Ah, there’s nothing like a freshly brewed cuppa in the morning to wake up the foggy mind. Wrap your fingers around the delicate handle of your porcelain coffee cup and bring the life-saving dark concoction to your lips and…WHOOSH! Your housemate whizzes by, gulps his or her coffee down, sloshing some over to the side and is out the door before you swallowed your first sip. Coffee is made for everyone to enjoy in their own time – be it slow appreciation, instant hit or in between. Few will debate over what makes a good coffee bean (free of discoloration, breakage and infestation), but many will swear by their own brewing routine and what constitutes a perfect cup of coffee for them.
Been on instant coffee all this while? That’s really okay as well. Even if you don’t intend to switch soon, reading about how different brewing methods extract flavors and aromas from these mighty little beans might tempt you to try out something new in the future. After all, none of them break the bank and some of them might bring you greater joy in the mornings.