Chai means tea but it has a distinctive flavor. To make your coffee have a similar flavor, try adding the flavors below to your filter basket and brew. Spoon the amount of the mixture you usually use for the amount of water you usually use and then brew normally.
We’ve talked before about what to do with used coffee grounds. We found a few recipes on Livestrong.com that had some good ideas. We didn’t seem too crazy with the idea of the first one called “Spent Coffee and Salt Baked Heirloom Carrots” but there were some others that we might like to try.
You can use coffee grounds in “Red-Eye Gravy” by adding used coffee grounds to bacon grease. Another idea which sounds totally good is to add a tablespoon to overnight oats along with the chia – it would be fun to figure out which spots are chia and which are grounds!
Another totally good sounding idea is to add about 1/3 cup to brownie batter. One last idea they gave was to add it to marinade for beef or pork recipes. Add the grounds to cacao nibs, vinegar, honey, and basil. Sounds very different but might be really good.
Scientists recently took a deeper look into how cold brewing coffee works; the chemical changes; how to brew the perfect cup. They couldn’t meet as planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic so they had a virtual meeting.
They looked at the diffences in types of coffee used to see the different compounds left in the coffee. The looked at different ratios as well.
They found that caffeine contents and antioxidant levels were similar in hot and cold brewed batches for lighter roast beans but it varied more for medium and dark roast beans. They found the hot brewed coffee had more antioxidants in the darker beans. The darker the beans the more the difference. Also in the darker roast, the acidic content was less.
If you are a healthcare worker, you might be able to get a free coffee from various places in your area.
Some of the deals for coffee: Starbucks is giving a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee through May 3; Cumberland Farms convenience chain for free coffee; Paris Baguette in NYC through the pandemic.
Some places are giving away food: Krispy Kreme is offering donuts at their drive-thrus through May 12; White Castle is giving a free meal through April 30.
Other giveaways: Crocs has a giveaway of 10,000 shoes a day. You need to go to their website at 12pm ET each day and get in line for each day’s allotment; Dr. Scholl’s is donating 100,000 pairs of insoles (hospitals can email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some areas have even more free swag for healthcare workers and you would have to look in your local newspapers or the sites of your local groups to find them.
A newish coffee drink making the news these days is a frothy whipped coffee called dalgona coffee. This coffee drink seems to have viral in Korea during the Covid-19 quarantines.
You roughly need about 2 Tbs instant coffee, 2 Tbs sugar, and 2 Tbs hot water. You mix them together in a bowl and whip with a whisk (or beat with beaters) until thick and creamy. It is helpful if you have an electric whisk because it can take a while to get the right thick whipped consistency. The reason to use instant coffee is because it dissolves.
To make the drink, pour milk into a glass over ice cubes about 3/4 of the way and then top with the frothed coffee.