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.
Over the coming days, months, years I will be adding my latest coffee related experiments here. I hope to cover other ways of roasting your own coffee beans and several other brewing guides. I will also be adding drink recipes and preparations guides. Things like how to make a vanilla latte or how to make your own blended coffee drinks (that’s a frappuccino in silly Starbucks lingo).
For now these are the post I have on how to make your own coffee at home. So skip the line at the coffee shop and start drinking better coffee at home with these posts:
– Brewing Guides –
How To Use A French Press
How To Use A Moka Pot
How To Make Iced Coffee
– Coffee Beans –
|How To Pan Roast Coffee Beans||Don’t Freeze Coffee Beans|
– Flavoring Coffee –
TBB (To Be Blogged, I just made that up).
This will include things like how to make coffee syrups and how to make mocha powder.
More will be definitely coming in the future: more coffee roasting, more coffee brewing, and of course more coffee drinking.
If there is anything coffee related that’d you’d like to see here please let me know in the comments below.
Otherwise try out one of the posts above, and check back for more coffee related posts in the future
Friday 7th of December 2018
Lance, You've left out one of the most important things. What do you use to grind coffee? Any technique to it? Tried different brands of grinders?
Thursday 26th of July 2018
So I mix my (responsibly sourced) roasted at the local Monastery, beans with Teecino. This does two things...decreases the caffeine and the acidity. That way I can drink a pot (or two) a day and not have any untoward effects. My everyday blend is two cups of ground coffee to one cup of Teecino, Depending on the number of people in my house (children are coming and going) this typically lasts me about 3 days. I use a french press..any leftover coffee goes into the fridge for cold coffee in the afternoon. ( although some for coffee ice cubes too) I have a one cup pour over that I use for traveling some - although that is when I typically splurge for coffee shop coffee- but it is good at say my sister in laws, as she doesn't drink coffee and I don't want to trek to the shop first thing. I also like heavy cream - no sugar or any syrups. If I use half and half - I will have a shop put in 1/2 pump of syrup.
Thursday 23rd of January 2020
Kari, thank you for taking the time to read the post and share your coffee experience!
Lisa Rae Schriver
Saturday 31st of March 2018
Hi Lance My husband is addicted to those cappuccino drinks that come out of the machines at the gas station. The kind of set up that spits the pudding-like, hot as lava drinks for a small fortune. Most importantly, it MUST be french vanilla in flavor. I am looking for a recipie for DIY FRENCH VANILLA cappuccino mix that I could prepare for him at home. You would be our hero!!!