Coffee beans are extremely popular and versatile. Coffee is most commonly consumed as a hot beverage, but it can also be served chilled (iced coffee) or mixed into a cocktail, added into recipes for chocolates, cakes, and ice-cream, and can even be a component of beauty products. Coffee is great because as well as offering a unique, refreshing flavor to our palette, it also gives us a dose of caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that makes us feel more alert, which can improve our mood first thing in the morning alongside our work performance. The taste of coffee isn’t for everyone, but with so many different coffee products out there, here are five things you’ve got to try if you really love coffee.
If you would like a complex, floral coffee, then you should consider using Tanzania Peaberry coffee beans. This bright Arabica coffee is grown on Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. They offer a delicious fruit-toned acidity on the palate, which is often described as a hint of coconut, pineapple or citrus in the flavor. The taste of this coffee is delicate and sometimes reveals a velvety texture and wine notes. The best Tanzanian coffees have a rich flavor with hints of blackcurrant, which softens to chocolate.
Coffee and Chocolate
When coffee and chocolate are combined, it offers a truly unique and delicious flavor, especially for those who prefer their coffee sweet and have a soft spot for chocolate. Treating yourself to some coffee-infused chocolate is something every coffee lover should try. You can get this in bar and cocoa form. If you want to try something a bit more luxurious, you can consider truffles of a ganache. If you like mochas, then you should consider some chocolate covered coffee beans for your next brew.
Kopi Luwak, also known as civet coffee, is one of the most expensive types of coffee in the world. This unique and delicious coffee is expensive is because of its production method. Coffee cherries are eaten by civet cats, then the undigested beans are collected from their feces. Not everyone wants to try coffee that’s plucked from civet cat poop, but for those who do, you should purchase your beans from a reputable company that collects them from wild civet poop and is fair-trade.
This may not be a product to consume, but if you love the smell of coffee, then you should definitely consider trying a coffee body scrub or facial exfoliator for your skin. Coffee scrubs don’t only remove dry, dead skin, leaving you soft and free from ingrown hairs, but can also act as an espresso shot for your body or face. Caffeine has the ability to drain excess fluid from tissue, so when it is applied to our skin, it makes it feel instantly firm and gives a lifted appearance.
Kenya AA Coffee
Kenya AA coffee comes from one of the world’s best premium coffee beans. These beans are grown on Kenya’s high plateaus. The AA refers to the largest screen size in Kenya’s coffee grading system. The best Kenya AA coffees will offer a strong, rich flavor, with a pleasant level of acidity, and will exhibit a full body. Kenya AA coffee has a fragrant aroma with floral tones, while the finish tends to be winey, with citrus and berry overtones.
These are just a handful of things a coffee lover needs to try, but they are by far some of the best coffee products out there. They can be a great gift for coffee lovers or the perfect way to treat yourself after a hard week or as a reward for achieving a new goal.