Monday, March 29, 2021

How to Make Good Coffee at Home On a Budget

I used to be a coffee lover. Or rather, I still am but am not able to drink coffee, as coffee triggers my anxiety badly and my psychiatrist banned it and all stimulants from my life. But for many people, coffee is a very integral part of their morning ritual (and often many other times throughout the day). Many people on a tight budget still make sure to budget money for coffee from coffee places, because that little luxury is important to them, and there's no problem with that. But one often can have their cake and eat it too, getting that luxurious coffee while still saving money. A reader sent me these instructions as to how you can make your delicious coffee at home.

Money can be tight for all sorts of reasons, and when it is, you need to find ways to make the little things work. Coffee is the most popular beverage globally, and when it comes to your morning fix, a cup of ordinary coffee won’t always do. Sometimes you need to get the day started with something a little more substantial that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and on a budget that might be impossible. Some of the items might be in your home already, and all you need to do is add your favourite coffee click here. Let’s look into some options for good coffee on a budget: 


Besides cappuccinos being delicious, they are known for that foamy goodness covering the top of your lip with the first sip. It’s just another steamy coffee without the foam, but you can make the same creamy goodness at home. It’s a well-known fact that the best foam comes from the coldest milk, so if you want to get the best foam at home, then make sure that your equipment and your milk were in the fridge the night before. Once you remove them from the refrigerator, make sure that you do not let them stand around to get to room temperature, or you won’t have the same foamy goodness. 

You can use a regular blender and fill it with a substantial amount of milk and blend at high speed. If the milk is cold enough, it should start to make foam at the top of the milk quickly, but be careful not to use milk that is completely frozen or full of ice particles. Once you have the foam ready, you can make your coffee the way you usually make it, add the milk, and cover it with the foam. If you are a fan of trying new things, then try a bit of cinnamon on the top of your coffee. The best part is that no one will charge you extra for it.

Iced coffee

One of the trickiest coffees to make is iced coffee. The amount of ice needs to be just right, and if you are on a budget and you don’t have all the syrups that they add, you can try sweetening and making it creamy with this neat trick:

  • Use half milk and half milk and half cream instead of only milk so that your coffee tastes fuller and doesn’t become too watered down too quickly.

  • Blend a teaspoon of sugar or sweetener into the milky mixture first before you add your coffee so that it makes the milk a little thicker and more flavourful.

  • When you add your shot of coffee, make it a shot plus a third so it’s a bit stronger and doesn’t become run down and watery.

If you have them available, you can add maple syrup or honey to taste instead of ordinary sugar. Vanilla extract also helps to give it a delicious aroma, so make sure to add a few drops of that in. Enjoy!

Is coffee an important part of your day? Do you make it at home or buy it at a coffee shop? If you make it at home, what are your tricks to making your coffee extra luxurious?

1 comment:

  1. I adore the occasional Starbucks treat. I took my daughter one day and now she is hooked on their frozen frappucinos and cake pops. She asks for them weekly. While we do treat her from time to time, I learned to make them by watching a gal on TikTok. The secret ingredient is pudding powder mix! We do our chocolate sauce homemade as well as whipping our own cream.


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