Coffee, The Worlds Most Popular Hot Drink
Wonderful flavored coffee is a pleasure to drink and to serve.
It takes more than just the basics to artfully brew a good tasting cup of coffee. You don’t have to work in a coffee shop to make your coffee taste like Barista quality.
This article will teach you a few basic fact about how to prepare your coffee or increase your skills in doing so.
Keep your automatic coffee machine clean with white vinegar.
Run a brewing cycle with one part water to one part white vinegar. After allowing the pitcher to soak in the vinegar for a while, run a cycle of plain water to rinse the machine. Clean your coffee maker once every week or two to remove rancid coffee oils, molds and other contaminants.
Always store the coffee in an airtight container.
Coffee that is exposed to a lot of air tends to lose its flavor by going stale. Bulk coffee bags are also a poor choice as they lose flavor quickly after they are opened. The valves on these bags are designed to let air out after cooling from the roasting process.
You can recycle your coffee grounds for many things.
Coffee area is great for getting rid of smells like garlic and onions 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 care for pests that threaten your plants.
Do you have a drip coffee maker?
Does the taste disappoint?
You can make some better coffee if you let your machine warm and run with just water. After running the machine with water, restart it with coffee grounds. It is also a good way to clean the machine.
There are many health benefits that have been discovered from drinking coffee.
Feel free to indulge yourself in your morning cup without fear. You may want to switch to decaffeinated if caffeine in coffee effects other medications you take. Reduce or Eliminate Creamer and sugar to maximize these benefits.
Putting food and drinks in the freezer makes them last longer, but there is a limit to this.
For coffee, three months is about the longest it can stay frozen. Coffee frozen longer than it will begin suffering in quality.
If you are interested in more info on the health benefits of coffee you should read this article about just that.
Just because you drink a dark roast coffee doesn’t mean your coffee has more caffeine in it.
This is exactly the way beans were prepared, not how much caffeine is in them. If your coffee has the term Robusta on it’s packaging, it usually has twice as much caffeine as standard arabica coffee.
We have an interesting article HERE on how roasted coffee bean levels. Maybe its of interests to you.
When you buy your coffee maker, experiment with it.
Run a cycle of just water through the machine. This will get rid of dirt, dust or unusual odors that may have accumulated in the machines on the production line or while sitting on the store shelf.
Fresh coffee beans taste better than anything you can buy in stores.
Did you know you could roast your own beans and enjoy fresh coffee every day?
You can easily roast your own beans by placing them in your oven or using a heat gun. Buy some cheap beans for practice.
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