Every morning you wake up, roll out of bed, and pour yourself a cup of coffee to get your day started. But after a while, having the same old cup of joe can get boring. On top of that, if you’re someone who stops at a coffee shop to get your morning caffeine boost, all those coffee orders can add up and take quite a toll on your budget. It might surprise you, but there’s a world of different coffee recipes that you can make from the comfort of your living room.
From cold brew to concentrated coffee, there are so many new and exciting ways to shake up your morning caffeine routine. If you’ve found yourself in a coffee rut, we’re here to help with some tips and tricks on how to take your coffee game to the next level.
Try a New Form of Coffee
One of the easiest ways to change up your usual coffee routine is by trying a new form of java. If you’re someone who always makes the same drip coffee with your coffee maker, try one of the different forms of coffee below.
Cold brew is a form of coffee that’s made by placing ground coffee in cold water and steeping the grounds for around 24 hours. Cold brew is different from iced coffee, as iced coffee is made by taking room temperature coffee that’s been brewed with hot water and pouring it over ice. As such, iced coffee tends to have a more diluted taste and lower caffeine level than cold brew does. Cold brew uses a 1:4 coffee to water ratio, meaning that there’s one gram of coffee for every four grams of water used to make it. Many different kinds of cold brew come available in pre-packed containers that you can store in your fridge. Or, you can make your own by turning coffee beans into grounds and steeping them in a large pitcher of water yourself. However, if you’re someone who prefers hot coffee, cold brew might not be for you.
Concentrated coffee is similar to cold brew in that it’s made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time. However, concentrated coffee is steeped for a longer time, and also contains an equal ratio of coffee grounds and water, which makes it much stronger. You only need a small amount of concentrated coffee to make your favorite coffee drinks. Simply add one to two teaspoons of concentrated coffee to six to eight ounces of water, either hot or cold, and you’ve got yourself a strong cup of coffee that will give you the energy to get through your day. Given how little you use, you’re likely to be able to make at least a month’s worth of coffee with just a single bottle of concentrate.
Concentrated coffee also works incredibly well as the base of your favorite latte coffee drinks. Simply add one to two teaspoons of concentrated coffee to a cup of milk of your choice, add a bit of simple syrup, and stir to create a delicious latte that you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch or work from home desk. If you’re looking to create a great blended coffee drink, follow the steps above and add your ingredients to a blender with ice. If you’re looking for a coffee beverage with a specialty flavor like mocha, vanilla, or maple, there are different forms of coffee concentrate that come infused with flavor that you can easily use in any coffee drink that you choose.
Exciting Coffee Recipes That You Can Make At Home
Below are some fun coffee recipes to try out that you can easily make at home:
Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte
If you’re looking for a sweet caffeine boost, try a brown sugar oat milk latte. In order to make it, mix one to two teaspoons of concentrated coffee with six ounces of milk. Then, mix in a brown sugar simple syrup (this can be easily made over the stove). Stir together, and you’ve got one yummy drink on your hands!
Dirty Chai Latte
Want the taste of chai with a kick of caffeine? Make a dirty chai latte by adding one to two teaspoons of concentrated coffee to a cup containing a mix of chai concentrate and a milk of your choice. Serve hot or iced and enjoy!
Mocha Ice Blended Latte
If you want a blended drink, add a few teaspoons of mocha concentrated coffee to a blender with ice, simple syrup, and milk. Once blended to your desired consistency, pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
There are so many different ways to make delicious coffee at home. If you feel like your morning coffee routine is in need of a revamp, try switching things up with a cold brew or concentrated coffee drink today!