Can you recall the most delicious brew of coffee you have ever tasted? It’s possible that you got that coffee at a professional coffee lounge of cafe, or you could be lucky enough to have brewed it at home. There are a number of different methods and skill sets for making coffee. Keep reading to learn helpful information about coffee before you buy more in the future.
If you want strong, rich flavor, buy a French press. The paper filters used in drip-style coffee makers absorb most of the oils that produce flavor in coffee. A French press operates differently. It uses a plunger to concentrate the bean at the lowest point of the pot. The oils will stay in your coffee, giving it more flavor.
Do not throw away your old coffee grounds. If you have a garden, you can use your coffee grounds as fertilizer for your plants and flowers while keeping the pest away. You can also use old coffee grounds to scrub dirty dishes or clean your kitchen counter instead of using chemicals.
When you are done with your coffee grinds, do not throw them away. What many people do not know is that used coffee grinds have many uses. They can be used for gardening, getting hardened food off your dishes and removing foul smells. Simply put them in a ziploc bag and put it in a cabinet.
Lots of people like drinking coffee but avoid it because they don’t want their teeth to become all yellow and stained. If you love drinking coffee but are afraid that it can stain your teeth you should consider drinking it through a straw. This will prevent the coffee from ever coming into contact with your teeth.
For better coffee, try using a French press. Coffee made in a French press is often more aromatic and flavorful. This kind of press helps more of the coffee’s oils go into the coffee itself instead of getting trapped in a coffee pot filter. The more oil you have, the better your coffee will taste.
While your coffee is brewing, try soaking the coffee mugs in hot water. A cold mug will cool off your drink before you can even get it to your lips! When the coffee is ready, simply dry off the mugs and serve. This trick will keep it hot much longer.
For people who really enjoy a great cup of coffee, never take your beans or grind out of the freezer and into the hot water. Keep your beans at room temperature prior to brewing. If you have a lot, freeze some and keep enough at room temperature for the week.
One way to keep coffee fresh is by buying whole bean coffee and only grinding as much as you plan on drinking at the time. Most coffee loses its flavor because people make more than they plan on drinking. Light, humidity, air, and oxygen can quickly decrease the flavor and aroma of your coffee by damaging its oils.
With any luck, now that you have read the preceding piece, you have a better grasp of your coffee options. Just thinking of it is probably making you crave a cup right now. Remember what you’ve learned here as you go out and buy your coffee. Start enjoying coffee!