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How to Make Lattes at Home

How to Make Lattes at Home

Although most of us are fully capable of making a regular cup of coffee at home, many coffee lovers aren't aware that they can easily learn how to make specialty coffee drinks right in their kitchen. From cappuccinos and macchiatos to cold brews and French press, all it takes to become a barista is a little time, a few resources and steady practice. At Real Good Coffee Company, we want to help all java lovers learn how to make espresso drinks. We've put together this helpful guide to teach you...

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French Press vs. Pour Over Coffee

French Press vs. Pour Over Coffee

You've just received a freshly roasted batch of our Real Good Coffee Co whole beans — now all you need to do is determine which type of coffee beverage to make. Espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, and cortados are delicious ways to relax with a cup of coffee, but many on the run to school or work prefer the convenience of a quick French press or pour over.  Have you ever been stuck deciding between a pour over or French press? Don't worry, many of us debate these brewing methods in hopes...

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What Is the Difference Between Espresso & Ristretto?

If you spend any time in restaurants or coffeehouses, you will likely hear customers ordering espresso. After all, espresso has become popular both to order on the go and make at home. What you might not be as familiar with is ristretto. This coffee drink has all the hallmarks of becoming a must-try hot beverage for anyone who enjoys a coffee bean brew. What Is Espresso? Before diving into what makes a ristretto, you should first get a better understanding of espresso. Baristas make espresso by forcing very hot water through...

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

What is cold brew coffee? For many coffee drinkers, it's the fuel we need to make it through the day. Cold brew coffee is a form of immersion brewing that uses cold or room-temperature water instead of heated water. This process can take anywhere from twelve hours to a full day, resulting in different levels of taste.  If you want to learn how to make your own cold brew coffee at home, Real Good Coffee Company is here to help. We love grabbing a cup of refreshing cold brew right...

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How to Drink and Enjoy Black Coffee

How to Drink and Enjoy Black Coffee

If you're a coffee drinker, you know how you like your coffee. But, odds are you don't like or haven't tried drinking it black. If you're looking to expand both your coffee knowledge and palate, you need to learn how to like black coffee. What Is Black Coffee? Black coffee is coffee without any milk, cream or dairy substitute. Some enthusiasts maintain black coffee also excludes sweeteners. It might seem simple, but preparing a cup of coffee is much more complicated than you'd think. The journey from bean to cup starts...

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Can Caffeine Make You Tired?

For most people, a hot mug of coffee in the morning helps them get an energetic start to their day. In fact, plenty of professionals buy several bags of eco-friendly whole bean coffee to make sure they never run out of brewed goodness. Yet some folks swear that coffee makes them fall asleep. Science tells us that drinking coffee is not a foolproof way to push away the zzzs. Could it be that, despite drinking a large latte or sipping an espresso, you start to nod off within the hour? Perhaps, but not due...

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How to Make French Press Coffee

How to Make French Press Coffee

There's nothing like the perfect French press coffee to start your morning off on the right foot. Instead of heading to your local cafe, we encourage you to grab a bag of Real Good 100% Arabica whole bean coffee and brew a delicious cup of French press right in your kitchen. We've put together this helpful guide of French press coffee instructions to teach you how to be your own master barista.  Tools and Supplies Needed for French Press Coffee Brewing coffee is a technique that straddles the line between...

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How Many Times Can You Use a K-Cup?

Not too long ago, coffee lovers had to wait for their pots of coffee to brew before enjoying a steaming cup of java. With the invention of the K-Cup, everything changed. Now, you can simply pop a K-Cup into a compatible machine and have a mug of the wonderful hot stuff in about a minute. Convenient? You bet! But the big question on many K-Cup lovers' minds is how many times they can use their K-Cups before they have to toss them. Obviously, this is a personal preference question on some...

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How to Taste Coffee

Even if you have been a coffee drinker for decades, you may not have learned how to distinguish the differences between coffee types. In fact, coffee tasting takes time and patience to develop. That just gives you more of an excuse to brew your next cup of java! Below, we'll look at how to taste coffee more deliberately. Apply our recommendations and become the bean master of your home or workplace. Understanding the Coffee Flavor Wheel  Have you ever noticed that practically every mug of coffee has unique characteristics? Some...

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Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee

Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee

Coffee comes in many forms, but before your brew is mixed into a beverage, it goes through a roasting process that can substantially impact its flavor. For some coffee drinkers, the difference between light roast and dark roast is more than just a taste preference.   At Real Good Coffee Company, we appreciate how the science of roasting coffee influences its caffeine content, bitterness, taste, strength and acidity. Whether you're an aspiring coffee aficionado or if you'd simply like to know more about the different types of roasts, we've created this helpful...

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