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 drink coffee the right way, it can be quite healthy. The actual coffee is not unhealthy; it;s the sugar and cream many people put in it. There are alternatives to sugar and cream such as honey, stevia and almond milk that can help make your cup of coffee much healthier.
If brewing coffee is something you like doing, think about stirring your finished pot of coffee. Giving it a quick stir helps bring out the coffee’s aroma and flavor. In addition, it helps to release the natural aroma of the coffee, one of the hidden pleasures of drinking coffee.
Make sure that you always refrain from putting coffee beans in the freezer or refrigerator. When these beans are placed in areas that contain food, it will absorb the smells of the food and take away from the coffee taste. This will ruin the quality of your coffee, as you should always separate beans from other nourishments.
After purchasing coffee it is important to properly store it for it to retain its freshness. If you will be using your coffee within a week, store it in an airtight plastic or glass container out of direct sunlight and away from heat. If it will be longer than a week before you will use it up, consider placing the coffee in the freezer.
A flat or conical grinder is a good choice when choosing a coffee grinder. These grinders create less heat. It produces a good tasting cup of coffee. Any grinder that uses blades to grind will lack in consistency. They heat up too much and can ruin the flavor of the coffee.
Do not store your coffee in any container that is placed too close to an oven. Heat is disastrous to coffee. Thus, it is necessary to steer clear of counters or cabinets situated in close proximity to the oven.
Instead of drinking fruit drinks or sodas when you are preparing for your finals at school, try drinking a few cups of coffee. This will give you the amount of energy that you need to function well without the sugar, and is a great option to have for fall or winter nights when you are studying.
Be sure to regularly clean out your coffee maker or pot. If you wait too long between cleanings, your coffee is more likely to have a foul taste and you may even find coffee grinds in it. A good rule of thumb is to clean it out at least once a week.
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.