Coffee trends to try at home
If you’re anything like us, your home coffee machine has been getting a serious workout these past few months. Perhaps you even tried whipping up a cup of fluffy Dalgona coffee back when it was taking over your social media feeds (and made a massive mess of your kitchen in the process).
Whether your barista skills need a little sharpening, or you’re just sick of the stock standard cappuccino you’ve been drinking each morning, here are some ways to get creative with your daily caffeine hit. You might even stumble across the next viral coffee sensation in the process.
As far as coffee goes, it’s hard to get more Melbourne than a cold brew. While we might not be able to sit down at our favourite local cafe, the great news is that making cold brew at home is super simple. It doesn’t require any special equipment or skill and is the perfect coffee alternative as the weather warms up. Making at-home cold brew just takes two simple steps:
Stir ⅓ cup of coarsely ground coffee beans together with 1 ½ cups of cold water. Cover overnight and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 12 hours.
Strain your coffee mixture through a coffee filter or very fine sieve. Fill a tall glass or mason jar with ice and mix equal parts coffee mixture and water (or to your taste). Top up with milk if desired. Enjoy.
Unfortunately, a trip to Italy will be off the cards for quite some time. However, the good news is that a touch of the Mediterranean is super easy to recreate at home. On warmer days when the sun is peeking through the clouds, whip up a simple coffee granita, sit in your backyard or balcony, soak up some rays and imagine you’re relaxing on the Amalfi Coast. It’ll be the next best thing.
An affogato is a delicious afternoon treat or an easy dessert. Just pop a generous scoop of vanilla ice-cream in a glass or dessert bowl, and drizzle over a shot of espresso ( as pictured above). Take your affogato game to the next level by using an ice-cream flavour like hazelnut or salted caramel.
Japanese Coffee Jelly
If you really want to up the ante, coffee jelly is both delicious and will make for some pretty cute Instagram content. This sweet treat is a popular dessert in Japan and may help settle your travel itch – at least for a moment. All you need is coffee (instant also works), gelatin or agar agar, sugar and milk. Follow the easy steps here and you’ll be on your way to peak aesthetic coffee.
The foamy Greek frappe is a very close relative of the Dalgona coffee – and it’s also a lot easier (and way less messy) to make. All you need is instant coffee, sugar, water and ice to serve. Watch the below video, recreate one at home and you’ll be on your way to the Greek Islands. None