If you love a cup of coffee, you can finally stop feeling guilty, Madames. Coffee has been getting a lot of attention lately for a variety of purported health benefits. From possibly improving heart health to lowering oral cancer and uterine cancer risks, there’s new evidence to suggest that drinking coffee is drinking to your health. If you want to step up your coffee game, think beyond the basic cup of Joe. Here are some ways to sip a more elegant brew.
1. Coffee snobs prefer the freshness of a whole bean. Visit a quality purveyor like McNulty’s or pick up a bag of beans the next time you hit up Starbucks.
2. Coffee machines have come a long way. Shop around for one that is custom-tailored to your style. If you live alone, consider a single-cup brewer. Love to entertain? Treat yourself to the espresso machine.
3. Don’t forget the flava. No need to shell out for overpriced flavored coffee. You can spice it up with cinnamon sticks, chocolate-covered spoons or sprinkle in powdered vanilla or a dash of nutmeg.
5. Have you tried coffee from the Ivory Coast, Jamaica or Kenya? Explore international flavors by signing up for a coffee of the month club.