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Enjoying Coffee On Your Deck


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You built your timber deck so you can have a place to chill out and enjoy some time with yourself or with company. And if you happen to enjoy a good cup of coffee then you also have the ideal venue for enjoying the world’s most popular beverage. Here’s a quick guide to enjoying coffee on your deck.

The Perfect Venue for Coffee

Chances are your deck (or patio or pergola) already has all the elements needed for you to enjoy a cup or two of coffee. It’s set apart from the rest of your house and so when you are on the deck you mentally cut yourself off from house chores or work. The outdoor extension is the designated sanctuary that insulates you from the realities and demands of daily living. So entering the deck your body and psyche are already primed to relax and enjoy.

Add to this the health benefits of spending time outdoors and underneath natural sunlight, and you have a very compelling reason to take your coffee break on your deck.

Brewing the Perfect Cup

Now that you have the setting, all you need is the brew. When it comes to brewing coffee you have multiple options at your disposal. Here’s a quick look at the many ways you can brew your coffee on your deck.

Drip Coffee

This is the most common method of preparing coffee. You use a percolator to boil water and let it drip into ground coffee beans. This method is easy and lets you produce many cups of coffee quickly.

French Press

Another popular method, French-pressed coffee is smooth but full-flavoured. Add boiling water to coarsely-ground coffee beans and allow to stand for about five minutes. Then the filter is pressed down and you get really good coffee.


This is sort of an evolved French press, but uses disposable filters. It produces coffee that is just as strong and less acidic.


Espresso is the traditional way of preparing coffee. The core concept is the same as other methods but differs in that only a tiny amount of boiling water is forced through densely-packed fine coffee grounds by high pressure. As a result, espresso tends to be strong and full-flavoured.

Espresso is also the base for many other coffee preparations such as capuccino, latte, mocha and americano, among others.

Instant Coffee

If brewing coffee seems like loads of work for you, then you can always fall back on the old reliable instant coffee. It’s never going to be as good as “real” coffee, but instant will give you that caffeine fix and that full coffee flavour that you seek without requiring any special equipment and without having to put in as much work.

And so you have the venue and you now have the perfect cup of coffee. The only thing left for you to do is to find a good spot on your timber deck, kick your feet back and start sipping at that cup of goodness in your hand.


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