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How to make cold brew coffee at home!

How to make cold brew coffee at home!

First we need to know why we make cold brew coffee. It is sweeter and smoother than regular coffee.  Often tastes  more flavorful and less bitter.  It’s great on a hot day. Cold brew is catching on and more folks are enjoying it at a rate increase of 25% per year!        To make cold brew coffee you need Coarse ground coffee, cold or room temperature water, mix, let it steep for 12 to 24 hours. Filter out the coffee grounds and you now have cold brew coffee.   Questions to ask: What coffee is best to use?   What’s the best recipe...

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How much caffeine is in your coffee cup?

How much caffeine is in your coffee cup?

What exactly is caffeine? Caffeine is a Natural stimulant found in coffee as well as other products such as tea and coco plants. It stimulates the brain and central nervous system. Today about 90% of North Americans consume a caffeinated product daily. Once consumed, it is absorbed into the bloodstream. It does affect various organs. Mainly the brain. Allowing us to stay alert and awake by blocking adenosine that allows the brain to relax and feel tired.       Some effects of caffeine are alert brain, rapid heart rate, diarrhea and heartburn! Caffeine is contained in over 60 plants. Positive effects include...

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Are Your Beans Still fresh?

Are Your Beans Still fresh?

    You can tell if your beans are fresh quickly and without too much work.  Ask yourself, are they from a reputable company?  Where did you purchase the coffee beans?  Are they date specific?  Where is the Roastery located?  What type of coffee beans are they?        Asking these questions will help you understand how the coffee industry works overall.  There are always specific changes made by some companies that determine the freshness of your coffee beans.  For instance if you buy coffee beans that are brought into the market by one specific company and they are...

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Types of coffee grinds and  their respective brews.

Types of coffee grinds and their respective brews.

   One very important factor in creating the best brew for you, is the grind.  Every way you enjoy coffee has its own special way to grind it.  The filters used often dictate the grind.  Having a perfect grind will bring out the best flavor and taste possible for your particular bean.        Let’s start with the largest grind and work through to the smallest grind and how they are used.        Extra Coarse grind is used for Cold brew coffee and Cowboy coffee brewing.  This is going to have a long brewing time and extract...

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