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Tricks for Good Coffee

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Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Tricks for Good Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks. But there are some conditions when preparing it if you want to enjoy its taste and effect to the maximum.

1. Type - if you have a coffee grinder at home, buy coffee beans and grind them yourself. The best coffee is obtained from freshly ground beans.

2. Storage - must store the coffee in a tightly closed container away from direct sunlight. Do not keep the coffee in the refrigerator because it absorbs the smell of the food inside.

3. Amount - if it is grinded in the right way (neither fine nor too coarse), the standard dose of coffee is 2 tablespoons.

4. Preparation - the coffee should be evenly distributed in the filter cup, and the drink should flow for 23-28 seconds.

5. Water - for good coffee you need filtered water

6. Milk - experts recommend drinking your coffee without milk. But if milk is a mandatory supplement for you, then whole milk is recommended.

7. Cleaning - clean the vessel in which you store the coffee every 2 weeks. Once a month, clean the coffee machine with a solution of water and vinegar.

8. Drink it - the most effective coffee is drunk 4 minutes after it is ready. This time is enough for the coffee grounds to settle.

If you like ice coffee, there are also a few tricks that will improve the drink.

9. Quality beans - like hot coffee, the flavor of iced coffee depends on the quality of the beans.

10. The amount of coffee - the standard amount of coffee is 160 grams

11. Ice - 2 to 3 ice cubes are quite enough for one cup of iced coffee. If you overdo it with ice, you will spoil the taste of the coffee.

Unlike hot coffee, various products can be added to iced coffee.

For the English iced coffee, ice cream and cream are added. In the east, they add crushed cloves and a pinch of cinnamon. In the Italian ice coffee, they add ice cream, cream and powdered sugar. The Swiss prefer it with milk, powdered sugar and sweetened cream.

Recently, a team of Spanish and Portuguese scientists created an alcoholic drink from coffee grounds. The drink had a "bitter and astringent" taste and was the first to use coffee as an alcohol base.