If you are a fitness enthusiast, then you already know the benefits of drinking coffee. For example, consuming black coffee before a workout increases your energy level. In fact, some survey reports also found that trained athletes consuming black coffee before a workout burn 15% more calories by three hours after a workout.
In addition to its great taste, black coffee contains caffeine which helps boost your body’s metabolic rate, which can actually help in your weight loss journey.
So, if your focus is to lose weight and stay fit, then in that case, you are already consuming black coffee without sugar and milk to avoid calories. It also means that you need your cup of java every day. However, it is not quite possible to run to a coffee shop for your energy shots in the morning.
So, we caught up with some coffee experts to learn how to enhance their coffee game at home, thus we had a word with Mr. Bharat Sethi who is the founder of Rage Coffee.
So these are some ways by which you can increase homemade coffee: –
1. Go for Whole Coffee Beans
To preserve the taste of your favorite coffee, start by buying whole coffee beans, not ground. You should keep in mind the type of roast – light, medium or dark. These factors make a huge difference in how your coffee can taste.
2. Try a French Press
In addition, it is important to invest in the right type of coffee maker, including a coffee grinder. For example, a French press is another option and does not require a grounder to make a perfect cup of coffee. Pour the coffee using the filter that sits on top of the cup. There is another way to go about it. With all these methods, the taste of your coffee will be different. Now, all you have to do is find out how you like it.
3. Water matters
To increase your cup of coffee one must find out the exact coffee-to-water ratio. This will help you not make coffee which is not very strong. You can also opt for bottled spring water instead of tap water. Also, keep the water temperature between 195 ° F and 205 ° F. This is the most appropriate temperature for drinking coffee without burning beans.
4. Add a dash of flavor
Now if you want to experiment with your plain black coffee, try different add-on flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla to name a few. These will help enhance the taste of your coffee. Even adding a few flakes of sea salt to your grind can intensify the taste.
5. Try Cold Brew
Apart from pre-workout, if you like to drink your coffee at other times of the day, then why not go for a cold decoction? The good thing is that it can be made in large quantities at one time and is also good for your stomach, as a lot of black coffee a day can cause acid reflux. All you have to do is mix grounded coffee in water (whichever ratio works for you) and let it sit for 18 to 24 hours. Strain it through a cheesecloth, store the decoction in an airtight container in the fridge and consume it within three days.
So, enjoy the right ‘caffeine kick’ which not only increases your energy but also increases your productivity.