Nutritionists (and marketers) like to talk about almost magical properties of green tea - all thanks to wonderful antioxidants. But they are not less than coffee! So drink to your health. And that the drink was not only tasty, but also useful, pay attention to different coffee tricks.
Observe the hardness of grainsWhen preparing an espresso in a coffee machine or coffee machine, do not forget to press the ground grains properly: the powder should not be poured out of the upside-down holder - coffee containers.
Maintain the freshness of coffeeDo not miss coffee for future use - after 10 minutes the powder loses more than half of the essential oils, which means the lion's share of the fragrance.
Correctly brew ground coffeeFor different methods of welding, you need to use a different grinding. The largest one is suitable for a French press. Smaller - for a coffee machine or a geyser coffee machine. The smallest, in which the grain is smeared almost to dust, is for the Turks.
Coffee: a recipe for well-beingNot so long ago coffee was considered almost the worst of evils. But scientists and researchers have refuted this myth. Today everyone knows that an invigorating drink is useful for preventing low blood pressure, certain types of cancer, Parkinson's disease and even excess weight. One cup of coffee a day (with caffeine or without) reduces the risk of diabetes by 7%; two or three - by 21% reduce the chances of getting a cardiovascular disease.
If you do not like drinking coffee, you can eat it. For example, adding to the dessert. Especially good coffee taste is combined with chocolate, cherry, blueberry, lemon and nuts. For mixing with other products, use not dry, but boiled coffee. But when preparing it, use 2 times less water than usual, and the resulting infusion of cool to room temperature. By the way, ground coffee can also be used as one of the spices for rubbing steaks.
But, of course, everything is fine in moderation. Busting with an invigorating drink can lead to headaches, heart problems and insomnia. 4 servings of espresso a day or an equivalent amount of other coffee-based beverages - the maximum dose recommended by doctors. Again, only if you do not have heart and sleep problems, otherwise consult a doctor - he can generally forbid you drinks containing caffeine. Be that as it may, drink the last cup at least 4 hours before you are ready to sleep.
What to add to a cup of coffee?Sugar and cream are not just extra calories. They worsen the body's absorption of antioxidants. If you want to diversify the taste of the morning drink, add spices to the ground coffee and cook as you are used to.
"Black Forest" - recipe for coffee makers
Such a phrase causes people who like to cook, associations with a cherry-chocolate cake. However, under the same name, there is a coffee cocktail: hot and, if there is a desire, even a hot drink. Just what you need in a dank autumn.
What do you need:
- 300 ml hot americano
- 4 tbsp. l. chocolate syrup
- 4 tbsp. l. cherry juice
- 2 tbsp. l. cherry liqueur
- Whipped cream, grated chocolate, candied fruits, sugar candies, wafer tubes and other beauty - for your taste.
What to do:
- At the bottom of the glass, pour chocolate syrup.
- Top - freshly brewed coffee. You can do this and not very carefully: high-quality (read - thick) syrup is dense enough to settle on the bottom.
- Add juice and liqueur.
- Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with grated chocolate. And then give vent to the imagination: decorate the cocktail with candied fruits or jujube cubs, candies, wafer tubules.
In one portion: 350 kcal; 7.5 g of fat; 65 g of carbohydrates; 8 g of proteins
What is cappuccino different from latte, and latte from macchiato?
This question we asked Giorgio Milos. He is a professional barista and also an Italian, a representative of the nation who invented both espresso, cappuccino, and latte.