Almost all of us have a French press at home. I think that this utensil is highly underestimated. After all, it can be used for brewing loose-leaf tea, coffee and even frothing milk. I believe this device offers one of the easiest ways to make delicious coffee at home, yielding the palm only to brewing coffee directly in the cup. So, here is my favorite recipe for brewing … [Read more...] about How to Make Coffee in a French Press?
My love for black coffee began at the age of 16 when I didn’t consume milk and had to roll with the punches. At that time, coffee houses didn’t serve coconut, soy, oatmeal, hemp, or almond milk (some plant-based alternatives that I was able to remember) as a substitute for dairy milk. So, when I came to a cafe, I often ordered an espresso. My friends were very surprised and … [Read more...] about Why Do People Drink Black Coffee?
Can you get a decaffeinated caramel macchiato? Certainly! Any coffee beverage can be brewed using decaffeinated beans; however, this coffee raises a lot of questions, and most baristas don’t welcome decaf. How is decaf coffee made? Traditionally, green coffee beans are steamed for about half an hour or soaked in hot water for a short time. Then, they are soaked in water that … [Read more...] about Can You Get a Caramel Macchiato Decaf?
Today, there are a lot of studies on the Internet debating the acceptable daily rate of coffee consumption. Almost all of them are unanimous that this rate is individual and depends on each person. Due to my work, I come across people who are used to drinking 5-6 cups a day and those who feel unwell after just one. The way our body reacts to caffeine depends on a number of … [Read more...] about How Much Coffee Per Day Is Healthy?
Not all people know that coffee is sour. Sometimes customers ask me, "Why is this coffee sour? Is it spoiled?" So, I thought that I have to write about it. This question is often asked by people who used to drink either robusta or the blends where it prevails. Sour coffee and acidic coffee are completely different notions. The acidity of coffee, or that slightly sour note, is … [Read more...] about Why Does My Coffee Taste Sour?