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Real Good Recipe: Coffee Milkshakes

Real Good Recipe: Coffee Milkshakes

  A sweet, frothy milkshake is the perfect treat on a hot summer day, and that treat is even more enjoyable if it's a coffee-flavored milkshake! But milkshakes can be expensive. You could pay three or four times as much for a milkshake as you would for a cup of hot coffee. You can have your sweet refreshment without spending an arm and a leg by making your coffee milkshake at home. It's more economical, more environmentally friendly, and, best of all, you should have enough ingredients to make this...

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How to Make a Cappuccino at Home

How to Make a Cappuccino at Home

Sipping a cappuccino at a local coffee house is a great way to start or end your day. But what if you don't feel like leaving home? Luckily, it's possible to create your own favorite coffee drinks from home, including a cappuccino. So how can you make a cappuccino at home? Just gather a bit of advice, your equipment, and ingredients to recreate a coffee shop favorite from the comfort of your kitchen. Learn more about the drink and how to make a cappuccino at home below, whether you have an...

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How to Remove Coffee Stains from Almost Anything

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Almost Anything

  Few things are more disruptive to your morning ritual than spilling that freshly brewed cup of coffee on your work clothes. We've all been there — but you may not know how to properly remove coffee stains. Instead of scrubbing furiously with a wet washcloth, take a look at these foolproof methods of making those embarrassing stains disappear, even when you're in a hurry.  What You'll Need The process for removing coffee stains can vary slightly based on the material, but you'll need the following items to banish those...

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How to Make Espresso (Without a Machine)

How to Make Espresso (Without a Machine)

Some mornings, you wake up with the sun streaming through your window and birds chirping. You meander to the kitchen and make a steaming cup of coffee, which you enjoy in peaceful solitude. Other mornings, you wake up with toddlers jumping on your bed and the dog running around the house with your shoe in his mouth. On these days, you need a potent coffee you can toss back to brace yourself for what comes next.  Whatever your mornings look like, they're incomplete without some kind of coffee. For those...

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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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