We all love to use half-and-half in our morning coffee, but do you know all the other ways to use this versatile ingredient? There’s probably more than you think!
Feel like your morning coffee is getting a little dull and boring? Ready to break out of your normal routine? We know just what you need!
Craving something sweet in your coffee, but tired of the same old sugar, day in and day out? We all need to shake up our morning routine every now and again, so your first coffee of the day is a great place to start.
We love classic combos—peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, bread and butter—the list goes on and on!
When you're cruising through the mall or racing to your airport gate, a sudden whiff of cinnamon smells like temptation. While nobody would ever mistake a sugary Cinnabon roll for health food, you might have heard that the spice in that decadent pastry is good for you — so good that some health experts recommend swapping cinnamon for sugar in your coffee, including the folks at the Cleveland Clinic.
At Christopher Bean Coffee, we are all about sharing our passion for artisan roasting with coffee-lovers around the globe—in as many ways as possible—like on our exclusive Team Bean clothing line!
Maybe you had to run out the door before finishing your freshly brewed pot or you simply made too much, but whatever the case, you have leftover coffee in your kitchen. It might not be tasty enough to sip on its own, but don't be too quick to pour it down the drain. Here are seven simple ways to make use of the remaining pot.
A Beginner’s Guide to Making French Press Coffee
You need a decent cup of coffee to perk you up on days it seems impossible to get out of bed. It would be hard to go wrong with the back-to-basics vibe and raw flavor you get from a French press coffee, so you may want to give it a shot.
What you’re about to read is about coffee fished from the last place you’d thought to look --weasel poop. Also known as Kopi Luwak or Ca Phe Chon.
Before you turn up your nose and decide that it’s not for you, know that when you happen to visit Da Lat Vietnam, there is a popular destination which serves weasel coffee while enjoying the scenic view of the city. Keep reading to learn more on how this famous coffee garden produce their own civet coffee bean.
What you may not know, is even that small amount of residue builds up over time and taints the flavor of each new product you grind. Well, here’s a quick fix to clean and shine your grinder by removing all that icky buildup!
First, many mistakenly pronounce or spell espresso incorrectly. The term “eXpresso” is totally wrong. Placing or saying the “x” sound in the word may be common where you are from, but it can be a bit of embarrassment if said around those in the know! Espresso hails from Italy and has spread throughout the coffee-drinking world with at least 26 different variations (not counting those with alcohol)!
Have you ever heard a non-coffee drinker say they would drink coffee but for the “bitter” taste? In certain professional circles, coffee also takes a lot of heat for stomach maladies by being branded as an “acidic” drink. Facts are it rates a five on the pH scale, bringing it below common drinks such as soda, beer and even orange juice! When we study the chemistry of coffee, we quickly see a complex array of compounds that shed light on what is really meant by words commonly attached to this mistakenly maligned beverage.
Today, it seems most of the world runs on coffee, and most likely, it’s the first beverage the majority of Americans drink each day! With this nectar from the coffee fruit being so highly consumed, it’s only natural to ask: How much coffee should we be consuming each day?
For example-- the amount of caffeine
One of the main factors people think about when drinking coffee is caffeine. The acceptable amount for adults is around 400 milligrams/day, which is about 4 cups of black coffee (pregnant women should not exceed half that amount). The overdose amount for caffeine is around 75 cups of coffee, so it seems most avid coffee drinkers are safe! In addition to this, each person’s body processes caffeine differently; therefore, the effects of caffeine will vary accordingly.
Continuous use of these K Cups present an impending crisis and subjecting our planet to it is just plain WRONG! Combined with other non recycled plastics, we are emptying tons of cups into the trash with no end in sight. You have seen news about the current havoc our environment is experiencing from non-recyclable, non-biodegradable k cups and we know you do NOT want to be part of this ever-growing, world-wide problem.
As the fresh, crisp air of Autumn is about to blow in, we need something equally fresh to help close out the present heat of Summer. Thankfully, the Aeropress-over-ice provides a speedy, yet tasty way to help quench the heat! The Aeropress method is much quicker than cold brewed coffee, or even Japanese-style iced coffee. Also, it simply relies on the science of steeped brewing and air-pressure extraction, so no need for a fancy kettle pour, just hot water and a little muscle power will do! Since the technique of iced-brewing helps to preserve coffee’s acidity, it always makes for a consistently bright cup. Read More...
Just like any other work of art, roasting coffee takes time & careful attention to detail. Therefore, creating an excellent cup of joe starts way before the brewing method; it begins with roasting. In order to conserve the freshness & quality of well-roasted coffee beans, until they become the sweet nectar that is coffee, there are several helpful guidelines to go by.
Anyone with a healthy coffee making habit will find himself or herself with a lot of used coffee grounds by the end of each week. Though the grounds have done their job in giving us our delicious java, some of us still find them too precious to just throw away. So one begins to think Are there are other ways to use them? Well in fact, there are and I’m pretty sure you, your kitchen, and your garden will love them.
Hey Gang, Christopher here. Most people chalk up bad, bitter coffee to poor preparation. They might think they used too fine a grind. Or that they used too much. Or maybe they brewed too long. While coffee prep plays some role in how your coffee will taste like, bad coffee begins even before you start brewing. Heck, sometimes even before you start grinding it. And because nobody in this life deserves bad coffee, here are the top five reasons why your cup isn’t as fantastic as it should be, and how to fix it.
Hey Gang, Christopher here, If you like iced coffee from popular coffee chains but hate the ridiculous prices (especially if you have them every day), then chances are you have attempted to make your own iced coffee at home. And if all you did was dump ice cubes on coffee that you prepared hot, then you were probably very disappointed with how it turned out --watery, bland, flavorless. You start thinking, maybe the guys over at the coffee shop really know what they’re doing (they do) and I should just let them do their job and pay the price. Well you can but you don’t always have to. Especially when you know what they know about making iced coffee.
So what’s the big secret?
Preparing coffee in the morning is sacred ritual for all coffee lovers. We relish every step that brings us to that perfect cup that will jumpstart our day. However, the ritual sometimes just takes a bit too long for our liking --traditional drip coffee makers take forever to make a single cup while the pour over method sometimes feels like it takes a thousand steps and a half a lifetime for a cup (yes, time in the morning drags before you’ve had your coffee).
More and more people are learning how to brew their own coffee at home and frankly, it is becoming easier as more coffee brewing apparatuses arrive in the market. If you are one of them and you are considering your options, then you are in the right place. Today, we are going to talk about one of the most popular coffee-brewing methods: the pourover.
Exotic mornings with the Bali Blue Moon
What is it about island cofees that make them so outstanding? Maybe it’s their unusual combination of flavors, their satisfying texture, or perhaps their intoxicating aroma… whatever it is, Christopher Bean’s latest offering does not fall short of either one of those qualities.
Great mornings with coffee from the Santa Barbara Estate
Cocoa, caramel, and black cherries, all in one steaming cup of Joe. Start your mornings with the exquisite yet well-balanced flavors of the Colombian Santa Barbara. Available decaffeinated, you can now enjoy the same great flavors with a smoother edge.
Real good coffee is good on its own. And that is what Christopher Bean Coffee’s latest offering from the African region is --the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.
Coffee as a Health Drink?
A lot of people think of coffee as a booster – nothing more than a cup of energy and alertness to rev up their mornings (or afternoons). However, there is more to Java than caffeine. Coffee is a wonderfully complex drink that can bring you a lot of health benefits… IF you prepare it right – that means if you don’t bomb it with sugar and cream (Starbucks, I am looking at you).