Coffee addiction is a real thing, y’all. We’ve already shared our favorite coffee-infused foods, lots of interesting ways to use the coffee maker and more. But now we’ve put together a list of coffee tips that you need in your life in order to make the perfect cup of Joe as well as some ideas to just improve the coffee-making experience. Enjoy!
Coffee Tips for the Perfect Cup of Joe
Make coffee popsicles for those days when you need a caffeine boost but it’s just too darn hot for a steaming cup of java.
Don’t water down your iced coffee with regular ice cubes. Make coffee ice cubes instead so you still have that rich coffee flavor as the ice cubes melt.
Or how about some milk ice cubes to cool down your morning cup of coffee? I know some people like theirs scalding, but I still enjoy functioning taste buds, so I prefer to cool mine down a bit.
Even better, put coffee, milk and sugar all together in the ice trays so that all you have to do is toss in your cubes, and you’re ready to rock.
So, there’s no substitute for an espresso machine, but you can get a nice, strong coffee (with espresso-like flavor) using your French press. Here’s how.
No need to toss out your leftover coffee. Use it to create coffee jelly. When topped with some thick whipped cream, it makes a tasty dessert for the coffee lover.
When you don’t have time to cold brew your coffee (who does?), use this instant coffee trick to make your own homemade iced coffee in less than two minutes. Think of all the money (and time) you’ll save!
Wrap fresh coffee grounds in a coffee filter (tied with dental floss) to take on the go so you can make the perfect cup of coffee even while you’re camping.
Make your own cold brew coffee concentrate at home with a mason jar and a nut milk bag (or cheesecloth). A little goes a long way, so once you learn how to do it, it’s a really thrifty way to make your own iced coffees at home.
Want to know the secret for foamy steamed milk? The milk has to be really cold. The colder it is, the more foam you’ll get.
If your coffee a little too bitter for your liking? Add a pinch of salt to the coffee grounds or directly to your cup after it’s brewed. It really works!
Put cinnamon in your coffee as a healthier alternative to sweeteners. Bonus: Cinnamon gives you a nice cognitive boost, too!
Use two coffee cups to indicate when the coffee was made in the shared pot at work. That’s genius! Never drink stale coffee again.
Why are so many people putting butter in coffee? Adding fat helps your body absorb the caffeine, so your coffee offers an even better boost than ever.