How to Make
Your Favorite Coffee Drinks
It's the second month of quarantine and social media has responded with viral posts ranging from push up challenges to "Don't Rush" videos on Tik Tok and Instagram. One can hardly scroll down their social media timeline without viewing another millennial succumbing to the previously Gen Z Tik Tok craze. However, on a more
savory spectrum, photos of freshly baked sourdough bread and two-toned coffees
have brought a mouth-watering distraction from the dismal news pouring in from
Hankering to try some
popular quarantine treats? Here's how to make perfect types of coffee drinks
while you're social distancing.
As the weather begins
to warm and the trees begin to flower, you may start craving your favorite
summer brew. But without the local coffee shop fueling your caffeine addiction,
how will you be able to get your iced coffee drinks fix? Luckily, a DIY brew requires
only a few ingredients—high-quality types of coffee beans, sugar, vanilla extract and milk.
Make a simple syrup by
combining the sugar and water over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved,
mix in the vanilla extract and set aside. Brew the coffee the night before and
whip up a large batch of simple syrup ahead of time so you can have one of your
favorite cold coffee drinks whenever the craving hits.
In early March, Tik
Tok user Hannah Cho posted a 15-second clip of her making a gorgeous coffee
concoction. The clip went viral and has been viewed over twelve million times
and whipped coffee soon became a social media staple. While making this whipped
dalgona coffee might take a little longer than your standard brew, it's a tasty
and caffeinated way to spruce up another day of social distancing.
All you'll need for
this two-toned concoction is some instant coffee, sugar and hot water. Whip
together for a long time and watch as the mixture transforms from foamy to
frothy. Spoon the fluffy caramel-colored blend over a cup of iced milk.
Then, take some photos
for the 'gram before diving in to enjoy your creation.
While the weather
might be warming up outside, there is never a bad time to enjoy your favorite
warm and frothy latte. Even without a latte or milk foaming machine at home,
you can still whip up the perfect foamy concoction. This will work best if you
already have an espresso machine. However, if you don't, you can make some
strong coffee with a french press or Keurig.
To create the foam,
pour some milk into a sealed jar and shake until thick. Then, pop it in the
microwave for a few minutes to create layers of gorgeously frothy
A Great Cup of Joe
While you might love trying various popular coffee varieties, there's something to be said about the classic cup of Joe. There are many techniques on how to make good coffee, but all of them begin and end with the
coffee beans. High-quality beans paired with an exceptional roast will create a
cup of joe you'll dream about for the rest of time.
At the end of the day,
it doesn't matter what you use to make your coffee—it all comes down to
preference. Some coffee connoisseurs swear by their French press, while others
prefer their grinders or just a simple coffee pot. However, the following steps
will ensure your coffee is brewed to perfection, no matter the method.
Use cold and filtered water.
Measure your coffee. Use two tablespoons of
ground coffee for every six ounces of water.
When heating your water, aim between 195 and
205 degrees. Boiled water will heat up to 212 degrees, which will be too hot
for your coffee.
Use a clean filter.
To get the most flavor out of the coffee,
stagger when you pour the water. Stop when the grounds begin to get puffy, let
the water trickle down for 30 seconds, then pour some more.
Drink your freshly brewed coffee as soon as it's
done. Don't let it sit around all day.
While coffee may be
essential to life, it's a tricky concoction to get exactly right. Luckily, you
probably have lots of time on your hands in order to perfect your favorite
recipe. Whether you prefer your coffee in the form of a simple cuppa or a
two-toned masterpiece, make sure you have enough grounds to keep you
caffeinated and positive as you stay home and stay safe.
No matter which style
of coffee you choose, shop 11th Street Coffee for unbeatable prices on your favorite