We know you’re a self-confessed connoisseur of coffee. You wouldn’t recognise the delicious blends of Novell Coffee if you weren’t at least a bit of an expert! Coffee that you make at home is just as good as coffee you’ll find in a coffee shop, but how can you take your coffee alchemy to the next level?
Homemade coffee is always more special than coffee shop cups, but don’t you miss the added flair of latte art? Sitting atop your delicious coffee should be your signature piece! All you need to begin practicing is a steamer for your milk and a jug. It takes time to learn the technique but once you have it’s a great way to combine creativity with coffee – what better passions could there be?
We know you love the delicious taste of Novell Coffee, but seasoning can take it to the next level. Add an extra kick to your morning cup with spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg or even ginger. For a sweeter kick, don’t be afraid to add some cocoa. If you experiment enough with these extra flavours, you’re sure to find something you absolutely love!
Did you know that whether you hot brew or cold brew can hugely affect the taste? Different temperatures affect the speed something dissolves and the speed at which the coffee particles brew affects the flavour. Brewing coffee with cold water has lower acidity and is generally smoother and less sour. Brewing coffee in hot water encourages extra bitter compounds which gives that slightly burned and bitter hit. Why not experiment with brewing your favourite blends in cold water to see which you prefer?
However you brew your coffee, whatever spices you add and however good your latte art, keep prioritising those delicious coffee moments!
How Coffee Makes Us More Productive
Caffeine is the most used psychoactive substances available in nature. People often experience a more energised mental state after drinking coffee and even tea and it’s a well-known fact that caffeine has a direct impact on our overall productivity. But how does caffeine work exactly?
When caffeine enters your body, it is metabolised by the liver and broken down into three simpler substances, theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine. It is these caffeine metabolites that make us more productive.