2018 Reviews of Best Coffee Machines and Jewish Coffee Cake Recipe

Now here is a coffee cake that will make you want no other cake, and once you prepare this coffee cake and get a real working idea about this cake, you can become very creative and use some different jams, jellies, fruits and so on.

While you are waiting for the cake to bake, read on for some trivia and facts about coffee and tips to make the best coffee for a double shot, coffee + Jewish Coffee Cake.

Jewish Coffee Cake

All ingredients should be at room temperature.Coffee, Cake

¼ pound butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

8 ounces sour cream

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 TB Instant Coffee

Cream the butter and sugar together then add eggs one at a time and mix the rest of the ingredients together slowly.

In a separate bowl combine 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup diced walnuts and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or as much as you like and mix them together.Kitchen Universe, The Kitchen Store

Using a 10 inch x 3inch tube pan, make sure that the pan is well greased and floured, place some cake mix in the bottom and then some of the sugar, walnut and cinnamon mixture and then repeat this procedure until you have all the cake mix in the pan and the top layer is the cinnamon mixture.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 45 minutes or until a pick placed in the center of the cake comes out clean, cool and enjoy, I like mine warm with some raspberry jam and cream on it.

If you love this Jewish Coffee Cake, try these Decadent Cheese Cake Recipes, here is how they can all be frozen to save you time and money with your baking.

While you are waiting for your cake to cook, here are some Coffee: Facts, Myths, and Trivia you can chat about with your guests as they enjoy your Jewish Coffee Cake.

 

1. Coffee Houses and Shops

You may think that coffee houses and coffee shops are a modern invention, but actually, King Charles II of England proclaimed a ban on coffee houses way back in 1675! The reason for the ban? King Charles II feared that his enemies were meeting in these coffee houses to plot against him.

2. Mocha = Chocolate?

When you hear “mocha,” you probably think of a beverage that’s a chocolate-coffee combination. But actually, “Mocha” is the name of a port in Yemen, and it is here that coffee beans from Africa are transported. So “Mocha” has to do with the origin of the coffee bean you’re drinking, not whether or not it contains chocolate.

3. How Much?

In February 2017 reliable Statista research reported, 44% of the US consumers stated that they had two to three cups of coffee per day on average. 

4. Espresso versus Cappuccino versus Latte

First, espresso does not refer to the type of coffee bean, but rather, it refers to the way it is prepared. For coffee to be considered espresso, it needs to be made by forcing a small amount of hot water through very finely-ground coffee beans. This produces a very concentrated form of coffee.

Cappuccino and lattes are coffee drinks made with espresso as the base. The name “cappuccino” is said to refer to the frothy, peaked, white topping that resembles the white hood of the Capuchin friars’ habit. A latte is made with espresso and steamed milk without the topping.

5. Coffee Trees

No one can tell you that coffee doesn’t grow on trees because it does! Coffee trees can live up to 100 years, and it takes about five years before the tree begins producing coffee beans. One tree will yield about 1 pound of coffee a year. It takes about 2000 raw coffee beans to make a pound.

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6. A Cup of Joe

Ever wonder why coffee is sometimes referred to as “Joe”? Admiral Josephus “Joe” Daniels banned alcohol on all Navy ships in the early 1900s, so the sailors turned to coffee, which they named after him in remembrance of his restrictions.

There are other theories for the origins of ” Cup of Joe,” and you can check them out here “Fact Check: Cup of Joe”

7. One Bean or Two?

Coffee “berries” or raw coffee beans are round and smooth. When roasted, they split in half. So the coffee beans you see in a package of un-ground coffee are half-beans.

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8. Oil and Coffee

Next to oil, coffee is the second-largest traded commodity in the world.

9. Perky Beverage

The coffee percolator was invented by James Mason in December 1865, just six days before the New Year.

10. Memory Boost

A 2005 study showed that coffee improves memory, and a follow-up study indicated that the memory-enhancing effects could be long-term.

Coffee is surrounded by all kinds of lore – some of it is a myth, some of it is a fact, and some is just plain fun.

Enjoy your next cup of Joe with Jewish Coffee Cake!

What about a nice cup of coffee to serve your guests, or just to have yourself with your Jewish Coffee Cake.

How to Make a Really Good Cup of Coffee

Are you finding that you like coffee that you buy, but you just can’t get as good a tasting brew at home?

Is that daily cup of coffee you purchase starting to make a dent in your finances?

Whatever your reasons, learning to make a really good cup of coffee at home is an art. Many people who swear they dislike coffee actually find they like it when it’s made well. And you can save yourself some money by making your own coffee.

So here are some tips on making a really good cup of coffee at home.

1. Clean Machine

The number one killer of good coffee is a dirty coffee maker. Make sure your coffee maker is clean before you start! Clean your coffee maker with 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water; run it through the coffee maker and then follow with 2 pots of fresh, clear water. YOu can also clean it with bicarbonate of soda, this is a magical ingredient and here are another 76 uses of Bicarbonate of Soda. Whether you use, vinegar, bicarbonate of soda or both, first disassemble your machine, and allow it to dry overnight before putting it all back together.

2. Which Machine Is Best?

Have you ever wondered why some coffee makers are less than $200 and others are thousands? It’s because the really expensive ones really do make better-tasting coffee, so buy the best one you can afford. The higher-priced models are made of stainless steel and materials other than plastic, which preserves the taste of the coffee over time. The more expensive machines also get the water hotter, which, as we will see below, makes a difference in taste.

You make the choice about which coffee machine to buy and to help you here are a couple of excellent review articles Best Coffee Machines Review 2018 #1 and Best Coffee Machines Review 2018 #2.

You make a choice, for recommendations given by #1 ” Trusted Reviews” and #2 “Expert Reviews”.

“Trusted Reviews” recommended the brands: Bosch, Gaggia, and Kitchen Aid whereas the ” Expert” review suggested DeLonghi, Sage and Smeg brands.

 

By the way, yard sales and garage sales are a great place to look for second-hand but high-quality coffee makers for little money.

You can also forego a machine altogether and use a French press. Some maintain that the French press is the ideal way to make the perfect cup of coffee.

3. Water

If you are using tap water, it’s likely that your coffee won’t taste as good. It’s also going to speed up the calcification of the inside of your machine, especially if you have hard tap water. Use filtered water for best results, and make sure it is fresh and cold.

4. The Beans

Now that your machine is clean and your water is fresh, cold, and filtered, it’s on to the actual coffee beans.

Coffee beans grow stale quickly. If you get pre-ground coffee, buy small quantities, so you use it up quickly. Its freshness only lasts about a week. If you really want a good cup of coffee, though, get whole coffee beans and invest in a grinder. Go for high-quality beans, not the typical mass-produced stuff. If you have a local coffee shop, get your beans there instead of at the grocery store.

5. How Much?

The general rule of thumb is 2 tablespoons of freshly-ground coffee per 6-ounce cup of water. Some people like to add one extra tablespoon at the end just for extra strength.

6. Drink It Soon

Drink your coffee as soon as possible after it’s brewed. It starts to lose flavor after a while, so brew in small batches.

There you have it!

With a little trial and error, you should be well on your way to making a perfect cup of coffee and serve with a delicious slice of Jewish Coffee Cake.