Friday, November 9, 2018

Coffee Hacks to Save Time and Money

For avid coffee drinkers who spend too much time and money in expensive coffee shops seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, it’s time to start becoming your own barista at home. Here at US Coffee, we have your best interest in mind when it comes to achieving the ultimate coffee fix. With that said, we have some valuable coffee hacks to save you both time and money. Follow these tricks and tips to recreate the coffee drinks you order at the coffee shop at home for less, without sacrificing on flavor or quality.

Cold Brew
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg at a fancy café to get cold brew coffee, you can make it right at home with your single-serve brewer. For example, brew your favorite café-style drinks at home in under a minute with Nescafé® Dolce Gusto®’s iced cappuccino capsules.

Coffee Ice Cubes
Use the coffee left over from your drip coffee maker for coffee ice cubes. After freezing your left over coffee, add the coffee ice cubes to your iced coffee so it never gets watered down. Another option is to pour milk over the iced cubes for a refreshing iced latte style drink.

Make the perfect latte at home by investing in a milk frother, which is an inexpensive way to get that foamy texture we love in our lattes. Another option is to get Flavia Real Milk Froth Freshpacks. First add and brew the Real Milk Froth freshpack, then add the coffee or tea freshpack of your choice for a cafe-style specialty drink! 

Coffee Subscription
Just like the countless meal subscription services you see advertised, there are a variety of coffee subscriptions for coffee lovers. Save money and time by ordering your favorite coffee beans, K Cups or ground coffee right to your door.

Coffee Equipment
Having the right coffee equipment at home will save you trips to your local coffee shop, since you will have everything you need to make a fresh cup of coffee right at home. Coffee equipment such as espresso machines, milk frothers, French press, pod brewers and more will save you money in the long-run.

DIY Syrups
Part of the reason we love those expensive trips to the coffee shop is the endless options of flavored coffee. But you can make any flavor you want at home! Stir equal parts water and sugar over low heat until it dissolves, then add the flavor of your choice; vanilla, caramel, pumpkin spice, etc.

There’s an app for everything these days, and that doesn’t exclude coffee. Download an app that gives you step-by-step directions for making a copycat Starbucks latte or a cold brew that rivals any expensive coffee shop and become a barista in no time.

Did you know there’s an easy way to reduce that bitter flavor from a bad batch of coffee? Add a pinch of salt to lessen that bitter taste and you don’t have to throw out the batch you already made.
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