"...Black as hell, Strong as Death, Sweet as Love" ...There is truth in this Turkish proverb. Since coffee's discovery in the 11th century, this beloved elixir of the gods has been banned, demonized, lauded, spiritualized, feared, and even used as a weapon of death. The story starts with a Shepherd, dancing goats, and Sufis. Blessed... Continue Reading →
It's pumpkin spice time! Ready for those autumn flavors, but it is still too hot outside? An ice cream milkshake infused with pumpkin goodness is just the thing! Need an extra kick? Add some bourbon and you have the perfect seasonal boozy milkshake of your dreams!
Coffee processing is the art of transforming freshly picked coffee cherries into what we know as green coffee beans. While processing isn't regularly discussed it plays a determining role in a bean's flavor profile. During processing, nearly all of the material surrounding the cherry's seed is removed and the seed is dried until it reaches... Continue Reading →
Having grown habanero peppers for the first time in my garden, I was left with these beautiful robust orange-y twisted peppers and a lack of ideas. Not surprisingly the first thing I thought of was coffee. Also (not surprisingly), the next thing I thought of was hot sauce. Anyone who knows me knows I like it spicy!! It was a natural leap from there to a first attempt (for me) at homemade hot sauce...
Running a café is not easy...but we don't need to tell you that! You can have great products, great service, and a great location AND you still need that 'little bit extra' to create a loyal and growing customer base. Keep reading to learn our tips for retaining and attracting a devoted customer base. Educating... Continue Reading →
This is the final, of three drinks, featuring spiced rum and Buttered Rum coffee from TheQueenBean.com. The Queens Grog when hot is reminiscent of an autumnal spiced punch, when cold a zesty martini style cocktail! Either way the Queens Grog is a delicious island treat!
The astrological sign we are born under impacts our personalities, proclivities, and even our tastes. For this blog, we've consulted the stars (along with a handful of their worldly interpreters) to identify the best coffee and coffee drinks for each zodiac sign, broken up by guiding element. Fires signs are passionate, charismatic, dynamic, and at... Continue Reading →
This is the second of 3 drinks featuring Buttered Rum coffee from TheQueenBean.com. Buttered rum coffee is filled with spicy goodness. When combined with Captain Morgan's spiced rum -- you have an undeniable adventure waiting for you in your glass!
Flavor, texture, clarity, crispness -- it all starts with the bean! Coffee is often described using common classifications such as roast, growing conditions, and processing. These descriptives are wonderful at relating the coffee's highest level information but fail to represent the bean's intrinsic qualities, which are defined by its variety or cultivar. Like wine, a... Continue Reading →