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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012, 9:23pm
Subject: 6 ways to better coffee

Beautify your own lattes

Creatively poring milk, with melted chocolate designs into your coffee makes it look alot better and even taste better. There are various sites with the tips and tricks to decorating your cup of coffee. You can also google pictures and see a design you may like.

Ice Coffee In summertime

Hot coffee can take a some time for to get cold especially if your in a real hurry. Cold-brewing coffee, with just grounds, a filter, water and milk if desired, is something you can make right before you go to bed, let it set over night then finish on a hot summer morning.

Caffine Servings

Drip coffee can actually contain more levels of caffeine than espresso, depending on the beans used. Some bags of beans or pre-ground coffee provides a guide to how much caffeine it contains, but most of them don't. So pay close to the packaging.

Pre-Workout Drink

It can help you see a performance in your exercise or running routines. It might just give you the boost you need to keep going for one more day.

Storing Coffee Beans

not all coffee beans should go straight to the freezer. You don't want it going right from the fridge to steaming water. Keep small amounts in an airtight container at room temperature so they will be ready for brewing. Keep the rest in a sealed air tight bag in the freezer.

Prime your coffee maker

Most coffee makers take a long time to heat up to proper flavor-releasing temperatures. Easy fix to this problem is to prime ur coffee maker. Run just a pot of hot water through the device first to heat it up, then pour the heated water right back in to actually brewer. This definitely worth the effort if you want a really good cup of coffee.

French press it!

French press allows more of the coffee oils to be released into your cup instead of being trapped in a standard coffee maker's filter. This is very important because the more oils means, more flavor and better taste!

grind your own beans

Getting the best quality beans and not grounding them the right way completely defeats the purpose. In the end your wasting your money. If you want a perfect cup of coffee, it all starts having the right grains. Just getting the store bought coffee isnt going to do the trick. A lot of flavor is lost during the process, not forgetting the shelf life before it actually gets to your kitchen. Invest in a coffee grinder, and grind your own beans.
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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012, 7:05am
Subject: Re: 6 ways to better coffee

Interesting first post, Glen.  Welcome to CG . . .

A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
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