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Welcome to Coffee Online! Here I would love to offer you a trip to Guatemala, where you can pick your own beans by hand from the rich volcanic ash, but I just don’t have that kind of budget. Instead, I will to offer a few tips on how to create the best pot of coffee to kick off my welcome to our site.

Grind your own: If you love coffee and want only the best, then I would recommend that you only purchase whole coffee beans. Then when you are ready to make a pot or even a cup of coffee, you only need to grind what you need. This will keep the flavor and aroma in your coffee beans.

Find more tips below our recent posts below:

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Apr 02 2012

Coffee Liqueur Beef Short Ribs

I was looking around online today for some great coffee recipes. I have recently heard of this trend of using coffee rubs on meat. I was intrigued and quite curious today when I found a video on Youtube showing a recipe for coffee liqueur beef short ribs! This almost blew my mind away. To make [...]

Mar 15 2012

Coffee Panna Cotta Recipe

Sweet, sweet panna cotta – hands down one of my all time favorite desserts! I love the texture and the creaminess of this sweet treat. Panna cotta (from Italian cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set. It is [...]

Mar 15 2012

The Best Gourmet Coffees Around…

What are some of the best gourmet coffees in the world? I believe some of the best gourmet coffees in world also happen to be some of the most expensive. It seems they go hand in hand. The gourmet specialty coffees that are most loved and well known are also very region-specific, meaning they are [...]

Mar 13 2012

Recipe: Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

I love Ina Garten, AKA the Barefoot Contessa. She makes the most delicious food that is relatively simple; however, she believes the key is using quality ingredients! I have to agree with her too on that one. In this video she makes blueberry coffee cake muffins. Ina Garten knows how to entertain with simplicity, style [...]

Mar 13 2012

A Wonderful Afternoon Coffee Klatch

I love the idea of throwing an impromptu coffee klatch! Recently I was invited to a spectacular klatch at my dear friend Maven’s house. It was so much fun and everyone raved about what a wonderful afternoon it was! In case you’re not familiar with the term coffee klatch, it simply means a casual gathering [...]

Mar 08 2012

The Perfect Way to Brew French Press Coffee

I am a firm believer in once you go French Press, you will never go back.  The flavor is so intense, fresh and delicious I cannot live without my morning dose of coffee made in my French Press! If you’re looking for a simple way to make coffee with lots of flavor and body, look [...]

Mar 07 2012

How To Make Latte Art

I love latte art.  It is quite impressive and delicious too! I have always wanted to stop in at a coffee shop and have the barista make some pretty latte art just for me!  I would pay plenty for that.  A good cup of gourmet coffee has been an art for years, but now it [...]

Mar 06 2012

International Delight & Cold Stone Creamery Team Up!

I love Cold Stone Creamery.  I am so sad I do not live close to one anymore.  When I lived in Los Angeles, I would visit my sister in Encino and we would make the quick trip up the street to have ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.  It was one of my very favorite [...]

Mar 05 2012

International Delight Iced Coffee

So today while I was walking the aisles of the grocery store, I decided to pick up some creamer.  Yes, coffee snobs, I have to admit I like to add flavored creamer to my coffee from time to time.  Not everyday, but quite often.  This time I decided to pick up “Cinnabon Creamer” and I’m [...]

Mar 02 2012

Facts About Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak coffee is the world’s most expensive and rare coffee.  It is also considered the most exotic of coffees and is not for the faint of heart.  You see, this is coffee that is harvested from feces.  Yes, feces coffee is the world’s most expensive. Kopi Luwak is made from beans of coffee berries, [...]

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Cup:

Storage is important: Whatever you decide to do, whether you keep coffee beans or simply buy ground coffee, how you store it will greatly affect the end result. Use air tight containers and never store your coffee where there are sharp aromas from other foods. The coffee will pick up the taste of the aroma, making it bitter, and you do not want a breakfast onion blend. Also, keep your coffee in a cool place. Many people use the fridge but it doesn’t have to be refrigerated.

The machine: You will want to have a high quality machine to brew your coffee. See our article on what to look for in a coffee maker to learn more.

The water: I have seen people really play around with the water that they use for their coffee. Some people only use the finest spring water available, others use a generic bottled water and others are just fine with tap water. All of them work and the only important element to creating a good cup of coffee is in the temperature you use. You might think that you need to use hot water to make your coffee but, the fact is, you should use cold water. For every degree colder, the water will have more oxygen. The more oxygen, the better the coffee.

And there are some tips to help you brew the best cup of coffee. For more tips and advice, please feel free to browse our site.

-Sirena Van Schaik, Coffee Online contributor

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