Long queues at the supermarket these days and craving for coffee? Head back home for a DIY coffee.
Try roasting your own rice coffee with easy steps via www.lovers.coffee.
Here are 3 reasons why you should give it a try.
- It’s a healthy choice.
Since it does not contain caffeine, one need not worry about drinking too much kapeng bigas. It is not really coffee since it is made from roasted rice. In fact, it is only called coffee since it resembles black coffee. People enjoy their not-so-bitter taste and sweet aroma. It is even considered a healthy alternative (Café Grana, 2012). It has the same health benefits to that of uncooked rice such as Vitamin B and fiber and it also produces soothing effect unlike palpitation associated with real coffee. It is a perfect beverage at night for winding up – will not make you stay awake the whole night, instead, it will guarantee peaceful sleep with no headaches. It has also antioxidant properties needed to maintain good skin and delay the manifestation of wrinkles. It helps in digestion and normalizes blood pressure too making it a good substitute and safer drink after enjoying heavy meals this season.
2. It’s inexpensive.
It only costs rice, water, and fire. It is usually prepared by roasting rice grains in a pan until toasted. Then, boil water and add the toasted rice and presto, you have rice coffee! It will not even require you bucks to become a star! My parents would usually tell me that since we could not afford to buy real coffee then, rice coffee was a practical option. Now, though various brands of instant coffee are available, bottled ground rice granules produced locally remains a cheaper choice. Rice coffee is definitely budget-friendly. And on this season when you have spent more on gifts and festive food, it is very practical to prepare or buy rice coffee than other instant beverages.
3. It tastes like home.
The aroma of rice coffee brings me back to badang where I enjoyed my childhood summer with my grandparents. I was with my other cousins and we usually spent our mornings with rice coffee while sharing our dreams to Nanay and Tatay. They taught us how to prepare rice coffee every morning before going to the farm. It was always chat-filled breakfast and the coffee made us stay longer together. I remember that before we went to attend Aguinaldo mass, the aroma of rice coffee woke us early in the morning and we rose from bed excited to drink it with them and we joyfully walked together going to the nearest chapel. I am lucky that my mother until now prepares rice coffee during weekends. Whenever I miss my grandparents, a cup of rice coffee is enough to capture scents of home.