Do the words french roast, medium blend and dark roast mean nothing to you? Do you know anything about the benefits of non-dairy versus dairy creamers? If you believe you are then there’s a lot you need to know about coffee. Don’t let it get you down, though; you have all the information you need contained within.
For a quick and affordable brew of espresso, try using a Moka stovetop coffee pot. Mokas generally produce one or two cups of coffee in the amount of time it takes to boil that amount of water. The coffee is brewed by pressurized steam rising through a funnel of coffee grinds and then rising again into the top chamber where it is ready to be poured into a cup.
Have you ever tried drinking ice cold coffee or cappuccino? This is a good way to get the caffeine you need while drinking a refreshing beverage. You can either use instant coffee, mix it in cold water and add some ice or put some coffee grounds in a fine filter and place it in a glass of cold water.
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.
There is an abundance of choices when it comes to choosing coffee. Some coffee drinkers like like dark full brews, whereas others like milder flavors. You can also get flavored coffees such as hazelnut or raspberry. A lot of people like to add the flavoring by way of a creamer once the coffee has been brewed instead.
The quality of the water that you are using has a lot to do with the way coffee will taste to you. Think about using bottled water, because even though it is costly, it can make your coffee taste wonderful. You may also want to get a water purifier if you don’t go the bottled water route. This small change can make a drastic difference in the flavor of your coffee.
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.
The best coffee makers actually extract the essence of the bean. Drip coffee makers do not do this. Find an inexpensive French press and taste the difference. A French press will extract the oils from the bean and put them in your cup as opposed to a drip coffee maker which will leave them in the filter.
Avoid letting your lack of coffee expertise stop you. Coffee is an extensive subject and can seem overwhelming at first. Keep in mind the information you’ve learned here and soon you’ll be enjoying a perfectly brewed cup.