New Year's Resolutions: Coffee Style
Forget going to the gym - you need to focus your 2016 New Year's resolutions on the important things in life, like your coffee drinking experience. Hopefully you had a well-caffeinated 2015 and made a lot of great drinks at home. But there's always room for improvement, right? Here are some ways that you can really up your coffee game in the new year.
Resolution #1: Learn Some New Recipes
Sometimes a cup of black coffee is just what you need in the morning. It can get you going and never lets you down. But they say variety is the spice of life, and they - whoever they are - are correct. Check out this list of awesome recipes to find one that speaks to your taste, then resolve to master it over the next month. Every month, pick a new recipe and in no time you'll be a master barista.
Resolution #2: Pick Up Some New Gear
Your drip brew machine or French press is probably the staple of your coffee brewing arsenal, but it's nice to have a few other key pieces on hand. Consider making some room on your kitchen counter for the Mr. Coffee® Milk Frother. It lets you craft gourmet quality lattes and cappuccinos with the press of a single button. Another affordable addition is the Mr. Coffee® Burr Mill Grinder - if you aren't grinding your own beans at home, you don't know what you're missing.
Resolution #3: Learn How to Tamp Properly
If you like espresso drinks, there's no better machine to use than the Mr. Coffee® Cafe Barista. It makes delicious cups of strong espresso every time. The only way to improve on it is by getting your tamping technique just right. Check out this article for everything you need to know about tamping.
Resolution #4: Take Your Coffee To Go
Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you'd remembered to bring along a cup of coffee? Until the car manufacturers figure out how to install a coffee machine in the back seat of a sedan, you'll just have to remember to brew before you go. The Mr. Coffee® Pour! Brew! Go! makes this happen in a snap. Just brew up your favorite blend, screw on the lid, and head out the door.
If you can stick to these resolutions, you're sure to have an awesome 2016.