Is there anything more enjoyable than the aroma of freshly ground coffee. Many of us miss out on fresh coffee because we choose convenience over quality and as a result this generation has relegated their taste buds to accept coffee from coffee pods and K-cups. Even those of us that use the latter product can't help but recognize its inferior quality.
Coffee boasts health benefits that are quickly lost in the process of productions and shelf life. Coffee not only loses its freshness, it also loses antioxidants when exposed to air. Grinding your beans at the grocery store isn't really optimal unless you intend on making your coffee soon after the process.
The solution, and one I can't stress enough, is investing in a good coffee grinder.
Cuisinart carries some really nice highly rated grinders. I use the Grind Central Coffee Grinder. It's ridiculously easy to use and rivals more expensive units.
Every morning I make four cups of coffee. The grinding bowl is marked at four, ten and twelve; the tippy top renders eighteen cups. I love that the bowl is marked, it makes the process so much easier, especially if you're a newbie. My next step after adding the fresh coffee beans into the grinding bowl was to put on the lid for the Grind Central and press the button, located on the top of the lid (see photo below). I control the grind by the duration that I'm pressing the button. It really is so simple, and may I add, mess free.
Cuisinart gives you recommendations to accomplish a desired grind for your preferred method. Since I use a French Press, I normally hold the button for ten seconds for a coarser grind; although twenty seconds is advised, I find ten seconds to be sufficient.
The above photo shows coffee ground for thirty seconds. Cuisinart recommends this duration to accomplish a medium-fine grind, which is ideal for a drip coffee maker. If you're a complete novice like myself, you will find Cuisinart's suggestions to be really helpful.
Incorporating freshly ground coffee into your morning routine requires very little effort and time. It's a matter of getting started. Once you've added this to your daily routine you'll find it becomes second nature. Just think, every morning your senses will be delighted with the experience of enjoying a wonderfully pleasant cup of coffee.
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Compliment your superior coffee experience with a premium chocolate
Now that you've joined the ranks of the coffee elite, it's time to sit back and enjoy your freshly brewed coffee. How about adding a premium chocolate to complement your coffee experience. Superior coffee calls for a superior chocolate. I prefer the healthier lineup from Newman's Own Organics. If you consume chocolate daily, like I do, then you want to go with organic. This is because the cocoa crop is highly susceptible to pestilence, growers then need to use a higher level of pesticides. This is why it's better to choose organic chocolate. Newman's Own is my pick for premium chocolate because they meet a high criteria and all the ingredients are organic. You also won't find any junk ingredients in their chocolate, such as high-fructose syrup, which we can all agree is a no-no.
Newman's carries a copious selection of various chocolates and cups. Oh, and how they deliver on enjoyment. It's hard to pick a favorite because they're all equally good. Even the peppermint cups, which I normally don't car for, are absolutely amazing. Pick these up at your local health food store or Wholefoods, so you can reach for these when you're enjoying freshly ground coffee from your French Press.
Newman's Own Organic Chocolate Variety:
Organic Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Espresso Chocolate, Organic Super Dark Chocolate and Organic Orange Dark Chocolate. As if that blissful selection wasn't enough, Newman's also offers their popular cups: Organic dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Organic Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups, Organic Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Organic Super Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Organic Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups
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