I used to hate coffee. I honestly don’t know how I made it through college without it. Then I moved to Seattle, and now I have coffee making machines all over my kitchen and I’ve never bean happier! If you’re like a large majority of the population and can’t get through your day without your morning cup of Joe, read on for some possible new ways to get your caffeine intake!
#1: Classic Coffee Brewer/Keurig
Unless you buy your coffee every day, I’m sure you’ve already got one of these in your house. But still, sometimes there’s really nothing quite like a perfectly brewed cup of morning coffee to get your day started! I also highly recommend investing in a mug warmer, because if you’re like me and don’t get around to finishing your coffee until it’s cold (thanks very much, morning meetings!), you won’t have to worry about that anymore!
#2: Homemade Cold Brew
I’ve been making my own cold brew for over a year now and I very rarely drink anything else. Mostly because it’s not as acidic as regular coffee (getting old is so fun) and then I don’t have to worry about my coffee getting cold - it already is! All you need is a mason jar, some disposable tea bags, and water. I use about 9 tablespoons of ground coffee in a quart Mason jar, then I just fill it with water and let it sit overnight. I also make my own coffee ice cubes, which is perfect if you like your coffee strong!
#3: Pour Over Set Up
I like a good pour over sometimes because it’s a bit stronger and I like to add cinnamon and cacao nibs. All you need is a dripper, filter holder, and a way to make hot water. You can experiment with the size of the grind, the temperature, and the speed of the pour to create your perfect cup of coffee. Sometimes I will make pour over coffee and then use it to make my ice cubes for my coffee the next day!
#4: French Press
I love my French Press for coffee or tea. The nice thing about a French Press is that it is deliciously portable. Going on vacation? Throw your French Press in the suitcase! It also creates a thicker, stronger texture, and like the pour over method, you can experiment with the grind and temperature to get it just the way you like it.
However you choose to make your morning coffee, I just want you to know that I have a latte of faith in you!