Tag Archives: coffee tips

Caffeine Trivia 03.16.15

Put cream and sugar in first. By putting these ingredients in first you won’t even have to stir but you’ll have your cream and sugar evenly distributed in your cup.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Caffeine Trivia

Caffeine Trivia 01.16.15

For those of you, like me, who grind your beans for the perfect cup here are two tips.

Too coarse a grind will produce a weak cup of coffee.

Too fine a grind can cause the brewer to clog and produce a bitter cup.

Experiment with your grinder a few times – you’ll become an expert.

Leave a comment

Filed under Caffeine Trivia

Caffeine Trivia 08.03.14

Just a whiff of java might give you the same jolt as drinking it, according to a small study of college students. After 10 minutes of sniffing coffee, students typed faster and more accurately.

Leave a comment

Filed under Caffeine Trivia

Caffeine Trivia 04.25.14

This is a yummm for me: A good test for freshness of a coffee bean is to actually bite into the bean. If it has a crisp bite and a strong, full-flavored aftertaste, it is fresh. However, if it is chewy or bitter, it is not.

Leave a comment

Filed under Caffeine Trivia

Caffeine Trivia 02.23.14

Be careful with ANY supermarket coffee

As you browse the supermarket shelves, be careful about what you select. First, look for whole beans. If you buy ground coffee, you can be sure it won´t be as fresh as coffee you grind yourself. And if you buy tins of ground coffee, more often than not you´ll be buying a blend of all kinds of different coffees, some of which may have come from lower-quality beans. And when you buy bags of beans, make sure the packaging is air-tight and that the bag has a special one-way valve. (Sometimes hard to find – but these valves are usually on the front of the bag, near the top.)

Leave a comment

Filed under Caffeine Trivia

Caffeine Trivia 02.21.14

With whole beans you know what you´re getting

When you buy whole beans from a reputable source, you know what you´re buying. The trouble with a lot of ground coffees is that they contain a whole mix of different beans from different growing areas. And sometimes, when coffee prices go up, even big coffee companies will add cheaper coffee types to their ground blends, just to keep the price down.

Leave a comment

Filed under Caffeine Trivia

Caffeine Trivia 02.20.14

Coffee Type for Cappuccino

A cappuccino is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 frothed milk.

Espresso doesn’t refer to a type of coffee, but rather the brewing method used to make it. Any type of coffee bean can be used, and which type–arabica or robusta–depends on your location and coffee establishment. In Italy, for example, many espresso blends are based on dark-roasted robusta.

Espresso is made by forcing water through coffee grounds under pressure.


Leave a comment

Filed under Coffee Recipes