How To Find Your Favorite Coffee – An Introduction To Coffee
What coffee is best for you? Is there that much variation in this popular drink?
Actually, yes; there are a lot of variations in coffee. Here are some tips on how to find your favorite coffee.
- Why Coffee?
One thing to help you determine what coffee is best for you, is to ask yourself why you drink coffee? Or, why do you want to drink coffee? This will help guide you on your coffee journey. Here are some examples of questions you can ask yourself.
* Do you drink coffee because you like the taste?
* Do you want to drink coffee because of the caffeine stimulation? You may not even like the taste, but you want or need a caffeine boost.
* Are you sensitive to dairy products?
Keep questions like these in mind as you search for the coffee that’s right for you. These questions will also help you make the right decision when it come time to purchase a coffee machine.
- Blends for the Beginner.
If you are new to coffee, you might want to start with a cappuccino or latte. These are made with steamed milk and espresso. The result is a sweet and mild coffee. These kinds of coffees are good for those who like the caffeine but aren’t too fond of the taste of strong coffee. Also look for a medium roasted coffee bean blend. A Dark roasted blend tends to be a bit stronger in flavor and can be bitter.
- Caffeine Hit.
If you’re only in it for the caffeine. But you’d still like it to be enjoyable. Then you might go for espresso or another coffee that’s made with finely-ground beans. Espresso drinks tend to be listed as low in caffeine, because they are served in tiny quantities. But espresso has almost three times as much caffeine per ounce as regular drip coffee. You also might consider instant coffee. It may not have as complex a taste, but its preparation is quick and easy. You can put a shot of espresso into your cup of drip coffee for an extra boost.
Generally speaking, the longer a coffee bean is roasted, the less caffeine it has. With this in mind go for a medium roasted coffee.
- Dairy and Milk Products in Coffee.
If you do not digest dairy products or are allergic to them, you can use soy, almond or coconut milk in your coffee. This can produce a tasty and unusual coffee. For another twist try chocolate, vanilla, or sweetened varieties of these alternative milks.
- Counting Calories?
If you’re concerned about the calories in a cream or milk-based coffee. Go with skim milk and sweeten with something like stevia. Or you might find out that you enjoy drinking coffee without sweetener at all.
Hopefully, this list has helped you decide which coffee beverage will work best for you. Not all coffee is the same!
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