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10 Life-Changing Coffee Hacks That Will Take Your Brew to the Next Level

Let Your Coffee "Bloom" If you're a French press enthusiast, this hack is for you. Similar to allowing a fine red wine to breathe, letting your coffee "bloom" is crucial for brewing the perfect cup. It releases trapped CO2 gases that can cause off-flavors. Simply pour a small amount of hot water over the grounds, wait for it to fizz up, then pour the rest in and give it a gentle stir before plunging.

Hack the Flavor Profile of Your Pour-Over Spice up your pour-over routine by adding ground spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to your coffee grounds before brewing. You can also stir in some cacao powder for a chocolatey flavor and an antioxidant boost, without the added sugars of flavored syrups.

Ride a Bulletproof Coffee High Join the trend of Bulletproof coffee, a latte on steroids. Blend your coffee with healthy fats like grass-fed butter or coconut oil for a breakfast-replacing concoction. It's praised for its metabolism and energy-boosting effects, satiating cravings, and preventing caffeine crashes. Start with a ratio of 1 tablespoon of fat per 10-12 oz cup of coffee and adjust to your liking.

French Press Milk for Frothy Lattes No milk frother? No problem. Use your French press to create a rich, frothy milk base. Pour preheated milk into the French press and plunge to froth. Transfer the frothy milk into your coffee or chai tea for a barista-quality frothy brew.

Bust Bitterness With a Dash of Salt If you prefer your coffee black but find it too bitter, try adding a pinch of salt. Salt can block bitterness receptors on your tongue, making your coffee taste smoother without the need for sugar or milk. Just a tiny pinch is enough to neutralize bitterness without making your coffee salty.

Balance Acidity With Baking Soda A pinch of baking soda can help neutralize the pH balance of your coffee, reducing heartburn and acid reflux. Be cautious not to use too much, as it can result in a flat-tasting cup. A small sprinkle should be sufficient to balance the acidity of your brew.

Take a Strategic Caffeine Nap Boost your productivity by taking a power nap after drinking coffee. Caffeine takes about 20 minutes to block the sleepy-feeling adenosine receptors in your brain. By taking a 20-minute nap after consuming caffeine, you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized.

Ditch Watery Cold Brews With Coffee Ice Cubes Enhance your cold brew experience by using coffee ice cubes. Simply pour coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze. This prevents your iced coffee from becoming diluted as the cubes melt, ensuring a rich and flavorful brew to the last drop.

No Coffee Filters? No Problem If you run out of coffee filters, don't worry. You can use a paper towel, napkin, or cheesecloth as a substitute. These alternatives work well in a pinch, making them ideal for traveling or camping.

Brew Directly Into Your Travel Mug For coffee on the go, use a portable pour-over coffee dripper to brew directly into your insulated coffee mug. The Greens Steel Coffee Cup is designed to accommodate pour-over coffee drippers, keeping your coffee hot for hours with its spill-proof lid and easy-sip spout.

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