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...

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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%...

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Drink to Impress: Astonishing Coffee and Food Pairings

Coffee junkies know that a cup of joe is more than just a quick energy boost in the morning. Besides a rich, earthy aroma, coffee boasts tons of intriguing health and weight loss benefits. Thanks to coffee’s powerful antioxidant activity, scientists link it to a longer life and better well being. Plus, it keeps your brain healthy, protects your DNA, reduces the risk of diabetes, supports liver health, and can even ward off heart disease.   However, guzzling the same cup of coffee daily can become somewhat monotonous. What about enhancing your coffee experience and jazz up your favorite drink...

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