wonder how you can enjoy your coffee differently than you do. Be sure that you haven’t explored every option available to you. Continue reading to find out just how you can spice up that next cup of joe in the morning.
Always find out how much caffeine a certain type of coffee contains before drinking it. Espressos do not necessarily contain more caffeine than other types of coffees. If you go to a coffee shop, your barista should be able to tell you how much caffeine you are getting in each beverage, but you might have to do some research about the beans you are using if you make your own coffee.
Brew stronger than usual coffee at nighttime and refrigerate it for iced coffee in the morning. This creates chilled coffee when you’re ready to add ice, instead of producing watered down coffee instead. Before you put it into the fridge, add the sugar and milk that you want. You will wake up to a delicious iced beverage.
Your drink will taste like coffee. Shop the selections at several local stores. You can usually find freshly roasted beans. You may have to buy them online. Although you may pay more, this can give you the best quality in the long run.
Think about using a frying pan to roast your own coffee. While some people may use an expensive machine, it is really not necessary. Using the frying pan is quite a simple process and generally won’t take you more than half an hour to do. Go online to find instructions regarding home roasting. There are a lot of tutorials out there that can help.
It is a good idea to purchase a coffee grinder for your home. By grinding your own beans, you can ensure that your coffee tastes fresh. Many machines give you the option to tinker with varying levels of fineness when grinding your beans. If you’d like to avoid separate appliances, find a coffee machine that has a built-in grinder.
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.
Look at where your coffee originated. Where the coffee was grown makes a big deal to the overall flavor. For instance, Latin American countries tend to grow beans that have a milder taste. If you are looking for more of an exotic taste, you’ll want to consider coffees from Africa.
Now are you excited? Get pumped, and go buy that gourmet blend you’ve been wanting to try. Experiment with different flavors, add some different ingredients to your coffee. Heck, even through it on some ice! Remember what you’ve read here as you jump out of bed tomorrow for that fresh cup of coffee.