For many, many people, coffee is one of the great pleasures of life. That said, choosing just the right coffee can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are almost as many options of coffee in your local grocer as there is in most coffee shops. Use the tips in the following article to make things easier.
For a quick and affordable brew of espresso, try using a Moka stovetop coffee pot. Mokas generally produce one or two cups of coffee in the amount of time it takes to boil that amount of water. The coffee is brewed by pressurized steam rising through a funnel of coffee grinds and then rising again into the top chamber where it is ready to be poured into a cup.
Put your coffee in the fridge. After you have exposed roasted coffee beans or grinds to fresh air, the flavor can deteriorate quickly. Actually, a large amount of flavor is lost within seven to ten days. Keeping your coffee in the fridge after you have opened the can keeps it fresh longer.
There have been many studies about whether or not coffee is healthy or harmful. Some state that the caffeine in coffee can be harmful unless it is consumed in moderation. Other studies seem to indicate that coffee can work as an antioxidant, and can actually help prevent some diseases such as cancer.
Only store coffee in the refrigerator if the container you are using is airtight. When air can get into the coffee, it will absorb odors from the rest of the items in the fridge. Moisture can wind up on in your coffee if it isn’t stored the right way.
To get a great cold coffee drink, brew a very strong amount before you go to bed and let it sit in your refrigerator overnight. In this way, you can have cold coffee that has not been watered down after being poured over ice. You may also want to add sugar or milk before you put it in the refrigerator. By doing this, you can create the perfect iced coffee.
After purchasing coffee it is important to properly store it for it to retain its freshness. If you will be using your coffee within a week, store it in an airtight plastic or glass container out of direct sunlight and away from heat. If it will be longer than a week before you will use it up, consider placing the coffee in the freezer.
If you brew a large pot of coffee that will not be consumed quickly, take it off of the burner. Place it into a pre-heated storage device. When coffee is left on the burner, the taste will deteriorate quickly. A nice carafe or other storage device will eliminate this concern.
Do not buy purchase coffee that has packaged beans and is pre-flavored. These coffees are made using oil that is hard to clean out of a coffee pot. They will also affect future pots of coffee that you make, giving each subsequent cup a funny taste. Furthermore, the flavors these coffees are made with tend not to taste good anyway.
As you can see by now, there are many coffee decisions to be made. There are so many different coffee options out there. With any luck, this piece has enlightened you about ways to make selecting coffee simpler.