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14 Things Only Coffee Drinkers Would Understand

14 Things Only Coffee Drinkers Would Understand

Coffee for some is an indispensable part of their everyday lives and it’s not just for the caffeine buzz. It’s about the experience from the roasting process and experimenting with different roast combinations to the actual taste and smell of the final product.

You might call us pretentious or find us to be insufferable but for those of us that can define a nightmare as having no coffee available, here is a list of things that only a coffee drinker would understand.

We Don’t Buy Pre-Ground Coffee

When I drink coffee, I grind my own beans

    Real coffee lovers don’t purchase pre-ground coffee.

    Why?

    Coffee Confidential lists four reasons why you shouldn’t buy pre-ground coffee – contamination, oxygen, moisture and carbon dioxide depletion. You can read more about it on their site, but basically coffee beans have volatile flavor compounds and aromatics that dissipate once the bean becomes ground. This means that the longer the ground is allowed to sit, the more dull the flavor gets until it finally becomes stale and tastes like that sludge that’s been sitting in the coffee pot at work for way too long.

    You Understand The Importance Of A Good Grinder

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    Coffee Grind Size for Brewing

      It’s not enough to just grind beans right before making a cup of coffee. You understand the importance of both grind size and uniformity to ensure consistent and predictable extractions.

      The Best Part Of Waking Up

      Coffee Smell

        … isn’t Folgers in your cup, but the smell of a fresh batch of coffee being made. Smells can trigger good feelings and feelings of wakefulness as well as signal the tastes to come.

        You Know What This Is

        Coffee Siphon System

          You may know it as a vacpot, vacuum brewed coffee, siphon brewer, siphon vacuum coffee… whatever the case is though, you know what it is.

          You Do Not Consider This Coffee

          Different frappuccino's from Starbucks

            I have nothing against Starbucks and their coffee, but don’t you just hate when you’re with someone and they tell you that they’re just dying for a cup of coffee and then order a frappuccino. While it very well may be the embodiment of delicious, we all know the truth… a frappuccino is not coffee. It’s a milkshake with some caffeine!

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            While We’re At It… You Also Don’t Consider Decaf To Be Coffee Either

            Decaf Coffee is like orange free orange juice

              Hoping to drop the caffeine addiction? Guess what, even decaffeinated coffee comes with at least a small dose of caffeine.

              It’s also not healthy because of the toxic solvents that are used in the process to strip the caffeine.

              Decaf shouldn’t be considered coffee nor should it exist.

              We Understand Pulling A Perfect Shot Of Espresso Is An Art Form

              Espresso

                The perfect espresso shot may be subject to personal taste but there are certain characteristics that a shot of espresso must have if it is to be considered perfect.

                When It Comes To Espresso You Know It’s All About The Crema

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                Espresso Crema

                  That golden, frothy colored liquid that comes out during an espresso extraction is the crema and it’s a good indication as to the freshness of the bean, how fully it’s been extracted, and the evenness of the extraction. The thickness and its marbled effect is also what allows for latte art.

                  Latte Art Crema

                    There’s No ‘X’ In Espresso If You’re From The US

                    Sure, the Oxford English Dictionary lists expresso as an often-occurring variant, but if you’re from America, it’s incorrect.

                    There’s No Such Thing As Too Much For You

                    No Such Thing As Strong Coffee

                      Those of us that love coffee know that there’s no such thing as too strong of a cup of coffee, drinking too many cups or having too much caffeine flowing through our bodies.

                      You Don’t Know The Meaning Of Depression In The Face Of A Good Cup Of Coffee

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                      Coffee Depression

                        Studies show that having a cup of coffee can reduce the risk of depression. Of course, there are also studies that show that drinking too much coffee can actually increase depression, but we don’t buy into that. The only time we get depressed, when it comes to coffee, is when we’re served a bad cup.

                        Milk And Sugar Are Optional For Us

                        Milk Sugar Coffee Optional

                          Milk is a necessity if you want a latte and you might take a touch of sugar to enhance a mediocre cup of coffee’s flavor, but you also know how to enjoy your coffee black so that you can truly enjoy its natural flavor profiles and sweetness on its own.

                          You Never Say No To Coffee

                          Never Say No To Coffee

                            You never say no to someone asking you to grab a cup of coffee. In fact, if a friend wants to get you to come out of hiding and hang out, all they need to do is suggest a coffee date. It can get to the point of actually coming close to a nuisance if you actually have things that need to be done and get multiple requests within the day to grab a cup… keyword almost.

                            Bad Coffee Is Better Than No Coffee

                            Even Bad Coffee Is Better Than No Coffee

                              Featured photo credit: Hipster couple drinking coffee in Stockholm old town. They’re sitting face to face. The man is wearing a blue sweater and the woman a striped shirt with black leather jacket. See-through shot. via shutterstock.com

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                              Last Updated on February 11, 2021

                              The 20 Most Creative Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You

                              The 20 Most Creative Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You

                              Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.

                              Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.

                              1. Humans Of New York

                              Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.

                               2.  Paris in Four Months

                              Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.

                              3. Civilized Caveman Cooking

                              George Bryant offers up more than his love for cooking Paleo cuisine as he shares more about life, joy, and happiness. His coined hashtag is #hugsandbacon.

                              4. Andrew Knapp

                              Andrew has taken the world by storm with his adorable version of Where’s Waldo? His version is Find Momo, and stars his border collie.

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                              Ida Skivenes has developed a knack for food art. From the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Strawberry Fields Forever, she has recreated it all with food.

                              6. GrandmaBetty33

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                              7. Maya_on_the_Move

                              Tania Ahsan captures the world of her cute bulldog, Maya, on her adventures in New York. Maya makes appearances that will make you smile, laugh, and inspire you to go out and create something special.

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                              Leo captures the life on the streets of Paris. Most of his work is done in black and white, offering that iconic Parisian look.

                              9. Jacob Santiago

                              Jacob Santiago creates stunning, vibrant images around New York City, showcasing the architecture and streets. I’m sure you haven’t seen the streets of NYC like this before.

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                              Red Hong Yi loves to paint without a paintbrush. Her style uses daily items to create lovely images.

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                              A breathtaking artist from Puerto Rico who loves to paint murals. Alexis’s work is featured all over the world.

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                              GoPro uses fan-sourced images on their account that are all captured with a GoPro. Creativity to the max is used in these images and range from the grocery store to incredible surf.

                              20. Vin Farrell

                              Vin Farrell is a creative who works on the agency side for large clients and has a knack for photography. His iPhone captures amazing aerial images around NYC and the world.

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