Coffee is a magical beverage that can make you go from being sleepy and groggy to being able to conquer the world in the time it takes you to drink a single cup. There are many different coffee blends, roasts, and flavors out there and each has its own unique offerings. Understanding different coffee blends and flavors will help guide you in finding your coffee of choice.
It is easy to decide whether you want to brew coffee using single serve coffee pods, K cups® , a classic brewing pot, or even visit a local coffee house, but what about the different blend varieties available on the market? If you are looking for the perfect cup of coffee to get you going, you should have an understanding of the differences each blend of coffee has to offer.
Light, Medium, and Dark Roast
In order to fully enjoy a cup of coffee, you should understand the different roast options that are available. Coffee beans are green and sour when they are first pulled from a tree. The beans take on the delicious and aromatic features everyone loves when they are roasted to perfection. Light roast coffee is normally found in inexpensive economy coffee brands and can has a mild and mellow taste. As the roasting process continues, coffee loses its acidity and begins to take on complex and rich smokey flavors. If you're looking for a robust cup of coffee with sweet undertones and a delicious nutty finish, you should look for a good quality french or dark roast blend. Medium and dark roasts give you a richer and fuller bodied coffee experience. That's certainly not to rule out light roasts as the more mild flavor remains highly appealing across coffee drinkers. If dark roasts are up your coffee alley, consider trying Barista's Prima Italian Roast or Illy Dark Roast Coffee Pods.
Enjoy Different Coffee Blends
Flavor infused coffee is becoming popular among coffee enthusiasts and provides for new and exciting ways to enjoy your favorite morning beverage. Artisan coffee makers mix flavored oils with fresh roasted coffee while it is still warm, and the results are amazing. You can purchase pumpkin spice, vanilla, or other varieties of coffee and send your senses on an flavor exploration like never before. Coffee manufacturers even come up with holiday and special occasion concoctions for consumers to enjoy. These seasonal and celebratory coffee blends such as the wildly popular Pumpkin Spice K Cup are particularly sought after because they're only available for a limited time.
Cold Vs. Hot Brew
If you are looking for the perfect warm weather treat, you can put aside your coffee maker and try some cold brew coffee instead. Cold brew coffee is made when you mix coffee grounds with cold water and let it steep for at least a day. You can then add the mixture to some cold milk and have a delicious drink. Cold brew coffee differs from hot brewed coffee in that when coffee is brewed cold, it is sweeter and less acidic than the hot brewed variety. Once you have tasted a glass of cold brewed coffee, you will be hard pressed to go back to a regular glass of hot brewed iced coffee.
Coffee is a delicious beverage that can warm you up on a cold winter day or refresh you when it is hot outside. Whether you choose to brew it with K cups® , single serve coffee pods, a traditional coffee maker, or any other method out there, experimenting with the different coffee blends will enrich your coffee drinking experience.