Okay, I've Made My Espresso, Now What Do I Do With The Milk?

I did all of the right things to make espresso at home. I bought myself a good espresso machine. I learned which espresso beans have the best taste and how to grind them to the correct fineness. I managed to insert the gadget with the grinds, known as a portafilter, into the espresso machine, lock it into place, turn on the machine and let her rip.  Great espresso!

But I wanted a cappuccino and Keith wanted a latte. Time to figure out how to steam the milk.

A Little Bit Of Coffee History


Coffee is the worlds most popular and consumed beverage. It is usually served hot prepared from the roasted seed of coffee beans. Its popularity has given birth to many kinds of instant coffee. The word coffee entered the English way back in 1598 from the Italian word “caffa” via the Turkish word “kahveh” through the Arabic word “qahwa”. The ultimate origin of the word is uncertain there being several legendary account of the origin of the drink.

Coffee May Lower Risk of Getting Prostate Cancer


Using sample of 47,911 men, a team of researchers led by Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, found that regular drinking of decaf or regular caffeinated coffee may protect men against prostate cancer.

Building A Better Cup Of Coffee

While coffee may be one of the most popular drinks around, millions are forced to do without it because of heartburn, acid reflux, chronic stomach discomfort and other gastrointestinal issues. The problem, it seems, has to do with the very thing that gives coffee so much flavor: the roasting. But that may soon change.

Can Coffee Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.

Home Coffee Makers – Better Than Sliced Bread


It's Monday morning and the alarm is screaming at you that it's time to drag yourself out of bed and get the day started. Your eyes open begrudgingly and you toss the blanket aside. A deep sigh escapes your lungs as your bare feet land on the ice cold floor beside your bed. You stand and stretch, warming up those muscles that are still sleeping. Another day, another dollar, you think to yourself and make your way out to the kitchen.

Coffee Lovers Brownies Recipe



These brownies are not for you if caffeine keeps you awake, unless you enjoy them after lunch or unless you are cramming for an exam. Then this is the perfect coffee brownies recipe for you.

After Dinner Coffee

4 (1 ounce) packages instant cocoa1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon instant coffee
4 cups boiling water
1/4 cup brandy
Whipped cream



Combine instant cocoa and coffee; add boiling water, stirring until cocoa and coffee dissolve. Stir in brandy. Pour coffee into mugs; top with whipped cream.

Yield: 4 servings

Organization Helps Change The World With Coffee

You can make a difference in the world every day, simply by purchasing coffee.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of Vermont is introducing Heifer Hope Blend, a new organic coffee whose sales will help improve the lives of small-scale coffee farmers in Guatemala. Forty cents of every bag purchased will be given to Heifer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger worldwide.

How To Make A Great Cup Of Coffee

Today, I will propose to you how to make a great cup of coffee. You can do it. There are a few secrets to the process. I will share these with you.

Start with the bean and pick your roast. The quality coffee can only come from a quality coffee bean that is properly roasted. The process of roasting a coffee bean is complex and can result in a given bean tasting very different depending on how it is roasted. If you desire a strong intense flavor to your coffee, choose a dark roast (ex: French Roast). If you like to a light flavor, less intense, choose a lighter roast.
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