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Find out how to make delicious coffee!

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It might seem that brewing coffee is something extremely simple. The easiest thing to do is to reach for a ready blend and pour boiling water over it. However, if you want to treat your palate to something with a unique flavour and aroma, it is advisable to reach for high quality beans, grind them and brew them in an espresso machine, chemex, café or other equipment. 

The best coffee at home - how do you make it? 

If you are looking for an aromatic coffee with outstanding flavour, go to a roaster and buy good quality beans. Freshly roasted and ground directly before brewing, they will provide an extraordinary sensory experience. Arabica is the most common choice, but if one likes a hint of bitterness, a blend with the addition of robusta is worth choosing. On the packaging of a good quality coffee, you will always find information about the origin, intensity, type of roast, flavour notes. You can also read about the processing, among other things. 

For brewing excellent coffee Café, chemex, frenchpress are all well suited. You can also choose from pressure, flask and pour-over coffee makers. Of the alternative brewing methods, drip and aeropress are recommended. Even the quality of the water is important when preparing coffee. It has a major impact on the taste and aroma. The best solution is to use fresh, filtered, clean water. Modern coffee machines even have a milk frothing function. This is extremely important for cappuccino and latte macchiato lovers. The creamy soft foam adds sweetness. 

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Coffee machines often already have built-in blades for grinding. If someone prepares coffee In other ways, it will need a grinder. A filament model will work great. It can be manual or electric. The coarseness of the grind affects the taste. It should be matched to the machine in which the beverage is to be prepared. If one is brewing coffee in a pour-over machine, drip or chemex, it is best to grind the beans coarsely. They are to resemble sand or sugar. On the other hand, for brewing coffee in a coffee press, the gradation should be higher. The consistency of coarse sand will be ideal. 

Fancy something more than an espresso? Discover easy and quick coffee recipes! 

Iced coffee

For a quick refreshing feeling, iced coffee can be prepared. It is not only perfect on hot days. Many people treat it as a dessert. It can fully replace ice cream or contain it. To prepare an iced coffee, you will need: 50 ml of chilled espresso, 100 ml of milk, a few ice cubes, whipped cream. If you fancy a coffee dessert, you can boldly add ice cream, chocolate chips to the drink. Coffee preparation is very easy. Simply blend the milk with the coffee, then pour everything into a glass, add ice cream, whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. 

Espresso with mint

An interesting coffee idea is espresso with mint and sparkling water. You will need the following ingredients for this: a cup of espresso, 2 tablespoons of syrup, a few fresh mint leaves, half a cup of sparkling water. The first step is, of course, to brew the coffee. Then place the ice cubes in the glass. The next step is to add the syrup, mint and coffee to the shaker. Just shake everything thoroughly and you can pour it into the glass with ice. Finally, it remains to add the sparkling water.

Vanilla latte

Extremely delicious is vanilla lattes. To prepare it you will need: a cup of espresso, 3/4 of a jug of milk, vanilla syrup. Add the syrup to the cup, then pour in the freshly brewed espresso. In a separate vessel, froth the pre-heated milk. If one does not drink it, a plant-based alternative such as almond or oat drink will work great. The next step is to gently pour in frothed milk into a cup and stir the whole. The drink thus created is now ready to be tasted. 

Dalgona coffee

Dalgona coffee is a popular coffee drink that originated in Korea. It has recently gained a lot of popularity around the world, especially thanks to social media. Why is Dalgona coffee worth trying? It's simple - it's a drink that surprises not only with its intense taste, but also with its creamy texture.

To prepare Dalgona coffee, you only need a few simple ingredients such as instant coffee, sugar, hot water and milk. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until a thick, creamy paste is formed. Then fill the glass with milk and add a few ice cubes to make a cold drink. Spoon the coffee mixture on top of the milk, in equal amounts.

Homemade cappuccino with cocoa

Homemade cappuccino with cocoa is a delicious and simple coffee drink that you can prepare in the comfort of your home. This suggestion will be ideal for coffee and cocoa lovers who are looking for original ways to enhance their menu.

To make a homemade cappuccino with cocoa, you only need a few ingredients such as milk, espresso coffee, cocoa and sugar. First, prepare the espresso coffee. Then heat the milk and mix it with the cocoa and sugar until a homogeneous paste is formed.

Pour the prepared coffee into the glass and gently spoon the milk and cocoa mixture on top. This will create a beautiful, creamy froth to decorate your cappuccino.

Coffee with white chocolate

Many people do not even realise how tasty coffee with white chocolate can be. It is worth finding out for yourself. It will be a combination of a drink and a dessert. To prepare it, you will need the following ingredients: a bar of white chocolate, half a glass of milk, 5 teaspoons of instant coffee, whipped cream. The first step is to pour the milk into a pot, add the coffee and heat everything until it dissolves. Then you pour in the crumbled chocolate and continue heating until it melts. Then you can pour everything into glasses and garnish with whipped cream on top. 

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