A perfect coffee recipe seems to be quite a tricky proposition! America is a coffee crazy nation and people here just love their cup of "Joe". So to make your coffee experiences more stimulating you need to experiment with various coffee recipes! Coffee is the world's most popular drink. Coffee contains caffeine-the invigorating natural ingredient that rejuvenates our senses. To try out a coffee recipe you first need to know your coffee basics. So lets get started in making some great coffee for you and your family! A substantially good coffee recipe depends to a great extent on the type of coffee beans that you select.
You have the option to choose from a humongous variety of coffee beans that are available in the market. You can purchase ground coffee beans directly from grocery stores/supermarkets sold as 'coffee grounds'. But coffee gurus suggest that you buy the freshly roasted coffee beans and store them. The best coffee beans are obtained from the Arabica coffee plant.
So for a gourmet coffee recipe make sure that you are using the premium Arabica coffee beans only. Another variety of coffee beans is obtained from the Robusta coffee plant. The Robusta coffee beans have a higher caffeine content and are more acrid and acidic in taste.
However, Arabica coffee beans are superior in quality to the Robusta coffee beans. However you can use the better varieties of Robusta coffee beans for an Espresso coffee recipe! Robusta coffee beans are much less expensive than the Arabica varieties which will reduce the costs involved. For a great tasting coffee recipe you've got to get the coffee beans optimally roasted at the perfect temperature.
Roasting of the coffee beans brings out the true and rich flavors of coffee. Depending on the coffee recipe you are following you can get the beans either light or dark roasted. Light roasting retains the original natural taste while darkly roasted coffee beans impart the taste of the roasting itself.
Next is the proper storage of the roasted coffee beans. They should be kept in the dark in air tight/vacuum sealed containers. This will keep the coffee beans fresh and crisp for a long time. Remember the rule of thumb of any good coffee recipe is "grind the coffee beans just before brewing!" This is so the strong and fresh taste of coffee is maintained. So you've got to keep a coffee-grinding machine handy. Whenever you have a craving for coffee just grind some fresh beans in the coffee grinder and then transfer it to a coffee maker.
Now to tickle your taste buds with some luxurious coffee flavors you can try out a coffee recipe that is quick and easy to make and is truly delicious! There are thousands of different types of exciting and delectable coffee recipes. You will be amazed at the variety of recipes in which coffee acts as the predominant flavor! You have a coffee recipe in the form of alcoholic drinks, coffee pies, coffee cakes, coffee puddings, coffee deserts, coffee ice creams, coffee beverages, coffee cookies and even coffee steak! Now that is really mind-blowing! So many varied recipes using a single key ingredient- COFFEE! So now you can try out the different variations of Espressos, Mochas, Cappuccinos, Irish coffee, coffee Granitas, coffee Tiramisu, coffee Java, cold/iced coffee and so on. A coffee recipe book or recipes on the various coffee websites will guide you through all such exciting and scrumptious coffee recipes. You can easily try them at home without having to spend dearly on bills at those designer coffee shops! .
By: Randy Wilson