How to Get Into Coffee

I know – and have known – many people who weren’t coffee drinkers, but still needed a caffeine boost. Some of them rely on tea, but others drink less-healthy options, like soda or energy drinks, throughout the day. I know that a decent amount of those people wish they had a healthier alternative that still brought them the energy boost – like coffee.

I know other people who love the smell of coffee and wished they could get into it, but just don’t like the flavor and can’t get past that, much to their chagrin.

Like tea, beer, sharp cheese, and dark chocolate, coffee is most definitely an acquired taste. And – as with those delicious delicacies – I have found that the joy I get out of it now is well worth the relatively short period of time I spent getting into it.

So, today, I’m sharing how I got into coffee, and giving you advice and ideas for how you can get into it too, whatever your reason. Continue reading “How to Get Into Coffee”

Making Espresso Drinks at Home with Ease

If you’re a regular at coffee shops, a lover of lattes, or just a general espresso enthusiast, then there’s a good chance you’ve thought about buying your own espresso maker.

Maybe you already own a fancy espresso machine or a stovetop pot, and now you’re wondering, what next?

Maybe you don’t either, but you love lattes and you really want to make your own at home.

Either way, I’m here to help. Today, I’m going over how to make basic espresso drinks from the comfort of your home.  Continue reading “Making Espresso Drinks at Home with Ease”

What is a Stovetop Espresso Maker – and Which Should You Get?

Espresso! That bitter, delicious, concentrated coffee that is overwhelming to drink plain, but a delicious, essential ingredient in countless, iconic coffee shop drinks.

It’s literally what puts the coffee in cappuccinos, in lattes, in americanos, and breves, and almost everything else you can get on those coffee shop drink menus.

And yet, most people don’t know the difference between espresso and regular coffee, and don’t know where to begin when searching for a way to make their own espresso (and espresso drinks) at home. Continue reading “What is a Stovetop Espresso Maker – and Which Should You Get?”

How to Make a Latte at Home (Hot and Iced)

There are so many kinds of lattes out there! There are pumpkin spice and maple lattes in the fall, caramel and vanilla lattes year round, peppermint mochas, almond milk miels, and tea lattes to warm you up in the winter, herbal drinks like lavender lattes and chai lattes, and countless other flavors and flavor combinations.

These days, we can’t really hang out in our favorite java joints. Since most of us are therefore making and drinking our coffee at home, I think it’s the perfect time to make lattes more accessible to everyone. I want to show you all how simple they really are to make, and give you the information you need to make them from the comfort of your own home. Continue reading “How to Make a Latte at Home (Hot and Iced)”

How to Make Coffee

Let’s go back to basics for a minute and focus on one simple question: How do you make coffee?

I’ve seen this question come up on a few question boards, and it occurred to me that the answer isn’t necessarily as simple as one might think. There are, after all, countless ways to make this ancient drink, and it exists in a quite a variety of forms.

This is what lead me to the decision to write this article as a guide explaining what making coffee-making entails, and what the most common brewing methods are. Continue reading “How to Make Coffee”