Quicklist: Different Types of Coffee Drinks
- Flat White
- Espresso con panna
- Café au Lait
- New Orleans Chicory Coffee
- Vietnamese Egg Coffee
- Cafecito Cuban Coffee
- Frappe Greek Coffee
- Carajillo Coffee (from Spain and Latin America)
- Cha Phe Sua Da (from Vietnam)
- Mirra (from Turkey)
- Kopi Coffee (from Southeast Asia)
- Turkish Coffee
- Ipoh White Coffee (from Malaysia)
- Café Touba (from Senegal)
- Qishr (from Yemen)
- Kaffeost (from Finland)
- Yuanyang (from Hong Kong)
- Café de Olla (from Mexico)
- Pharisäer (from Germany)
Imagine going in to work on a Monday without a shot of your favorite Starbucks coffee, and there is no coffee machine in your workplace to make up for your post-weekend lethargy and lack of sleep. If you find that a little nightmarish, you are not alone. Coffee is one of the three most popular drinks in the entire world, the other two being water and tea.
Here’s a fun fact: In the US alone, 400 million cups of coffee are consumed in a single day!
Since the ninth century, humans have known about the magical bean, cultivated it, consumed it and reaped its various benefits.
Today, coffee is mass produced on a large scale, processed in factories, and sold over the counter to billions of people. Even though the process of converting coffee beans into tasty beverages varies from culture to culture, there are some common types of coffee drinks that you should know about.
A Brief Coffee History
Many legends surround the discovery of the coffee bean, but what is certain is that its origins trace back to the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia. One legend claims that a shepherd observed his goats acting erratically after they consumed the fruit of the coffee plant.
Wild coffee plants were taken from Africa and planted in Yemen around the 15th century. Coffee spread to neighboring countries, giving rise to the coffeehouse, or qahveh khaneh, which became a cultural phenomenon. By the 17th century, coffeehouses were commonplace all over Europe, Britain and other British colonies globally.
In the 20th century, Brazil became the largest cultivator and supplier of coffee worldwide, and continues to be today. .
Processing of Coffee
Picking Coffee Beans
Coffee beans grow on shrubs. The berries, known as ‘coffee cherries,’ house two coffee beans each. About five percent of the cherries, dubbed ‘peaberries,’ contain only one bean and according to some, produce a denser and more intense flavor.
After harvesting, the berries are set out to dry. In the absence of any complex machinery, this can be done by simply spreading them out in the sun. After being washed, the fruit is spread out on concrete or brick patios where it is exposed to the sun, often turned and tossed at intervals. This phase is most critical since the fruit has to be kept away from fungi and mold, while also being dried just enough to not break into pieces.
Decaffeination of Coffee
After drying, some beans are decaffeinated by using chemical solvents or carbon filtering. The popular demand for newer, more natural extraction methods has led manufacturers to employ organic methods of caffeine removal. However, no method can claim to remove caffeine entirely from the bean.
Roasting Coffee Beans
Next is the roasting process. The green bean derived from coffee cherries is now ready to become its trademark brown, and is fed into machines that provide very high temperatures for the bean to expand. During the roasting process, complex chemical transformations occur inside the bean, which give rise to the bitter sweet aroma we associate with coffee.
Roasting the beans too much can lead to a deterioration of flavor and smell, therefore, the coffee beans are sifted after roasting and only the most potent make it through.
Grinding Coffee Beans
Some coffee brands package the roasted coffee beans whole for the drinker to grind, but others offer ground coffee to make the coffee-making process easier for consumers. Grinding machines consist of rollers of various sizes that first break the bean, and then refine it into whatever degree of coarseness is required.
Types of Coffee Bean
Arabica Coffee Beans
Coffea arabica, grown in tropical climates at high altitudes, accounts for 60% of all the coffee produced in the world. Ideal temperatures and sufficient rainfall are necessary for a successful coffee plantation. Brail is the number one producer of Arabica coffee beans.
Robusta Coffee Beans
Coffea robusta can grow at lower altitudes than Arabica making it easier to cultivate with higher yields and more resistance to pests. Robusta has a higher caffeine content which is toxic to insects.
Vietnam is a major producer of Robusta coffee beans.
Source: Atlas Coffee Club
Types of Coffee Drinks
Recognizing and memorizing all the different types of coffees and their constituents can be difficult, so here is a quick guide and a short introduction to the common types you may encounter.
Espresso originates from Italy, and is one of the most intense coffee experiences you can have. Drinking espresso is often called a ‘shot.’ It’s made by forcing boiling water at high pressures through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso has the most caffeine volume per milliliter, but since the serving size is usually smaller, the caffeine amount is less than the standard coffee cup. Because of its drinking method, espresso is bound to give you that kick you need in the morning.
A macchiato is a shot of espresso with a bit of foamed milk on top. The milk is just enough to moderate the strong taste of coffee but not overpower its distinctive flavor.
Cappuccino is also an espresso-based drink with added milk and a layer of foam on top. The espresso to milk ratio, however, is higher than in a macchiato.
A variation of the drink contains cream instead of milk, with the added bonus of other flavors, such as caramel, hazelnut, cinnamon or chocolate powder.
The odds suggest that you might be a fan of chocolate, and if you are, mocha could be your coffee of choice. It consists of espresso, a layer of whipped cream, paired with as much chocolate sauce as your heart desires.
Caffè latte means ‘milk coffee,’ and that is exactly what it is. Made of espresso and topped with a generous amount of steamed milk, lattes have been around since the 17th century.
Flat White Coffee
Flat white coffee is similar to a latte, except instead of milk it contains microfoam, which makes for a smoother texture. Microfoam is steamed milk with fine bubbles that give it a velvety consistency. Flat white is said to have originated in Sydney, Australia in the 1980s.
Caffè Americano literally means ‘American coffee,’ and it is made by diluting espresso with hot water. This lowers the strength of the coffee while preserving the espresso flavor somewhat. Some variations include the Iced Americano that uses cold water to dilute the coffee, and the red eye made with drip coffee instead of hot water.
Espresso con Panna Coffee
Espresso with cream is quite self-explanatory, made of espresso topped with whipped cream. Some variants can also have ice cream on top. This drink is perhaps older than lattes or cappuccinos and is traditionally served in a demitasse cup in Vienna and Budapest coffeehouses.
Café au Lait
Café au lait, also called café con leche, is a coffee drink most commonly consumed in Spain, Latin America, France, and Italy. It is often made with half-strong coffee, such as espresso, and half scalded milk.
Milk content can be higher in varieties like café con leche de desayuno and café con leche en vaso. Sweeteners like sugar or nowadays even stevia are added to taste.
Affogato is an Italian dessert using coffee as a major ingredient. Usually, a scoop of plain or vanilla ice cream or gelato is “drowned” in a shot of hot espresso. Other versions may include Kailua, amaretto, or other similar liquors.
New Orleans Chicory Coffee
Chicory coffee is made using chicory root rather than coffee beans. The roots can be harvested and ground into a delicious caffeine-free coffee substitute. The telltale blue chicory flower is found throughout the world.
Chicory root can be roasted, ground, and brewed like coffee beans. The flavor is nutty and woody with notes very similar to coffee. Some people mix chicory and coffee grounds as well. This drink has been popular in New Orleans since the U.S. Civil War.
Vietnamese Egg Coffee
Vietnamese egg coffee (cà phê trứng) substitutes a raw egg yolk for milk, making for a creamier and thicker beverage. It is usually sweetened with condensed milk. Many different toppings are used such as spices, butter, and even cheese.
Cafecito Cuban Coffee
Cafecito Cuban coffee hails from Cuba and is a common after-dinner dessert beverage. Shots of espresso are served with a thick layer of foamy cream on top. This cream is coated in sugar rather than milk for a much sweeter flavor. It is popular as a replacement for heavier desserts.
Frappe Greek Coffee
The Greek frappe is an iced beverage made using instant coffee with water. The drink is shaken to produce a foamy consistency similar to a frozen latte or cappuccino. Sugar, milk, and ice cubes can all be added to taste.
Carajillo is a hot coffee beverage mixed with hard liquor. It is popular throughout Latin America and Spain. In Columbia, carajillo is usually made using brandy. In Cuba, rum is a more common option. Meanwhile, Mexico’s twist on this classic is varied and includes coffee liqueurs, Licor 43, and mezcal.
Carajillo is most often served in a small glass and dates to when Cuba was under Spanish occupation. Coraje is Spanish for courage and its diminutive is corajillo, now carajillo. The name likely originated from the idea that the drink was a “little courage” to help Spanish soldiers be brave.
Cha Phe Sua Da
Cha Phe Sua Da is a type of Vietnamese coffee that combines French Press drip coffee with sweetened condensed milk. The result is an extremely sweet, creamy coffee drink with a high fat content. It is usually served over ice.
Mırra is a bitter coffee beverage originating in Turkey. The word comes from mur, meaning “bitter,” describing its dark color and taste. It is usually served in tiny cups without handles and brewed with coffee arabica beans, twice-roasted to increase bitterness. Unlike Turkish coffee, mırra is ground rather than powdered.
The beverage is made in a small pot with a narrow top called a cezve. It is boiled several times until it becomes thick and dark. Mirra is often topped with cardamom for increased aromatic notes. It is popularly a passed drink, with each guest taking a sip before passing it back to the server.
Kopi or Nanyang coffee is a beverage found in multiple Southeast Asian nations. It is brewed to have high caffeine content and strong flavor. Kopi is usually served with sugar and some kind of milk or cream.
The drink came about during the British occupation of Malaysia and has deep Hainanese cultural roots. Nanyang, which is Mandarin for “South Sea,” refers to Maritime Southeast Asia. Kopi comes from the Malay word for coffee.
Turkish coffee (Türk Kahvesi) is a thick, syrupy, bitter coffee drink that is popular in Turkey, Greece and throughout the Mediterranean. In a special copper pot, coffee powder is boiled several times with sugar to thicken the consistency and served unfiltered. The coffee grounds settle on the bottom and are an important part of the drink, as is the special pot, cezve, in which the coffee is brewed.
Ipoh White Coffee
Ipoh white coffee is a beverage that came about in Malaysia, Perak, and, of course, Ipoh — from which it gets its name. Ipoh has become popular around the world and is a major tourist attraction. Ipoh coffee beans are roasted in palm oil margarine. The finished beverage is served with condensed milk.
Ipoh white coffee was introduced by Chinese migrant workers in local tin mines during the 19th century. The name comes from the condensed milk and not from the beans themselves, which are normal coffee. Despite what some tourists mistakenly believe, there are no “white coffee” plants or beans.
Café Touba is a beverage popular in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. It is named after the city of Touba in Senegal. Café Touba is flavored with Selim or Guinea pepper grains and occasionally cloves. This mix of spices is known as djar and is imported from either Gabon or Cote d’Ivoire.
These spices are what set Café Touba apart from other coffee beverages. Djar is mixed with regular coffee beans and roasted alongside them. Afterward, workers grind it into a fine powder. This is why Café Touba is prepared with filters in a way similar to drip coffee.
Qishr is a hot beverage originating in Yemen. It is typically brewed using spiced coffee husks, ginger, cinnamon, and sometimes other spices. Qishr is very popular in Yemen because it is cheaper, involves less waste, and has a better flavor.
Traditional recipes use the coffee bean husk instead of coffee beans themselves. This gives the drink a much lighter flavor with less caffeine, very similar to tea.
Kaffeost from Finland
Although it may sound unpleasant to some, the Finnish adore their native Kaffeost, which consists of hot coffee poured over cheese curds served in a cup.
Yuanyang from Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, a traditional coffee drink is Yuanyang, which is made with three parts black coffee, and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea, which has British colonial roots.
Café de Olla from Mexico
Mexican coffee makers use a stick of cinnamon and piloncillo (cane sugar) in brewing this drink. It is especially served in a clay mug which is said to enhance all the different flavors.
Pharisäer from Germany
Pharisäer is a German drink made with a mixture of coffee beans, sugar, rum, and often whipped cream and chocolate powder.
A Few Interesting Coffee Facts
- Caffeine is not only the most popular psychoactive drug in the world, but it is also highly addictive.
- Compared to those who do not drink coffee, users of this drink are studied to have lesser chances of suffering from certain illnesses.
- If you do not enjoy coffee and it makes you anxious, scientists have found that it could be based on a variation in your particular genes.
Only 15% of coffee’s bitterness comes from caffeine. The other 75% is derived from various chemicals found in the bean.
- Despite tough competition from the rest of the world, Finland consumes the most coffee in the world per capita.
- Brazil produces 40% of the entire world’s coffee supply.
The cappuccino was named after Capuchin friars, based on the color of their Capuchin robe.
Top Brands of Coffee
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Established in the late 1980s, Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been offering some of the finest coffee and roasted beans from around the world. Stumptown offers subscriptions plus a variety of blends, sizes, and strengths, plus organic coffee, gift sets, gear, cold brews, and single-origin brews.
Established in Chicago in 1995, Intelligentsia Coffee is designed for the coffee connoisseur who appreciates quality and innovation. As a specialty coffee maker, Intelligentsia was at the forefront of the specialty coffee revolution in the United States.
Although sold worldwide through online retailers, Intelligentsia also has a presence in New York, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Headquartered in Philadelphia, La Colombe Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee company that was founded in 1994. In addition to traditional and delectable coffee options, La Colombe also offers innovative products, like coffee-infused rum from a Philadelphia-based micro-distillery.
La Columbe also worked to help create the Haiti Coffee Academy – a training program for small farmers in that nation.
Death Wish Coffee Co.
Founded in 2012 in upstate New York, Death Wish Coffee Co. claims that its brew has twice the caffeine of a traditional or average cup of coffee – without the acidic or bitter taste.
The company’s Death Wish coffee is available online and has even been sent to the International Space Station. The company also partners with several other organizations that share their need to contribute to social responsibility as modern businesses.
Java Planet Coffee Roasters
Founded in 2008, Java Planet Coffee Roasters is a small specialty coffee roasting company that sells only organic Arabic coffee beans – that meet the requirements to be considered Fair Trade and aligned with the Rain Forest Alliance.
In addition to their unique gifts and accessories, Java Planet offers single origin, coffee blends, and water-processed decaffeinated, among others. Coffee lovers who subscribe are offered a savings incentive.
Peet’s Coffee was founded in northern California near the University of Berkeley in the mid-1960s as a coffee shop by Alfred Peet. Peet’s Coffee was among the first to introduce a darker roast of Arabica beans to the U.S.
Peet’s, over the past half-century, has grown to 200 stores (in nearly a dozen states) and is now sold in more than 10,000 locations across the nation. Peet’s coffee lovers are affectionately known as Peetniks.
Counter Culture Coffee
Counter Culture Coffee, established in the mid-1990s in Durham, NC, is considered a boutique coffee roasting company. Counter Culture primarily sources its delicious beans from small sustainable coffee producers across the world.
In the past 2.5 decades, Counter Culture has grown along the eastern seaboard, with a variety of training centers and professional workshops in various cities.
Based in the Magic City of Miami, Panther Coffee is a specialty coffee business that prides itself on preparing its delicious brew options in small batch roasters.
Their coffee is sourced from Columbia, Peru, Kenya, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Burundi, to name a few. Panther Coffee operates six locations throughout the greater Miami metropolitan area, plus a robust online retail outlet.
Five Lakes Coffee
Five Lakes Coffee, a family-owned Sturgis, Michigan-based specialty coffee business, offers Fair Trade Certified coffee in retail outlets, online, and other locations.
Their small batch roasting methods create delectable brews that include coffees, espresso, iced and hot beverages, that include Angry Brew, Ethiopian Sidamo, and Tanzania Peaberry, to name a few. These coffee options, available online and in eight locations in Michigan and Indiana, are available in single serves or five-pound bags.
Kicking Horse Coffee
The Kicking Horse Coffee Company was established more than two decades ago in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The company only uses 100% organic Fair Trade Arabica coffee beans – roasted high in the Rockies.
In addition to their best sellers (like Kick-Ass and Cliff hanger Espresso), Kicking Horse Coffee offers whole beans, ground coffee, and some unique funky proprietary merchandise. They are even planning to pen a café soon!
The Red Goat
The Red Goat is a specialty coffee maker that offers some of the strongest coffee (six times the average cup of coffee) in the world, which is surprisingly smooth. This super-charged coffee is available in single servings, beans, and ground coffee.
Best Types of Coffee Drinks You Must Try
Whether you like your coffee black or just an ice-cold cup, there is always something for everyone to try. Here are the best types of caffeinated drinks for each following category.
Best Type of Coffee for French Press
If you prefer your coffee to be rich and strong, try French press. Try opting for medium to dark roasts as their dark flavors will fit in wel.
Best Type of Cold Brew Coffee
Cold brew coffee has become a popular drink and you don’t need an expensive machine to prepare this tasty drink on a hot day. Steep your coffee beans in cold or room temperature water for 12-24 hours and you have yourself a cup of cold brew coffee.
Look for medium to dark roasted coffee when looking for the best cold brew. Also, be sure to take into consideration the type of grinder, your brewing time, the type of water used, and the coffee brand that you choose, such as the smooth Colombian dark roasted Stone Street Coffee.
Best Type of Espresso Coffee
For drinkers who prefer the strong aroma of espresso, there are plenty of flavors to choose from. Espresso usually has the highest caffeinated concentrations of coffee. Go for medium to medium-dark range beans for that rich flavor with a hint of dark chocolate.
One of the best dark roast bean coffee brands to consider for espresso is the Volcanica Coffee Tanzania Peaberry. Grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Volcanica Coffee has a rich, acidic, and full-body flavor guaranteed to please your taste buds. You can find the Volcanica coffee brand on Amazon.
Best Type of Aeropress Coffee
Finely ground coffee is brewed for a shorter time in an Aeropress machine. So you must find the right high-quality beans that fit well with this machine.
Lifeboost Dark Roast is one of the best coffee beans for Aeropress brewing. Its strong, dark flavor allows you to customize how you want your coffee to taste. You’ll be able to adjust the water volume and brewing method as well.
Best Type of Moka Pot Coffee
Consider choosing medium to medium fine for the best grind. Medium to dark roast work great with a Moka pot brewing because they produce low acidity.
For the best Moka pot coffee taste, consider the richly aromatic Illy Coffee Classico Medium Roast or the heavy body with a creamy texture of Sulawesi Kalossi coffee. Find the Illy coffee brand on Amazon and Sulawesi Kalossi on the Volcanica Coffee website.
Best Type of Pour-Over Coffee
Also known as filter coffee or drip coffee, pour-over coffee involves pouring hot water over your coffee grounds into a filter. The key to good filter coffee is clean, clear water and the best coffee beans. Be sure to ground your beans to the right coarseness.
One coffee brand that fits well with pour-over coffee brewers is Real Good Coffee Co French Coffee. This dark roast brand has the perfect oiliness for making a pour-over drink. Made with 100% arabica whole beans, expect an evenly extracted cup of coffee with a rich raisin flavor.
Best Type of Iced Coffee
There are espresso iced coffee drinks made with flavors like chocolate, caramel or mocha. You can have your iced coffee regular or decaf.
Some ice coffee flavors to try include Caramel Mocha Latte, Banana Cream Ice Coffee, and Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean.
Frequently Asked Questions
How was coffee discovered?
Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia by a goat herder named Kaldi who discovered that berries from a certain tree gave his goats an incredible amount of energy that kept them up at night. These berries were coffee beans, and that’s how the beloved drink was first discovered.
Why is coffee called java?
The Dutch brought coffee to places all over the world including the island of Java, where they began planting coffee for harvest.
How are coffee beans harvested?
Coffee beans are harvested from “coffee cherries” and can be gathered by machine, hand-picking or strip-picking. When strip-picking coffee, the entire branch is stripped of the coffee cherries whether they are ripe or not. Hand-picking coffee is the most labor-intensive method and machine-harvesting is the fastest and easiest way to get as many coffee beans as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Is coffee good for you?
Coffee may be good for you if it’s consumed in moderation. A Harvard Study found that drinking between two and five cups of coffee per day may be linked to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, liver and endometrial cancers, and heart disease. Coffee may also help to combat depression and prevent Parkinson’s disease.
Does coffee stunt your growth?
There is no concrete evidence that coffee can stunt your growth. The rumor may be a result of coffee potentially contributing to osteoporosis, a condition that may make people appear to look shorter and hunched over.
Does decaf coffee have caffeine?
Decaf coffee has about 97% or more of the caffeine removed from the coffee beans before processing. A cup of regular coffee has approximately 95 milligrams of caffeine, while a typical cup of decaf coffee has about 2 milligrams of caffeine, on average.
Does coffee dehydrate you?
Drinking coffee won’t increase your risk of dehydration. However, drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks may cause a mild diuretic effect which increases the need to urinate.
Is coffee a diuretic?
Yes, coffee is a mild diuretic since consuming caffeine may affect your kidneys. Drinking coffee causes something called diuresis, also called increased urination. If you urinate a lot due to consuming large amounts of caffeine, it could cause an imbalance in your electrolyte levels. You can combat the issue by consuming less coffee or by increasing your daily water intake.
Is coffee gluten-free?
Yes, plain coffee is a completely gluten-free product. Caffeinated, decaffeinated and instant coffee are all gluten-free. However, some people who are sensitive to gluten may experience symptoms if the coffee was produced in a factory where other products with gluten were present.
Does coffee have calories?
One cup of plain coffee has between one and five calories. If you’re adding any sugar or creamer to your coffee, then the number of calories will be higher.
Can you drink coffee while pregnant?
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), pregnant women should not consume more than 200 milligrams of coffee per day. This equates to about two, six-ounce cups. Higher caffeine levels have been linked to pregnancy loss and issues with fetal growth. If you’re pregnant and you or your doctor are concerned about the impacts that coffee may have on your baby, it’s best to avoid consuming it altogether.
Does coffee count as water intake?
Ideally, you should consume about eight cups or 64 fluid ounces of water per day. Coffee can count toward your total water intake, but keep in mind that creamer and sugar can increase your total caloric intake for the day which may lead to weight gain and other health issues.
Does coffee stain your teeth? How bad is coffee for your teeth?
Coffee is very acidic which may lead to enamel loss on teeth. It also contains tannins, which may leave yellow stains behind if you drink a lot of coffee every day or if you don’t practice good oral hygiene. Drinking coffee may also contribute to dental cavities since the high acidity levels could erode enamel and leave your teeth vulnerable to stains and damage.
Is coffee a drug?
Coffee itself is not classified as a drug, but it does contain caffeine, which is a stimulant that increases the activity of the brain and nervous system. Other products like chocolate, tea, soft drinks and some energy drinks also contain caffeine but are not considered drugs.
How many coffees a day is safe?
For most healthy adults, consuming up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day is considered safe. This amount equates to about four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola, or two average energy drinks. If you’re concerned about the effects of caffeine, read product labels carefully and monitor your consumption.
Which coffee has the least caffeine?
Decaffeinated coffee has the least amount of caffeine since it’s 97% caffeine-free. A single cup of espresso contains the least amount of caffeine of regular caffeinated coffee.
Will coffee help a hangover?
There is no evidence to support that coffee can help a hangover. While it may help you feel more alert, its mild diuretic effects could potentially make the effects of a hangover worse.
Does coffee go bad?
Coffee beans can turn rancid and go bad after about two weeks once they’re exposed to air. Brewed coffee may begin to taste unpleasant after around 30 minutes. The oils in coffee can also start to go bad after about four hours past brewing.
How are coffee beans flavored?
Special flavored oils are added to coffee beans after they’re roasted. The oil is sprayed onto the beans as they tumble in a large mixer for between 15 and 30 minutes.
Can you drink coffee with braces?
Coffee may leave stains on the bands and brackets of braces. If you have braces but want to drink coffee, be sure to follow up by rinsing your mouth with clean water or some mouthwash to help prevent stains.
Do coffee stains come out?
Coffee stains will come out of most fabrics if you act quickly. Rinse the stain with cold water for about 10 to 15 minutes, then follow up by washing the item with liquid or powder detergent or by applying a gel stain remover.
Do coffee grounds help plants?
Yes, coffee grounds are good for plants and can help to fertilize them. They contain valuable minerals like nitrogen, potassium, iron, and other nutrients that help to stimulate and promote healthy plant growth. Coffee grounds can also absorb heavy metals in the soil and attract worms, which are valuable insects for healthy gardens.
Do coffee grounds repel ants?
Yes, sprinkling some coffee grounds in your garden may help to repel ants and other insects like wasps, snails and mosquitos.
Do coffee grounds absorb odors?
Coffee grounds can act as a natural deodorizer for your hands or in your fridge. To absorb odors on your hands, scrub them with coffee grounds after cooking with ingredients like garlic or onions, then rinse them clean. Allow a small container of coffee grounds to dry out, then place it in your refrigerator to help absorb unwanted odors.
How hot is a cup of coffee?
The ideal temperature for serving and drinking a cup of coffee is between 180 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal brewing temperature is 200 degrees to ensure the best flavor.
Can coffee beans be frozen? Can ground coffee be frozen?
Yes, both coffee beans and ground coffee can be frozen to keep it fresh and preserve the flavor. Make sure that you store both ground and whole coffee beans in an airtight container before putting them in the freezer. Defrost your coffee for about a day before brewing it for the best results.