3 Cups of Coffee
How to drink restaurant quality coffee at a fraction of the price
Want a caffeine kick? Avoid Starbucks. Also: why coffee prices are soaring. Plus a deal on Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in coffee machines.
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You probably do. The real question is, “Have you actually been served genuine espresso?”
Here’s how to make a restaurant quality espresso at home,
Why 3 Cups of Coffee?
Because almost every news article about the real or alleged health benefits of drinking coffee includes the phrase, “3 cups of coffee.” Genuine coffee lovers tend to drink at least that many cups of coffee each day. If we understand the researchers and other experts correctly, the benefits of drinking coffee kick in when you enjoy at least three cups a day.
And if you ask us, we think every one of those cups should contain restaurant quality coffee.
Brew Restaurant-Quality Coffee at Home
Variety is the spice of life. That’s true for coffee lovers as well. The good news is that you don’t need an expensive machine in order to brew expensive-tasting coffee drinks at home.
Check the reviews for these time-tested coffee brewing gadgets. You won’t believe how inexpensive a quality cup of coffee can be. Say goodbye to Starbucks and other overrated, overpriced coffee merchants. Say hello to budget-friendly restaurant quality coffee:
Oh yes, Amazon.com pays us a small commission* on every sale — at no additional expense to you. But we would make these recommendations even without that incentive. We use the coffee makers at home all the time. (And we drink way more than 3 cups of coffee a day, by the way).
* It’s small because after all, these are inexpensive coffee makers.
Want your coffee with even less work?
Confession time: We also love the fantastic taste of Nespresso coffee — along with the easy of brewing it. So we’ve got this wonderful coffee brewer, the handy milk frother, and a good supply of various Nespresso coffee capsules.
Coffee Beans, a good grinder, and a serious espresso machine
Any restaurant quality coffee starts with good coffee beans. Try a few varieties to discover which ones you like best. Start by picking your preferred coffee roast: light, medium, or dark. If you have a hard time choosing, go with the Lavazza Super Crema listed below.
Listen! A cheap blade coffee grinder grinds all the flavor out of your coffee. That’s why coffee lovers use a burr grinder instead.
You may wonder why we also list the Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine (that silver beauty on the right below). Well, there comes a time when any coffee connoisseur worth the title will want to own a real espresso machine. You could spend an arm and a leg on one of those brewers, but trust us: that’s not necessary. Click on the machine and read some of the more than 13.000 reviews, and you’ll understand why this espresso maker rates 4.7 out of 5 stars. (You’ll also understand why owners stop giving their hard earned money to Starbucks).
Do you actually like espresso?
While espresso is, for many coffee lovers, the ‘God Shot,’ experience shows that most people simply want to relax with a good cup or mug of quality coffee. Espresso is an acquired taste. It’s perfectly OK if you prefer a simple cup of restaurant quality coffee instead.