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Making Great Coffee at Home

One thing about coffee is that it always seems to taste that little bit better when we’ve spent a few pounds on it  in our local coffee house. Well in the vid below you can get some great hints and tips from Mr Porter on how to get a perfect cup of coffee at home. Brewing temperatures, grinding beans and filtering all come together to get a cup of coffee that you can enjoy at any moment fresh and hot at home. There are numerous brewing methods and pieces of tech you can use in your home to achieve a great cup of coffee that’s individual to you so don’t just limit yourself to Mr Porters methods below. Do a bit of research, grab a few techniques and start experimenting!

Benefits Drinking

The Right Coffee for Your Moment

Coffee is great. It has a myriad of benefits and uses within the modern lifestyle, and can really help grease those slow-moving days, and get the creative juices flowing. It’s delicious, and there’s a perfect coffee out there for every moment of the day, regardless of what you’re up to and how you’re feeling. Beyond curing that sleepy, sluggish feeling, coffee can really help out, and even as a routine and ritual, it can help get you in the mind-space you want to be in.

Everyone knows coffee can wake you up, but when else is it great for?

Trying To Revise or Learn Something?

At the time of writing, we’re midway through exam season. If you’ve ever sat down and tried to jam information into your brain, you’ll know how awkward that can be if you’re not feeling particularly into it. A potent black coffee, or some other no-nonsense type cup of Joe (you don’t want to be wasting too much time making it!) can really get you back on track. Coffee (in moderation) has been shown to improve memory function, all while waking you up, and helping you focus.

If you’re one of those unlucky people who suffers from ADD or ADHD, or any other attention-based difficulty, coffee has been found to be very helpful when it comes to batting away those distractions, and finally settling into some work.

About to do a Work-Out?

Okay, so you’ve planned a bit of exercise, or a full-blown gym trip today, maybe even just a light yoga session, but you’re feeling pretty far from up to it. If you’re wanting to build up your pump, and really get in that exercising mood, coffee can be the way forward. Plain black coffee can be helpful, but if you want to go hard-core there’s bullet-proof coffee.

Touted online as being used by mountain guide Sherpas, and as a real energy miracle in the form of readily available kitchen ingredients, bullet-proof coffee is really just strong black coffee, with a teaspoon of unsalted organic butter, and some coconut oil thrown in there. You’ll be surprised at how helpful, if a little oily, it can be, when getting ready for that work-out you promised yourself. People have this idea of coffee as a modern drink, but it’s been around for absolutely centuries, and can be very helpful when it comes to physical activities.

Being Unproductive or Stuck in a Rut?

We all get that post-lunch, pre-commute lurch into inactivity. You know, that period where all we want to do is mindlessly mull over emails, or choose background music, or some other equally pointless task. A good, strong white coffee can push you up over the precipice, and get you moving again. Coffee has been shown to statistically help with and help avoid depression too!

Trying to Unwind in the Evening?

Maybe coffee doesn’t have the reputation as the most chilled out drink in the world. However, when it comes to winding down in the evening, few things compare to a quality, decaffeinated coffee or mocha, and a bit of chocolate in the evening on the sofa. Maybe wine’s more your thing, but drinking comes with its own issues, but if you’re not really a wine person, or just not wanting to drink, coffee is the way to go.

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Just another coffee blog

Ok, so we’re playing it down a little, we aren’t JUST another coffee blog. We are an awesome coffee blog! We’re going to be bringing you all the trendiest and up and coming places to drink your Joe. We’ll be delving into some of the most innovative new brewing methods. Helping you get your perfect cup of Joe at home, right down to quick and easy home roasting methods. Shopping and testing on your behalf, some of the very best coffee machines on the market and whilst we are at it, we might even take a little look at some of the best ways for you to make sure we keep growing coffee sustainably, so there’s no harm no foul and no bitter notes with your favourite hot and steamy beverage.
It’s going to take us a little while to get up and running here at KC Coffee Girls as we want to make sure everything we put out on this site is interesting, up to date and most importantly…useful! We can’t wait to get started and hope you will come back to join us soon for loads of top tips, guides and reviews. In the meantime, take a look at this cool piece of American press that explores this great new bit of tech for brewing great coffee in the home.