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.
If you are concerned about your coffee staying fresh for a good amount of time, try not to buy so much of it at one time. Many people buy coffee in bulk, but the reality is that the coffee will start to diminish in quality by the time all of it is consumed.
If you want great coffee at home you have a couple choices. You can invest in either an espresso machine, or one of the new single serve coffee makers. The espresso machine will require a bit of a learning curve as you learn to properly brew espresso and steam milk, but can be a great way to impress your friends.
Many people store coffee in their freezers because it keeps it fresher for a longer amount of time. However, many people fail to realize it needs to be wrapped well. If you place it in the freezer with strong-smelling foods, and it is not wrapped tightly, there is a chance your coffee will pick up those odours.
Only store coffee in the refrigerator if the container you are using is airtight. If your container leaks air, you risk refrigerator odors being absorbed into your coffee. If the container is not airtight, moisture can also seep in, robbing the coffee of its flavor.
If you loved your coffee on ice, try cold-brewing your own coffee concentrated. There are many recipes available online; Most entail mixing a few cups of water into several ounces of ground coffee, allowing the mixture to sit overnight. When the grounds are strained out, you are left with a smooth, rich concentrate that can be diluted with milk or water and ice.
Obviously the coffee beans have everything to do with how your coffee is going to taste. Look at local stores for coffee purchases. Fresh, roasted beans are pretty easy to find. Try buying good coffee over the Internet. Although this could be a bit expensive, you will be paying the equivalent to a cup of coffee from the store.
If you are making iced coffee with instant coffee grounds, you should add twice as much as you would normally add to a hot cup. This is because adding ice will dilute the coffee and make it weak if you do not make sure that you make it strong enough.
Always consider how much coffee you plan on having as you measure out the water and coffee grounds. A cup of coffee is not really a cup as it is only around six ounces. For every 6 ounces of water you should use 2 tablespoons of coffee. If you use a measuring cup, you will end up with watered down coffee.
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.