Coffee is the go to drink of the season. With Pumpkin Spice lattes finally back, and people trying to keep warm for the fall right around the corner, it’s always good to freshen your self up on some at home coffee ideas. There are so many more ways to enjoy your favorite coffee than ever before. Whether you switch to iced coffee in the summer or enjoy a hot cup all year long, there are many ways to make your favorite cup. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new!
Sara Lynn Cauchon, or as she is better known, The Domestic Geek, has been helping people eat healthy, simple, and delicious meals for years. Since launching her YouTube channel, in April 2014 she has earned more than 600,000 dedicated subscribers who appreciate her fresh, fuss-free approach to cooking. In that time she’s shared more than 100 original, mouth-watering recipes as well as countless tips and tricks for making life at home easier. When it comes to coffee, she’s just as knowledgeable about what needs to be done to help you enjoy the best coffee ever.
Quirk Daily: What do you think are some of the most popular ways that people like to prepare their coffee?
Sara Lynn Cauchon: There is a huge trend right now and so many different brewing methods, which means the great thing is there is something for everyone. I’ve been drinking a ton of folgers coffee house blend. There is a medium dark roast, which is reminiscent of what you would find at a coffee house, which I love. In terms of brewing methods, there is so much!
Quirky Daily: Personally, what is your favorite way to prepare coffee?
Sara Lynn Cauchon: I am an automatic drip kind of girl. That’s only because, I really like to prepare my coffee the night before so that it is ready and brewed when I wake up in the morning. There is nothing better than waking up to a nice hot pot of coffee that is already ready to be enjoyed when I wake up.
Quirky Daily: Do you have any special tips or tricks on how to prepare cold brew coffee? That seems to be huge right now.
Sara Lynn Cauchon: Cold brew is huge right now. Especially in the summer months, a lot of people are enjoying a colder coffee experience. I think cold brew is really simple to make. You’d be surprised at how much a coffee house will charge for cold brew, because it’s so easy to make at home. Basically, the idea is that you’re going to use time instead of heat to prepare this coffee. Once you made your coffee, you are going to store it in the refrigerator between 12 and 24 hours. I make mine with a cold brewer ,but you really don’t need one. You can do this using just a regular pitcher or in a mason jar. It can be enjoyed right then, or stored in the fridge for three or four days.
Quirky Daily: What do you think about owning a French press or drip coffee maker? Is it necessary for coffee lovers?
Sara Lynn Cauchon: I definitely think that everyone should own a french press and a traditional coffee drip. For my house, I use my traditional drip for my day to day, because it’s easy to use, and I can set it ahead of time and then not worry about it. French press for me is all about the weekend. When I want to enjoy a really nice, luxurious coffee experience, I find that the french press is the best way to do that. The secret to using the french press is really in the ratio. So you’re looking at six table spoons of coffee to four of water. You don’t want your water to be too hot, because you can end up scorching the grounds that way. It should be just under boiling, then pour it in two stages.
If you want more information you can go to folgerscoffee.com to find the Coffee At Home Guide Sara created with Folgers. Also make sure to check out Sara’s amazing YouTube channel, The Domestic Geek, to find fun recipes and ideas for your own home!
Feature Image: Sara Lynn Cauchon