Coffee has been around for centuries, with different cultures adding their spin on the drink. Until today, coffee has become the most popular drink worldwide with a hundred ways for everyone to enjoy. There are many ways to enjoy coffee, and each person has their own preference. Some people like their coffee black, while others enjoy adding lots of sugar and cream. Some people enjoy a morning cup of coffee while others relax and taste the bitterness of coffee after a hard-working day.
How do you like your coffee? There are so many different options these days, it can be hard to decide. Whether you like your coffee prefer from lattes to cappuccinos to straight black, with cream and sugar, or with a flavoring such as a hazelnut or French vanilla, there’s a perfect variety out there for you. No matter how you like your coffee or what your preference is, there is a coffee that will suit you and a way to make it just the way you like it. You might just discover a new favorite. In this article, we will discuss the different ways to find out more about the different types of coffee and how to make them perfect your own personal recipe.
The different types of coffee and what they are made from?
There are three main types of coffee beans are Arabica, Robusta, and Liberica, which in turn produce different drinks when prepared. These beans come from the plant species Coffea arabica. This is a plant that typically grows at altitudes of between 1000m and 2000m. The three main types are:
Type 1: Coffea arabica – this is known as Arabica coffee and comes from the original type of Coffea Arabica tree, which originally grew in Yemen and was discovered by an Imam named Omar in 600 AD. Arabica is thought to be superior – it is grown mainly in equatorial regions because its delicate nature means that only this type will grow at a high altitude, up to 1000 meters above sea level. Today it can be found growing in many different countries such as Brazil, Columbia, Kenya, and Indonesia. It contains about 1.2 – 1.5g of caffeine per 100g and has a smooth taste with undertones of fruitiness.
Type 2: Robusta coffee – This variety originally came from Ethiopia/Eldama Ravine region though it can be found elsewhere now too such as Vietnam, and Uganda to name but a few. Robusta beans contain about 2.2 – 2.7g of caffeine per 100g, however, the taste is noticeably inferior. The name comes from the robust structure of these plants. They stand up better to bad weather conditions than their cousins who prefer full sun and ripen later. Robustas have a more bitter taste, so the best way to brew them is using hot water and filtering it through a metal filter. Then add milk or other additives to get rid of this bitterness.
Type 3: Liberica – this variety is not as common, though can be found in some parts of Brazil. Liberica beans are produced by trees growing in tropical regions, where it rains almost every day throughout the year. They grow up to 7 meters high and produce smaller amounts of coffee fruits than Arabica. The seed is very big – about 1 cm wide, which means that only a small part of its volume consists of the bean itself. This causes their price to be higher than for Arabica, but people who do not mind paying extra for quality know this is an investment worth making. This type gets its name from its ability to grow at high altitudes. It also contains around 1.23 g of caffeine for every 100 g of beans and has a taste similar to Arabica but usually contains more defects.
How do you like your coffee? The names Arabica and Liberica are not easily translated into other languages, so you could see these types of coffee with different names in your country.
What is the difference between an Arabica Coffee Bean and a Robusta Coffee Bean?
Arabica and Robusta Coffee come from two different species of coffee plant. The main difference between them is that Arabica beans contain about 1.2 – 1.5g of caffeine per 100g, whereas Robusta contains about 2.2 – 2.7g of caffeine per 100g, so it is nearly twice as strong as Arabica coffee.
Another important feature is the level of Acidity – Robustas have more acidity which people who drink a lot of coffee can find negative because over time this causes tooth decay and other problems such as heartburn. The acidity in Arabica beans on the other hand is much lower and has been found to neutralize acids in the mouth responsible for dental plaque and tooth decay.
Another difference is that Arabica has a smoother taste than Robusta with undertones of fruitiness. The reason for this is because Robustas contain more caffeine which can mask these tastes.
It is worth noting though that some brands like Starbucks only use the highest quality Arabica beans, so you can drink their coffee without worrying about bitterness or acidity even if it’s Robusta in the recipe.
What’s the difference between light, medium, dark roast coffees, and Espresso roast coffee anyway?
In general, coffee is roasted until it’s a certain color. The beans are then removed from the roaster and allowed to cool down before the heat causes them to develop off-flavors. Not only do the different temperatures that coffees reach in this process affect their flavor profile, but also how they’re roasted -and even when they’re harvested. We’ll take a look at coffees specifically labeled as dark and medium roast and break each one down with tasting notes so you can determine which ones suit your palate. The important thing is that there is no such thing as bad coffee, these labels simply help consumers find the best cup for their preferences.
Light Roast: Light-roasted coffee beans look like they have been through a dryer. The skins are shiny and paper-thin and you can see right through them in most cases. The green coffee inside looks yellowish if held up to the light. Flavor-wise, that means that only the surface of the bean has been roasted and it is not very strong at all compared to darker roasts. Caffeine content is slightly lower than average at around 100 milligrams per serving.
Medium Roast: When coffee beans get roasted longer in a hot oven – around 410 degrees in about 10 to 18 minutes- they turn brown. The coffee bean will swell up with oil from the roast process giving it a richer flavor. This is where you begin to find the different roasting styles that we know such as Viennese or French roasts. Oils on the outside of coffee beans turn rancid relatively quickly, so this level of roast isn’t common in grocery stores except maybe in gourmet grocery stores or on the Internet. This roast is harder to find and will go stale more quickly than the lighter roasts. Caffeine content is around 150 milligrams per serving, about average for regular coffee.
Dark Roast: The first thing you may notice in dark roast beans is that they look more shiny and oily than the previous roasts. At this point of roasting -around 410 degrees in 4-5 minutes, coffee bean oil has moved outside of the beans and coats them, giving them a black color and a strong roasted flavor. It can be pretty bitter and acidic if not properly prepared. A dark roast often has a darker and oilier body than a medium roast and can be likened to “old” coffee with little flavor. Caffeine is considerably higher than average at around 160 milligrams per cup – there are no standard cups, but the average cup is 8 ounces.
Espresso Roast: This type of coffee is sometimes called espresso or Italian roast. The beans are almost completely charred and as a result, they have the strongest flavor and highest caffeine content of all. Espresso roasting happens in about 30 seconds at temperatures over 482F degrees. This roast is hard to find in grocery stores and not meant for filtering, but rather espresso or stovetop use. Espresso roasts can range from 250-500 milligrams of caffeine per cup – that’s higher than average and we’re starting to hit energy drink territory.
Which coffee drink would you like to choose?
How do you like your coffee? There are many coffee drinks to choose from. If you have trouble in deciding which one to choose then we will introduce to you some kind of coffee drink around the world:
Type 1: Espresso Coffee – Espresso Romano or Espresso Macchiato – this type of drink is traditionally made using Arabica beans which are roasted darkly, it should almost look burnt. This produces an intensely dark brown/black color with the crema – the thick foam that floats on top of the coffee. The beans are ground very fine and tightly packed into the cylinder of the espresso machine. The water is forced through under pressure at high temperatures 90-96C degrees which extracts the flavourful oils & soluble solids to produce a drink with a strong aroma, sharp taste, and aftertaste.
Type 2: Cappuccino – originates from Italy, in particular Venice. Traditionally this type of coffee uses Espresso roast coffee beans but today in some places around the world it is brewed using Robusta beans or even Liberica instead; to meet local tastes/preferences. The roasted beans are finely ground and gently mixed with hot but not boiling fresh milk to produce a white-colored foamy “head” on the surface. The flavor of the coffee is strong but mellow with no bitterness, acidic aftertaste, or astringency.
Type 3: Cafe Au Lait – this type of drink dates back to France in 1688. It consists of brewed coffee mixed with hot milk at a ratio that is usually between 1:1 and 3:1 depending on individual preference – some prefer it stronger. This can be served either hot or cold and also with sugar added.
Type 4: Americano – this is an espresso-based drink that has water added to it until it has roughly half the strength of normal coffee – in terms of how long the espresso shot would have been. This means that it contains more caffeine than weaker types of coffee such as cafe Au Lait.
Type 5: Café Mocha – a drink that dates back to the early 20th century. This consists of brewed Arabian coffee mixed with cocoa powder & sugar and then topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce & sometimes even a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Type 6: Latte – this is an Italian-style milk drink that consists of espresso shots added to hot milk at around 60C degrees. Some people add foam on top in the same way as cappuccino though this is not always done. The flavor can be slightly acidic due to the addition of lemon juice in some recipes but in general, it tends to have a smooth taste usually varying from bitter-sweet depending on how long the espresso was extracted for, etc.
Type 7: Irish Coffee – the origins of this drink are uncertain but it is probably Irish. It consists of an ounce of whiskey, a teaspoon of brown sugar & freshly brewed coffee which is topped with whipped cream.
Type 8: French Press – Cafetiere – this type of coffee-making device was invented in 1929 by Italian designer Attilio Calimani. This method extracts more caffeine compared to drip brewing because water passes through the ground beans at near boiling point – about 90C degrees. The flavor can be slightly acidic due to some oils not being filtered out during preparation though generally, it tends to have a smooth taste usually varying from bitter-sweet depending on how long the espresso shots were extracted for, etc.
Type 9: Percolator – an electric version of the traditional stovetop percolator. This type of coffee maker was invented in 1819 by an American named Benjamin Thompson who was trying to develop a better way of boiling water using electricity.
Type 10: Turkish Coffee – the preferred beans are the Arabica variety which is roasted lightly so that they do not burn and change color. After roasting, they are finely ground and then put into the cezve along with cold water. The grounds are left to soak for around 5-7 minutes after which time they sink to the bottom indicating that it is ready to serve. The flavor can be slightly acidic due to some oils not being filtered out during preparation though generally, it tends to have a smooth taste usually varying from bitter-sweet depending on how long the espresso shots were extracted for, etc.
Type 11: Instant Coffee – this type of coffee is created by either freeze-drying or spray drying brewed coffee beans after which they are added with water and milk to form a drink. This method can be used to reduce wastage (unused instant coffee can last years if sealed properly) but it also reduces the amount of caffeine that is available in the end beverage as well as some other elements. The flavor can be slightly acidic due to some oils not being filtered out during preparation though generally, it tends to have a smooth taste usually varying from bitter-sweet depending on how long the espresso shots were extracted for, etc.
Type 12: Turkish Black – this is another method of making coffee by boiling the ground beans in water for a few minutes to make a black but thick liquid. This is then served with or without sugar and sometimes drunk through a traditional “Dahr” (coffee straw) which was invented by Sheikh Hamdi bin Muhammed el Kurdi as an aid for prayer.
Type 13:Vietnamese Coffee – this type of coffee is created using dark French roast beans that are first put into hot water and then filtered out to form a light brown drink. The flavor can be slightly acidic due to some oils not being filtered out during preparation though generally, it tends to have a smooth taste usually varying from bitter-sweet depending on how long the espresso shots were extracted for, etc.
Do you prefer to drink coffee at home or go out for coffee
The nice thing about coffee is that it doesn’t take any particular kind of space to enjoy. If you can make yourself a cup at home, then you can probably enjoy it outdoors too; but if you would rather have someone else do the work of making your coffee, then there are of course places where you can go out for coffee or other kinds of caffeinated beverages. There will be no problem with either option though usually try to find someplace you have not been before whenever possible. Each time you go out for coffee you can experience new places and new drinks. Having coffee at home with your favorite music playing in the background will be a wonderful option because you could sit down, relax and not be surrounded by people giving you weird looks for taking up space in the cafe with just one cup of coffee.
Some people decide to stay at home to have a cup of coffee. They prefer to drink coffee at home because they can enjoy it in a quiet place. But when they choose the cafe, they tend to choose unique cafes with a nice atmosphere. The taste of coffee is different in shops so If they want a good taste, they check the reviews before choosing the cafe where they will have the plan to go.
Some people would prefer to go out for coffee because it’s something that can be enjoyed in almost any environment, maybe with their friend or just enjoy it alone and there are probably better options for varieties in cafes than you might find at home. Or in some cases, you can bring a laptop and enjoy working while sipping your beverage. Going to the cafe will give you a chance to enjoy a different variety of drinks and meet new friends there. Also, you do not have to spend much time or money on that since it is just around my house. On some occasions, you can spend time with friends or family while enjoying your drink. It is a nice experience to chat about different things by having a cup of coffee or tea in hand.
How to make different types of coffee drinks
How do you like your coffee? Making good coffee is an art and there are many varieties of making it. There are thousands of different drinks made from coffee and each one has its special taste. Here we’ll go through the most common ways to make your favorite drink, so you can enjoy it at home too!
Americano: This is essentially espresso diluted with hot water, usually twice as much water as espresso since it comes in equal parts. Some add milk instead of water for a creamier drink. It has a distinct dark red color when served in a cup that looks stark against the white porcelain. If you want less caffeine from your drink then this is the way to go – 1/3rd caffeine compared to an espresso shot. The taste is bitter and strong. The drink goes by many names: caffè americano, black drip coffee, café au lait, and an Americano with milk is known as a long black.
Here is how to make it: Place 2-3 teaspoons of freshly ground organic Brazilian coffee in an espresso maker or French press and add hot water. Use the ratio of one cup of water to every 1/3 cup of espresso. For those who like extra foam on their drinks, you can use a little more coffee as well! Stir until combined and leave for a few moments so all the flavor from the beans comes out – remember to take this step since it’s important to make sure you get the best taste possible. Then serve!
The Latte is a more creamy drink with less caffeine than Americano. The perfect ratio for this coffee is either 1/3 espresso shot, 2/3 hot milk, or 3/4 cup of foamed milk, and then top up with warm frothed milk. You can also choose to add some spices or chocolate if desired.
People who like caffè latte enjoy the combination of flavors between the espresso bean and vanilla, caramel, chocolate, etc… Just be careful about how much sugar you add – one spoonful at a time so you don’t overwhelm your tastebuds.
Here’s how to make it: Brew about an ounce (30 ml) of espresso in an espresso machine or French press. Froth either whole milk or cream with steam to make the milk light and smooth. Combine the milk with the coffee which should still be hot. If you are using a glass, heat it with some warm water before placing the hot drink inside. A caffè latte has a layer of foamed milk on top, you can use a spoon to make this look prettier! If you would like, add some spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, etc… Or if you want something sweeter add chocolate flakes for example – chocolate goes well together with coffee.
The Latte macchiato is made from 1/3 espresso shot, 2/3 hot milk, and a spoonful of foamed milk. This is very similar to caffè latte but since the espresso shot isn’t diluted with the warm milk then it has more caffeine. The taste here is somewhat sour, sweet, and creamy.
Here’s how to make it: Brew about an ounce (30 ml) of espresso in an espresso machine or French press. Don’t use too much water, because you don’t want your drink diluted! Froth either whole milk or cream with steam to make the milk light and smooth which will give body to your drink. Pour the coffee into a glass first, then top up with some frothed fresh milk and add some cocoa powder on top for decoration.
The Cappuccino is not an easy coffee to get right since there are so many elements involved but when done right this is one of the best-tasting espressos out there! The perfect ratio for cappuccino is 2/3 milk and 1/3 espresso. The great thing about this coffee is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on an espresso machine, just get a milk frother or microwave and try making your own.
Here’s how to make it: Warm up the milk and pour it into the cup. Do this slowly so it does not spill and create a mess. Make sure the cup is full 3/4 with hot milk. Use either whole or skimmed milk – foam will be created using any type though! Steam the milk until big bubbles are covering its surface but not too many as this affects taste – the more foam = bitter taste. Brew about an ounce (30 ml) of espresso in an espresso machine or French press. Pour the hot espresso into the cup slowly. Again, do this slowly so it does not spill and create a mess. The coffee should be served immediately since if it sits for too long the taste will change. Serve with foam on top! You can use a spoon to make this look prettier.
If you would like, add some spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, etc… Or if you want something sweeter add chocolate flakes for example – chocolate goes well together with coffee.
How do you like your coffee? Here’s how to make it: Brew about an ounce (30 ml) of espresso in an espresso machine or French press. Froth either whole milk or cream with steam to make the milk light and smooth which will give body to your drink. Pour the coffee into a glass first, then top up with some frothed fresh milk and add some cocoa powder on top for decoration.
Health Benefits of Coffee
How do you like your coffee? After a long day at work, a hot cup of coffee in the evening is one of the best things to refresh your mind. But you may not realize but this delicious coffee drink is good for health too. Here are some benefits of drinking latte daily.
Caffeine in coffee wakes up our brain and improves cognitive function such as memory, focus, and concentration. It makes us feel positive and energized throughout the day. Caffeine can improve our athletic performance, reduce fatigue and improve endurance when we go through physical activity such as walking or jogging. The recommended amount of caffeine for adults lies between 200-300mg per day and 3 cups of latte contain about 100mg caffeine. So, this is the best way to start your day.
Often we feel low mood or anxious without any reason, which can affect our daily life. Caffeine in the latte boosts neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine that regulate our moods and makes us feel relaxed and happy. It also increases norepinephrine levels in the brain; a chemical responsible for energy arousal that makes us more energetic than before. This is one of the main reasons why people go for a latte when they are tired or depressed as it helps them uplift their spirit quickly.
Lattes contain a proportionately high amount of antioxidants due to their many ingredients such as coffee, milk, and cocoa. When free radicals are eliminated by antioxidants they cause damage to the body’s cells. This is one of the main reasons for aging symptoms like wrinkles or crow feet. By drinking coffee daily you can ward off heart harmful effects.
The ingredients in the latte also help to reduce weight as it contains a high amount of calcium which reduces fat accumulation and increases muscle mass leading to weight reduction. This is beneficial for all age groups especially among teenagers who are struggling with their weight issues.
Coffee drinkers have lower chances of certain types of cancers such as oral, colon, liver due to the presence of antioxidant chlorogenic acid found in high concentration in coffee beverages including lattes that helps fight cancer-causing free radicals and prevent it from spreading.
Prevents Diabetes Research shows that people who drink coffee regularly are at lower risk of developing diabetes than those who do not consume this beverage often. Caffeine helps to reduce blood sugar levels which further reduces the risks of diabetes and its complications such as nerve damage, eye problems, and heart diseases. Using local raw milk and organic sugar is the best way to make your latte healthy and tasty simultaneously. You can also add different flavors of your choice while making a latte to make it even more healthy and tasty.
How long coffee lasts and how to store it properly?
Coffee beans and ground coffee can last up to 6 months when stored properly – away from light, air, moisture, and heat. Ready-to-drink beverages typically don’t expire within one year of time but the flavor is usually lost over time; try to consume them before the expiration date printed on their container. Open cans or bottles should be consumed within two weeks while unopened ones could stay good for up to 12 months. Remember that storing your beverage in the pantry instead of the refrigerator will increase its shelf life
How do you like your coffee? The main determinant that indicates whether coffee has become bad or not is its taste; if it doesn’t smell and taste fresh, it means that its flavor has been lost. Even so, there are a few other ways to find out whether your coffee is still good or not:
Coffee starts losing its flavor when exposed to light and air for too long. If you want to maintain the taste of your coffee for as much time as possible, avoid keeping it in transparent containers because they let sunlight in which affects the quality of your beverage. You can also put your coffee into a dark-colored vacuum jar with a wide neck because it keeps the beans from exposure to oxygen. However, do remember that this way you will be restricting the flowing of carbon dioxide needed for proper oxidation which helps in removing caffeine from coffee beans. As a result, you will be gaining less of a caffeine buzz from your morning cup of joe.
Another way to test whether your coffee is still good enough is to dissolve 2 tbsp of ground coffee in a glass of water. If it sinks to the bottom, you have a good quality product but if it floats at the top it creates foam after some time, this means that its flavor has been lost and it’s time to throw it away. The same happens with pre-bought ready-to-drink beverages; when opening closed bottles they either sink completely or create bubbles on their surface, meaning that they are losing their taste and quality.
Although canned coffee drinks tend to last longer than any other form such as whole beans or ground coffee, their quality usually goes down after being opened so if you want to enjoy your drink in its best form, avoid this storage option and buy a smaller package.
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At the end of the day, people enjoy coffee for many different reasons. Whatever your preference is in terms of flavor or brewing time, it’s important to remember that there are no right answers when it comes to how you like your coffee. What matters most is finding a routine and method that works best for you so you can live life on your own terms while still enjoying an excellent cup of Joe from time to time!
How do you like your coffee? The way you like your coffee has a lot to do with how you process information. If it doesn’t sound too indulgent, try drinking your favorite hot beverage every day for the next week and track what happens when you drink it black versus when you add cream or sugar. You may find that adding flavorings makes the experience more pleasant in some cases but not in others. The best coffee is the one you like. It doesn’t matter if it comes from a drip machine, espresso maker, or French press, as long as you enjoy its flavor and can take your time to savor each sip. If you want caffeinated goodness every day of the week, that’s easy to get with Keurig single-cup pods for all varieties of coffees and teas.