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Coffee Making Tips (Ultimate Cheat Sheet Into Brewing A Perfect Cup Of Coffee)

Here, we got you covered with barista-approved Coffee Making Tips to boost up your knowledge on making the best cups of coffee.

Bring out your coffee journal and note down the ‘know-how’s’.

With things up-tight among our coffee lovers, we decided that its high-time to tap into our local baristas. What we came up with is immensely satisfying!

Here’s our gift to you sharing our knowledge on making ‘the high-quality coffee shop’ type coffees at home.

 

Barista-Approved Coffee Making Tips : How To Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee?

Barista coffee guide

  1. Good Coffee Beans is the key to brew up a perfect cup of coffee. Prefer whole bean coffees other than grounded ones. So, the next time you are at your shopping spree keep in mind to buy the whole beans and grind it yourself. The end result will be a fresher and a more flavorful cup of coffee.
  1. With whole beans in your hand grind only the amount of coffee beans required. Grind your coffee beans right before brewing.
  1. Filtered water matters when it comes to coffee-making. Now you know, make it a point to brew your coffee with hot filtered water ( preferably 205°F) .
  1. That being said, brewing methods and roasting the coffee beans matters the most on yielding the taste and flavor to your cup of coffee.
  1. While there are countless coffee brewing methods, you should not keep yours coffee creativity stuck with one single method. A true coffee connoisseur is known to try different brewing methods to achieve different flavorful cups of coffee. Put simply, coffee brewing method at home involves a lot of Trial & Error until the desired result is obtained. 

 

Best Coffee brewing methods according to the barista experts

 

COFFEE BREWERS

 

Exploring the Best Coffee Brewing Methods needs your full focus and certain levels of techniques.

Best if you can avail the Coffee Brewers. Some popular Single Serve Coffee Brewers suitable for home are Nespresso, Tassimo and Keurig.

 

 

BUDGET-FRIENDLY COFFEE BREWERS

 

The most budget-friendly way to brew and make the perfect cup of coffee can be done by opting for the inexpensive Manual Coffee Makers. For instance; French Press, Aeropress

Side by side, Hamilton Beach 12- Cup Coffee Maker is currently the cheapest coffee maker available.

The baristas however recommended us with the smart coffee makers rather than Brewers or Grinders. Why? We were told- the all-in-one coffee machine  and  smart coffee makers serves  as the muti-purpose tool for making cups of coffee at home.

Currently at 2018, there are loads of budget friendly Coffee Makers which grinds and brews coffee beans and then finally prepare the best brewed coffee for you.

So your safe bet will be the Coffee Makers which comes with brewing and grinding functions.

 

 

Different Coffee Brewing Methods & How It Works –

 

The propaganda of coffee-brewing techniques and methods if number-listed will provide you with almost 20+ brewing-methods.

Additionally you will be objectified ubiquitously that finding and practicing the mysterious 1 winning brewing method among the 20+ brewing methods is the key way to make the perfect cup of coffee.

 

Now, let’s stay objective.

Allow me to “precisely”  inform you about the official ” coffee brewing methods” and what you get to know here, is not biased at all.

Coffee is coffee; coffee is for caffeine kicks.

Brewing coffee simply means boiling the coffee in water.

The caffeine amount in brewed-coffee is always around 80-135 mg. The caffeine amount shifts from 80 mg to 135 and so does the taste shift from milder to stronger depending on the time you spend brewing the coffee beans.

The longer you brew the coffee beans in water, the stronger it gets with its caffeine amplified.

There is no rocket-science in it!

 

With this being said, for your needed caffeine-fix, – feel free to brew and boil your coffee beans in water by any methods you can imagine.

 

10 Basic Brewing Methods (Mostly Used in baristas, offices, dormitories and in our home):

 

  • French Press
  • Espresso
  • Cold-brew
  • Aeropress
  • Turkish Brew
  • Percolator
  • Moka Pot
  • Pour Over

 

 

What Are The Best Coffee-Brewing Method?

 

First thing’s- first.

Here, our issue is your regular morning coffees. That means coffee brewing method needs to be as less complicated as possible. Time is also a huge factor.

 

Now at a certain cold morning to get your fast caffeine kick would you prefer to first grind the coffee beans then roast and then brew and then… God Forbids!  Stay stoned in the forever brewing methods?

 

SO, if you are not on a spree of starting a small e-retail coffee business, your best bet will be to follow the Pour-over Coffee brewing method when at home.

 

 

What Are The Best Way To Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee At Home?

 

When at home brewing the cup of coffee can in no way be complex neither does your coffee beans need to go through expensive brewing machines.

 

At home, keep things simple and   stick to our COFFEE Cheat Sheet –

 

When a good taste and flavor intact cup of coffee is needed at home you should ASAP stop yourself falling in the ‘complex barista brewing method’ loopholes.

 

 A Perfect Cup of Coffee Calls For –

  • Most essentially staying focused
  • Good Quality Coffee Beans
  • Good Grinding and brewing for optimal time
  • Clean Filtered and Water
  • Accurate coffee to water Ratio.

 

With the ‘first three’ already covered at the beginning, let’s now come to the final point of coffee: water requirements for YOUR 1 cup of officially perfect coffee.

 

Too much coffee; it’ll taste bitter.

Too much water; it’ll taste weaker.

 

So, how do you fix your bitter-tasting/weak sloppy cup of coffee?

It’s all about the coffee to water ratio when making the good cup of coffee.

 

To be precise, for 1 cup of coffee, aim for 1 tablespoon of ground coffee with 6 Ounces of water.

 

So, How Much Coffee Do You Use For 8 Cups?

 

Leave the task of back-calculations to us while you simply, multiply your cups of coffee needed with 2 tablespoons of coffee. Thus you will need 8×2=16 tablespoons of coffee for 8 cups.

Mastering these points is the most hassle-free sure-fire way to make a perfect cup of coffee at home. Of course things are a bit different if you are going to open an e-retail coffee shop.

Wait for it!

We are covering on it too- maybe at this weekend!

coffee maker cleaning guide

How to clean a coffee maker in 6 Easy Steps

Often the ESPRESSO, Rarely the CAPPUCCINO. Often the AMERICANO, Frequently the DRIPS.

A Coffee Maker can brew it all: – on-demand – hot n’ quick.

These brewers come in different sizes, different compartments, different materials and fineness.

And there are things to consider before buying a coffee maker.

 

Sounds familiar? – If not, then first and foremost have a quick go-through on –  Things to consider before buying a coffee maker, which we covered last week.

 

Found your perfect do-it-all coffee maker? Glad to know!

 

But things fall apart and so can your Coffee Maker, if you don’t take its responsibility.

What does it mean for you? To brew drinkable coffees you need to essentially keep your precious Coffee Maker as clean as possible.

 

Why Should You Clean Your Coffee Maker?

 

Before delving into the ‘how’s’ let us first put some light on ‘whys’ to clean a coffee maker.

 

Knowing the reasons is a sure-fire way motivation to immediately plunge in-to the – ‘do- something to the dirty coffee maker’ action.

 

Reality Check:

coffee maker clogged & solution

Wonder why your coffee maker is suddenly working slowly? Wonder no more.

 

  • Your coffee maker is clogged with mineral deposits in residues inside. It’s clogged because it’s dirty and it’s your fault. However better that you realized soon before its ultimate ruin.

It’s high time now, and you can handle the clogged Coffee Maker’s tragedy by effectively cleaning it with the upcoming know-how’s provided here.

  • Coffee Maker is a surprisingly good place for bacteria and mold accumulation.

Each time you brew deposits build up inside the machine.

  • Left the water chamber closed after brewing your cup of coffee?

Well, that is how you started welcoming the molds and bacteria inside the moist and wet coffee maker.

 

Now, don’t excuse yourself by assuming that ‘all’ bacteria are helpful!

 

The mold and bacteria accumulated inside the coffee maker when sponged with germ-ladden soapy ones sitting in your sink can lead to potentially harmful bacteria hazard.

 

So, before sponging your coffee maker, your Mr. SpongeBob Squarepants also need to be properly squeezed, damped and zapped to kill its bacteria.

 

That being said, cleaning a coffee maker is not at all like the regular ‘sponge n’ splash n’ wash’ in the dishwater!

Side-by-side hot water won‘t cut the germs.

To keep your java tasting fresh your coffee maker needs some extra attention.

 

Of course things are different if you are okay with gross coffees coming out slow—LY and very-very slowly out of your coffee maker.

 

 

How to Clean Different Types of Coffee Makers Like a Pro? 

 

Each types of coffee maker have its own recommended methods for cleaning. However the basics are pretty much same for almost all sorts of coffee makers; which is-

Consistently clean the coffee maker focus on residues and germ build up.

 

Different Types of Coffee Makers Are As Follows

  • Pour Over Coffee Makers ,
  • French Press
  • Cold Brewer
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Stovetop Percolator

 

How to Effectively Clean Your Coffee Maker?

 

The most effective way to clean your coffee maker depends on the frequency of its use.

The key-step of making the coffee maker germ-free is to make a “Cleaning Regime” for your coffee maker.

The cleaning regime is almost same for all types of Coffee Makers and Cappuccino Maker –

Gentle cleansing every day with vinegar run-through while decalcifying once per month”

 

To make things easy, there is a magic ingredient in deed.

Side-by-side there is also an effective cleaning procedure to get the job done perfectly and thereby brew better-tasting coffee.

The best way to keep your coffee maker clean is to clean it immediately after your brew.

 

The Magic Ingredients for Cleaning Any Coffee Maker-

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Hot Water

 

 

How Do You Deep Clean A Coffee Maker?

 

Deep cleaning a coffee maker is essential when the coffee maker starts to get clogged with all the deposit build ups.

 

Here is the fastest and easiest way to deep clean a coffee maker which includes the following steps.

 

Step 1: Disassemble 

Remove the coffee maker parts and components. Wash them in mild soapy water. Reassemble back.

 

Step 2: De-stain

Brew up a solution mixture of baking soda and water just the way you brew your coffee. This will take off any hardened coffee stains and residue build-ups.

 

Step 3: Soaking

Let your coffee makers inside soak in the brewed baking soda solution for couple of minutes.

 

Step 4: Rinsing And Discarding

Rinse thoroughly with water. Make sure to clean the carafe by using a brush or paper towels.

Change old disposable filters with new ones.

If your coffee maker comes with a permanent filter then dump out the grinds , brush and wash away all the residues stuck inside.

 

Step 5: Disinfecting

Make a concentration of white vinegar (4 cups) and a little amount of water. Start your coffee machine and run a brew-cycle. wait for an hour. This will disinfect inside. Run the vinegar cycle monthly.

 

Step 6: Decalcifying

Store –bought decalcifying tablets and liquids can do the trick and prolong the life of your coffee maker significantly. 

 

 

How Do You Clean A Drip Coffee Machine?

 

No one wants a burnt cup of drip coffee. It’s plain disgusting!

But what made your drip coffee taste so bitter? It’s your dirty drip coffee machine which needs to special attention and ASAP cleaning.

So how do you fix your drip coffee maker back to its state?

To make your drip coffee brewer itsy-bitsy clean follow the deep cleaning steps discussed above.

But then again, let’s give a small minute of a go-through walk.

cleaning coffee makers steps

 

So, this was our take on cleaning a coffee maker to brew a good cup of coffee.

Hope this post was helpful!

&

As Always —-

We are looking forward to your recommendations and suggestions to keep us as inspired and well-connected!

French Press Coffee Maker guide

French Press Coffee Maker Guide – Do You Need This or Not?

Espresso coffee is the ultimate piece of art for any coffee lover. Sadly, most of the espresso machines are expensive.

Thanks to the great human brains! French press coffee maker can brew the coffee as perfectly as any espresso machine.

As an alternative of the espresso coffee machine, French Press maker has gained a plenty of popularity all around the world. Convenience in using and the inexpensiveness of the machine are the catalysts for such boosted popularity.

 

The French Press Maker is a cylinder-shaped flask with a pressuring handle and valve. The whole setup is sufficient for brewing a cup of roasted coffee powder.

All it requires is adding hot water and putting pressure on the handle. Collect the brewed coffee extract from the flask and prepare your favorite cup of cappuccino or latte.

Before you start using the machine, this article will give you all the essential information. Let’s begin!

 

 

How French Coffee Press Was Invented?

french press coffee invented

The idea of creating an inexpensive brewing machine was patented in the late ‘20s. One of the French inventors played the role of a pioneer in this journey.

 

Meanwhile, the Moka Pot machine was ruling in the market. Some people found this as the best way for brewing coffee beans.

But putting the pot on a stove seemed hazardous for most of the coffee lovers.

 

Faliero Bondanini was the first manufacturer who brought the modern version of French Press Coffee Maker in the year 1958. Yes!

It took almost 30 years for developing the tool for coffee lovers. Because of the place of origin, the coffee maker is known as the French Press.

 

 

Easiness of Brewing: The Actual Reason for Using French Press Coffee Maker

 

Anyone can make espresso coffee with an espresso machine, right? In my experience, not everyone can afford an espresso machine. You will need money and passion at the same time. This s why the espresso machines got larger and been placed in coffee shops.

On the other hand, people who like to make espresso machine start buying the Moka pot and AeroPress. In the meantime, the French Press Coffee Maker started entering the market.

It is easier and far simpler in the mechanism. You don’t have to heat the machine like a Moka pot. Also, the French Press Coffee Maker brews 90% of the coffee powder which is incredible.

 

 

How to Use The French Press Coffee Maker?

French Press Coffee Maker uses

Making espresso requires hot water and pressure at the same time. If you have a French Press Coffee Maker, the whole process takes less than 5 minutes. Here is the full guideline to use the espresso maker.

 

Step 1: Roasted Beans

At first, you need roasted coffee beans. You will find in the market. The package may say properly roasted. But you have to rely on your eyes. Find the dark and strong coffee beans.

 

Step 2: Grinding

A simple coffee grinder is enough for this process. The question is, “how much should you grind?” For the record, the finer the powder gets, the easier the brewing will be. Got it? Keeping the powder to an average density provides the perfect taste.

Put the roasted beans in the grinder and grind it for a while.

 

Step 3: Filtering

The roasted beans may come with dirt and other unnecessary particles. You will find a lot of filtering pot in the market. They are cheap and have a plenty of usefulness. Bring one for your ground coffee beans. Remove the bigger particles using the filtering pot. Pour only the fine powder in a cup.

 

Step 4: Hot water

To brew the coffee powder, you must heat a cup of water. Get water and heat normally. Keep the temperature at around 100 degree Celsius. This adds the best brewing effect to the extract.

 

Step 5: Cleaning the French Press Coffee Maker

If you haven’t use the coffee maker previously, gently open the lid and clean it. The handlebar is generally metal-made. Use a clean rag to wash it. You will find a valve inside the flask. A little rinsing will be enough for cleaning the pressure valve. Once you have cleaned every part, let it dry for a while.

 

Step 6: Pour coffee and add hot water

Now, pour some coffee inside the cylinder. Depending on the size of your coffee maker, the measurement may vary. Generally, a spoonful coffee is the most ideal measurement for brewing purpose. Add half a cup of hot water. Hot, but not boiling. This should be enough to mix with the ground beans. Stir the mixture for a minute for perfection.

 

Step 7: Inserting the Plunger or the Lid

Adjust the lid on the flask and insert the plunger. Do it carefully. The plunger should remain above the mixed water. Leave this for 3-4 minutes.

 

Step 8: Press the French Press Coffee Maker

Finally, slowly and gently put pressure on the plunger. Put an equal and steady pressure on the plunger. Don’t leave it until the brewing is made.

 

Step 9: Pour and Enjoy!

Pour the brewed espresso coffee in a cup. Add milk, sugar, and chocolate to enjoy a beautiful cup of coffee.

When you are done, don’t forget to clean the machine. This decreases your future hassle. No wonder your performance on brewing coffee will increase with time!

 

 

Is French Press Coffee Bad for Your Health?

You see, the answer varies from person to person. How? The health condition is the actual reason of varying the answer.

We know of two cholesterols. Good and bad. If doctor prohibits you taking cholesterol, probably this is the time to stop using the French Press Maker.

But, wait! There’s more to find. Let’s have a look!

 

•  Increasing Cafestol

French Press coffee maker brews coffee without filtering the oils. One of these contains dangerous cafestol. This bad cholesterol is responsible for increasing any heart disease or liver problem. Excessive coffee consumption from French Press can lead to an unhealthy condition. I know what you are thinking.

“Isn’t there any way to remove Cafestol?” Yes! From the next time, include a paper filter before pressing the plunger. This little thing will take down the amount of Cafestol to the minimum level.

 

•  Stained Teeth

Who likes yellow teeth? Of course, none does. Another destructive effect of drinking coffee from French press continuously is teeth staining.

This coffee maker extracts and brews the beans from the deep layer. So, similar to the effect of tea, natural acids of coffee destructs the enamel layer of teeth.

Do you wish for such a disaster? Then, limit down the coffee consumption to 4 cups a day.

 

•  Malnutrition for Newborns

It’s true! Your baby will deprive of nutrition if you consume coffee during pregnancy. The fetus cannot handle such caffeine increment in the body. Ultimately, the mother may handle some post-pregnancy syndromes concerned with nutrition.

 

If you really want to enjoy coffee during the pregnancy, keep it down to 1 cup per day. The best way is drinking decaffeinated ones. This will not harm your baby and your love for coffee will remain the same!

 

 

Positive Health Effects of Drinking French Press Coffee

Health Effects of Drinking French Press Coffee

Aren’t there any good effects? When we are talking about coffee, there should be some.

The best part of the espresso from French Press coffee maker is its powerful taste. And, you will find the miraculous health benefits in the following:

 

•  Cancer Remover

Coffee, especially from the French press coffee maker has an ingredient called methylpyridinium. Though the name is hard to pronounce for some of us, its health benefit is awesome.

It is a cancer-fighter. Some decaffeinated beans do not contain this. Only French Press Coffee Maker preserves the element even after the immense pressure.

 

The compound fights with the cancer cells. This means you should start consuming coffee if a cyst is found anywhere in the body.

The regular consumption of methylpyridinium can eventually remove the cyst. Studies from oncologists have proved the effectiveness of this compound on the body positively.

 

•  Faster Brain Activity

Are you feeling dull during work? This fatigue occurs for the lacking in synapse activities. If brain cells start getting drained, it requires some important antioxidants.

A powerful cup of espresso contains these antioxidants to reactivate your brain cells. Take a sip and get energized in a minute!

The researches on brain cell and synapses have shown how the caffeine removes toxic from the synapse and neurons. The whole brain resurrects.

 

Now you know why coffee is free at offices. Got it?

 

•  Cures Memory Diseases

If you are forgetting things every now and then, this is possibly the sign of future Parkinson or Alzheimer’s.

You need to take precaution from an early age. And, what can be a better remedy than a cup of espresso every day!

Use the French Press Coffee Machine that helps to keep the coffee powerful and strong. Simply add some milk or sugar and drink it.

Don’t exceed the consumption. You see that can boomerang the effect.

 

•  Cures the Liver

Why do you need a healthy liver? To digest everything properly, right? But that’s just a little part of its overall function.

A healthy liver requires plenty of incentives to function. Among them, caffeine is a very important one.

This has to be raw and strong which is found especially in espresso coffee. What else better than the French Espresso Coffee Maker for raw and strong taste!

If you want to identify how much the coffee is brewed, the color says it all. The darker it gets, the better the brewing is.

French Press coffee maker gives you the darkest color. So, this surely has a strong and powerful taste which is good for your liver.

 

 

French Press Coffee Machine Maintenance

French Press Coffee Maker maintenance tips

The coffee maker is so beautiful that you can keep it anywhere. It fits anywhere on your shelf. However, cleanliness is a must. Here, you will find some caretaking tips of the French Press Coffee Maker.

Assembling

The coffee maker is like a flask with a plunger. The varieties are available in the market. Nevertheless, the assembling is quite the same. First, keep the flask on a plain surface. Then, insert the plunger lid properly. This will fit accordingly.

Cleaning

Apparently, we have already discussed cleaning procedures. The tool is dishwasher safe. A simple rinse can remove the stains. You can use vinegar for maximum cleanliness.

Pressing

Pressing the plunger has to be slow and steady. This gives the best result always. Maintain a gentle yet firm pressure on the plunger to get the most brewed beans.

Pouring water in and out

French Press coffee maker’s flask can either be made of steel or glass. Be careful while pouring hot water in it. This may create viable stains. Also, grab the handle while pouring to avoid any injury.

Breakability

Keep the machine anywhere safe. But the exterior is breakable. To avoid any accidental breakage, store it somewhere out of reach from children. Some of the parts are not replaceable. Consider this as an important issue for the coffee maker.

 

 

Benefits of Using the French Press Coffee Maker

 

As you already know about the health benefits and side effects, let’s see some actual benefit of having a French Press Machine.

 

  • Price: Most of the French Press Machines are not pricey. Anyone can afford them. Well, this is the first contributing factor to have one at home.
  • Easiness: The coffee maker is usable in any condition and requires no electricity or heat. Such convenience has made it stand out from the other espresso machines.
  • Brewing: A perfect 90% brewing capacity is truly an incredible feature of the coffee maker. Only an electric espresso machine can beat such accuracy.
  • Durability: If you can find out the metal coffee maker from the market, you will be able to use it as long as possible. It can serve for a long time.
  • Compatibility: Users have admired the compact, stylish, and modern design for everyday use. For making up to four cups of coffee at once, this espresso machine is perfect.

 

 

What Do You Think Then?

 

After all these information, what is your opinion?

French Press can reduce your cost on getting a cup of cappuccino from cafés. You can simply make your own coffee at home. Being easy to use and convenient to handle has made it the people’s favorite manual espresso machine.

It saves a plenty of electric and restaurant bills. So, will you get it now?

Let us know. If you are using one right now, what are your experiences? Feel free to share. Have fun!

coffee stains removal guide

How To Remove Coffee Stains

Oh the curious case of many flavors and colors of coffee!

 

But before indulging in its handful of flavors and shades of brown let me share with you an iconic fact about it.

 

While creative commoners are daily updating on various Coffee Staining tricks some of us might also enjoy the tempting though of dyeing our hair with it.

 

Curious Case Of Coffee Stains

 

 

What if  while taking your daily sneaky nap at your office the most dreadful thing happened?

You spilled a mug full of coffee on yourself and all over the place.

You got a Stain Disaster now!

why Coffee Stains

 

The tidal wave of your coffee splash started from drenching parts of your white shirt then your pants and then dripped to the floor.

 

The worst part? Oh there was a laptop in the middle too.

 

Moreover it also drenched your happy feet rug.

 

Don’t panic!

 

Because we got the perfect solution rolled up on our sleeves to make that stain vanish.

 

Beginning from fabric stain to wooden desk stain we got you covered.

 

Reason Behind Coffee Stains

 

Many people are naive to the fact as to what causes coffee stains brownish in color.

 

This stubborn stain has everything to do with the science and chemistry behind coffee roasting and brewing process.

 

Fresh Coffee beans itself contain Tannin. Tannin is a plant-based which is responsible for the brown color of coffee.

 

 

THE CHEMISTY OF COFFEE STAIN

 

Brewed coffee undergoes a complex process of caramelizations and breaking down thousands of compound like aldehydes, amino acids acetic acids and so on.

Tannic acid and melanoidins created during roasting of coffee brings change to its color.

The final hot cup of roasted coffee when bought into room temperature immediately starts the process of oxidizing.

 

 

So what do we get from here?

 

▲ Coffee Stain is Tannin stain and falls into the oxidisable stain category.

▲ Coffee stain can be efficiently removed by oxidizing agents

 

 

What Can You Do To Remove Coffee Stain Effectively?

spilled coffee on car

Option A: Hazrdless And Instant Option

 

Within all these years a whole new world of technology has happened and a lot of chemical changes have occurred significantly.

Go for the bleach-free, non flammable stain removers which are specially formulated for coffee stain. It will save you both energy and time.

If your cup of coffee had milk in it then use detergents with enzyme in it.

 

 

OPTION B:  The Hacks

 

Given that you have the time or maybe it’s late midnight that you are in a coffee stain elimination spree with no stain removing chemical products at your hand.

You can always try to incorporate some good old household natural cleaning ingredients in your home experiments.

 

However keep in mind the following basics:

  1. Treat Promptly. Leaving the coffee spillage will make Coffee stain set deeper. Remember the oxidizing process we discussed earlier? The sooner you bloat and wipe up the coffee spill the easier it becomes to remove the stain. And please remember to ‘blot’ only and not to rub. While blotting place an absorbent fabric to catch the residue.
  2. Before attempting any homemade stain removing tactics always get proper information about the ingredient and its action. For example Vinegar is known to be a good household cleaning item to remove stains. However, using vinegar on wooden furniture will shade the wood’s vitality and color.
  3. Launder with bleach only if it’s white fabric. It is because colored fabric might get discolored if bleach is used

 

 

DIY Home Hacks : Effective Ways Removing Coffee Stains

 cause and effect of coffee stains

CARPET

Following the above basics of blotting as much coffee as you can go for your trusted home ingredients.

•   Mix up a tablespoon of white vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish cleaning solution.

With a white lint-free cloth sponge the mixture directly on the stain and do it frequently.

Nothing to hurry. Keep sponging time to time and soon the stain will disappear with repeated application.

 

•   A solution of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia applied on the stain is also supposed to work.

 

 

coffee stains on cloth & removal tips

CLOTHES AND LAUNDRY ITEMS

 

•   Make a paste of the following formula and cover the stain.

Laundry detergent + equal parts white vinegar + cold water

After covering the stain with the paste let it stay for few minutes and then with a toothbrush gently brush the stain away in a circular motion.

 

•   Simply cover the stain with rubbing alcohol and blot with clean wet cloth.

 

Caution: Test a portion of the fabric that stays hidden to check if the above mixture does not discolor.

mug and ceramics stains removal ideas

MUGS AND CERAMIC ITEMS

 

Scrub baking soda on the mug or ceramic item directly.

If that does not work then make a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.

You will see bubbles forming. Brush the coffee stain away. 

 

 

How To Remove Coffee Stain From Teeth?

 

 

 

Google for ways to remove stain away from teeth and yes, you will find out a little bit of hydrogen peroxide works wonder.

Some may suggest to rub your teeth with strawberries to get rid of the stain.

But being a heavy coffee enthusiast myself, following are the tried and tested measures that best worked for me:

 

  1. Lightly dab your brush with Activated Charcoal powder and brush your teeth for a minute or two and rinse thoroughly. Doing regularly will help you getting the stubborn coffee stain out.

 

  1. And just like Activated Charcoal, although turmeric might seem like it is going to stain your teeth yellow however, using organic turmeric powder helped my teeth from getting the stain out. Wet your toothbrush on a mixture of ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder and ¼ tablespoon of coconut oil and brush your teeth regularly with it. Within couple of days you will start noticing significant result.

 

coffee storing guide

How to Store Coffee [All You Need To Know About Storing Coffee Like a Pro]

Coffee! This one word brings smiles on most of our faces. Why?

This tasty and fresh beverage has the power to regenerate the energy level.

For getting the maximum freshness even after weeks of buying coffee beans, you should know the most useful techniques to store it.

The storage facility mostly depends on the condition of the coffee. How?

For unroasted beans, you need to apply a technique which involves less connection with the air or external environments.

 

To store coffee beans for short times, keeping them inside the package with a plastic clip will be enough.

 

In order to increase the freshness for several weeks, you may use an airtight jar. Freezing is okay, but for once!

Yes. You cannot freeze the coffee frequently. It gets stale and every bit of the refreshing coffee flavor will be gone forever.

A completely different approach is applicable for storing ground coffee. Rather than doing any of these, just keep them on the shelf in the package with an airtight clip.

This will preserve the coffee powder for a long time.

Some people choose to store unroasted coffee beans in the basement or cellar at home.

Let me remind you guys.

The main enemy of your favorite coffee beans is the moisture. Such stupidity can ruin the entire package.

Do you wish for such a disaster? Well, none does! And, this is why you should go through the following sections.

 

Why Storing Coffee Beans is Important?

why Storing Coffee Beans is Important

Because you want it tastes like new!

Coffee beans are very delicate in the natural condition. What happens when you take a sip of coffee in the morning?

You get instant energy.

Coffee has an amazing ingredient called caffeine that makes you energized. The exact technique of storing coffee beans and powder preserves the freshness.

On the other hand, a dull and moisturized cup of coffee may destroy the entire happiness of your morning breakfast.

 

1. Storing Helps It Lasting for Long

 

If you are a coffee-lover, you know very well that coffee beans are expensive. Sometimes it becomes difficult to get high-quality beans too.

To enjoy the flavor for a long time, the storage facility has to be top notch. If you can store it for a long time without ruining the flavor or fragrance, this will save a lot of money.

This is the major reason for knowing the exact technique of storing the beans.

 

2. Preserves the Flavor

 

The actual taste of coffee lies in the freshness of flavor.

You will not get the proper feeling unless you can sip a well-stored and well-preserved coffee. Moisture destroys the flavor and creates a dull fragrance. When it mixes with water, the actual taste gets lost.

So, the perfect preservation is very crucial for enjoying the flavor for a long time.

 

3. Storing Saves Money

 

Coffee is not produced in the most of the countries. A country requires importing it from other coffee-producing countries. The price fluctuates a lot because of this reason.

Again, the price of a high-quality bean may rise without any warning.

Having a storage technique makes it easier to drink coffee, even if the price is high. Got the answer?

So, you have to store it to use in the future with the previous price.

 

4. Store; Because Collecting Coffee Can Be Good For You

 

The taste of Brazilian coffee is different from Italian beans.

But you may like both of them. Becoming a bean collector is a very common thing for the coffee-lovers.

The collection is not everything unless you know the exact method of storing them in your kitchen. Make a collection of different ground coffees with the proper technique described here.

 

Now, you know that coffee beans are must to be stored. How often should you store the item? Let’s have a look at this point.

 

 

Do You Need Coffee Beans Frequently or Occasionally?

Coffee Beans storing tips

 

Knowing this answer is very important.

 

Experts have recommended purchasing only the required amount of beans in order to make it easier for storing and using.

 

If you want to serve or drink it regularly, applying long-term process is not needed at all. Packaging and other inexpensive ways will be better for the storage service.

 

At the same time, if you think that you want to taste the coffee after a month or a long time, you need to apply extra steps for such a thing. Frequent opening of the storing jar lets the air spoil the freshness.

 

It means that when you store the coffee for consuming it for a long time; try to open the jar without ruining the inner airtight condition.

 

Occasional coffee drinkers have a different type of problem in storing the beans. In a lot of cases, they forget to take care of the jar and the beans get stale.

 

Do you think of something? Then, do not open the jar regularly.

 

Different Steps For Storing Coffee

 

Well, till this discussion, we have seen almost all the possible factors about coffee storing.

Depending on the differentiation of the coffee conditions, we will discuss the storage procedure differently.

Let’s see how you can make this perfect for the next sip.

 

 How to Store Roasted Coffee Beans?

 

Generally, by knowing the “coffee storing techniques” we learn about roasted coffee storage. There are three ways you may apply to keep the beans fresh.

 

• Storing Roasted Coffee Beans in Normal Package

 

Each manufacturing or processing company provides a Food Grade Package during the sale.

This is possibly the most inexpensive way of using as the storage. Just cut the upper portion horizontally. Keep a plastic spoon inside the package for using it during the coffee-making process.

You can also use silver or wooden spoons. But plastic spoon works better and preserves the internal condition fresh.

When it requires closing the package, simply fold the cut portion and attach them with a clip. You can use a clip or stapler for closing the package. Never forget to fold before clipping it.

 

 

• Airtight Jars are the Savior of Roasted Beans

 

There are a lot of buying options in the market for jars and pots. Not all of the jars are airtight. Some of them are vacuum jars too.

There remains confusion between these two types of jars. The vacuum jars are not good for preserving anything for a long time. Rather than buying it, purchase an airtight jar.

 

Why airtight jars? It saves the beans from moisture’s.

Generally, the lids of airtight jars have a different type of lid. If you need a spoonful of coffee, open the lid and take it out easily.

There requires absolutely no reason to be concerned about getting moisture’s. The air will not pass through the lid.

 

 

• Special Coffee Cans

 

Where there is a need, there is a solution!

Understanding the problem of the experts have invented special coffee canisters. These are made in order to keep the roasted beans preserved for a long time.

All you have to do is purchasing one and pouring the beans in it. Later on, bring out the beans and grind it for having a beautiful coffee experience.

 

 

The below 3 techniques are for roasted coffee beans. Now, let’s have a glance at the storing techniques of coffee powder:

 

√ How to Preserve Coffee Powder

Don’t you like extra effort for a tasteful cup of coffee?

Then, you should purchase coffee powders. There are some famous international brands who manufacture the best quality powder.

These are also required preserving with the best techniques.

 

 

√ Pour it in a Mason Jar or Airtight Jar

After you purchase the powder package, cut the upper part carefully.

Pour all the powders into an airtight jar or a mason jar with lid.

Confirm that the lid works perfectly and makes the internal part fresh.

 

 

√ Take It to A Normal Temperature

Heat and excessive cold are equally harmful to the taste of the coffee powder.

So, don’t take the jar near an oven or inside a refrigerator unless you have to store it for a long time.

Keep it somewhere the temperature is normal.

 

 

√ Put the Jar on A Shelf

To save it from the reach of children and pets, keep it carefully on a rack or shelf. As we stated earlier that the temperature of the room should be normal, you must keep it away from the oven or an AC.

 

 

How to Store Unroasted Coffee Beans?

 

If you are a seller or distributor, unroasted coffee storing can become a serious concern for you. But the solution is quite simple.

Unroasted beans are like the dry fruits. What do you do to keep an apple fresh for a long time?

You freeze it!

Though we suggest not freezing the roasted beans, unroasted beans are completely safe to be preserved in a freezer. There are three steps to make it done properly.

 

      1. Sorting out the beans

Among the unroasted beans, not all of them are green. Sort out the brownish-black beans and green beans separately. It is necessary to save the beans from getting stale.

 

2. Packing

Pack them in different airtight packages. Make sure that the package becomes airtight. Each package should contain the similar type of beans as we have sorted in the previous section.

 

3. Putting in a Sack

After the packing is completed, these are required putting inside a sack. It can be either made of plastic or fabric. Depending on the size of the freezer, adjust the sack size. Confirming the freshness should get the highest priority.

 

4. Keeping Down the Temperature

Remember that you are not preserving meat or fish in the freezer. The unroasted beans have a little delicacy with the temperature. You have to adjust the temperature to a minimum level to match with the room temperature.

 

Do you need more? Well, these are all renowned techniques for preserving coffee in roasted, unroasted or powdered condition.

 

 

 

Things to Remember While Storing Coffee

Proper storing is not the ultimate solution for enjoying coffee for a long time.

Actually, you should have the understanding of the environment handling.

Coffees are mostly produced in neotropical regions. It is the major reason for heat sensitivity.

 

To solve the issue, you have to follow the following tips!

 

• Buy A Little

 

If it is possible, don’t buy coffee more than you need for a week. This is the ultimate rule for having the best quality taste in every sip of this amazing beverage.

However, you may want to ration the beans for the future as we have discussed previously. That will be a completely different consequence.

Every time you purchase some, you are actually opening the already tightened and preserved beans. And, the result of such purchase is continuous fresh taste without building any storing facility.

 

 

• Clean the Kitchen Frequently

 

The beans become damped in a moisturized condition.

Roasted coffee beans have to be preserved in a neat and clean environment.

This requires cleaning the kitchen regularly.

 

 

• Adjust the Room Temperature at Normal Level

 

Though the cold temperature may comfort you, this can be destructive for the taste of your favorite beans.

Either you can keep it far from the air-conditioned region or simply keep it at normal temperature.

 

 

• Tightening the Lid

 

Each time you open the lid of the jar or upper clip of the package, close it promptly after taking out the required amount.

The lid should be tightened properly so that no air can pass.

Any connection with the external environment causes dampness and moisture.

 

 

• Never Wash the Jar, Clean it With Dry Cloth

 

If you are going to refill the coffee jar with a new package, clean it properly with a paper towel or dry cloths.

There is a strong possibility of creating rust when you apply water.

A piece of clean dry cloth is the best option for cleaning the jar.

 

Which Storage Technique Will You Choose?

 

After discussing all the methods and tips about coffee storage, which one attracts you the most? And, which one of these tips you find useful?

Let us know. Keep it on the go. Take the fresh sip of every coffee drop.

Store for the future and make the best cup every day.

Leave any suggestion or your experiences during the process. Are you on it? Enjoy!