How to Brew a Delicious Cup of Coffee at Home

A cup of coffee can brighten up the crankiest of people! It’s a beverage that’s known to be the life supporting system of most of the population in urban cities. But the steady rise in coffee prices of baristas and coffee shops are a heavy burden to our pockets. According to a report by National Coffee Survey by Zagat, the price of one cup of coffee in America had shot up to a whopping $3.28 in the year 2015! A much better alternative to the expensive cafeterias would be to prepare this beloved beverage at home.

Contrary to the popular belief, home brewed coffee is in no way inferior to the steaming cups of coffee available in cafes. You just need to right equipment.

Read on to know about the best coffee tools out there that can help you brew the best coffee, a perfect start for the day!

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Pour over dipper

A kind of a Japanese coffee maker, the Kalita Wave Glass Dipper is pretty easy to use. Go for models such as the Hario V60 or a Chemex that sports a flat bottom and relatively smaller holes for better filtering. The Kalita Wave filters can complement these pour over dippers wonderfully.

Automated machine

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 10 cup is a product launched by the Netherland-based Coffeemaker Company, and though it is not the most aesthetically appealing product, the Moccamaster can make about 10 steaming cups of coffee in a matter of minutes! If you’re not sure which one to get then reading a few coffee maker reviews will definitely give you good perspective on what you really need.

And the thermal carafe can preserve the brew for about 6 hours- a lifesaver for home makers who’re constantly trapped in the kitchen every time guests come over.

Espresso Machine

You can now get professional quality espresso at home with the new La Marzocco Linea Mini, a machine inspired by the classic coffee makers found in the La Marzocco cafes that are famous worldwide. It comes with commercial grade bells and whistles, pre-infusion brew paddle, steam boiler, temperature regulator and LED lights.

K-Pod Machine

The Bunn Single Cup Coffee Brewer combines the best of professional quality and home use comfort. The Keurig K cup pods can grind both coffee beans and tea leaves. You can also manually control the machine deciding the flavour and consistency of each cup of coffee that you prepare.

French Press

The stylish sleek design and shiny stainless steel exterior of the Frieling French Press is pretty tough and durable. And the thermal dish wash friendly design makes it all the more desirable.

Syphon

Coffee making is an art, a sacred ritual of sorts and what better way to prepare a cup of perfectly brewed coffee than with the Hario Technica 5 cup Coffee Syphon?! This coffee maker combines the age old Japanese tradition of brewing with the modern day technology of fire resistant durable glass framework for a more enhanced experience.

Cold Brew Maker

For cold coffee lovers the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Maker is perfect with its user friendly design, easy controls and perforated dipper that effectively prevent any saturation. Also the automatic stop feature reduces the risk of overflowing and spilling.

Backup Brewer

AeroPress coffee maker is among the most efficient brewer backups, i.e. when your conventional coffee machine has some technical issues, AeroPress can save the day! The compact, potable design and compatibility plus the affordable price only add on to its charm.

Grinder

Baratza Virtuoso Burr Coffee Grinder is known for its commercial quality and heavy duty framework. It can grind any kind of coffee beans without compromising on either the flavour or texture of coffee.

Scaler

Scalers such as Bonavita Electronic Scale can measure up to 0.1 grams and hence is very reliable for measuring out the grinded coffee. It even comes with a timer further adding on to the efficiency of the product.

Water Filter

The Soma Sustainable Pitcher ensures that the water poured in the coffee maker is free from impurities of any kind. Its commercial quality filters, huge capacity and unbreakable plastic framework makes it a rage among customers.

Kettle

The Bonavita Variable Temperature kettle runs on electricity and can keep the water warm for about an hour! Also the smart design consists of a long spout that would help you control the quantity of liquid you can pour at a time.

Tamper

The Clive Coffee Tamper comes in four different wooden types and three basic sizes including 53mm, 58mm, and 58.3mm. The wooden framework is easy to carry from one place to another, while the variety in sizes increases its versatility.

How to remove sticky labels and odor from pasta and pesto sauce jars.

Have you ever wondered how to remove the sticky labels and odor from glass pasta jars? I have. First I soak up the jars and the lids in hot water. The label comes right off but the sticky annoying residue remains. I tried scrubbing it off with a dish sponge, my thumb, and its quite a labour only to have it spread around even more. I’ve searched online and read a few tips about it. I’ve read using acetone, WD 40, and lighter fluid will do the job. Well, I don’t want to put my jars on fire. I want to clean them and reuse them to store my sugar, oats, rice, and spices…etc.

I used the peanut butter method. If I had known about this earlier on I wouldn’t have had to put so much sweat into it. I’ve masked parts of the jars that had the sticky stuff with peanut butter. Left it on for a few hours. I got some paper towel to wipe off the peanut butter and the sticky stuff vanished along with it! As for the pasta and pesto odor in the jar and the lid, I soaked them in water with baking soda and the odor vanished as well!
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