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”

Navigating the Coffee Shop Drinks Menu: Part 2

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”