Try a new brewing method
All brewing methods imbue the coffee they make with a distinct flavor profile, and can also affect the cup’s mouthfeel, acidity, and balance. Many of us are accustomed to the flavors of a drip coffee brewer – the kind you find in most home kitchens. Coffees brewed in that style are nicely balanced and sweet, and typically have close to a medium body.
For an alternative to drip coffee, there are several “full-immersion” brewing methods you can try. A french press is one of the more popular full-immersion brewers, but the versatility of an Aeropress – another popular full-immersion brewer – can provide you with endless coffee brewing fun.
Make flavored simple syrups
Making your own flavored simple syrups both helps bring the cafe experience home and allows for limitless flavor possibilities. Start with an easy, single ingredient – like vanilla – or try your hand at a flavor combo like cardamom and orange. Recipes for both below.
Bring 1 cup water to a boil, and stir in 1 cup of sugar and 3 teaspoons of vanilla. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, and remove from heat.
Cardamom Orange Syrup:
Bring 1 cup water to a boil, and stir in 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of crushed cardamom pods, and 1 teaspoon orange extract. Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes, and remove from heat. Strain out cardamom pods.
Try our spiced coffee flavors
To quite literally add spice to your coffee routine, you can look no further than our expansive collection of spiced flavored coffees. From flavors of French Toast to Horchata, your taste buds won’t find themselves bored anytime soon. And similar to syrup flavor combos, you can try mixing and matching different flavors of coffee together, too!
Play with your grind size
In a previous blog, we talked about how to optimize your coffee’s grind. A fun way to spice up and hone in your coffee brewing is to make small adjustments to your coffee’s grind size from morning to morning to see where it brews best. You can keep a brew log to take notes on what you liked or didn’t like about each grind size, to keep track of your trials. Bodum’s Burr Grinder comes equipped with many different, easy to quantify grind settings that will make this even more fun!
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