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    Perfect Coffees

    Perfect Coffees Blog offers you interesting articles and information about coffee and tea.

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    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    Coffee Tips

    Here are a few coffee tips.


  • If you prefer your coffee weaker, make it full strength, then dilute it with hot water or milk. It will taste much better than trying to use less coffee.

  • Water softeners are great but not for your coffee. Artifically softened water will produce bitter tasting coffee. Since coffee is 98% water it makes sense to use pure and clean water with no artificial ingredients.

  • The best solution for keeping your coffee fresh and hot is transferring your coffee into a thermos or air pot coffee dispensor. This isolates the coffee from air, slowing down the oxidation process. The coffee will last up to 1 hour before you start losing the good flavor.

  • A good test for freshness of a coffee bean is to actually bite into the bean. If it has a crisp bite and a strong, full-flavored aftertaste, it is fresh. However, if it is chewy or bitter, it is not.

  • Freshly ground coffee makes a wonderful potpourri. The smell of coffee will mask the "foulest" of odors. Replace aromatherapy scents with something that a true coffee lover appreciates, that wonderful smell of freshly ground coffee.

  • When mixing desserts and coffees, the more plain the dessert, the lighter the roast of the coffee you may want to accompany it. Espresso goes well with richer desserts and lighter roasted coffees with less rich desserts.

  • If you want your coffee to stay hot longer, heat your coffee cup or mug with hot water and remove the water just before pouring in your coffee. This will keep your coffee much hotter a lot longer.

  • Never store your coffee in its original bag. Transfer your whole beans immediately into a ceramic or glass container with a rubber seal and preferably one that does not allow light through it. Air, light, heat and moisture are enemies of coffee.

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    Thursday, December 14, 2006

    How To Choose A Coffee Maker

    Want to know how to choose a coffee maker? When you go to buy a coffee maker there are so many choices it's hard to know which one to pick.

    To end up with a coffee maker that is perfect for you, you need to consider not only basic features, but some others you may want to keep in mind.

    The first thing you need to decide in how to choose coffee maker is what type of filter you want. Drip coffee makers offer a basket type filter or a cone shaped filter.

    As an example, Mr. Coffee brand coffee makers are known for basket type filters that swing out to put coffee in or take grounds out. With cone type filters you fill the coffee and take grounds out from the top. An advantage of cone type filters is they are less prone to spillage.

    You may also want to consider a gold tone filter to give your coffee a richer taste. These fine gold screen mesh filters allow new flavorful coffee oils in your cup but they do require regular cleaning.

    Another major consideration for how to choose a coffee maker is how convenient is the coffee pot to clean. For example, coffee makers with a pot that has a long and slender neck will be harder to clean than one with a wider opening at the top.

    If your hand can easily fit inside the coffee pot, it will make cleaning the pot very easy. But if it's hard to clean with a small opening, you may clean it less often. That will affect the taste of your coffee over time due to the build up of oils and residue.

    Another smart tip for how to choose coffee maker is look for the temperature your coffee will reach when brewing. The water temperature needs to be between 195 to 205 degree degrees Fahrenheit.

    In general, the less expensive coffee makers do not reach these temperatures but the best brand names will advertise this. If you are looking for the best coffee maker for your money, this should be a consideration. After all, you want your coffee maker to make sensible tasting coffee.

    It's easy to get really confused with all of the models and choices of coffee makers. So remember these tips the next time you go shopping so you'll know how to choose a coffee maker and get just the right one for you.

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    Tuesday, December 05, 2006

    Coffee Humor

    You might be addicted to coffee if ...


    Your T-shirt says, "Give me coffee and no one gets hurt."

    You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.

    Starbucks owns the mortgage on your home.

    Your coffee mug is insured by Lloyds of London.

    You introduce your spouse as your coffeemate.

    You can outlast the Energizer bunny.

    You've ever built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.

    You forget to unwrap candy bars before eating them.

    You get a tax write off for all the coffee you bought.

    You've carried your coffee cup into the shower with you in the morning.

    You can "out-yip" your chihuaha.

    You eat coffee jello.

    All your kids are named "Joe."

    You don't tan; you roast.

    There's more grounds than soil around your garden plants.

    You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.

    You sleep with your eyes open.

    You don't get mad; you get steamed.

    Your t-shirt says "I haven't had my coffee yet. Dont make me kill you!"

    You tell your boss "Coffee first then your mundane crap!"

    If coffee no longer works and you are looking for the jumper cables.

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    Sunday, November 26, 2006

    A Coffee Gift Idea

    Coffee gifts are quickly becoming very popular now days because so many people love gourmet coffee. So if you are looking for gift ideas for the holidays or shopping for another occasion, a coffee gift might be something to consider.

    Coffee gift baskets are among the top sellers on the Internet for coffee gifts. That's because they are fun to receive and priced for any budget. Some of the more popular pairings with gourmet coffee are sweets and coffee mugs.

    A coffee gift basket is ideal for a corporate or personal gift because they can be made up for any one according to what they like. Got a sports fan on your list? Just combine any sports items with a team mug or two with some gourmet coffee and it's a perfect gift.

    The possibilities are endless combining almost anything with gourmet coffee. If you don't have the time to make up your own coffee gift basket, our site as well as many more on the Internet has an endless supply to choose from.

    Here is another coffee gift idea. How about a membership to a monthly gourmet coffee club? Every month your gift recipient gets to experience a different gourmet coffee. What coffee lover wouldn't enjoy that?

    Another great coffee gift is a quality travel coffee mug. Even if you go to Starbucks or any other gourmet coffee shop in the morning, just pour your hot coffee into your own travel coffee mug and you'll enjoy it a lot more. It sure beats those paper cups.

    A coffee roaster is another unique coffee gift idea. A true coffee lover can roast their own coffee beans at home. Who ever gets this gift is in for a real treat because roasting coffee is fun and very tasty.

    Coffee makers also are good coffee gifts because they are reasonably priced and can be shipped directly to the gift recipient. You can also find coffee accessories like coffee canisters and unique coffee mugs that make great coffee gifts.

    Gourmet coffee sales continue to rise because so many people really enjoy drinking coffee. So the next time a gift giving occasion comes around, remember how many people love coffee. Consider a coffee gift and surprise someone with a tasty treat.


    Starbucks Coffee Gifts


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    Tuesday, November 21, 2006

    Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker

    The Keurig single cup coffee maker brews a single cup of fresh coffee or tea at the touch of a button. You never have to mess with grinding, measuring coffee or even the wet filter with a Keurig single cup coffee maker.

    With this new single cup brewing system, you just insert a pre-measured K-Cup of freshly roasted, freshly ground premium Arabica bean coffee, push a button and 40 seconds later you have a delicious and fresh brewed cup of coffee.

    The Keurig single cup coffee maker lets you choose one of four brew sizes and program the brew temperature with the easy to use controls. You can select 6, 8 or 10-oz cup size; or the new 12-oz. cup size.

    Fill the larger 60-oz. removable water reservoir and set your brewer to remain on and ready to brew. Only Keurig brewers have the patented, state-of-the-art technology that precisely controls the brewing, water temperature; water pressure; brewing time; grind and quantity, to ensure consistently excellent full flavor.

    The Keurig single cup coffee maker operation is also amazingly quiet. The K-Cup containers are nitrogen-flushed and sealed to keep out air, light and moisture, ensuring no loss of freshness. Each K-Cup is a mini brewer and contains its own high quality filter paper.

    Your purchase includes a selection of 18 K-Cups to get you started; more K-Cups are readily available online or by phone in over 100 varieties of coffees, teas and cocoas.

    The Keurig single cup coffee maker features include programmable on/off, adjustable water temperature, large LCD with blue back light and a removable drip tray that accommodates a taller travel mug.

    All you have to do to brew a cup for using your own ground beans is order the stainless steel mesh K-Cup Reusable Filter Pack. The Keurig single cup coffee maker system has a platinum finish with chrome accents. It measures 12" x 10" x 13" and weighs 15 lbs.

    If you are looking for a coffee maker that produces fresh coffees, teas and cocoas with one touch, the Keurig single cup coffee maker is the perfect choice.

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    Sunday, November 12, 2006

    Gevalia Coffee Offer

    You've probably heard about the Gevalia Coffee offer with a free coffee maker but may not be sure how it works. So here is a simple explanation.

    For new members of Gevalia Kaffee, all you have to do is try two pounds of Gevalia Coffee and receive a free 12-cup programmable Gevalia coffee maker as a special gift.

    Then approximately every six weeks you will receive additional shipments of Gevalia coffee, which are four ½ lb packages.

    Gevalia coffee offers you the opportunity to cancel this arrangement any time after receiving your introductory shipment without obligation to accept any further shipments.

    The free Gevalia coffee maker is yours to keep regardless of your decision. You may also select different blends or types of coffee and change the frequency of your shipments at any time.

    But what if you only want to try Gevalia Coffee and not join their coffee club? You can get all Gevalia Coffee for individual purchase without having to join the Gevalia coffee club here.

    So whether you are looking for a special gift for a coffee lover and choose the Gevalia coffee offer with the free Gevalia coffee maker or just want to experience a truly wonderful coffee with no strings attached, Gevalia Coffee is a perfect choice.

    Gevalia Coffee individual purchase


    Gevalia Coffee Offer with coffeemaker


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    Saturday, October 28, 2006

    How Much Caffeine Is In Decaf Coffee?

    If you drink decaf coffee, how much caffeine is really left? A lot of people drink decaf coffee because caffeine keeps them awake or their doctor has told them to stay away from caffeine.

    While most decaf coffee has significantly less caffeine than caffeinated coffees, they are not totally caffeine free. Coffee must have at least 97 percent of its caffeine removed to qualify as decaffeinated coffee in the United States.

    So around 5 milligrams of caffeine are still present in a 6 ounce cup of decaf coffee as opposed to the 100 to 150 milligrams in 6 ounces of brewed coffee. Tea has much less caffeine than coffee, so most decaf tea has even less caffeine than decaf coffee.

    Coffee is always sold as decaffeinated rather than caffeine free. The difference between caffeine free and decaffeinated is decaffeinated means that the caffeine has been removed where as caffeine free means no caffeine has been added.

    There are several methods currently used for decaffeinating coffee. They use everything from chemicals found naturally in fruits, water processes, carbon filters to carbon dioxide methods.

    The caffeine from these decaffeination processes is remanufactured and used in medicines and soft drinks. Even though there is a slight amount of caffeine left in decaf coffee, the trace amount is not a significant problem for people who don't want the effects of caffeine in their systems.

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