Everyday Coffee Hacks

 

Dear Coffee Lover,

We know you will go to great lengths for your morning Westrock. Here are a few coffee hacks to get you closer to that cup of goodness.


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Spice up your morning cup

If you’re in need of a low-calorie sweetener, grab some cinnamon from your cabinet and add a pinch or two to your coffee before or after brewing. This simple addition to your cup will complement the taste and act as a natural sweetener.

Homemade Creamer

If you’re looking for something to spice up your daily cup, consider creating your own coffee creamer. This allows you to control the sweetness and flavors. It’s extremely easy and cost efficient. For example, add a couple drops of hazelnut extract to some whole milk or half & half. You could even mix milk, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a blender and store it in a jar in the fridge to use through the week.

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Create the perfect latte at home

Homemade lattes may seem a bit involved, but making your own can help you save a lot of money. The key to frothing milk for a latte is to achieve a latex paint-like consistency. Most at-home milk frothing devices don’t achieve this easily, so don’t be disappointed if it takes a handful of tries to get it right. A latte also starts out with a shot or two of espresso, so the easiest way to achieve that is with an Aeropress. Add a shot of any flavored syrup for sweetness and you’ve got yourself a latte!

Coffee Ice Cubes

Summer is here and with it comes all the cold brew and iced coffee right at your fingertips. A quick way to make iced coffee without watering down your hot coffee is to make coffee ice cubes. Instead of pouring leftover coffee down the drain, try freezing it in ice cube molds. Once frozen, first add cold milk to your warm coffee, then add the ice cubes.

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Recycling your Westrock

The next time you want to throw out your coffee grounds, you might want to reconsider. From using your leftover grounds in the garden as a fertilizer to using them as an insect repellent or even as a deodorizer for your fridge, coffee grounds are useful in many ways.

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