Homemade Coffee

homemade coffee

Homemade coffee doesn't have to be boring, it's easy to make yourself some drip coffee, but if you're looking for something new and a bit different you're in the right spot.

I don't know about you, but I've spent way too much money on coffee.  I mean way way too much money.  There have been years where I can confidently say that we've spent over $1,000 (that's a conservative face saving estimate) just buy coffee drinks, and the occasional pastry at coffee shops.

In an effort to alleviate the financial strain of our caffeine addiction I've set out to learn how to make awesome amazing coffee at home while at the same time saving money. …

How To Use A Moka Pot To Make Delicious Coffee On The Stove

how to use a moka pot– How To Use A Moka Pot –

If you are a coffee lover like me you might have found yourself wondering how to use a moka pot from time to time.  I love coffee, I might even drink a little too much, but I keep on drinking because it's just too darn good.  For that reason I'm always open for a new, interesting, and tasty way of brewing coffee.

For years I've seen moka pots lying around stashed away in grandparents cupboards or for sale at a garage sale.  However, I never ever, not even once, saw anyone use a one to make coffee with.  So, I finally decided to get myself a moka pot and start making espresso on my stove; here's how to use a moka pot…

Time: 5 – 10 min.

Homemade Soda Fail

Failed homemade soda– How To Fail At Making Homemade Soda –

I decided to try to make homemade soda for a couple of reasons.  I am trying to steer clear of high fructose corn syrup, and most commercial sodas have too much sugar.  I wanted to try to make my own soda that was healthier, tastier, and fun to make.

My first homemade soda was a complete failure. And by failure I mean that it is completely and totally undrinkable. …

How To Make French Press Iced Coffee

How To Make Iced Coffee

How to Make Iced Coffee With A French Press

It's spring time now, with summer just around the corner.  As the seasons change a cool refreshing iced coffee drinks sound a whole lot better than hot lattes or a fresh pour over.  Iced coffee is my perfect caffeinated warm weather fix .

Here's how to make iced coffee with a french press quickly and easily.  This is just a black iced coffee, and of course you can add what ever you'd like to it to flavor it, or make it creamy, but I will cover those in a later post.

Time: 8 min.

Don’t Freeze Your Coffee Beans

Freezing Coffee Beans

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze These Coffee Beans

There is some debate over whether or not you should freeze coffee beans.  Some people swear by freezing coffee beans, and the first thing that they do when they buy a new bag of coffee beans is to throw it into the freezer.  While others cringe at the very thought of freezing coffee beans all together.

I wanted to find out for myself whether or not it really is a big deal to freeze coffee beans.   This is what I've found out… …

How To Pan Roast Coffee Beans

How to Pan Roast Coffee on the Stove

Here's one that one of my friends taught me, pan roasting your own green coffee beans at home on the stove!  This is the basic intro way to roast coffee beans at home.  There are several other ways to do it, such as with a popcorn popper, or, surprise!, with an actual coffee roasting machine.

For me at this stage in my life this is the home coffee roasting method that I use.

Time: 8 – 10 minutes