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10 Tips and Tricks for Coffee Brewing

Mmm, there's nothing like freshly brewed coffee in the morning. For some people, coffee is the number one must have, and if you are one of those lucky people that can't stop loving coffee in the morning then you'll be pleased to know there are other ways to brew coffee. There are so many takes on how to brew coffee - from decorative foam to French presses. In this article we present our top ten tips and tricks for brewing coffee. Enjoy your next cup of hot joe! 1. Decorating your own lattes With some practice it's possible for anyone at home to decorate their coffee in a way they probably thought only baristas could pull off. Baristas make it look...

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In Search of the Best Coffee Maker

Coffee may be the most popular beverage in the world. Recent statistics indicate that over 50% of the American population are coffee drinkers and this number would more than likely hold true in many other countries as well. This more than any thing else helps to explain why there is such a wide range of coffee makers available for purchase today. With such a diverse range of coffee machines, there is more choice for the coffee drinking public than ever before. Main stream popular styles include the Automatic and Manual Drip, Pod, Automatic Espresso, French Press, Percolator, Stovetop Espresso and the Vacuum. Each one of these styles has some unique characteristic that are sure to appeal to a certain segment...

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The Names of Different Coffee Drinks

Coffee drinks have many different names that come from many sources. Coffee houses have 64 drink selections they agree have the same basic recipe. Some of these drinks have different names or have a number of variations. A good barista is one who knows how to make them all. Affogato is Italian for drowned. This can be a drink or served as a dessert a drink or dessert with espresso that may also incorporate caramel sauce or chocolate sauce. The Baltimore is an equal mix of decaffeinated and caffeinated brewed coffee while the Black Eye is dripped coffee with a double shot of espresso creating a strong taste. The Black Tie is a traditional Thai Iced Tea, which is a...

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Coffee Roasts 101

The best cup of coffee consists of the best roasted beans, appropriately ground and brewed. So, it all starts with the coffee bean and the roasting method. Originally the coffee bean is stored in original green state and it's quite different than the roasted bean. It is soft and spongy and smells like grass. The roasting process effects numerous chemical changes as the beans are rapidly brought to very high temperatures. Roasted beans smell like coffee and are crunchy to the bite, ready to be ground and brewed. The roasting process brings out the rich aroma and flavor of coffee as we know it that is locked in the green bean. Coffee roasting is a complicated technical process and while...

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Coffee Recipes That Will Amaze Your Family And Friends

Coffee is undoubtedly one of the world's best-loved beverages and something that can be the subject of serious debate and disagreement. In order to determine what constitutes your perfect cup of coffee, a bit of knowledge and education is key. Apply the tips and information contained below, and you will have what it takes to become a coffee aficionado. Make sure to store your coffee inside a container that's airtight. When overexposed to air, the beans will become stale and make your coffee taste bad. Don't use the square bags that feature one-way valves, as the seal is going to break. Their reason for being is to allow air to escape after the beans have been roasted. Try adding spices...

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