Coffee Cupping For The Fun Of It

Written by Gary Gresham

Coffee cupping is a method to comparerepparttar different characteristics of a coffee bean. Cupping lets us compare different coffees against each other to evaluaterepparttar 113089 uniqueness between them. This information can give us a better understanding of each different region and their basic tastes. Having a coffee cupping party at home is a great way to socialize and enjoy coffee while evaluating and sharing thoughts onrepparttar 113090 different blends. It can be fun and a sense of adventure discovering flavors and nuances you never thought existed in a cup of coffee. Gather some coffee lovers together with a small cupping supply and letrepparttar 113091 fun begin. Coffee cupping is not difficult and will take some practice and patience butrepparttar 113092 reward will give you invaluable knowledge about coffee. Your cupping supply will consist ofrepparttar 113093 following : 1. Fresh filtered water, not distilled or softened. 2. A coffee scoop that holds 2 tablespoons. 3. Small cupping cups that hold 5 ounces each (3 for each sample; if cupping 3 coffees you will need 9). 4. Small rectangle plastic trays to hold beans; 1 for each coffee. 5. Cupping spoons that are deep for holding samples and slurping. 6. Whole Bean Coffee; enough for 3 cups each-six tablespoons. To Begin: Bring water to rolling boil and let stand. Put your cups onrepparttar 113094 table in 3 groups of 3 each. Using your scoop measure 1 scoop of beans per cup.

Poor Man's Beef Stroganoff - Quick & Easy

Written by Abigail Baker

Did you ever come home in a rush and in a panic realize you have forgotten to plan dinner? I keep a boneless chuck steak inrepparttar freezer for just such occasions!

Quick & Easy Poor Man's Stroganoff

1 1/2 to 2 lb Chuck Steak (frozen or fresh) 1 Medium onion - Sliced 1/2 Can condensed cream of mushroom soup Non stick spray (ie. PAM)

Quick thawrepparttar 113088 meat in a microwave - I am lucky to have a defrost setting. I thaw just so thatrepparttar 113089 meat is easy to slice thinly with my butcher knife. Slice into strips about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness.


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