No matter how big of a coffee geek you may be, you are not a true coffee cultist until you know how to roast coffee beans at home. Considering the fact that we are living in an era where doing things yourself is glorified, it is worth a try. You will get hooked to at-home roasting because it is both easy and satisfying. The most common method that you can that is easy and stress free is oven roasting. Things you will need: The first thing that you will need to roast coffee beans at read more..
Have you ever noticed that, in time, stored coffee loses its flavor and smell? This happens because it's not stored properly. When it comes to storing coffee, keeping it away from air, light, moisture, and heat is the key to retaining its freshness and flavor. Therefore, any container that keeps it away from these natural elements will be able to keep it fresh. Some people store their coffee in a see through glass jar. Although it might look good from the outside, it's fails to read more..
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world today. It's been that way for over 400 years. People cannot get enough of it. Just look at any Starbucks at any given lunchtime. Some people suffer from coffee jitters as their bodies try to absorb the caffeine found in coffee. Being wired in this way can be a terrible nuisance if not handled correctly. At times, excessive jitters might make you think of giving up coffee altogether (not this writer). You can use a number of read more..
Let’s face it: coffee is an inevitable part of our lives today. If you start your day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, you will probably agree with the previous statement. And you are not alone in your crazy love for coffee; according to the latest statistics from the International Coffee Organization, a total of 1.4 billion coffee cups are being poured and consumed everyday all around the globe. With all of the cups being consumed, just think about the vast amount of coffee read more..
Statistics by the National Coffee Association Survey of 2013 asserts that 83% of American adults drink coffee making the country the largest consumer of the beverage drink. 31% of them proclaim they brew coffee first thing in the morning before doing anything else and assert that this is the most important part of their mornings. While 58% of coffee drinkers brew their drink in the same way every morning, more people are becoming concerned with how to achieve that perfectly flavored read more..
Irrespective of how you choose to brew your coffee, there are some guidelines you need to follow so as to ensure you consistently get the best cup of coffee. These suggestions should be considered as a means of basically fine tuning your already existing routine of brewing your favorite cup of coffee. They involve paying close attention to the following; To get that superb cup of coffee it is imperative that you purchase your coffee as soon as it has been roasted. Good coffee is read more..
The popularity for the percolator has been waning for some time now. Many people have turned to drip coffee makers to get a more flavorsome cup, claiming that flavor is sacrificed with a percolator. Is this opinion justified and what actually is the difference between percolated and drip coffee? It's a controversial subject in coffee circles. A quick trawl of the internet will find proponents for percolators arguing passionately against drip coffee champions. Percolated Coffee A read more..
Are coffee grinds good for plants? The one thing about percolating coffee is that it generates a whole lot of used coffee grounds. To me, using them in the garden is a better alternative to merely throwing them in the rubbish. But is it actually beneficial to plants and the soil? The answer is both Yes and No. It is no because, even though coffee grounds have some general benefits when applied on the plants, there are some plants that don’t do well in acidic soils, a condition of the read more..
Many people think that drinking coffee as just naughty habit i.e. a few cups out of office will only assist you get through the day but possibly is not very good for you. However, according to research drinking coffee can have health benefits as shown below: 1. Prevents cancer The danger of developing some cancers can be reduced by drinking coffee. It can also lessen your risk of death from pharyngeal or oral cancer by about fifty percent. 2. Fighting depression According to studies, read more..
Gauging the best type of coffee grind for a percolator isn't as widely known now. This is because of an all important reason. Percolators are becoming rarer these days. They have largely been replaced en masse with automatic coffee makers or drip coffee makers that help speed up rushed mornings for hurried commuters by offering pre-programmed options. But the percolator used to be the gold standard in coffee-making, brewing a rich, full-bodied coffee compared to drip read more..