A Guide to Making Black Coffee for the Coffee Lovers Out There!
Are you one of those whose morning doesn’t start without that mandatory caffeine kick? We feel you! After all, who doesn’t love the smell of freshly brewed coffee? We all have our favorites. Some of us love our coffee with frothed milk with that subtle hint of sugar while some like shot of pure coffee, some even like to jazz it up with a dash of good old whisky (think Irish coffee?)! While coffee is mostly about acquired taste, we cannot stress enough on benefits of black coffee. Without the usual milk and sugar, black coffee is amazingly good for health. A little coffee fact? Black coffee is an ideal every day drink for those trying to lose weight! There are apparently many health benefits of drinking black coffee every day:
- Helps in preventing cancer by reducing inflammation which can cause tumors
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Stimulates the central nervous system which helps reduce stress and depression
- Decreases risk of diabetes by increasing insulin production
- Makes your mind and body young so you can age gracefully
- Looks after your heart by reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Cleanses your system of the toxins and bacteria this is why you feel the need to pee often after having black coffee!
- Lowers chances of developing liver diseases
More reasons to feast on the goodness of coffee isn’t it?
How to Make A Steaming Good Cup of Black Coffee?
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Coffee beans or instant coffee – ½ tablespoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Brown Sugar (if needed) – as per taste
- Boil water in a kettle or utensil of your choice. Use tap water if you like the taste of it. Water plays an important role as it can greatly affect the taste of the coffee. Never use softened or distilled water. Naturally present minerals are important for a nicely brewed coffee.
- Prepare your coffee. For a freshly brewed coffee, it’s always best to buy whole coffee beans from a specialized store. You can try different types & flavors and find what tempts your taste buds the best. Buy a grinder and prepare your coffee every time for that fresh taste. Instant coffee is also a good option for those who are always running short of time or just too lazy to go over the trouble of grinding every time!
- Place a funnel cup and unbleached coffee filters over your coffee mug. Pour the ground powder on the filter. Pour over hot water. If you’re not using coffee beans, just skip the step and pour your coffee powder straight away in the mug.
- Pour over some hot water in the mug.
- Mix it well.
- Pour the rest of the water in the mug. Mix again.
- Add brown sugar if you’re still not accustomed to the taste of plain coffee.
A little tip? Skip the sugar and add some salt. Surprised? Well, ever see how your mother pours some salt and sugar in everything to balance the taste? Same trick! Adding little salt can take away some of the bitterness of black coffee. Once you get used to the stark taste of plain coffee, stop adding salt altogether.
For beginners, you can also try other low key options like bulletproof coffee. Follow the same recipe and add some coconut oil and clarified butter instead of sugar. This will give your black coffee an excellent punch that you will surely love.
Take a seat and enjoy your brew! Thank us later!