Coffee is perhaps the most ubiquitous beverage in America, but not all coffees are created equal. Where coffee beans are grown, how they’re roasted and the method used to brew them all contribute to the difference between the acidic caffeine jolt you get from the breakroom pot and a smooth, flavorful cup of gourmet coffee. Of all those processes, roasting contributes most to the final flavor and aroma of a cup of coffee. With that in mind, here are three benefits of buying your coffee from an artisanal coffee roaster, rather than grabbing a container at the local grocery or drugstore:
An artisanal coffee roaster or local roasting business is far more likely to roast beans in a small
Did you know that, according to Huffington Post, Americans eat more than 80 million pounds of avocado each and every year? The most common way we’re consuming the alligator pear, as the avocado is known in many places, is in fresh guacamole dips. What started as a savory, slightly salty Mexican dip has become an American food sensation.
Like many people, I believe that there are few foods that can’t be improved with a healthy dollop of fresh guacamole dips. Even so, I get bored of having to chomp my way through the classic guacamole recipes week after week, game day after game day. That’s why I’ve started to make little twists on
Guacamole: delicious on everything from fried eggs to tortilla chips, the green goddess of dips has become one of the most popular condiments in the United States. Like it’s slightly more popular cousin, salsa, the country’s obsession with even the most basic guacamole recipes has driven many home cooks to try their hand at making fresh guacamole dips at home.
Unfortunately, it’s the rare home cook who gets their classic guacamole recipes right the first time around. If you want to craft fresh guacamole dips that are worthy of being lumped together with the best guacs in the world, you need to avoid making the biggest mistakes cooks around the world make when first giving this delectable dip a go.