2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

Our Holiday Guide is live! With great, customizable gifts starting as low as at $8.50. From samplers, to gift basket, to subscriptions and equipment, we'll help you find the best gift for your coffee lover!

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Help, this coffee is so bitter!

It's the holiday season and, if you are anything like us, that means coffee! Lots and lots of coffee. Coffee at home, coffee at the office, coffee with friends and loved ones. Good coffee, okay coffee, and bad coffee... that, dear readers, is where we start today, with those painful-to-swallow (though sometimes vital) undesirably bitter cups of coffee.

Delicious coffee recipes – just in time for the holidays!

I find inspiration for new coffee recipes in many places. Whether experimenting on my own, reading magazines, scouring blogs, or searching the Internet, I am constantly encountering innovative ways to include coffee in baking. In this post I highlight some wonderful recipes encountered on my searches - they all have two things in common: coffee and deliciousness. Enjoy!

All buzz, no booze: our favorite holiday coffee mocktails!

It's time to celebrate! With the holidays approaching, we thought this would be a great time to share our favorite coffee mocktails. Adapted from holiday classics like eggnog, Irish coffee, and the much-beloved martini, these four fabulous mocktails encapsulate the festive feeling and flavors of the holidays and still let you fulfill your role as designated driver.

Pumpkin coffee swirl bread

The leaves have almost all fallen and sweater weather has arrived. Time to break out the boots and hats and enjoy the sights and smells of the season. Nothing evokes the onset of the holidays to me quite like the smell of pumpkin baking. Add in the joyful noise of family and friends laughing around a holiday table (even a virtual one) and you have the beginning of a most excellent holiday season. This recipe captures those sounds and sights in one joyful, lip smacking-ly good, sweet cold-weather treat. Enjoy!

The best coffee gifts for 2020

Two great things about 2020? More time at home with those we love, and more time for enjoying the small moments that bring joy and comfort to our day, including the time to make a delicious cup of coffee. Today, we are translating results from Mintel's, Minetta's, and Melitta North America's 2020 coffee trends studies... Continue Reading →

Coffee rum balls

Interested in an easy and delicious recipe? Want to prepare a crowd-pleasing holiday favorite? Are you looking for a treat to keep or share with family and friends? If you find any of these sentences appealing this coffee-filled take on a classic rum ball recipe is tailor-made for you! Enjoy!

The Boston Tea Party, representation, and how coffee become a symbol of American patriotism

December 16th, 1773 was a cold, blistery Boston evening. By 7 pm, the sky would have been pitch black with the only light coming from the stars, candles, and the occasional lantern. The air rolling in off the Atlantic was crisp and biting as it wrapped around the Boston Harbor. On this night, sixty men dressed in Mohawk costumes boarded three ships carrying British tea and tipped, dumped, and stomped into being one history's greatest, most impactful political protests. It was also the night coffee became America's drink.

Coffee spice cake

As the weather gets cooler nothing satisfies quite as much as a warm piece of cake enjoyed with a steaming mug of coffee. Adding mouth-watering, heartwarming spices to the mix will help to heat you up from the inside out. I have adapted a traditional spice cake recipe to do just that. If you sample this cake with your preferred coffee by a roaring fire, the approaching winter may seem a little less frosty. Enjoy!

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