Adulting 101: Make your own coffee

Put the jingle back in your pocket.

Chris Moody, Reporter

The Starbucks right by your potential dorm or home isn’t getting any cheaper. Your pockets aren’t getting any heavier either. And if you decided to fill your fix of brew with that $4 Grande from Starbucks 7 days a week, you’d be spending roughly. $1,460 just on beverages per year. Talk about a waste of green in your wallet.

If you are lazy, don’t know how, or want to save some coins, make your own coffee, and only spend about $0.56 per cup. It’s time to make that brewtiful cup of coffee and experience deja brew.

Put the jingle back in your pocket, and start livin’ la vida mocha.

Rise and Grind. Where have you bean all of my life?

  1. Adopt your roastDarker roasts mean less origin, more roasted flavor. The darker, the more flavor and less caffeine.
    Medium roasts mean medium acidity, rounded flavor profile, caramel sweetness. Average caffeine.Lighter roasts mean more acidity, mellow body, bright flavors. More caffeine for your cup.
    Buy some thrifty coffee roasts here.
  2. Oxidation is what enhances spice and complex taste. So, grind the beans yourself. Intensify its flavor. Stretch your dollar.
  3. Buy a grinder. Target’s Hamilton Beachsells for $16.99.

How To Craft The Most Consummate Cup

  1. Buy a mesh or reusable coffee filter, as it’s the easiest and kindest to the planet. With unbeatable prices at $6.77 for one here, you can live your best environmental 2020 by saving the earth. The earth does, in fact, make your coffee too.
  2. Measure out the coffee and the water you want to use
    The ratio of coffee to water will vary, so read your coffee machine manual. A good, standard ratio is about 2 tablespoons for every 6 ounces of water for your delicious and money saving coffee.
    Always use a tablespoon, no matter what. No tablespoon, no coffee.
  3. Wait until the coffee is completely brewed before pouring.
    The coffee will come out stronger if you don’t let the sweet nectar take its time.
  4. Toss any used paper filters, or rinse out your reusable coffee filter.

To Clean or Not To Clean:

  1. Coffee machines accumulate mineral sediment over time due to the excessive amounts of hot liquid. It can make your coffee taste grimy and unappealing, or if you’re a primate. Be my guest and chug it down without cleaning.
  2. Submerge the removable parts in warm, soapy water, and wash and dry with a rag or dish towel. They’re no more than dishes.
  3. Wipe down the base machine.
  4. Reassemble your hot stuff machine.

Espresso Yourself:

  1. Choose the right creamer
    Most artificially produced creamers are revered for their convenience and availability, yet they’re densely laden with sugar and preservatives. The “Freshman 15” will be awaiting you. And powdered dairy-free creamer is out of the question completely. Taxed heavily with chemicals, hydrogenated oils, and corn syrup. Your body is a temple, and should be treated as such. Buy half & half, heavy cream, or a dairy-free vegan creamer, like soy or coconut milk. Make that fancy latte of your dreams.
  2. Select the sweetener
    White and raw sugar often provides the smoothest, cheapest quality. To stretch the penny further, buy your sugarhere, for $10.99. Artificial sugars and sweeteners are still in focus, but the market for them is continuously booming. They remain a popular choice for diabetic, keto, or sugar free coffee chuggers. For the natural diabetics or keto diners, honey, agave nectar, molasses, and maple syrup are delicious liquid alternatives to crystal sugar that can be purchased for cheaply off Amazon here.1 Tsp Sugar = 30 CaloriesArtificial Sugar = 0 Calories
  3. Drizzle to DazzleDazzle your tastebuds with a drizzle of caramel, hot fudge, or white mocha. There are a variety of methods to dress up your coffee and satisfy your tastebuds. The most common and delicious coffee additions are cream and sugar. Yet a diverse cast of enhancements can include cinnamon and spice, whipped cream, ice cream, and shaved chocolate.