Turkish coffee
2 Jan
2016

Coffee and traveling is a perfect blend for delicious discoveries. While there are many places where you will have no trouble finding your favorite brews, there are certain destinations that elevate the coffee experience to whole new heights. Here are eight of the best coffee recipes in the world and where you should try them.

Cafe Cubano, Cuba
Cafe Cubano
There is nothing weak or watered down about Café Cubano. This Cuban coffee is strong and enjoyed with a shot of sugar.

Café del Olla, Mexico
Café del Olla
Café del Olla is prepared in a clay pot using ingredients that include cinnamon and piloncillo which is a raw form of sugar cane.

Cà phê sữa đá , Vietnam
Cà phê sữa đá
Vietnamese iced coffee is a delicious brew made with coffee and condensed milk. Coffee drips from the percolator that sits on top of a glass with condensed milk. The mixture is then poured into another glass with ice.

Ceremonial Coffee, Ethiopia
Ceremonial Coffee Ethiopia
Ceremonial coffee in Ethiopia is an experience that will test the patience of people who love to haste. The complete process takes about an hour – from roasting to grinding of beans up to the serving and drinking of the brews.

Espresso, Italy
espresso
Espresso is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of coffee in Italy. While the country is known for its dedication to making high-quality brews, Italian espresso remains to be the top choice of many coffee lovers visiting the country.

Flat White, Australia
Flat White
Flat white is essentially a mix of espresso and steamed milk. It is prepared using less milk which makes it different from latte.

Hanoi’s Egg Coffee, Vietnam
Hanoi's Egg Coffee
Hanoi’s egg coffee is a delicious brew of coffee, condensed milk, sugar, and egg yolk. Not your typical coffee, but definitely a must-try.

Kahve, Turkey
Turkish coffee
Turkish coffee is known for its unfiltered process of brewing. The grounds are left to settle in the cup which makes it a sludgy drink. Strong and delicious, Kahve can be enjoyed on its own or paired with treats like baklava.

Portuguese sweet bread
29 Sep
2017

Sugar? Yes, please!

Before trying these awesome, saliva-dropping recipes that go well with your black coffee, check out the Best Bread Making Machine Picks For The Money and purchase your quality bread maker first.

Honey and Oat Bread

Servings: 8

honey oat bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3 c. white bread flour

Steps:

  1. Put the ingredients in the pan of your bread maker. Follow the order recommended by the manufacturer (wet ingredients first, then dry ingredients, and lastly, the yeast).
  2. Select the Basic / White cycle and start the machine.
  3. Remove the bread, let it cool for at least half an hour, slice it into eight pieces, and serve with black coffee.

Cranberry and Oat Bread

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 tsps. active dry yeast
  • 1 6-oz. package of dried cranberries
  • 1 c. water (70 degrees to 80 degrees)
  • 1 tbsp. softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 c. bread flour
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

Procedure:

  1. Add all the ingredients in the pan of the bread maker. Follow the order suggested by your manufacturer.
  2. Choose Basic Bread and press Start.
  3. Remove the bread and enjoy with coffee.

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. milk (skim milk, whole milk, or half and half)
  • Portuguese sweet bread1 egg
  • 1/3 c. white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsps. active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsps. margarine
  • 3 c. bread flour
  • 3/4 tsp. of salt

Procedure:

  1. Just like before, place all the ingredients in your bread machine pan.
  2. Select the Sweet Bread setting and start the maker.
  3. Wait for the cycle to finish.
  4. Remove the bread, give it time to cool, cut it, and experience its Portuguese goodness!
orange juice coffee table newspaper spoon
5 Sep
2017

On the Orange Corner

Let’s not talk about the concentrated orange juice which everyone knows is unhealthy. This type of orange juice contains many preservatives and isn’t fresh. Instead, let’s talk about fresh orange juice, the one we believe to be nutritious and ideal for each morning.

Nutritionists say drinking this beverage can spike our insulin levels, but eating orange fruit won’t. Juicing orange means the fiber would be lessened (almost eliminated) in the process, making its nutrients reach the digestive system quicker. What does this mean? It means drinking lots of orange juice will increase your blood sugar levels, and too much sugar isn’t healthy.

On the other hand, because fresh orange juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C, it should still be consumed to boost immunity. Vitamin C stimulates the generation of white blood cells as well as antibodies, strengthening our immune system.

More news about juice

orange-juice-and-coffee

On the Black Corner

How about coffee? As per a 2011 study, those who drink coffee are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. That means it doesn’t spike up our insulin levels like what orange juice does. In addition, caffeine heightens our metabolic rate, helping us burn calories faster. Coffee also improves cognitive function.

Despite all this, caffeine is still widely known to stimulate gastric secretions and raise our blood pressure. And if we add sugar, milk, and others to your coffee, there would be more disadvantages.

So which is better?

orange juice coffee table newspaper spoonTake note that anything we consume too much isn’t good for our bodies, which is why it’s best to drink both in moderation. Clearly, there’s no better beverage. All will depend on one’s preference. The drinks both have upsides and downsides, but one thing’s for sure—they’re both recommended to be taken in the morning. The choice depends on you, as long as you don’t drink them more than the ideal intake.

Warning: It’s advisable not to take coffee after 3:00 in the afternoon because it could keep you awake until midnight!

If you’ve decided to juice, make sure you get your products from the trusted Juicerking’s Buying Guide only!

A cup of coffee on a bean background
22 Aug
2017

The Amount of Coffee is Directly Proportional to Weed Cravings

Pot Marijuana CannabisThis means if your intake of coffee is small, you’ll have low cravings for weed as well. A 2014 study proved this when scientists experimented with monkeys. They gave 1mg of caffeine to monkeys, and the same test subjects were also given unlimited access to marijuana. The result? The monkeys had low THC cravings. Likewise, when monkeys were supplied with 3mg of caffeine, they chose more THC. It shows that THC and caffeine have similar qualities when it comes to addiction. However, further research is needed to make a conclusion regarding this issue. Remember, these are monkeys and not people.

Coffee Doesn’t Improve Your High

A cup of coffee on a bean backgroundIn contrast to those people who firmly believe that drinking coffee while smoking weed improves their high, research doesn’t support the notion that coffee can make your state of high better. What research suggests is that the intake of coffee while consuming marijuana may allow you to smoke less while keeping your high, and that’s because of the caffeine. In other words, combining both only allows you to save more marijuana, but it doesn’t make you enjoy your “high” better. Again, you have to let the scientists do their research first. In the meantime, don’t bother yourself with the experiments.

They Both Give Users Euphoria

Sure, tons of research is still being carried out regarding the addiction part, but why not just bask in the pleasure they give? Coffee and marijuana both provide happiness to users and that’s a good thing. Although they still have differences and are not that much related, as caffeine cannot cancel out the “high” produced by marijuana, at least they’re similar when it comes to allowing users to reach a three-fold utopian place. However, we have to throw light on the idea that coffee can help you sober up after you smoke a joint; I hate to break it to you, folks, but it doesn’t help.

Marijuana

Conclusion

There are still so many secrets behind the combination of coffee and cannabis in the body, but what gives? It doesn’t mean you can’t start researching a little on your own, right? Just remember to experiment bit by bit and if possible, start growing your marijuana crops. Don’t worry; you don’t need a huge outdoor garden for marijuana plants, you can grow them indoors even without soil! Check out this link on how to grow cannabis hydroponically and thank me later.

22 Jun
2017

brewing

Coffee is probably everyone’s favorite drink.

It doesn’t only help relieve stress with its antioxidant properties, but also helps boost your energy and manage your weight. It also doesn’t only help prevent diseases with its medicinal properties, but also helps maintain your skin and regulate your digestion.

That being said, remember these when brewing coffee at home:

Coffee type matters. However, grind process also matters.

Believe it or not, whole-beaned coffee is considered healthier than pre-ground coffee. This is because whole bean coffee stays fresh for weeks as compared to pre-ground coffee that only stays fresh for days. This is also because of the fact that coffee will apparently lose its natural properties, which keeps a person healthy and fit, when it’s pre-ground or when it’s stale; hence the need for you to also grind the whole-beaned coffee in the right way: with the right kind of grinder and with the right amount of time.

Water type matters. However, water temperature also matters.

And no, it’s not just about brewing coffee with either tap water (which is considered the riskiest) or filtered water (which is considered the safest). But yes, it’s also about brewing coffee with either hot water or cold water. You see, coffee is meant to be served hot as compared to coffee that is served cold. The reason for this is quite simple: hot temperature helps the coffee distribute its natural properties thoroughly. To do this effectively, the water’s temperature should be around 200 degrees in Fahrenheit.

Indeed.

Coffee is everyone’s favorite drink. Coffee is truly everyone’s favorite drink…

…and learning how to brew the right cup for yourself, as well as for your loved ones, only goes to show how much coffee makes everything in life better.

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french toast
17 Jan
2017

french toast

Ingredients

  • 1 bread slice (preferably white toast bread or brioche bread)
  • 50 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 20ml clotted cream
  • 2 gr sugar powder
  • 1 gr cinnamon powder
  • 1 tin of custard
  • 20 gr unsalted butter

How to prepare:

Cut a thick slice off the bread. Soak the slice of bread into the milk and egg mix and panfry it into a buttered frying pan, colour on both sides and finish it off with the sugar powder. Mix the clotted cream with the cinnamon. Open the tin of custard. Serve the bread on a plate, sauce the custard around and spoon some off the clotted cream on the bread. You can serve this with fresh fruits.