Whether you homeschool your kids or not, there’s almost nothing tastier than a fresh-brewed cup of coffee… be it in the morning or any other time of the day. Even better, there are several easy hacks at your disposal, to make your coffee more delicious than ever. Here are a few of them to consider.
Cold Brew Coffee
Cold brew coffee, coffee steeped in water that is room temperature or colder, is becoming more and more popular. Want to make it at home? Simply grind your favorite beans and put the grounds and some water in a large container.
Once the grounds have soaked for about 12 hours, strain them out of the coffee and enjoy. Yes, the process takes a bit longer. But, it’s totally worth it. You’ll probably agree that the taste tends to be less acidic than coffee from a traditional pot.
Keep Beans in the Fridge
If you grind your own beans at home, make sure you store them in the fridge rather than in the cupboard at room temperature. This gives your grind a more even consistency, which leads to a better tasting pot of coffee.
DIY Coffee Creamer
Making your own creamer allows you cut the cost of pricey name-brand products out of your budget. It also lets you create the perfect taste to go with your morning cup.
Add some flavored extract (like vanilla or hazelnut) and a bit of sugar to milk or cream. Keep it in the fridge, to use as needed. If you don’t use dairy creamer, you can opt make homemade flavored syrup instead. It’s just as yummy!
Coffee Ice Cubes
Ice cubes can be used to keep iced coffee cold and cool down hot coffee to a more suitable drinking temperature. But, on the downside, they can also leave your coffee tasting a little watered down once they melt. Here’s the solution.
Instead of using regular ice, fill an ice cube tray with coffee and freeze it overnight. This will keep your iced coffee from getting watered down, even after all of the ice has melted. For an extra layer of flavor, try using frozen cubes of milk and honey instead.
Add a Pinch of Salt
If you’re looking for an alternative to sugar for taming bitter coffee, try using a pinch of salt instead. While it may seem a bit shocking, many coffee drinkers swear by a pinch of salt to fine tune the flavor of every cup. You can either add it to each cup, or into the grounds before brewing.
The Right Way to Re-Heat
Countless coffee-lovers use the microwave to reheat their cold cup of Joe. Don’t be tempted to do the same thing, simply for the sake of convenience. There really is a better method. Heat it in a pan, on the stovetop, the old-fashioned way. Believe me, your taste buds will thank you for it.