• @fossilesqueM
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    5 months ago

    Any black coffee, including instant, will taste gourmet with a bit of lemon peel, honey, and, if you’re feeling fancy or need something a bit sweet, a nice dash of condensed milk. Try it next time you’re at a meeting where they only have shit tea and coffee, you’ll thank me later.

    My Brazilian friend showed me, I assume it’s related to this: https://therecipecritic.com/brazilian-lemonade/

    • edric
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      35 months ago

      I get the condensed milk and honey, but haven’t heard of using lemon peel. Maybe I’ll try it if I happen to have some extra lemon around.

      • @sigmaklimgrindset@sopuli.xyz
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        115 months ago

        The lemon trick was a common thing in the 20th century to help mask the bitterness of improperly brewed or processed espresso, but it’s died out since production and brewing of coffee has been refined in the modern era. Still an ok, calorie-free way to liven up some shit coffee.

        Source: my history class textbook from like…10 years ago.

      • @Godort@lemm.ee
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        55 months ago

        Lemon and coffee go surprisingly well together. There is a reason that espresso martinis are sometimes garnished with a lemon twist

      • @thantik@lemmy.world
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        5 months ago

        Very tiny amounts of salt will also make low quality bitter coffee a lot more palatable and help you use less sugar, so I assume the sourness of the lemon probably has a similar effect. And when I say low amounts I mean like maybe 50mg of it for a large cup.

        • Nougat
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          15 months ago

          Oh who did a video on that? I forget. Anyway, what the experimentation showed was that it was only really useful in cutting the bitterness in really bad coffee (as you described), and that the amount of salt to add to a single cup was something like three or four grains of table salt.

      • @fossilesqueM
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        15 months ago

        It unironically neutralises the acidity in shitty coffee.