How to Make a Great Tasting Cup of Coffee - It’s Not Rocket ScienceWritten by Kate Simpson
There is good coffee and absolutely abysmal coffee. Both may start with same elements, but one cup can taste completely different to another. Freshness is key to great tasting coffee. Here is play by play smackdown of how to create a fantastic tasting cup of coffee.
1.Use good beans. Go to a local coffee roaster and buy only enough coffee beans to last you a week. Buying fresh beans is one key to good taste. When you buy beans make sure beans are all relatively same size and same color for even grinding and flavor. If you buy beans from supermarket at minimum, check to see if beans are Arabica.
2.Use filtered water. Even if your coffee maker has a charcoal filter it is best to start off with filtered water to ensure there are no impurities like chlorine or minerals to alter real taste. Use cold water.
3.For best tasting coffee ensure you have a coffee maker which can brew up to 95 to 98 degrees Celsius, just off boil. This temperature is optimal temperature to get best flavor out of bean.
4.The grind. Only grind as much coffee as you are going to need for that moment. The finer you grind, more flavor you will receive. The grind has to be even to ensure even taste. If you are using a cheap coffee maker you should only use a medium grind to avoid over-extraction. However, grind to your equipment’s recommendations.
5.Use two level tablespoons of coffee per cup. If you are making more than 10-cups of coffee you should use strength meter on its highest position possible to allow more water to penetrate grounds evenly.
Got Licorice?Written by Jolie Kretchman Loeb
Ever wish you could hop aboard Good Ship Lollypop and take a candy tour around world? If so, your ship has come in. Visiting The Licorice Exchange at www.licoriceexchange.com offers a round trip ticket in adventuring an internationally beloved treat, one vine at a time.
Discovering The Licorice Exchange is kind of like learning there’s more to Italian food than Spaghetti. Whether you’re religiously red or a back in black, odds are you haven’t explored many layers of licorice to be had. The Licorice Exchange team is composed of a brotherhood of candy connoisseurs, poised to serve up a gourmet spread of licorice celebrated sea to sea. While maintaining sweet levity as a humble candy company, there’s an unexpected elegance with The Licorice Exchange. Something within presentation, service, and product that destines this vendor to convert customers into clients and clients into consumer loyalists.
Shopping The Licorice Exchange engages browser in a global and palpable tour – country by country you’re invited to discover indigenous twist each region has to offer on common vine.
Take French offering of Anise Pastilles, naturally flavored white candy pearls, filled with aniseed, arriving in a vintage oval tin.
Tour Australia and sample one of my favorite twists on your everyday red, Strawberry Kookaburra, chunky tubular take-it-up-a-notch twist merging fruit and vine. Very berry.