Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, rivaling tea as the morning beverage of choice for millions of people. Whether the preference is organic shade-grown specialty blends or the average ground beans in a can, there is no doubt that true coffee lovers will go to great lengths to get their “fix.” Read on for some interesting tips and insights about this passion-inducing liquid that we can’t seem to live without.
If you are a heavy coffee drinker make lunch you last cup. Drinking caffeine in the afternoon and evening can seriously effect your ability to sleep soundly. As long as you don’t load your coffee up with too many calories it is just fine to have several cups during the morning hours.
Do not ever reheat coffee, it ruins the taste completely. While this certainly does not let dangerous fumes into the air, as some have claimed, it does have an effect on taste. Some of the compounds in coffee can begin to deteriorate within 30 minutes of brewing, especially if it is left sitting on burner or is heated in the microwave. Reheating coffee tends to give it a rather unpleasant bitter taste.
Here is a great trick to try if you use softened or distilled water to brew your coffee. Just add a small pinch of salt to the pot after brewing. This may sound crazy, but the salt will add a lot of extra flavor to the coffee! Believe it or not!
Seek out coffee grounds that have not had any pesticides near them. Among all crops, coffee is one of the most absorbent. Its flavor is largely derived from the dirt it grew in. This means that while most organic food is of questionable quality, organic coffee can actually taste much better than traditional coffee.
Buy a coffee grinder, and buy whole bean coffee. There is no substitute for the taste of freshly ground beans. If you can’t afford a coffee grinder, you can still buy whole beans. Most supermarkets have grinders that you can use to grind your coffee purchase before you leave the store.
If iced coffee appeals to you, think about making a pot of strong coffee in the evening and letting it chill overnight. Your coffee will already be chilled and will not be diluted by the ice cubes. Before you put it into the fridge, add the sugar and milk that you want. This technique will give you a perfect glass of iced coffee every time.
Do you enjoy the fancy beverages you can get in coffee shops? You can make most of these beverages at home if you have milk, cream and chocolate syrup. Use the Internet to find tutorials on how to make your favorite drinks and with a little practice, you will be able to make the same beverages you can get at your favorite coffee shop.
As you see, coffee is indeed an important element in the world’s daily dietary consumption. Use some of the insights here to enrich the experience of your morning cup of “joe” and to expand your knowledge and enjoyment of a product that employs millions of workers across the globe.