|Rumors and Tips about Coffee|
If you look up the word rumor in the dictionary you will find a definition like:
"Unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth; hearsay."
While many rumors are fact some aren't. The rumors listed on this page are most likely fact, however because of their "uncertain origin", I call them rumors.
|Rumor has it
...that the coffee beans actually start off as little red cherries.
.. that green beans (un-roasted beans) can stay fresh for years.
...more than 75% of Americans use the filter (drip style coffee makers) method to make coffee
... that cappuccino is one third espresso, one third frothed milk, and one third foam
... if express is a little to bitter for your taste, that other coffee beans of a lighter roast, can make a delightful drink
...if you use flavored coffee, you need to clean you machine more often than usual.
...that in the mid 17th century there were more than 2,000 coffee houses in England
...that in 1674 in England, the "Women's Petition Against Coffee" which clammed that coffee made men "unfruitful" and threatened the English race. Found support from King Charles II, he issued a proclamation that coffee houses were "seminaries for sedition" and closed down all the coffee houses. However politics hasn't changed much, because of the up roar from the men he rescinded his order two days later.
... that nobody really knows who, or even where
made the first cup of coffee.
Light roasts - Half City or Cinnamon
Keep you coffee brewing equipment (coffee pot) clean! Coffee releases oils when brewed, this after a time will affect the quality of your brewing.
Use 2 teaspoons per 2oz.
Remember to tap the grounds, as a rule once if very fine, twice if a little courser grounds.
The coffee should be fresh, less than a couple of hours
Flavored coffees many times cost more, and have the same short shelf life as any other coffee. Use bottle flavorings, they are cheap, come in different sizes, many different flavors, and have a longer shelf live then coffee. You can have caramel one day, with chocolate mint the next.
If you can't afford the commercial coffee flavorings, use a drop or two of your cooking flavorings. Flavors like vanilla, rum, or even orange, can make interesting cups. Remember they won't be as good as the commercial, but what the heck, if you can't afford it!
It won't be as good, but trust me not half bad either. Also if you like cappuccino, only the true "sipper" will know the difference. After all by the time you add the flavoring, milk, and foam, it's only one third coffee.
I you have some of those types of friends coming over:
2. Since most of these people always ask for a cappuccino, grind some regular coffee up just before they are to arrive. Place the grounds in a special cute little jar. They will never know the difference, after you add the flavoring, milk, and foam