Coffee has gotten a bad rap in the last decade, but that hasn’t stopped millions of people from flocking to overpriced coffee shops. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. However, people should know more about the coffee they drink than they currently do. The article below has the information you need to become the coffee aficionado you long to be.
If you are concerned about your waistline or have diabetes, use Stevia in place of sugar. Stevia is a natural product derived from plants, so it will sweeten your drink without adding unnecessary glucose to your bloodstream or weight to your waist. Stevia is sold in most local grocery stores these days.
If you must add something creamy to your coffee, consider using real milk instead of whitener. Whitener is a frightening blend of ingredients you can’t pronounce, while milk of any sort – be it cream, homo, 2% or skim – provides protein, vitamin B12 and other great nutrients your body needs.
Many people store coffee in their freezers because it keeps it fresher for a longer amount of time. However, many people fail to realize it needs to be wrapped well. If you place it in the freezer with strong-smelling foods, and it is not wrapped tightly, there is a chance your coffee will pick up those odours.
If you enjoy brewing coffee, stir it inside of the pot when it is done brewing. Stirring helps you maximize the aroma and flavor of your coffee. The coffee will be served with a more robust and richer taste.
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.
You should brew hot water before you brew coffee in order to obtain the most flavor from your old coffee machines. After getting the water hot, add the coffee grounds and then add the water to the machine again. The brew you create will be hot and tasty.
Do you enjoy strong coffee? You should try using a French press instead of a drip machine. Pressing the coffee means more oil will end up in your beverage instead of being retained by the filter of your coffee machine. You will find that pressed coffee has more flavor and contains more caffeine.
There are plenty of sugar substitutes available to sweeten your coffee. One thing to try is the nectar of agave, which does have sugar but does not affect you in the same way. Stevia and Splenda are two examples of low cal sweeteners that remain relatively stable when they are placed into hot liquids, and it is permissible to use them in coffee too.
Now that all that is said and done, you are closer to being an expert on coffee. Continue researching the wonderful world of coffee, and it won’t cease to reward you. The wonderful aroma and taste of the perfect coffee will continue to please you for the rest of your life.