There’s no denying that coffee is something many people enjoy drinking first thing in the morning. Coffee helps us to wake up properly and prepare our minds and bodies for the day’s proceedings.
The thing is, some folks aren’t that well versed at choosing the best coffee for their tastes or lifestyles. Never fear because today is the day where you learn which type of coffee will suit you the most as part of your breakfast ritual, and how you should prepare it! Here is what you need to know:
Which brewing method is right for you?
As you may know, there’s a plethora of choices out there when it comes to how you brew your cup of Joe in the morning. There’s instant coffee, where you simply pour boiling water onto some coffee granules in your cup. Cafetieres or plungers, which enable you to brew ground coffee and filter it without the need for electricity. This is a method that many Boy Scout Leaders use while camping. There are many types of coffee machines in different varieties, but they all do the same job: they brew and filter your coffee for you, and keep it warm in a pot.
Instant coffee is ideal for people with little time to enjoy their breakfast in the morning, but the downside is that you lose some of the flavor or taste. If you’ve got the time, it’s worth brewing ground coffee as you can enjoy more flavorful coffee that way.
Which type of coffee is right for you?
When you’ve decided which brewing method works best for you, the next step is to select the type of coffee you want to drink first thing in the morning. As you may have noticed when grocery shopping or even buying a cup of the stuff from Starbucks, there’s a vast range of coffee flavors.
Some have a chocolatey taste to them like Colombian blends, whereas others may have a stronger taste and are a bit like drinking rocket fuel – espresso coffee comes to mind here! Of course, there are also the more exotic types such as Civet coffee.
The type of coffee you drink is an individual choice, especially as we all have different tastes when it comes to drinks and foods. It’s worth sampling several different ones from time to time so that you can decide which one is your favorite.
Milk and sugar: yes or no?
Lastly, you need to think about whether you prefer to have milk, sugar or a combination of the two in your coffee. When it comes to milk, you can opt for animal-derived such as cow’s milk, or plant-based milk like soy or oat milk. The type of milk you use will ultimately affect the taste of your coffee; a small amount will make your coffee taste strong, whereas a lot of milk will dilute the taste somewhat.
Thinking about sugar, some people prefer not to have any with their coffee. There are health advantages to limiting your sugar intake, especially if you are diabetic. You could, of course, use sweeteners if you’d rather not use sugar. Again, sugar (or sweeteners) will affect the taste of your coffee.
It’s worth experimenting so that you can decide what particular combination works best for your tastes.