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Ten Ways to Make a Bad Cup of Coffee

ONE: Use Old Coffee – You find a bag of coffee in the fridge, way in the back. You ask yourself, “How badly do I need a cup of coffee?” If you don’t remember when you bought it, then you must need it really badly! Once coffee is roasted the clock is ticking. From the back of the fridge, behind the old jar of mayonnaise, in a bag that is stuck to the shelf? That’s a very good start to the worst cup of coffee you have ever made!

Two: Buy Your Coffee From the Open Bins in the Supermarket – No old coffee against the back wall of the fridge? Head to the market! Sure, whole bean coffee is great, but when it has been sitting out in the open bins which are hazed-over with old coffee oils so thick that it looks like the beans are in a San Francisco fog, you are well on your way to making a bad cup of coffee.

Three: Buy Pre-Ground Coffee – At the market you could always just pick up a big “jug” of pre-ground coffee and save all the trouble of grinding it yourself. You will get consistency that way. Since oxygen is an enemy of coffee, there is no better way to get coffee to get stale than grinding it and then letting it sit around. By the time you get to the bottom of that jug the coffee will be so stale that you might as well be brewing sawdust.

Four: Spend $10 on a Coffee Grinder – So you read that pre-ground coffee is bad so you went to the store and found an economy grinder, and it is so easy to use! Just put in the beans, press the “ON” button and the little helicopter blade inside grinds the coffee. Fortunately for you, this is a chopper and not a grinder. Even better, since your goal is to make the worst coffee possible, all that coffee dust you are creating is sure to add extra bitterness to the already-bitter coffee you are about to brew.

Five: Buy the Espresso Roast – Since there is no such thing as “espresso roast” (regardless as to what the little tag on the bin says), this is a sure sign that whoever roasted this or whoever is selling it really does not know coffee, and who better to buy your coffee from? If the espresso roast is not available, check for “expresso” roast which doesn’t exist either.

Bad Coffee

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Six: Get the Oily Beans – A good coat of oil on the coffee beans often signifies that the coffee has been poorly stored in a hot environment and the heat has brought the oils to the surface. The oils are a big part of the taste of the coffee, and so exposing them to air will accelerate the staling process. We are over half-way there to a bad cup of coffee!

Seven: Look for a “Best if Used By” Date – Knowing when coffee was roasted is a good thing. Finding a “Best if Used By” date on the package is a sure way of knowing that the coffee you are buying is already past its prime.

Eight: Made From Coffee Beans – Try to find a coffee that is called something like breakfast blend, morning wake up, or mountain delight. Stay away from specifics like Colombian, Hawaiian, and Ethiopian. Since you are looking for the worst coffee possible, it’s best if you don’t know where your beans actually came from.

Nine: Spend as Little as Possible – The worst beans cost the least amount of money. Find a roasted coffee that is selling for about $2.00 to $3.00 a pound. Since that is well under half the cost of most high-quality, un-roasted coffee, you can be assured that your coffee will be from the lowest-quality coffee beans possible. They might even be adulterated with artificial aroma!

Ten: Use a Cheap Coffee Brewer – The “economy” coffee brewers which sell for $20 (or less) are sure to brew too fast and at too low of a temperature to ever extract the goodness from your coffee. But that’s OK since your coffee came to you wholly lacking in goodness anyway.
by Randy Glass of EspressoMyEspresso.com

Help for making a perfect pot of coffee

Coffee Doesn’t Talk

Coffee Doesn't Talk

Coffee Doesn’t Talk

No coffee doesn’t talk, but nothing says “coffee” like “espresso.” But if it could describe itself, it might be something like, “You want some real coffee, Paisan? You use instant coffee? Fuhgeddaboudit! I’ll tell ya’ what you do. Take some of my cousins, the Beans. Ya, coffee beans. Don’t be a wise guy. I’m trying to help ya’ out here. Now grind them really fine. Put them in a little basket sort of thing that looks like a colander from a dollhouse. It’s called a portafilter basket. Now attach that to a machine that can heat water and then it can pump the water through that coffee with a lot of pressure. Like 135 pounds per square inch. You bet, that’s a lot of pressure. And if you do all that right you get a cup of pure coffee joy.

Talking coffee can’t really help you out, but we can. Espresso is all that a cup of coffee can be, but it takes special equipment to make it. You need an espresso machine and a grinder, and then add some experience and practice. Not a detail-oriented person? Don’t enjoy the process but you do want to enjoy a good cup of coffee? Then try a super-automatic espresso machine. Just put in beans and water and with the push of a button the machines does all that work for you.

Give us a call and let us help you choose the machine that best fits your needs. And we promise, no talking coffee beans. Just some straight talk to get you on the road to great coffee.

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Fiat:The car that can do anything … even make you a coffee. Fiat release new model with a built-in espresso machine by the gearstick

By EDDIE WRENN

PUBLISHED: 07:37 EST, 16 July 2012

On a long motorway trip, it is good to take a break, have a coffee, stretch your legs, and grab some fresh air.

But if you just need a coffee, this could be the answer, for the new Fiat 500L, which will be released later this year, will come with a coffee-maker next to the gear-stick.

The Lavazza-branded kit even comes with a sugar container, ‘pod dispenser’, and a spoon.

If you’re more of a car fan than a coffee lover, then the vital stats are that the 500L comes in a three- and five-door option with a 1.6lt, 16 valve engine.

The FIAT 500L was officially launched last week in Turin, and it goes on sale in Ireland at the end of the year.

Fiat proudly exclaims that this ‘is the first production car in the world available with a fully integrated espresso coffee machine as an accessory’.

The car drives at a coffee-spilling 103mph, and comes in for an estimated £15,500.

The self-heating coffee kit, according to some sources, will come in at around 250EU on top – quite a large upfront outlay, but a heavy driver will probably make that up in savings for overpriced garage coffee over the course of a year.

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Coffee Linked To A Lower Death Risk From Variety Of Causes..

Not only does that delicious, steaming cup of coffee get your day started, according to a new study that appears in The New England Journal of Medicine, it might also help you live even longer as well. The research, one of the largest projects of its kind, reveals that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death from causes like stroke, diabetes, heart or respiratory disease, accidents, injuries or infections (but not cancer) than those who didn’t drink the beverage.
Even after accounting for other factors that influence early death, like smoking or drinking too much alcohol, the results still held. Coffee drinkers appear to live longer than non-drinkers.

The researchers drew over 400,000 subjects (both men and women) from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. The subjects lived in six states as well as the Detroit and Atlanta metro areas.

When the study began, the participants were from 60 to 70 years old and didn’t have heart disease, cancer and had not suffered a stroke. Anywhere between 1995 and 1996 the subjects filled out a comprehensive questionnaire on their diet and lifestyle and were then followed until they died, or until December 31, 2008, whichever was first.

Compared to nondrinkers, those who drank coffee (3 or more cups per day) had almost a 10% lower risk of dying overall, and a lower risk of dying from many of the leading killers. In fact, death from cancer was the only exception the researchers noted. Such findings are a relief to the many who enjoy coffee each day, and yet were worried that it might be doing them some harm.

This isn’t to suggest you start drinking coffee if you don’t already. Talk with your own doctor to be sure that coffee drinking is not going to be a problem for you. There is some data that show coffee drinking might bring a short-term increase in blood pressure. If you have stomach issues, coffee may also not be a smart drink choice for you.

And because the researchers here didn’t ask people to start (or stop) drinking coffee, the results don’t show cause and affect, but rather an association between coffee drinking and a lower risk of death. Maybe those who enjoy coffee have other advantages… eating better overall, exercising more, or doing other good-for-you things that weren’t addressed in the latest research.

Coffee Linked To A Lower Death Risk From Variety Of Causes… Continued…

The study also didn’t account for how the coffee was prepared, and this might impact the compounds naturally part of the beverage. It also asked about consumption only once, at the start of the research but habits may well change over time.

We know that coffee is a complex drink that contains over a thousand different compounds. Most of these have not been studied very well. The researchers on this latest study speculate that the caffeine in coffee isn’t likely to be a factor as the rates of death for decaf drinkers (a third of the coffee drinkers in the study) were about the same as those who drank regular coffee.

Other compounds, such as the antioxidants or dietary fiber that are naturally a part of coffee, might be responsible for the benefits observed in the study. More work is needed before anyone can say for sure.

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Fall In Love All Over Again – The Once Loved Jura Impressa XS90 – Refurbished Commercial Super Automatic

Author: Kara Mae Adamo.

A cultural tradition, classically prepared espresso carries with it a certain refinement and sophistication. Part of this is because of the unique complexity of espresso: its thick flavorful crema; the aromatic bouquet swirling out with the steam…the way a twist and biscotti seem to top it off perfectly at the end of a delicious dinner.

Another part of it, however, does lie in the expensive equipment required to make good espresso. The fact of the matter is that enjoying quality espresso is a luxury. To serve it is not always an affordable investment—especially in this economy.

At 1stincoffee.com, however, you can stay within budget and still purchase one of the best espresso machines on the market. Refurbished machines are being sold for 30-60% off of the original price and, as an added bonus, come with free shipping.

By purchasing a refurbished espresso machine at 1stincoffee.com, you’re not only saving money, but saving the environment as well by recycling. This way, parts and materials used to make the initial machine won’t go to waste prematurely.

Each refurbished espresso machine carries a full-year warranty on parts and labor and is shipped out of the Jura Capresso factory service and repair facility within a few days of your order. Refurbished items show only the slightest signs of use and are factory serviced, cleaned and tested to ensure that the product you purchase is in perfect working order.

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What is it About Italian Coffee?

By: Kara Mae Adamo

Italians have their thumbs on the heartbeat of the culinary soul.

Rich sauces, savory reductions and zesty seasoning intertwine with the textures and smells of pastas, braised meats and broths to create an atmosphere immediately recognizable and impossible to resist.

Authentic Italian meals—the kind where the salad comes after the meal because it’s a palate cleanser—are finished off with espresso. There is no argument here. It is just a fact. Unless grappa is around (an after-dinner drink that no Italian can rightfully justify), small one-ounce cups of richly complex espresso are set in front of all dinner guests.

A complex and sophisticated medley of pleasantly aromatic and expressive flavor, espresso can be mixed with a touch of steamed milk to create a delicious cappuccino or served on its own.

The ideal blend for those seeking a traditional espresso, Lavazza of Turin, Italy is consideredItaly’s leading espresso coffee company. Known for their technologically innovative roasting technique, Lavazza monitors the entire process by computer. Roasted in air convection roasters, each and every bean is inspected and evenly browned; creating a blend that is rich and full but lacks the bitter flavor found in most espresso. Lavazza blends are made exclusively with Arabica and Robusta coffees, providing a flavor spectrum that ranges from sweet and fragrant to fuller and decisive.

Close your eyes and savor the full, chocolaty flavor of the Brazilian coffee or the delicate and mildly acidic notes from the Arabica of Central America. Lavazza Super Crema Espresso comes in 2.2 pound bags (1 Kilo) and is available in ground, whole bean and espresso pods. Purchase it here: http://www.1stincoffee.com/lavazza.htm

Segafredo Massimo Espresso Coffee Beans fromBologna,Italyhave rich chocolate notes that complement their earthy tones. Sweet and full-bodied, this savory espresso is thick and syrup-like in texture. It is known for its golden, toffee colored crema and smooth finish. Found in cafés throughout the world, Segafredo’s mission is to share the culture of authentically prepared Italian Espresso with the world. Segafredo Massimo Espresso is available in 2.2 pound (1 kilo) bags. Purchase it here: http://www.1stincoffee.com/segafredo.htm

Loosely translated Antica Tostatura Triestina means “Old Roast of Trieste”. Exclusively roasted inTrieste,Italy, Antica espresso is served in some of the finest retail establishments in 26 countries worldwide. Antica Espresso is served in some of the best restaurants and coffee shops inNew York City, and by well known personalities such as Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, Terence Brennan, David Bouley & Todd English. Purchase it here: http://www.1stincoffee.com/antica.htm

Savor our medium roasted Illy Whole Bean Espresso fromTrieste,Italy. Considered the world’s finest espresso, Illy is a dark decaffeinated blend that is medium-bodied and perfect for any time of the day. As the crema seeps into the beverage, it unlocks the subtle aromas and tastes and infuses them into your drink. Illy Whole Bean Espresso comes in packages of six 8.8 oz cans per case. Purchase it here:

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Martha Stewart’s “Must -Have” Organic Coffee

Antica Tostatura Triestine (or simply Antica) is an outstanding wood-roasted Italian espresso and coffee from Trieste, Italy, which is currently served in 26 countries worldwide.

Martha Stewart has used our coffee exclusively on her show since its inception five years ago and it is endorsed as one of her “must have” products. Antica now carries a certified Organic line of whole bean and pre-ground coffees. In addition to the Organic line, they offer a complete range of wholesale and retail products suitable for preparation in retail environments using specialized commercial equipment, and at home using domestic espresso machine, 12-cup drip brewers, and classic Italian stove-top Moka or French press pots. All products are Kosher certified.

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Why Should I Buy a Jura Automatic Coffee Center?

Taste:
Most coffee experts consider grinding and brewing under high pressure within a short period of time the ideal process to achieve maximum flavor and aroma without bitterness and over-extraction. Our own research shows that coffee lovers prefer high-pressure brewed coffee over any other coffee brewing method.

Variety:
Make authentic Espressos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, long Crema Coffees, even hot chocolate and tea, with a push of a button, perfectly every time!

Convenience:
GRIND, TAMP, BREW and CLEAN in less than 60 seconds! No other system can produce such a variety of beverages with more convenience.

The world of coffee:
There are many ways to brew coffee: Percolating, Cold Brew, Instant, Hand Drip, French Press, Automatic Drip and Pressure Brewing. Each system creates a different taste. The high-pressure brewing method retrieves a maximum of flavor and aroma. That’s also the reason why more and more fine restaurants and hotels all over the world only serve you freshly high pressure brewed coffee. Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers do exactly that… and quite a bit more…
Ten reasons why you should buy aJura-CapressoAutomaticCoffeeCenter

Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers make the freshest, most aromatic coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and latte completely automatically.
It’s like having a coffee Barista of your very own!

Each cup of coffee is made on demand.
All you have to do is press a button!

Coffee is ground for each cup just before brewing, preserving more aroma than any other brewing system.
The coffee can’t be fresher!

Our 18 bar pump easily forces hot water at high pressure through the grounds extracting flavor and aroma in less than 30 seconds, leaving behind all bitter chemicals which are normally extracted during a longer brewing methods.
The coffee can’t taste better!

All our Automatic Coffee Centers have an extra large brewing chamber, which holds up to 16 grams of ground coffee… more than any other system on the market. This design allows you to brew up to 16 oz. of coffee at a time.
The choice is all yours: One or two espressos, one or two double shots, two double shots, a 12 oz. mug or any other combination of up to 16 oz. of coffee at a time.

Our high-wattage stainless steel lined ThermoBlock heating systems deliver unlimited amounts of steam for frothing and steaming milk for cappuccinos and lattes. Some of our models even froth the milk and brew the coffee with just one push of the button (look for our One Touch Cappuccino models Z6, Z5, S9 One Touch, C9 One Touch and Z7 One Touch).
Making cappuccino and latte was never this easy!

A hot water dispenser is ideal to quickly pre-warm cold cups or prepare a large cup of tea in seconds.
Tea anyone?

All our Automatic Coffee Centers can be operated in stand-by mode all day long, ready to make a cup of coffee in seconds. During brewing you can even change the strength and the coffee volume without changing your regular setting.
The 60-second cappuccino, anytime you want it!

User friendly and informative alpha-numeric displays inform you when its time to refill water and beans and to clean your machine.
It’s as easy to clean as it is to make coffee!

Made in Switzerland: All Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers are made of high-end quality materials. The built-in commercial conical steel burr grinder with its class leading low-noise design is manually calibrated during assembly to assure highest precision grinding.
You can’t buy a better, more reliable machine!
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