How to Make a Perfect Latte – Coffee Recipe

How to make a perfect latte - coffee recipe

Thursday, a day for Coffee Recipes!

In our previous blog, we explained how to make a perfect espresso cup.

Today, we are making un caffe latte! 🇮🇹 

 

With the Reliant Coffee guide, 

Our plan is to show you how to make your

favorite caffeinated beverage step by step,

while letting your imagination run wild!

 

And what’s the best thing of all you ask?

You won’t be needing any additional equipment!

You can flavor up your beverage however you like, 

add some chocolate, vanilla, or any kind of topping of your preference!

 

Also, the ones who are dairy intolerant, don’t worry!

We can use dairy-free products as well, and still, get the desirable taste!

In this process, we are going to use ingredients that are meant for 

Original Coffee Latte.

 

However, we don’t want to limit your taste,

Therefore you can experiment with diverse flavors as well.

Let’s start!

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Ingredients for making coffee latte

 

Freshly Brewed Coffee: it is essential to use espresso if we want to reach that

desirable aroma, but any strongly brewed coffee will do the job. 

 

Any Type of Milk: we recommend steamed milk, for following the original recipe.

If not, then you can use dairy-free, fat-free, whole, or skim milk.

It is totally up to you and your preferences.

To flavor it up a bit, you can add some sweetened creamer for your convenience.

 

TOOLS

 

The only thing you need to make your homemade coffee latte

is a kitchen whisk perfectly suited to your favorite coffee mug. 

 

No machines, no additional equipment, no expensive tools!

 

MAKING PROCESS

 

making process for homemade coffee latte

 

You will need around 2 ounces of dark-roasted beans

for the brewing process. 

Again, if you have any other beans that you prefer, 

Pick the ones of your choice and make an espresso shot.

 

Let the coffee brew itself while you heat the milk for 30 to 45 seconds. 

After the milk has been heated, take your whisk and 

start whisking back and front until you reach the frothy texture of the milk. 

 

That takes up to around 30 seconds or less.

When the espresso shot is over, sip it into your mug.

At this point, the ratio is 1/3 of coffee and 2/3 milk. 

 

You can make the coffee latte however you want. 

Just follow the given ratio. 

When it comes to ounces,

some standards that most cafe places are using is a double shot of espresso

with approximately 5-6 ounces of milk.

This will give you around 10 to 12 ounces of coffee latte.

 

After you dispense your coffee into your mug, 

slowly pour the frothed milk over it. 

A traditional latte will look pretty much the same

after the foam rises to the surface of your cup.

 

Desired Flavors

 

Chocolate Caffee Latte – According to your preferences add 1 or 2  tablespoons

of chocolate syrup before the step of heating your preferred milk. 

 

Vanilla Coffee Latte – When the milk is heated, add ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract,

and then pour your brewed coffee over it.

 

Other toppings –  cinnamon, cardamom, maple syrup, ginger, cocoa powder, and raw honey. 

 

Sip it, drink it, and enjoy your own homemade Cafe Latte!

4 Simple Steps on How to Make the Perfect Espresso – Coffee Recipe 

4 Simple Steps on How to Make the Perfect Espresso – Coffee Recipe

Making a perfect espresso is not as difficult as you think. 

Instead of constantly spending money on your favorite caffeinated beverage

at expensive cafe places, why wouldn’t you make one?

 

Yeah, we know, it’s easier to go and get everything served on the plate…

But how can you know that you actually got freshly brewed coffee? 

Well, if you are a wise thinker you can have a

True Barista Experience at Your Place.

 

If you decide to go with Bean to Cup Machine

your desired drink will be just a click away.

With a mixture of 40% of Arabica and 60% of Robusta beans,

you will have freshly brewed coffee made right there in front of you.

 

And the best thing of all, 

you don’t even have to get your hands dirty!

However, if you want to experiment a little bit and

try to make a perfect espresso shot on your own,

Reliant Coffee is at your service as always.

 

Choose the coffee maker you have, prefer, or it suits your skills the best. 

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Using aeropress for making espresso coffeeUsing Moka Pot machine for making espresso coffee

Using French Press for making espresso shot coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making espresso with these coffee makers is not that complicated,

but if you want to reach that perfect shot,

the best thing to use is the espresso machine.

 

Since we want all that’s best for our readers,

we have provided a perfect Espresso Recipe

that you can make with an Espresso Machine.

 

Follow the given steps:

Prepare Your Coffee Beans

 

Picture of dark coffee beans

 

To make a quality espresso shot,

take dark roasted beans and a grinder.

If you aim to make an average single espresso shot

you should take 0.21 to 0.28 oz of coffee grounds.

 

This is not strict and you can adapt it up and down.

However, if you want to make a double espresso shot,

you will need around 0.52 oz.

 

In order to ensure you measured it precisely,

you can use a kitchen scale but

don’t forget to remove the portafilter first before measurement.

 

To reach the fine and powdery texture of the grounds,

use the very fine settings you have on your grinder.  

Placing and Tamping Down

 

After you get the perfect measure in the portafilter,

spread the grounds evenly with your fingers.

 

Then on the countertop or any other flat area,

set the portafilter and push the tamper to tamp down the grounds.

This will result in the perfectly tamped grounds

for a quality espresso shot.

 

Pull the Coffee Shot

 

We are almost here peeps!

At this point, you should take your machine,

lock the portafilter in it,

place your chosen vessel underneath,

and begin with the shot procedure.

 

Your delicious cup of coffee will be ready in less than 30 seconds,

though you will need practice

until you achieve your perfect, tasty shot. 

 

The flavor should not be too bitter or acidic,

while the look should not be too dark or light,

with a light coating of caramel-colored topping.

 

Use Milk if Wanted

 

Making espresso coffee with milk

 

The steps above are the ones that should be followed

in case you want to make an original espresso coffee. 

 

On the other hand, if you want to expand your sense of taste,

you can add some ingredients such as milk and syrups.

Once you do this, you are on your way to make a good coffee latte.

 

But more on that later in our next blog post!

Until then, we are absolutely sure you will enjoy your handmade caffeinated beverage while making you feel like a true barista!

5 Most Drinkable Coffee Types Worldwide

5 most drinkable coffee types worldwide
 
  • ESPRESSO 

📍 Italy 🇮🇹

Little cup of espresso coffee served on a table

Many people are confused,

is the espresso coffee type or brewing method? 

It’s both.

And this world-famous coffee originates from Italy.


Today, espresso is prepared with the espresso machine

that was invented in 1884 in Turin by Angelo Moriondo.

Its method is very simple.


Under high pressure, stream hot water on finely-ground coffee beans.

Espresso coffee is a blend of multiple roasts and

its concentrated flavor is the product of pressurized brewing.


This type of brewing method gives this beverage a thick and

syrupy-like texture, which is very tempting to the eyes. 

As being one of the most popular coffee worldwide,

it is also popular for its caffeine content.

Espresso has more caffeine than other beverages,

than other coffee beverages, 

which is why it is traditionally served as a shot.


  • CAPPUCCINO

📍 Italy 🇮🇹

Cappuccino coffee beverage served on a table with spoon

Cappuccino is also another Italian coffee.

No wonder LavAzza is so popular, right?

This beverage is very similar to espresso and

many people don’t know the difference.


Well, cappuccino is made with espresso and steam-foamed milk.

The drink evolved from kapuziner – an Austrian coffee beverage

that was popular back in the 18th century.


But, the first time cappuccino coffee was mentioned,

was in the 1930s in Italy. 


Its first appearance was a bit different from what we know now.

Firstly it was covered with whipped cream and then a bit later,

with the invention of the espresso machine,

it developed its modern and current form.


  • CORTADO

📍 Spain 🇪🇸

Cortado coffee drink in the glass cup

Unlike the previous two beverages, Cortado is a Spanish coffee.

The name originates from the Spanish word cortat – or cut,

which is referring to the process of preparing.


However, Cortado is also made with espresso but

it has the same amount of steamed milk over it

to counteract its bitter taste.


It is served in small glass cups.

Due to the proportion of espresso to milk,

Cortado coffee produces a unique taste.


It is a perfect combination of robustness and

its velvety finish thanks to steamed milk. 

What is so popular about this coffee is

that it’s always drunk inside the cafe shops and bars,

and not intended as a “coffee to go”.


  • CAFÉ AU LAIT 

📍 France 🇫🇷

Cafe au lait in the glass cup on the table

Café au lait is a beverage that is very often compared to

espresso-based Italian caffè latte.

However, the ratio of ingredients is different.


To make this French coffee,

you will need a French press so you can mix

coffee beans and warmed milk.


These ingredients are mixed within

an equal amount of both,

and there is no foam on the top of it whatsoever. 


Additionally, café au lait

may sometimes be prepared with espresso. 

The confusion might arise because

both of these terms are widely used

in some European countries

without defining them clearly.


  • RISTTRETO  

📍 Italy 🇮🇹

Risttreto coffee beverage in glass cup on the table

Ristretto is a beverage that comes from Italy.

The name comes from the Italian word which means restricted.

This coffee represents one-half of a single espresso shot.


Ristretto coffee has a smaller amount of water content

and its flavor is milder compared to espresso. 

This beverage can be made with

an espresso machine as well.


It uses the finely-ground coffee beans

that are extracted with less amount of water.

This produces a more concentrated coffee different

from the standard espresso

because of a distinct mix of compounds.

The Process of Growing and Producing Coffee – From Bean to Cup

The Process of Growing and Producing Coffee – From Bean to Cup

With its rich, robust flavor and caffeine content 

that is comparable to more naturally occurring beverages 

like tea or cocoa, 

coffee has been a mainstay of the beverage industry for centuries. 


In this article, we’ll look at how your morning cup comes together 

from bean to steaming hot vessel thanks to its amazing procedure!


Picking out just the right plants 

can take up most farmers’ time

throughout any given growing season – 

but thankfully there are some new innovations 

making harvesting easier than ever before. 


Coffee Planting Process


Even though we call them coffee beans they are actually seeds

Planting unprocessed coffee seeds 

can result in the production of coffee plants.


The first step of harvesting coffee is 

to pick the ripe red cherries from the trees. 

These are then collected and spread onto a large surface, 

usually nylon clothes under direct sunlight 

for two weeks until they dry up. 


In this stage of drying, 

coffee beans lose about 70% of their moisture content 

before its process continues to remove the pulp 

or flesh surrounding the seeds by using water.


The remaining muscle covering can be removed

through mechanical de-pulping machines. 

If not mechanically eliminated, 

it will be dried along with the beans 

at which point fermentation begins.


Therefore, rainy season planting is 

best to ensure that the root system 

gets established while the soil keeps moist.

Harvesting Process

The man is picking the cherries from Coffee tree and begins harvesting process

It takes up to 4 years approximately for a coffee tree to bear fruit. 

That fruit, known better as cherries, when an unripe 

has green color but after some time it goes to a darker or brighter red. 


They can be hand-picked although 

it’s very hard and time-consuming. 

A farm is cleared after three pickings, 

as cherries mature at different rates. 


Of course, hand-picking is not the only option. 

In Brazil where a big amount of coffee is made, 

cherries are machine harvested.

Cherry Processing

Cherry processing method

The final product is the coffee beans themselves, 

carefully protected by fruity pulp 

(pulp is not removed completely during pre-processing). 


It can be easily seen that they are not ready to be eaten 

or used in any other way. 

They need further processing to achieve 

their final form and color (light brown, almost white).

The processing of coffee cherries consists of 4 stages: 

de-pulping, fermentation, drying, and milling


In order to reduce environmental impact as much as possible, 

some producers do a combination of the wet and dry processes 

which reduces transportation costs.


Processing Coffee Using Dry Method 

Usually, in areas where there’s a lack of water, 

this process is very representative. 

This is one of the ancient methods of processing 

coffee beans or so-called cherries. 


A different name for it is an unwashed 

or natural method of processing. 

It is very typical for people who have small farms 

and produce coffee this way.


On a large surface, beans are spread out and 

exposed to the sun to dry out for 15 to 20 days. 

They should be placed in a way that 

the air can circulate from all sides of each berry. 


From time to time they should be turned 

and raked so fermentation is avoided. 

It usually takes a few weeks until the process is over, 

but that mostly depends on the weather. 

In this phase, the surface of cherries is dried out 

and has become black. 

This is making outer skin removal much easier.


Processing Coffee Using Wet Method 

This method is called wet because 

We use water throughout the process. 

Compared to the dry method, this one is pretty new. 

It involves the same process of cleaning and 

picking the cherries as in the previous one. 


Then, the beans or cherries are put in the pulping machine 

that removes the skin from cherries 

without damaging it. 

They are hand-picked, 

and these beans usually produce a lower quality coffee.


The process lasts roughly 24 hours. 

After desolvation, 

it is repeatedly washed 

so that no sticky residue remains. 

The beans are now put out in the sun

to dry out for a day or two. 

The Tasting Process

The tasting process sounds like a lot of fun. And it is. 

It helps us to tell which form is the coffee. 

All you have to do is take the coffee back to the mouth

And identify the flavor. 

Sounds like vine tasting, right?

Roasting Process

Coffee beans in the machine, going through roasting process

The coffee roasting process,

Is the process of where the green beans

Become browni-ish, smelly ones. 


In order to prevent coffee beans from burning,

the green beans must be continuously turned.

When the first crack on the bean appears, 

It doubles its size while the color is turning into a light brown. 


The aroma and the taste of coffee we get

is thanks to this process, better known as pyrolysis.

The coffee can be light or medium roasted,

or it can continue with the process and obtain dark roasting coffee.

Coffee Grinding Process


When all the above steps are over,

It’s time for the grinding process.

This process mainly depends

on the type of coffee brewer. 


It will determine how fine or coarse the coffee should be ground.

So, in order for the coffee to release its flavors,

it must be ground to a certain degree.

After using your favorite coffee machine,

Your cup of happiness is ready to be drunk.

The Latest Coffee Trends in The Year of 2021

Healthy Coffee and some traditional sweets as Coffee Trends in 2021

Living in a time of pandemics

surely made crowded coffee shop scenes quite different. 

It’s almost impossible to see people casually having a small talk

over a cup of coffee in their favorite cafe or

just some students hanging around during break time. 

 

But, one thing for sure didn’t change. 

It’s our love for coffee that might even grow bigger in the time of Covid-19.

Our habits have changed, and so does the coffee world. 

 

The market is constantly renewing brewing appliances, 

combining different flavors while trying to satisfy the preferences of consumers.

 

So, what can we expect to be changed

with our favorite caffeinated drink in the world today?

Well, bucket your seat belt,

grab your favorite cup of coffee, 

and let’s dive into the latest coffee trend in the year 2021.

 

Healthy Coffee Drinks

 

Different types of healthy coffee drinks

 

Being healthy never runs out of style. 

Right now it’s very well-known

that coffee has a lot of health benefits.

 

If you don’t trust us, 

the study that was recently conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health can back us up. 

Some people think that despite the benefits, 

like reducing the risk of developing type two diabetes,

coffee can be unhealthy. 

 

And that can also be true. 

Okay, now you are probably confused,

but let us explain. 

 

If we add sugar, cream, milk, different flavors, 

and ingredients to each cup of coffee that we drink on a daily basis, 

how many health benefits can we get? 

 

All of these additives have a high percentage of fat, 

sugar, and cholesterol, 

each of which can be detrimental to health

when consumed excessively.

 

But life during the pandemic has collectively “forced” us all

to take care of our health.

Thus, healthy coffee drinks are the main trend in 2021.

 

All these caffeinated drinks contain healthy additives

and are made from unadulterated organic coffee. 

 

They are usually made from ingredients like

rice, oat, or almond milk, 

ground cacao beans, cocoa, and matcha powder,

vitamin C, and cinnamon. 

 

The most amazing thing is that some 

even add collagen to your little cup of happiness. 

Yes, your coffee can contain a protein 

that is recommended for the health of your skin, bones, nails, and hair. 

 

Therefore your morning beverage of joy 

will not only wake you up and fill you with energy but 

improve your looks and keep your body healthy! 

 

Different Coffee Flavours

 

Coffee recipes are always welcomed, 

in particular those that feature international flavors. 

 

During the time of the pandemic, 

many of them have traveled all around the world 

and launched a new trend. 

 

The Dalgona Coffee Trend

 

Dalgona Coffee on a coaster

 

The popularity of this Korean beverage 

is all thanks to the popular social media platform, Tik Tok.

 

In March last year, it spread worldwide for less than eight months. 

Dalgona coffee is very simple

 yet very rich in flavor.

It contains only four ingredients which are: 

instant coffee, milk, water, and sugar. 

 

What makes this coffee so popular is its alluring appearance.

It looks very creamy because of the fluffy whipped ingredients 

that are floating on the iced milk. 

 

But this trend didn’t stop here. 

A lot of tiktokers tried different types of Dalgona 

by using different flavors. 

 

They used ingredients like 

pumpkin spice – perfect for the upcoming month October, right? 

But also liqueurs, gelato, and chai

 

Snapchilled Coffee or Flash Brew Coffee

 

The popularity of cold-brew and iced coffee has grown in recent years, 

perhaps as a result of our warming planet. 

 

One of the trends in the year 2021, 

was exactly the snap chilled coffee,

for all those cold brew coffee lovers. 

 

It’s freshly brewed, hence the name, 

and then chilled quickly. 

MIT alumnus David Dussault 

invented the process of snap chilling. 

 

The process he came up with reduced the temperature 

of drinkable coffee from a very hot state 

to an incredibly cold state within a few minutes.

 

Since hot water extracted the coffee, 

it is more aromatic than cold brew, 

and in comparison to iced coffee,

it does not require dilution with ice.

 

There is no doubt that snapchilled coffee is 

significantly better than cold brew. 

It extracts more flavor from the beans, 

resulting in a smoother and less acidic brew.

 

Turkish Coffee

 

Traditional Turkish coffee served in traditional coffee cups

 

Turkish coffee has been really popular 

in the last century all over the Balkan countries. 

 

The coffee is made from finely ground beans 

that are dissolved in water. 

It has a very rich flavor, and it’s served in a very special

and traditional Turkish way – in small 2-2.5 fl. oz. cups. 

 

In order to counteract the overly extracted flavor of Turkish coffee, 

one may consume some Turkish delight.

 

Vietnamese Coffee

 

Did you know that Vietnam 

is the second biggest coffee exporter in the world? 

That’s right, so no wonder why Vietnamese coffee

is on our trending list. 

 

Most of its coffee is made from robusta beans 

which are popular for their high content in caffeine, 

resulting in a thicker mouthfeel.

 

What’s most interesting about Vietnamese coffee is its preparation. 

The methods are called ca phe trung or egg coffee, 

and ca phe sua da – coffee milk iced. 

 

Ca phe trung is rich robusta coffee accompanied by 

a fluffy meringue made from sweetened condensed milk 

and whipped egg yolks.

 

Ca phe sua da or Vietnamese iced coffee is made simply by 

adding a thin layer of sweetened condensed milk to a cup, 

combine with roughly 2 oz. of robusta coffee beans and brew it.

 

Coffee Machines

 

Bean-to-cup coffee machine - coffee pouring

 

Coffee Machines have been popular for a while, 

but since the pandemic they’ve taken a longer-term hold. 

And why not?

 

They are convenient, easy to use, 

plus if we go for bean-to-cup machines, 

we are getting freshly brewed coffee

in the comfort of our own home or office. 

 

If you go with capsule machines,

There are different flavors available almost everywhere, 

 

While your favorite cup of coffee is just a click away. 

Pods come with the convenience of a prefilled pod and 

deliver a decent brew that consumers enjoy.

 

These compact machines are getting more and

more popular in the market, 

just because they can provide diverse and 

fresh beverage choices without the hassle of visiting a cafe.

101 Guide on Different Types of Coffee Machines

Coffee bean brewing machine

Would you like to upgrade your morning routine?
Would you like to have a great start to your day?
Well, it would be silly if someone said no, right?
And, it’s very simple.

By choosing a state-of-the-art machine that suits your needs,
you can finally have a perfect morning.

The best thing about them is that they have a wide range of beverages,so they can pretty much suit everyone’s needs.


Whether you’re a fan of traditional filtered coffee,

or maybe a cup of hot beans with some milk, the coffee machine will make it in no time. 

Their price can surely vary, and the difference can be around $1000.
Your best option will depend mostly on your budget, style, type of drinks you like,
and time you want to invest in the whole process.

Let’s distinguish the types of coffee machines we have:


  • Bean to Cup Machines

    bean to cup machine

These machines will give you freshly grounded beans right there when you need them.
Resulting in a freshly brewed coffee with the nicest aroma smell. 

Its function is pretty simple.
All you have to do is pour some water and coffee beans into a machine,
and with a click of a button, your beverage will be ready in a few seconds.
There are varieties of these machines,
offering you over 20 different drinks.

Some of these state-of-the-art machines include milk frothers
that are used for cappuccino or other milk-contain beverages. 

Pros and cons of Bean to cup machines:


Pros:

  • Freshly brewed coffee
  • Available for using different types of coffee beans and ground coffee too
  • Machines designed to automate the brewing process
  • Some of these machines can even make two coffee at once
  • Customizable settings

Cons:

  • Not so budget-friendly
  • Some models can be larger
  • Takes some time to clean it

 

  • Capsule or Pod Coffee Machines

    Capsule or pod coffee machine - nespresso

These machines became very popular in the last few years and that is for a reason.
Their working method is a bit different from the previous one
because instead of brewing beans, coffee is made from little capsules or pods. 

So, based on your favorite type of coffee,
you choose the flavor you like the best and simply put it in your machine.
Then, click on the button and your beverage will be in the cup within a minute. 

Some of these machines even have built-in milk frothing,
so there is also the possibility to have white coffee as well. 

The use of these machines is very simple.
All you have to do is insert the pod into the machine and click the button.
They are sealed hermetically in aluminum
which is helping the coffee to stay fresh for up to nine months.

When it comes to the taste, it’s not like the one from bean-to-cup machines
because the coffee is not freshly brewed,
while the pods can be somewhat pricey. 

Let’s check the pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Simple and easy to use – requires very little space
  • Different flavors of coffee
  • Easy maintenance 
  • Typically have a tiny benchtop footprint

Cons:

  • Buying pods can be more expensive than actually having ground coffee
  • Not environmentally-friendly. Plastic pods are creating a lot of waste
  • You have to use one model of the capsule. For example, if you have a Nespresso machine, you have to use only Nespresso pods. This is limiting your choice of what type of beverage you can have and where you can make a purchase
  • The flavor is not the same as freshly brewed coffee – not so rich and tasty

  • Ground Coffee Machines

    ground coffee machine in cafe place

These machines are the most popular in coffee places,
and you have probably already seen them there.
They can suit your needs if you are ready to get your hands dirty. 

This means that you will have more control over making your favorite beverage
but you will need more time and preparation to make a cup of coffee.
The good thing is that they have a good balance
in terms of upfront and ongoing costs of coffee. 

Ground coffee machines usually have a little steam wand
that is used to froth milk in a different vessel.
Almost all of them have this old-fashioned look, with traditional controls and buttons
which can allow you to decide about the strength and length of your beverage. 

What are the pros and cons of these Ground Coffee Machines:

Pros:

  • These machines can use almost any ground coffee if it’s the right grind level
  • Two drinks can be made at the same time
  • Some of them can even use ESE pods which are very convenient for not making a mess 
  • Way more budget-friendly compared to the pods
  • Better control over your coffee

Cons:

  • Requires more time to make a cup of coffee which also means that you might make mistakes in making process
  • You will need to do more preparation and cleaning compared to other machines

Summary

We hope this little guide has helped you understand
these main three types of coffee machines that we have in the market today.
All of them have pros and cons,
but when choosing the one you like the best, make sure it suits your needs. 


What’s even more incredible, is that even these cons, can be gone.
Simply by instead of buying the machine, you can rent it. 

That’s right.
And, instead of cleaning and maintaining the machine yourself,
the Reliant Coffee Team will make sure everything is functioning properly. 

With over 20 different bean-to-cup and capsule machines,
you can choose your fighter and finally
achieve that perfect morning you have all been waiting for. 

Benefits of Having a Coffee Machine at Your Workplace

having coffee at the own workplace

 

If the day goes by without drinking coffee, that day’s just no good.
Letting our work, obligations, and time-consuming things get in our way for having a moment for ourselves, is not an option. 

 

Have you ever thought about getting a coffee machine,
and wondered if that’s a good investment?
We think every manager and business owner has done that. 

Actually, there are several benefits of owning such a machine in your workplace.
An office hot drinking machine has been proven to improve employees’ productivity in a number of ways,
and trust us, all of them will benefit both sides as well.

 

Coffee Can Increase Productivity and Your Energy Level

 

Can you maintain the same level of productivity throughout the whole day?
Can you keep the concentration at the same pace, with the same workflow?
No, you are not a robot, and your body is telling you the same thing. 

Our natural biorhythms begin to wane around 2 PM.
At this point, our body and our mind begin to lose productivity,
and our hands are leading forward to our favorite cup.

That little caffeine content that we intake,
speeds up the whole process between our body and the brain.
When incorporated into a healthy diet,
it wakes us up and makes us more alert.

When the coffee hits us,
we will feel more energized and even vital,
which will result in more efficient work. 

Actually, stats have shown that when employees have their daily cup of happiness,
the level of productivity is much higher while the mindsets have been significantly more positive. 

 

Coffee in The Office Saves Time

Woman drinking coffee in her workplace

You don’t have to put yourself in employees’ shoes to see how this can benefit the lost time.
Most managers and supervisors are always in the rush.
Spending their precious time going from one place to another.

On the other hand, time in the office is usually spent in giving tasks and having meetings.
But what about that 15-minute break with your co-workers?

Instead of getting out of the office, running on the street,
and waiting in lines for what seems like an eternity,
have your coffee break right there. 

Within just a few clicks, this brewing machine will give you freshly grounded coffee,
and all you did is spend less than a minute of your time. 

Can you imagine how much you and your employees can benefit from this?
No lost time, no unnecessary walks, no nerve-racking.
Time-consuming is avoided easily thanks to these bean-to-cup machines. 

 

Reducing Stress While Gaining Health Benefits

 

Coffee drinkers probably already know this.
A daily cup of caffeine inserted into a diet can do miracles for our health.
It lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes, reduces the stress level,
and prevents all kinds of heart diseases. 

A study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Health shows
that drinking coffee before you start working can result in a calming effect
while reducing the stress level.

What’s even more impressive is that you can also reduce muscle pain by up to 48%
by drinking 2 cups of coffee each day!
Coffee never fails to impress us, right?

 

It Will Increase the Level of Satisfaction and Happiness


Coffee is the secret weapon for keeping everyone in a good mood.
An office bean-to-cup machine would demonstrate the company’s concern for its employees.

Additionally, they would not have to go to the local coffee shop and
spend money on expensive branded coffees.
Instead, they can have the freshly-brewed coffee right there in their own office. 

Another incredible thing about this magic beverage is that when we drink it,
it makes us feel happy. How so?

Well, coffee affects the level of dopamine and serotonin in our brains,
blocking their re-absorption and making us feel happier.
So, having a state-of-art machine is essential to keep your employees happy and
foster a positive working environment.

 

It’s Creating a Comfortable Working Environment

 

The previous one is closely related to this one.
Implementing a coffee brewing machine in a working area will make a pleasant and comfortable working environment for everyone.

The workers can feel more home-ish while gaining the trust in their manager.
This is a simple yet effective way of showing that you care for your employees. 

When a comfortable environment is created,
the workers will be more cheerful, open up for conversations,
and motivated to deliver their best work. 

 

Coffee in the Office Can Help Employees Bond Over

Workers bonding over a cup of coffee in the office

Having a cohesive and collaborative group is what every manager is seeking.
But in order to have that, you have to give an opportunity for workers to bond over.
A coffee machine is an answer to your prayers. 

Let your relaxing lounge in your office be the place where the workers can get to know each other,
catch up on certain things, and even help one another in different situations.
This will allow them to talk about anything they want,
from job-related stuff to personal-life things. 

During times when they are under extreme pressure at their workplace,
this can provide them with a sense of relaxation and boost their mood.
Bonding over can benefit not only employees but the work and the manager as well.

If you have a supportive group with a good dynamic working flow,
your job is half done. 

10 Interesting Coffee Facts You Should Know

10 Fun Facts About COffee Beans (2)-min

Imagine drinking your favorite beverage while
reaping several health benefits.
In theory, it sounds amazing,
in practice, even better. 

Our daily caffeinated cup is not only making us feel awake
while burning the fat in our bodies,
but it also reduces the chance of getting certain diseases.
Interesting, right?

Well, stay tuned, because this is not all. 

If so, number 7 is our favorite fun fact about coffee beans!

 

1. Coffee was First Cultivated in the 15th Century

 

Did you know that coffee is actually way older than we think? 

When we Google it we can see that Coffee was found in the 15th century,
in the lands of Ethiopia. 
But actually, there is proof that its first use was around 850 CE
according to some legends and reports.

This opens the door to stories and myths about where coffee was first discovered.

 

2. Beans are the Actual Coffee Seeds


A coffee bean is actually a seed
of the coffee plant
that is used to make coffee. 


The pip located inside of this purple or red-ish fruit
is known as cherry. 
They are usually planted in big beds in shaded nurseries. 

Even though they are seeds, due to their shape,
they are called beans, 
that if nursed in the proper conditions, will grow out. 

 

 3. Coffee comes from the Arabic word for Wine

 

Word coffee comes from the Arabic word for Wine - qahhwat al-bun

Coffee that is used in the English dictionary,
comes from Dutch koffie

But that’s not all, 
Koffie comes from Turkish kahve
that is actually borrowed from qahwa – Arabic origin. 

Qahwa is short for qahhwat al-bun,
or when translated “wine of the bean“. 
Quite intriguing, isn’t it?

 

 4. There are 173 Million Bags of Coffee Produced Each Year 

 

112,114,839 + and counting

Number of Coffee Bags Produced

GLOBALLY, THIS YEAR

 

The coffee industry is believed to be in the second position
globally in terms of trade. 
Despite the exaggeration,
it is still created in large quantities on a daily basis.

Stats have shown that we consume around
173 million bags of coffee every year. 
Hence, the total weight of coffee is
more than 10 million tons!

 

   5. The Origin of the Word Espresso Comes from Italy

 

Italian espresso coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian caffè espresso actually means pressed-out coffee


Espresso (/ɛˈspɹɛsəʊ/ /eˈspresō/)  has the characteristic of being made
by pressing a small amount of boiling water through
finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. 


Resulting in a smaller yet thicker beverage. 

This Italian term refers to the making process itself.

   

 

 

6. Historic Attempts to Ban Coffee

 

Believe it or not but coffee was tried to be banned exactly 5 times!
In the early years of coffee’s existence,
a variety of groups tried to ban this beverage. 
Not only in the United Kingdom,
but across the whole globe as well. 

In Meka, it was thought that coffee was a dangerous drug
that caused radical thinking among the citizens. 
But in the 16th century, when coffee arrived in Europe,
Christian clergymen demanded to have it banned and labeled it Satanic. 

Today, it’s a totally different story. 
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and
it’s available almost everywhere.

 

   7. Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

 

Here goes our favorite fun fact about coffee beans!
And we bet it’s yours as well!

Many types of research claim that
being a
Procaffeinator can prolong your lifespan.
Even the ones who like to dive in their big cups of caffeinated beverages,
still have a lot of health benefits. 

Believe it or not,
coffee is one of the healthiest drinks across the globe,
especially because of the presence of antioxidants.

Researchers studied over half a million British adults and
found that coffee drinkers
had a significantly lower mortality risk
over a ten-year period than non-coffee consumers.

Therefore, our dear coffee lovers,
we have a long and healthy life ahead of us!

 

   8. The World’s Most Expensive Coffee is Kopi Luwak


Originating from Indonesia,
Kopi Luwak coffee ranges between $35 to $100 per cup,
or around $100 to $600 a pound. 

The most interesting fact is
that this coffee is popular as “
cat-poop” coffee. 
Yikes, it doesn’t sound as good as it tastes!

However, the whole process is very interesting.
Palm civets are included during coffee production,
where animals eat cherry coffee beans and then secrete the beans.

Right now, Kopi Luwak, as the most expensive coffee in the world,
has some competitors. 

Thai coffee called Black Ivory
has a tendency to overtake the throne,
due to its specific production methods
and the price that goes up to $500 per pound. 

 

   9. The largest cup of coffee contains 22,739.14 liters

 

 

big cup of coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It contains 6,007.04 US gal or 22,739.14 liters and
at the same time, it holds the
Guinness Record for the largest cup of coffee in the world! 

Created in Colombia by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná,
it took more than a month for 50 people to complete this project.

We bow down to these magnificent workers!

 

   10. The World’s Top Coffee Consuming Nation is Finland


That’s right fellow Americans,
we’re not in the first place! Shocking,
we know!

Per capita, Finns drink roughly four cups of coffee a day.
Hence, this nation consumes more coffee than any other. 

Nordic Coffee Culture published a report
that found 14% of Finnish men and 6% of Finnish women
drink more than ten cups of coffee per day.

What might be the most interesting fact
is that the law has its backs! 

Only Finland mandates an official coffee break for its workers,
making it the sole country in the world to do so

 
 

 
 

A Brief History of Who Invented the Coffee Break

Give yourself a Coffee-Break—

and Get What Coffee Gives You.


The sentence was invented in 1952 as an ad campaign by Pan-American Coffee Bureau

A little bit later, the United Auto Workers and the Big Three

managed to implement a 12-minute coffee break

to national discourse and soon enough it was spread worldwide.

But it’s not as simple as it seems.

In the early 20th century, employees were entitled to coffee breaks

and many companies were actually fighting

who was the inventor of such a great benefit?

Here are 4 different, yet accurate stories about How Coffee Break Was Invented.

The origin of coffee break dates back to the early 1900s

Hill Brothers and Coffee Break

It was associated with the eight-hour working days

implemented by a firm based in San Francisco, called Hill Brothers. 

The rise of unions meant more workers

were required to take a break in the middle of a shift, 

and the majority of them used that time

to drink their favorite beverage filled with sweeteners. 

It was only a matter of time before coffee breaks

became a staple of the workplace.

Newspapers reported that America has adopted a new German cultural tradition, 

Kaffeeklatsch – a popular expression for sipping coffee and exchanging gossip over it. 

 

Those with more experience had claimed

that having a coffee break during working time

wasn’t a waste of time. 

But instead, they pointed out that

it could even establish professional relationships.

The concept of a coffee break has gone through

many changes over the centuries. 

According to some statements,

the coffee break was an escape from

the Medieval Catholic Church’s strict religious services

where people were expected to work for six hours a day.

coffee break was an escape from the Medieval Catholic Church's strict religious services where people were expected to work for six hours a day.  

With this in mind, the break was used as a way to replenish energy

and mental strength before returning to work. 

In more recent history,

the coffee break became associated with leisure time during work hours

– which could be seen in how unhealthy and

inactive it had become by then. 

Today, its meaning has changed yet again

as companies realize that employees 

are becoming more productive because

they are recharging their energy

which results in more productivity during working time.

 Its first appearance was in 1902 in Buffalo, New York

 

Its first appearance was in 1902 in Buffalo, New York

This was the time when coffee break made history. 

The manufacturing company Barcolo

that soon enough became Barcalounger,

really did care about its employees and

stated that they were the first company that implemented 

two coffee breaks for their employees. 

Workers were negotiating about having short breaks

during mornings and afternoons on working days.

Then, while the conversation was going on,

one of the employees was voluntarily preparing coffee 

on a kerosene-fueled hot plate.

 

It was a time when they realized that this way

workers can get to know each other over their favorite beverage,

gain more productivity plus boost their energy due to caffeine intake. 

Nowadays, the majority of employment contracts

provide at least one coffee break.

Therefore, most businesses have found that

implementing free coffee breaks for their employees

can be a valuable, long-term, and low-cost perk.

 

Psychologist Waston and Maxwell House Coffee Created the Coffee Break

Psychologist Waston and Maxwell House Coffee Created the Coffee Break

J.B. Watson was a popular psychologist from America

whose ideas were conceived on behaviorism. 

While working as a psychologist, 

he also worked in an agency for advertisements.

During his time working there,

he came up with a great idea about using special-psychological methods 

of brainwashing to attract people to buy a certain product.



Therefore, he started working

with Maxwell House Coffee where he created a commercial

which included the concept of a coffee break.

 “If you were going to have a coffee break you had to be drinking Maxwell House coffee. “

Pretty good, isn’t it?

It is, because Maxwell house was

one of the most popular coffee brands up to the late 1980s.

Well, psychology is a strange thing. 

A lot of stories have been made in the last century,

and we cannot certainly know which one is 100% accurate.


That doesn’t mean they are falls,

it means we get to choose whichever we like the best. 

Would you like to discuss it over a cup of coffee?

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

How does coffee work on our brain?

How does coffee work on our brain?

 

Each beverage that contains caffeine acts on the central nervous system. 
Speaking in scientific terms, it increases brain excitability by blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine receptors. 


There goes coffee as well. When we drink it, we feel more awake, alert, and energized.


A lot of us are classic addicts to this magical beverage, and we can’t even imagine what a day would look like without our coffee ritual.

What’s maybe the most valuable part of drinking coffee every day is that there are many health benefits to it.
It can hype up positive energy, reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, lower our cholesterol level, and many more.

Besides that, it’s even proven that a certain amount of caffeine will keep us awake plus raise our concentration if we drink it.
But, sometimes, this is not the case.
No matter how many times we reach for our favorite coffee machine, there are just not enough cups to function properly!

Our energize booster is not working.
Our productivity is low and we still feel drowsy no matter how many times we make our favorite beverage.
What’s going on?

The answer to this question is twofold. And now we are going to explain it more thoroughly.
Function of caffeine



There are two main functions that happen in our bodies when caffeine runs through our bloodstream.

First, when we consume coffee it binds with “things” that normally would cause our brain to become active.
This prevents us from sleeping properly like we were not consuming caffeine at the time.

Second, we produce more chemical messengers after drinking coffee which helps stimulate regions of the brain that are involved with self-control and willpower.
The fact is that our central nervous system is more awake and lively when we are influenced by caffeine.
Due to the coffee consumption our receptors and neurotransmitter adenosine are blocked,
and that is how we increase the excitability in brain cells.

Adenosine is a natural compound that is part of our bodies.
When that compound is fully received in the brain’s receptors, we are starting to feel sleepy.
The adenosine slows down the nerve cells’ activity,
which in turn dilates the blood vessels.

At this point, your body and your brain are in need of a cup of coffee,
thus it’s time to reach over your favorite coffee machine and pour some beverage into a mug.

Yikes, this whole process sounds like we are some medical experts, but in reality, it is pretty simple.
What coffee is good for the brain?



The longer the roasting time, the more phenylindanes the coffee beans produce.
This means that coffee that’s dark-roasted has the most protective impact on the brain.

But, what’s phenylindanes though?
They are organic compounds that are found in coffee, especially in dark roasted ones.

They have a harsher, lingering taste, which explains the bitter taste of dark-roasted beans.

Hance, espresso, and other grounded, dark-roasted coffee types will have the best protective impact on your brain. 

 
The chemical in caffeine activates so many diverse areas of the brain that it has become difficult to say which is responsible for its protective function.

Looking at the latest studies, the above-stated facts about coffee and its impact on our brains have been proven.

It actually showed that four cups of coffee per day reduced risk by 50 percent of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life.

Therefore, drinking strong coffee is better than drinking decaffeinated coffee.

When it comes to intelligence, there are no guarantees that coffee will make us smarter, but it does show promise in improving our memory and thinking skills.

Stats have shown that people who consume 250-400 mg of caffeine every day had better short-term memory performance than non-caffeine drinkers
while also retaining more information over a 24 hour period.

So, dear coffee lovers, the ones that are on the caffeinated end, after this, we are 100% staying on the dark side.
Not only that we’ll have more energy but we’ll also protect our health from certain diseases.
It’s a win-win for everyone.