Archives for September 28, 2018

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Melitta!

In advance of National Coffee Day  Saturday, 9/29, Melitta Coffee is taking a look back at their century-long commitment to innovation, spurring from founder, Melitta Bentz, the inventor of the pour-over. In fact, every time you take a sip of drip coffee it’s a nod to Melitta Bentz, who revolutionized the process back in 1908 when she invented pour-over coffee. We’ve come a long way since she first punched holes in a brass pot, took a piece of paper from her son’s notebook and created the first two-part filter system.

Here are some helpful tips on behalf of Melitta Coffee – everything you will need to enjoy that delicious coffee shop experience right from the comfort of home. Follow along, and a great cup of coffee (or two or three) is just a mug away.

Brewing Tips:

So, what’s the secret to a really great cup of coffee? Melitta’s got a few simple tricks to help perfect your brew-at-home skills:

  1. Buy coffee weekly or bi-monthly. Once opened, ground coffee begins to stale in about 24 hours. To slow this process, store coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place.
  2. For the fullest flavor, buy (or grind your own) extra fine grind coffee. When using finer grinds, it’s possible to use less coffee due to higher extraction levels. We recommend 2 level teaspoons per 6 ounces of water.
  3. Use paper filters to effectively trap bitter sediments. Cone shaped filters allow for full saturation of the grounds, but all good, quality paper will ultimately enhance the final cup.
  4. Drink coffee as soon as possible after brewing. If left on a burner, the coffee will continue to cook and starts to degrade in as little as 20 minutes.
  1. For the single-serve coffee drinker, never sacrifice flavor and quality for convenience. Be sure to buy eco- friendly, as well.

For additional tips to a better cup, visit: https://www.melitta.com/en/The-perfect-Cup-510,5987.html

Recently, the brand released two new vintage-inspired products, the Signature Series Pour-Over and the Heritage Series Pour-Over Set.

And, they have the best coffee too!

Happy National Coffee Day!

Self Disclosure: I received a free coffee sample to post. No other compensation was provided. Tips and images were also provided.

Introducing Lika — Plant-Based Meals that don’t sacrifice flavor

Many people researching healthier diets have discovered the benefits of plant-based foods. Studies across the board agree that plant-based meals can boost your health by helping you maintain a healthy weight – along with decreasing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

However, implementing plant-based foods into your diet is often more difficult than it sounds. While everybody enjoys a good bowl of sautéed vegetables or similar meals, many of the recipes behind the most ideal plant-based dishes often sacrifice flavor. Of course, adults have the willpower to stomach healthy meals without enjoying their flavor, but what about when it comes to children? It doesn’t need to be said that if kids don’t enjoy what’s on their plate…they’ll keep their mouths shut until parents finally relent, and give them what they want.

Enter Lika. Produced by the Amazing Protein Company under the direction of well-regarded vegan food expert, Swami Nathan, Lika is a series of specially-prepared plant-based meals that make flavor their priority. Take a look at their offerings and you won’t believe what you’re seeing —

Orange chicken! Beef and Broccoli! Barbeque! Meatloaf! Meatballs! Even Southwest Chili!

Delicious favorites you know and love – but only prepared with plant-based ingredients. And unlike other vegan meals you may have tried, these taste like the real deal. From their flavoring to their texture, it’s nearly impossible to tell you’re not eating meat. From the first bite, it’s clear that Lika is designed for people (both adults and children!) who love meat.

Lika will soon be available for purchase, so be sure to follow the Amazing Protein Company online to learn more! http://www.amazingprotein.com/