Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finding Your Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Your morning routine is of vital importance to how you handle a day. Get off to a bad start and you're liable to be grouchy until the evening. People will inform you that you've got out of bed on the wrong side and, annoyed by the idiom, you'll point out that your bed lies against a wall. So there's only one side to get out. So you'll have won that battle, but still feel like you're losing the war against bad vibes.
Many people swear by a cup of coffee in the morning for this specific reason. The caffeine and often the sugar contained therein do a job on the cobwebs gathering in your brain. From a position of grouchy misery, you're suddenly ready to run a marathon in a suit of armor on the moon. A cup of coffee in the morning is, for many of us, like a bolt of electricity applied directly to the brain. If you need reining in, there’s always tea.
If you love coffee, then you'll put some thought into how you prepare the best cup in the morning. I mean, you could spoon some from a jar, but is that even coffee? It's quick and it stops you feeling like an amorphous blob, so it will do in a pinch. A cafetiere, with ground coffee? Better, and undoubtedly fresher. But you can still do better than that if you want the perfect cup of coffee.
If you make your coffee direct from beans, it's fresher yet and you do taste the difference. Everything is under your control and you can tailor your coffee to your taste. This is why an increasing number of people are buying machines that do it all - from bean to cup, including the addition of milk. No need to go to that coffee shop in the town center that's always packed early in the morning. Your coffee, your way.
For the real coffee aficionado, the right coffee machine is an investment worth making. The machine will do a lot of the work for you and you don't need to compromise on quality. Many coffee shop owners and home coffee buffs swear by the Jura Impressa F7 (solid review here), and the freedom these machines offer is clear. Finding the right machine for you may take some shopping around, but it is worth it.
Coffee has gone through countless changes over the very recent past. It's not that long ago that it was a choice between black or white, sugar or no, and that was it. The advances made over a decade and a half are such that even people who didn't really bother with it before now have a favorite combination. Different flavorings and ways of sweetening, along with other tweaks, have made baristas of us all.
Yes, most of us are less than our best selves before our morning coffee, and we do come alive with an early cup. But the better it is, the better it will make us feel and the more ready we are to face the day.