November 15, 2016
Cup of Joe

Brewing Basics: Making the Perfect Cup of Joe

Ask any coffee connoisseur and they’ll agree, there’s an art to making the perfect cup of joe. While sipping a steamy brew at your favorite coffeehouse is always a treat, sometimes you just want to have a great cup of coffee at home. Follow these simple steps and you can make coffee like the pros…maybe even better! Start with a squeaky clean coffee maker. Whether you are using a conventional auto-drip machine, a fancy trifecta or are opting to dawn your skills with a French coffee press, the fact remains the same…a great spot of coffee begins with a spotlessly clean machine. Not only do coffee makers provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold, it’s impossible to make a great cup of coffee from an apparatus that is caked in grounds or is laden with a film. How to clean your coffee maker is, of course, dependent on […]
July 31, 2016

Lavazza Crema e Gusto Recipe

Lavazza’s label reads “Italy’s favorite coffee.” This may seem like a bold claim at first; however, after one sip of this full flavored coffee, you will understand why they make such a claim. The secret to Lavazza’s Crema e Gusto’s smooth and bold flavor lies in its perfect combination of robusta and arabica beans. As robusta beans are cheap to produce, low quality coffee brands will be made of 100 percent robusta beans. However, this amount of potency most certainly compromises the flavor. Lavazza’s balance of 30 percent arabica beans and 70 percent robusta beans makes for a still very potent coffee, yet unlike it’s cheap counterparts, it does not compromise an ounce of flavor. Your taste buds will be titillated with delicious accents of vanilla and chocolate and virtually no bitter flavor. It is the perfect coffee to sip on its own; however, if drinking a cup a day […]