How to make coffee stronger
lavazza shop sign
I have two questions: I have just started to drink coffee. Is there a way to make mild coffee stronger and after the coffee has cooled down does it make the coffee less effective?
To make your coffee stronger, simply increase the proportion of ground coffee to water. You may also want to try more dark roasted coffees. A dark roast will taste stronger than a medium roast.
Also, watch for coffees that are described as being "French roast" or "Italian roast". These are dark roasted and taste stronger.
Many Italian roasters, like Lavazza, use a high proportion of of Robusta beans in their coffee, which makes for a stronger tasting brew.
As for your second question, if you are asking whether the effect of the caffeine in coffee lessens as the coffee cools, no, it doesn't. The amount of caffeine remains the same, whether your coffee is hot or cold.
NOTE: If you want help with the basics of making a great cup of gourmet coffee, learn more about our Beginner's Guide to Making Coffee.