Want to learn more about coffee, but don't know where to start? Get expert advice from olive’s expert, Celeste Wong. Read below to learn how to tailor your coffee to your taste, including boosting it with CBD and increasing the strength.
After, discover Celeste's guide to buying the best beans at home. You can also check out her guides for how to make pour-over coffee, how to use a French press, how to use a moka pot and how to use an Aeropress. For perfecting your lattes, check out our guide on how to do latte art.
How to order coffee like a pro
Personalise your coffee
If you're very productive, perhaps you could make the most out of your daily coffee by personalising it with a liquid vitamin or CBD booster. A few cafés are offering these now, which is a handy addition to those who like efficiency. Make sure they are high-quality though – the good boosters don’t add extra sugar or affect the taste of the coffee, and are water-soluble. Two boosters I love are the Davinci Gourmet immunity booster with vitamins and zinc for good health, and the OTO CBD booster for calmness and clarity.
Swap your flat white for a cortado
If you want a strong coffee with milk but you don’t want the volume, ask for a cortado, which comes from Spain and is about three-quarters the size of a flat white, with less milk. If you want even less milk than that (about one or two mouthfuls of tasty coffee), you could order a piccolo. Try one at your local café to see if you like it.
Swap your cappuccino for a dry cappuccino
Instead of a cappuccino, ask for a dry cappuccino. It has less milk than a regular, and a thick layer of foamy, textured milk on top.
Listen to Celeste on the olive podcast, where she shares expert advice on choosing beans, brewing methods and even how the time you drink it can improve your experience!