Make Campfire Coffee

Whether you have a roaring campfire or a backyard firepit, making coffee camp-style is a fun change of pace. Put two teaspoons of your favorite LCCR ground coffee in a fireproof cooking pot and pour two cups of cold water over the grounds. Put the pot on a grate over the fire and bring the liquid to just boiling. As soon as it starts to boil, remove from heat immediately, and let it steep for about three minutes. Pour slowly into a cup, not disturbing the grounds that have settled to the bottom.

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Try Turmeric Coffee For Antioxidants

Want to switch it up? Looking for more antioxidants in your life? Try turmeric coffee, famous for its antioxidizing benefits. Pour a cup of your favorite LCCR blend, and add 1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, a dash of black pepper, ¼ cup of almond or oat milk, 1 tsp. of coconut oil, and sweeten to taste.

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Reuse. Recycle. Regrow?

Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Wondering if there’s a better use for your used grounds? Try adding them to the soil. Fresh coffee grounds are a good fertilizer for acid-loving plants like hydrangeas, azaleas, carrots, and blueberries. In fact, used coffee grounds are safe for any plant, they are good soil additives, and they attract plant-friendly earthworms. Ready to try it? Sprinkle used coffee grounds directly on the soil at the base of your plants, and then water the area to let the grounds settle into the soil. Or add used coffee grounds to a 5-gallon bucket of water...

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How to Make the Perfect Coffee With Your Chemex

Want to get the most out of your Chemex pour-over coffee maker? Try these tips. Heat pure or filtered water to 200 degrees or bring water to a boil and then let it stand for 30 seconds. Place a cone filter in the Chemex and add 6 Tablespoons of coarse ground LCCR coffee. Cover grounds with hot water and let filter. Gently move grounds around with a butter knife or a chopstick to make sure no dry clumps remain. After 45 seconds, add more water, and continue to add water until you’ve made the desired amount or about 3 cups....

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I'm No Coffee Aficionado, and That's OK

MISCONCEPTIONS OF A COFFEE VIRGIN I first started drinking coffee out of desperation (who didn’t?) I was working long hours and my natural energy wasn’t keeping up with life’s demands. Yet I felt jittery or got a headache when I drank certain coffees. I became weary when trying a new coffee brand or coffee shop. I couldn’t figure out what was going on! I was on an eternal hunt for the perfect cup of Joe. The one that tasted smooth without any bitterness. The cup of coffee that left me with a nice buzz that didn’t leave me jumping out...

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Coffee Naps: Are They Really a Thing?

Most people drink multiple cups of coffee just to get going in the morning. Some even drink coffee all day long. Here at Lancaster County Coffee, we are definitely all-day drinkers: A few cups in the morning to get the workday started, followed by a cup mid-morning to help make it until lunchtime, and then another cup (or three) mid-afternoon to help push through that end-of-the-day slump. Yet, somehow at 4PM, most of us are still ready for a nap! So is all-day coffee consumption really the best way to stay awake, alert, and productive? Studies show that 64% of...

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