Coffee beans are one of my favorite things in the entire world. They smell intoxicatingly perfect. And when ground up and steeped in hot (or cold) water, they somehow taste even better than they smell.
Many people start their day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. They purchase their coffee with care and enjoy it greatly. But what do you do with those grounds once you’ve drunk your coffee? Here are some uses for those used coffee grounds! Note: It's always easiest to handle coffee grounds when they're cool, so wait a couple of hours after you've switched off the coffee pot to try any of these!
In this how-to video, you will learn how to recycle your used coffee grounds into compost for your personal garden. Coffee grounds are very good for your soil and can be used for all winter long. If you stick a thermometer in there, you will see that it is about 106 degrees. This means that it is working on the inside. You can also your hand to test the heat inside the compost as well. You should make about a cubic yard of the coffee grounds for the compost to be effective. This video gives y...
The Sun Sprite Rose has a nice fragrance but you want to keep it healthy by fertilizing it. Roses are heavy feeders so Charlie suggests adding compost in the Spring, really building up the soil, maybe put in some time release fertilizer pellets, then use regular Rose food to keep the Roses really looking good. Another home remedy involves fertilizing with coffee grounds. Coffee grounds sprinkled around Roses about a quarter of an inch to half an inch thick will help Roses grow and bloom bette...
Do you drink a lot of coffee? Before you toss your used coffee grounds into the trash or compost bin, see if you can use them to deodorize your freezer, cover up your wooden furniture scratches, and help clean up the grease and grime from your pots and pans.
Inspired by Cornell's new, innovative robotic gripper (a sort of shape-shifting balloon hand), Steve Norris of Norris Labs decided to go DIY and make his own home-brewed replica at a lower cost.
That's right! Take some coffee grounds from the trash, and make a dye for your favorite jeans. This DIY strategy ends with you having less caffeine in your life, and more neat looking pants. Awesome.
This is a video showing how to make a perfect latte at home. First the coffee is ground and then she pours some milk. The presenter says that 1/3 of the daily requirement of milk can be found in a latte. Once the coffee is ground it is brewed. She uses a lot of coffee so that it is richer. While the espresso is being made, the milk is steamed. The espresso should drip out like honey. The steamed milk is then poured over the coffee.
Enjoyed throughout the Middle East, Arabic coffee is deliciously rich, and easy to make at home. Watch this video to learn how to make Arabic (or Turkish) coffee.
If you're like most busy workers, your day doesn't get started until you have your first jolt of fresh coffee. When you are feeling extra sluggish and need a boost, try a strong Cuban coffee that is sure to start your engine.
Removing the garlic smell from your hands can be a very difficult thing to do. Sometimes you just can't stand the smell. Maybe you have a date and don't want to stink, but just can't get that smell out of your skin. There is a way to neutralize the odor so that you can get on with your life. After you get done cooking with either garlic or onions or any other stinky food, run your hands under some warm water. Then get some coffee grounds and mash them up and get them wet. Once the grounds are...
Making cold brew coffee can be done simply with only a jar, water, a coffee filter, and ground up coffee. Though it seems like it would be more complex, the procedure to making cold brew coffee can be easily achieved in just a couple basic steps. The steps do not require too much work and can be done in a matter of minutes. Simple measures are taken to making cold brewed coffee, such as by mixing the coffee and water through shaking up the jar. Using a coffee filter, just pouring the mixed gr...
Learn how to grind coffee beans. You don't have to do everything the easy way. Coffee tastes better with fresh-ground beans, and it doesn't take long to learn how.
There's no shortage of ice cream recipes out there, but one ice cream shop in London has found a unique recipe to sell to its customers, and of course it's controversial—breast milk ice cream.
In this video, the instructor shows how to make French press coffee. Generally, you will want to use 2 tbsp of coffee for every 6 oz of coffee. You will need water that is close to boiling or around 200 degrees. First, pour the hot water over your ground coffee and let it sit for a little over a minute. Now, stir the coffee and make sure the grounds are as wet as possible. Let this brew for another minute or two. Now, press the pot down and your French press coffee will be hot and ready to en...
In this video from sethd85 we learn how to brew coffee with a French press. For this you need coffee beans, a French press, something boil water in, and water (filtered preferred), and a coffee grinder. First boil water. Now use 2 tablespoons of coffee beans and grind them up in a grinder. You want the coffee to be very coarse. Now pour in the ground coffee into the French Press. You want a bit of a gap between the plunger and the coffee grounds. Once the water is boiled, pour the water into ...
In this video, the instructor shows us how to make a facial mask using coffee grounds and egg whites. First, take an empty bowl and place a 1/4 cup of coffee grounds into the bowl. After this, add an egg white to the bowl. Now, mix up the coffee grounds and egg white until they are well blended. Now, apply mixture gently to your entire face, avoiding the eye area. Once you have it placed on your face, let it set for about 10-20 minutes or until dry. Your face will start to feel tighter and yo...
Whether it be for a school project or just a funky looking journal or letter, making your paper look antique is very easy. Antique paper is great for invitations, props, unique stationary..lots of things! This tutorial will teach you how to age your brand new paper instantly for a neat, old fashioned look.
There are lots of great reasons for going out to a fantastic coffee shop for a cuppa. Coffee shops have a lovely ambiance, are a perfect place to meet with friends or do some work, and are a great excuse to get out of the house. Seeking out a perfect cup of coffee, however, shouldn't be one of the reasons that you hit up your local café.
As an avid coffee drinker, I used to be a big fan of single-serve coffee machines. One day, the machine decided to stop working—which does happen from time to time—so I decided to go old school and use my automatic drip. Then, I realized that all I had were pods of single-serve coffee grinds, and I was all out of regular coffee filters!
Everyone starts their mornings differently, but one common thread amongst the masses tends to be the consumption of coffee, albeit in many different forms—instant, pre-ground, K-Cups, Nespresso, and so on. And I'm sure that we all have our own preferred methods, as well.
If you normally take your iced coffee with plain old cream and sugar, you'll find that Starbucks recently-introduced Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew will really hit the spot. It's icy, smooth, and perfectly sweetened with vanilla syrup.
Kelly Sutton shows How to make awsome coffee for five bucks. Coffee only needs two ingrediants to be good, purified water, and good coffee. Get a cup, coffee holder, and coffee filters. Grind your coffee right before you make your cup for the best flavor. Fold the filter and put it in the coffee holder, then put your coffee grounds in it. Now boil the water and let it cool off a bit. You want it to be around 180-190 degrees. Pour the water into the filter that has your coffee in it, and stir ...
To say we're a nation of coffee-lovers is putting it mildly. Americans consume 400 million cups of joe in one day alone, but how well do we actually know our morning BFF? We know it comes from a bean, and that more coffee drinks exist than there are ways to skin a pig, but what else?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyIh00VonzY] This is an instructional video on how to use a French press coffee maker, or a "press-pot" coffee maker. The instructor tells you that with a French press you don't need to use a filter because it is built in to the maker. You simply pour ground coffee in to the maker, and fill it with hot water. You then let the coffee brew by just letting it sit for about 3 minutes. You then press down the filter using t...
Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks, and its fans are also usually devoted to a certain method of brewing. Some love the Keurig, others the French press, and still others swear by cold brewing. However, one of the oldest and easiest ways to brew coffee is also one of the best. If you love coffee, you should really think about getting a Turkish ibrik (also known as a cezve).
Tired of conventional tar coffee in the morning? Why not switch over to a traditional French press for tasty, fresh morning coffee?
Tired of making less than stellar java in your drip maker? Getting great coffee at home is simple with the right ingredients! Watch this video to learn how to make great coffee.
No offense to water, but if I could survive on coffee alone, I would. I swear I'm not addicted... I just really, really, really love the taste of a cuppa joe, whether it's hot, cold, frothed, milked, flavored, plain, whatever! And while my favorite thing to do with coffee will always be to drink it, recently I've become crazy about using coffee in cooking.
This video demonstrates how to prepare Iced Coffee. For this recipe, you will need the following: ½ cup of cold water, sugar, 1/3 cup measuring cup, coffee grinder, and coffee beans.
In Italian, the word affogato means "drowned." Kind of a morbid name for such a delicious goodie, right? But there's a reason it's called that.
Like a strong-tasting cup of joe, but want more caffeine out of it? Start double brewing your coffee. To paraphrase a big fan of the double brew process on Reddit, it'll make you feel like you can throw an orange at 60 percent the speed of light. It's that strong. Really.
Summer is right around the corner, which means it's time to switch from perfect hot coffee to perfect cold coffee. A nice icy glass of cold coffee is wildly refreshing and just plain delicious. In my opinion, it's the key to enjoying any sunny day (warning: if you don't already drink cold coffee, you may find yourself drinking four or five glasses a day very quickly).
This video tutorial is going to show you how to make a latte with microfoam. Dan takes some freshly ground coffee powder and taps it down. The most important thing about making microfoam is to keep the milk very cold about 34 degrees. Dan then first works on the top of the milk with the tip of the wand and after 15 – 20 seconds he puts the wand into the milk to get it up to the right temperature of 140 – 150 degrees. He then pours the shot into a cup, taps the milk jar slightly and pours it i...
Going cat fishing sometime soon? Stop spending a ton of money on store bought bait when you can just make it yourself! In this video, learn how to make homemade catfish chum out of food you'll many times find hiding in your fridge including balogna, ground corn, mustard, tarter sauce, cheese, ranch dressing, water, coffee grounds, and more. Watch on for the full recipe!
Coffee is a topic that everyone has a strong opinion about, especially when it comes to brewing the perfect cup. Even if you buy the best beans and grind them yourself, chances are you're skipping one necessary step to make sure your coffee tastes the best it can: cleaning your coffeemaker the right way.
This unusual clip shows you how to make spiced milk tea. The recipe is included in Gourmet Magazine. Massala Chai can be bought in coffee shops around the US. First, use cardamom pods - they need crushing to get the seeds out, although you can buy them without the pod to save time. The other spices are cinnamon, pepper corns and fennel seeds. Everything is ground together and while doing this, you simmer two cups of milk, sugar, salt, ground ginger and the spice mixture. Whisk them all togeth...
Learn to please a true coffee connoisseur with a hand-crafted caffe macchiato. Watch this recipe video to learn how to make your own Caffe Macchiato at home.
God, chili is amazing this time of year. It's hearty, filling, freaking easy to make, and it warms you from the inside out.
Finding the formula to the perfect cup of coffee for your taste can take a while. I finally got around to buying a French press a few weeks ago and I'm still tweaking the right ratio and brewing time to get it just right (though I am drinking it at the right times each day).