5 Tips to Enjoy Your Coffee Even More
Drinking coffee may be a habit for many people, but it shouldn’t be just another piece of a boring routine. Instead, it should be something you look forward to every single day. While many of us drink a cup of coffee every morning and perhaps every afternoon, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we know how to improve our experience. After all, coffee is an experience - and one that’s meant to be enjoyed. It’s just a matter of taking the time to understand what you like and what you don’t. No matter what type of coffee drinker you are, everyone should keep the following tips in mind.
5 Ways to Enjoy Coffee Even More
- Choose high-quality coffee beans
High-quality coffee beans will make your coffee taste significantly better. Coffee farmers who specialize in craft coffee know the importance of taking care of the beans throughout the entire growing and harvesting process. The advantage of drinking organic coffee is that it’s not exposed to chemicals, meaning your cup of coffee has higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (and a better flavor).
- Make sure your coffee beans are freshly roasted
Many people don’t realize what a difference freshly roasted beans can make. After about 2 to 3 weeks (or a month if packed in an airtight container), the beans start to lose their flavor and quality. Coffee from a supermarket tends to sit on the shelf for months before being consumed, which has a direct impact on their flavor. For fresh and more vibrant flavors, purchase coffee directly from a roaster.
At Pax & Beneficia, all of our coffee is freshly roasted at our Grapevine cafe. When you visit our cafe, you’ll get the opportunity to see our roastery in action. However, all of our cafes and bags of coffee are freshly roasted, meaning we guarantee the best flavors no matter which cafe or type of coffee you purchase from us.
- Pay attention to the different characteristics of your coffee
Every roast has unique characteristics, with some having acidic and fruity notes and others with chocolate and nutty undertones. By understanding the characteristics of each roast of coffee, you can better select what type you want to drink in order to personalize your coffee experience. To learn more about how to recognize the 6 main characteristics of coffee, read this coffee tasting guide.
- Experiment with different preparations
There are various ways to prepare coffee, which is why there’s so much diversity when it comes to preference. To better enjoy your cup of coffee, you should find out what your perfect cup is. While some like their coffee black, others enjoy a splash of milk or a house made syrup to complement the flavor.
- Take note of your coffee drinking habits
Maybe you love the taste of coffee but it always upsets your stomach or leaves you feeling anxious. These are just two examples of how your habits can impact your experience, but when and how you drink your coffee does make a difference. For instance, let’s say your stomach usually gets upset when you drink coffee first thing in the morning; this is likely because you’re drinking caffeine on an empty stomach. So what do you do? Wait until after you eat to drink your first cup of coffee.
By being aware of these small factors, you can react better to the caffeine that you’re consuming. This doesn't only apply to an upset stomach, but what time of the day you enjoy it the most, what foods you like to pair it with, and so on.
Have a Specialized Coffee Experience at Pax & Beneficia
At Pax & Beneficia, we make sure that every cup of coffee is crafted just how you like it. Come to our coffee shop in Grapevine or visit one of our other signature cafes in DFW for a personalized coffee experience.
And for those who want to make a great cup of coffee from the comfort of their home, our freshly roasted bags of coffee can be purchased at one of our locations or sent to you when you sign up for our forthcoming coffee subscription.