Great ideas begin with coffee. Well, most of them do at least. And for all of you manual brewers out there, your daily barista life is about to get much better. Because if you start your day on the right side of tasty, you’ll probably end your day on a good note too.
And hey, coffee can help you live a longer and healthier life. It contains antioxidants that help the body fight chemicals. So, coffee drinkers are at a lower risk for diseases such as Heart Disease and Type II Diabetes. And on that note, here are some tips and tricks to make sure your caffeinated beverage is everything you wanted and more.
1. Spice up your cup.
Add cinnamon sticks for an extra kick to your coffee.
2. Steam milk like the professionals.
When you’re steaming milk it’s not about the look or smell, it’s more about the sound. Listen for a low soft hiss and rumble and then watch the milk rise.
3. Prevent staining your teeth.
Rinse with a glass of water after every cup or drink through a straw to prevent tannin contact for your upper and lower front teeth.
4. Turn coffee into dessert.
Freeze coffee in Popsicle molds for a refreshing pick-me-up.
5. Shopnnhandmade has an energy-boosting, metabolism, and immune system tip.
“How to //  brew a cup of your favorite coffee  pour a small amount of coffee into a mason jar (or blender)  add a spoonful of virgin coconut oil  close the jar and shake vigorously (or blend)  combine mixture and the remainder of your brew in your favorite mug  enjoy!”
6. Tools can actually come in handy with coffee.
Because drills are the newest form of coffee grinding.
7. Keep your drinks cold this summer.
Make ice cubes with cooled coffee to keep your iced drink strong and delicious to the last drop.
8. The perfect espresso shot secret.
Tamp it with 30lbs of pressure.
9. And have a lovely caffeinated day!
Because life is better buzzed.