(BPT) - These days, everyone is seeking the best gadgets and products to help them savor their own home-brewed coffee, looking to enhance the flavor and even turn coffee making into a soothing daily ritual. Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy your cup of joe that don't require more work — but will make your experience more blissful, luxurious and delicious.
If you are one of the many coffee lovers out there looking to make the most of your morning java, here are some tips to help you rival the best barista in town.
1. Explore a new world of coffee possibilities
Widen your taste options by discovering what else is out there. Try small samples of different types of beans — from light roast to dark, and everything in between. Try beans from different parts of the world with their own unique flavors, or you could even combine a selection of beans you like to create your own one-of-a-kind blend. Do check the roast date on the label before you buy, which tells you how fresh the beans are.
2. Select the best creamer — for optimal taste and for your well-being
Adding a delightfully creamy touch to your coffee can turn an ordinary day into something truly special. But don’t settle for just any creamer. Organic Valley has created new premium organic Creamers in French Vanilla and Sweet Cream flavors that have 40% less sugar than the leading national brand, no artificial ingredients and are lactose free. They're also ethically made with real organic milk and cream from pasture-raised cows on small family farms — so you can feel good about your choice.
Now that you’ve found your favorite blend and premium creamer, it’s fun to “dress up” your coffee for a truly customized experience. You can froth your creamer, and/or sprinkle a tasty dusting of cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa on top. Make it look as good as it tastes by watching a few YouTube videos to learn how to create a whimsical foam design in your cup.
4. Find the perfect bites to go with your java
Coffee tastes even more delightful when you pair it with just the right breakfast bite, mid-morning treat or after-dinner dessert. Exploring flavor combinations can be a fun way to enhance your coffee experience with everything from donuts to egg bakes, and crepes to cookies. Whether you’re looking for savory or sweet recipes using organic ingredients to pair with your cup of coffee, you can find a world of great ideas at OrganicValley.coop/recipes/.
5. Choose a special cup
To transform your morning coffee into a magical ritual, find a cup that you love — not just for how it looks, but how it feels in your hands. You know you’ve found your perfect coffee mug when it feels comforting just taking your first sip each morning.
Make every morning a special treat by following these tips — and you just may become your own favorite barista.