Which is better: coffee or tea? It’s an age-old debate, and one without a clear answer.
You might assume I’m biased, but I actually love tea too.
So, today I’m going to delve into various aspects that both are often judged by, and come up with a winner for this ancient debate.
If you’re like me, you drink a lot of coffee. You might have had the same experience I have, feeling bad when you throw away filter full of used coffee grounds after filter full of old coffee grounds, wondering if there is any way you could avoid wasting them, perhaps even experimenting with some of the crazy-sounding uses touted on the internet. Coffee enthusiasts claim you can use old coffee grounds to fertilize your garden, as a pest repellant, a deodorizer, a cleaning agent, in a skincare regimen – I’ve even seen claims that you can use it to dye your hair.
I’ve only just started delving into the many ways coffee grounds can supposedly be recycled. Below, I’ll share my own experiences trying out some of the more mundane and somewhat zany claims. Continue reading “Reusing Old Coffee Grounds”
I’ve already introduced you to the basic, most popular coffee shop menu drinks in my first post, and I’ve gone into detail on some of their less-popular drinks in another post.
Today, I want to share my personal preferences with you and describe my favorite, most highly-recommended coffee shop drinks. Continue reading “The Coffee Shop Drinks Menu: My Favorite Drinks”
We’ve all been to a coffee shop and probably noticed how extensive their menus can be. If you haven’t worked as a barista or studied up on your coffee knowledge, those menus can be be intimidating. Maybe you want to branch out, but you feel pressure to choose quickly from a long line behind you, or you just might not be comfortable asking your barista questions.
Whatever the reason, I, as a former barista myself, am here to help you navigate those sometimes intimidatingly large coffee shop menus. In my last article, I coved the basics of their most popular drinks, like lattes, cappuccinos, and blended coffees. If you missed it, check out Part 1 here.
Today, we’ll delve a little further into the coffee shop world and I’ll describe a some of the lesser-known menu options that might sound more complex, but are often actually even simpler beverages than their popular counterparts. Continue reading “Navigating the Coffee Shop Drinks Menu: Part 2”
Coffee shop menus can be intimidating! It’s like they use their own language, and the lines to order often go so quickly that when the customer gets to the front one, they might feel pressured to pick something quickly – even if they’re not sure what it is – or to stick with the one drink they know they like. Maybe you’ve felt like this, and want to try new things, but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you already have a general idea of what everything is, but would like more clarification.
I’m a former barista, and I’m here to help. Below, I describe each of coffee shops’ most popular drink types. I’m only delving into the basics today, but I’ll get into the more unusual and more complex drinks in another post. Continue reading “Navigating the Coffee Shop Drinks Menu: The Basics”