Guys, I am all about living that budget life and if you have seen my Instagram posts, you know I’ve realized the sweet taste of saving over $90 per month on coffee by making it at home. Yes, it’s definitely fun to treat yourself every now and then but it’s also great to pay rent and have a retirement fund. Unfortunately, too many people don’t take advantage of making coffee at home because they think it’s just not possible. But, I’m about to drop some truth bombs. Here is a list of 5 things you don’t need to make gourmet coffee at home.
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You don’t need an espresso machine
Personally, I am not a fan of espresso. It makes me jittery and crazy. However, there is no denying that it adds a little kick to your morning coffee.
So how do you get that same kick and bold flavor?
Make your coffee a little stronger.
If you have a good old fashioned $20 coffee pot like I do, all you have to do is put in a few more scoops.
Adding a few additional scoops to your filter gives your coffee a stronger flavor and adds an additional morning caffeine boost if that’s what you’re after.
You don’t need a coffee station
Chances are, you already have a favorite specialty drink that you order. What you might not realize is that all of the goodies used to make that tasty treat are all available at your local grocery store.
The best part? You now have full control of the flavor. If you want to experiment and come up with your own unique flavors you can easily do that! Want an extra pump of flavor? Go for it! You can get a full bottle of flavored syrup for less than 2 trips to your local coffee shop!
You don’t need a
Let’s face it, the fun part about going out for coffee is getting that fun foamy wonderfull-ness on top! Whenever I used to make gourmet coffee at home, I would use my blender to mix up the coffee and milk so that I would get a little froth on top. That usually left me with extra mess to clean up. What I didn’t know is there is something even better.
There is a handy tool called the Zullay MilkBoss Milk Frother. This is a small handy tool that you can keep stashed with all your utensils, or you can put it right by your coffee maker because it has a handy little stand that comes along with it!
Tips for good froth
First of all, read the instructions. Because I had never used a hand-held milk frother before, I didn’t realize you aren’t supposed to add the milk to your coffee first!
- Put hot or cold milk of choice in a jar or glass
- Push the button on top of the MilkBoss
- Pulse up and down at a 45 degree angle
- Mix until frothy
- Pour gently on top of your coffee
I have been using coconut milk in my morning coffees and I was worried it wouldn’t get frothy, but I was wrong! It worked like a charm and clean up is way easier than my blender and all its attachments!
You don’t need to sacrifice flavor
When you are going to make gourmet coffee at home who says you can’t still actually use gourmet coffee?
Places like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee and other popular coffee shops now have their beans in your local grocery store. You can literally bring dozens of cups of coffee home for the price of one!
You don’t need any skills
Just watching the chaotic process of making coffee at coffee shops makes me go into a mild panic attack.
But trust me, I’ve learned that if I can make gourmet coffee at home, anyone can. The only tools I need are my trusty coffee maker and my new BFF, the MilkBoss frother. Who knows, maybe I’ll even be able to make those pretty foamy hearts on top someday? It could happen!