My mom's been a long-time lover of coffee. I can still remember her sending me up to the counter for her usual when I was a kid. “Double-tall nonfat extra hot latte with extra foam, no whip.” We lived in the coffee-loving city of Seattle before coffee was uber chic, and I like to think I inherited some of my mom's refined cafe preferences. But the fact remains that at 20-something years old, I still hadn't figured out how to make black coffee that didn't taste like mud to me. So I snooped around her kitchen when we were up to visit last weekend to see how she does it. “What's this coffee brand on your counter, mom? Gevalia?”
As usual, an excellent and well-argued article. I spent 20 years making coffee I didn’t like and putting milk in it to turn it into coffee I did like (I kicked the sugar habit over 25 years ago, realising it was seriously bad for my health). It’s only in the last few years, and through writing the Coffee Spot , that I’ve discovered that I can make coffee I like without having to put anything in it.
Coffee has a bad reputation as an unhealthy drink, but it has lots of interesting attributes which help improve your health by: -acting as a painkiller after workouts, or to ease hangovers -increasing your fiber intake -protecting your liver against unhealthy alcohol intake -lowering your risk of type-2 diabetes, Alzheimers, suicide and depression -strengthening your DNA, and -reducing your risk of cancer.
I don’t have a problem with people adding things to their coffee (my wife enjoys her coffee with cream and minimal disapproving head shakes from me) but I do think black coffee has its merits. It is my opinion that the vast majority of coffee additives are remnants from the first wave coffee notion that coffee is vile, caffeine is good and adding things to coffee makes it tolerable.
The water is normally kept at room temperature, but chilled water is also used. The grounds are filtered out of the water after they have been steeped using a paper coffee filter, a fine metal sieve, a French press, or felt, in the case of the "Toddy" brewing system. The result is a coffee concentrate that is diluted with water or milk, and is served hot, over ice, or blended with ice and other ingredients such as chocolate.
A coffee percolator is a type of pot used to brew coffee by continually cycling the boiling or nearly-boiling brew through the grounds using gravity until the required strength is reached. There are stove-top percolators and standalone units which contain a built-in heating element. Percolators were popular until the 1970s, when they were widely replaced by drip coffee makers. By the mid-1970s, many companies ceased production of percolators.
Drinking coffee without adding sugar can reduce the chances of heart disease and inflammation, thereby lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease  . Studies have shown that coffee consumption lowers the risk of stroke by 20 per cent  ,  ,  . However, coffee may cause a slight increase in blood pressure, which doesn't cause a problem though.
Drinking coffee with sugar increases your diabetes risk, especially type 2 diabetes. Some studies have found that people who drink black coffee without sugar have a 23 to 50 per cent lower risk of getting this disease  ,  ,  . Diabetic people should also avoid sugar-laden coffee as they cannot secrete enough insulin, and drinking coffee with sugar causes the sugar to accumulate in the blood.
Mazagran (sometimes misspelled as Mazagrin) is a cold coffee drink that originated in Algeria. It is typically served in a tall glass, and is made with coffee and ice. Sometimes sugar, rum, lemon or water is added. Sometimes a fast version is achieved by pouring a previously sweetened espresso in a cup with ice cubes and a slice of lemon.
Besides the ability to protect our body from free radical that is the main factor of aging and many harmful diseases, antioxidant can also help you succeed your weight loss program. Antioxidant contained in the coffee is just like the antioxidant contained in the vegetables and fruit such as mentioned in Health Benefits of Starfruit and Health Benefits of Mangosteen Peel which are able to help the metabolism and the calorie burning.
Disclaimer: This post is just for coffee freak and addict who is ready to spend some of their valuable time just to make a cup of coffee. I am not a coffeeholic, but sometimes i crave for coffee a lot. When i do so i need a cup of perfect coffee. After i came across … Continue reading How to Make the Perfect Cup of Instant Coffee / Best Instant Coffee Recipe
10 years ago I stopped using sugar, I found it took a long time to get used to the taste of my coffee without sugar and I was expecting it to be the same trying to switch to black coffee. I know it’s only my first cup of black coffee but I actually like it more than I do with milk. So much so that I was motivated to leave this post. More simple, much better.