Do you enjoy a latte with a tempting luscious velvet coating of milk? Does your taste run towards a cappuccino topped with stiff, glossy, frothy foam? Either way, there is nothing like a beautifully finished coffee drink! The process of frothing your milk allows the formation of microbubbles, which alter the surface of the milk itself. This structural change allows for more complete engagement of the taste buds, leading to a greater sensory experience when enjoying your beverage.
You've seen the descriptor. You may have even drank it but unless you are an obsessive coffee buff, you likely don't really know what Specialty Coffee is. Specialty Coffee is a globally recognized coffee grade that signifies coffee quality, cleanliness, and uniqueness. To qualify as a Specialty Coffee...
What happens when you combine the sweetness of chocolate with the richness and depth of coffee? What if you next add in the sugary sweetness, almond tinged flavor of the maraschino cherry? You will have created a flavor explosion worthy of any great love affair, that's what! In celebration of Valentine's Day, we have prepared just such a treat. Enjoy!
Tiramisu, espresso brownies, spicy meat rubs...we love cooking and baking with coffee. In this blog, we share some of our favorite coffee-based recipes as well the dos, don'ts, and must-makes of cooking and baking with coffee. Enjoy! Do use coffee: As a flavoring in baked goods and desserts We all know that coffee pairs magically... Continue Reading →
It has been suggested that the Pharisäeer Kaffee originated in the 19th century at a baptismal celebration. The father, a local German farmer, decided to add rum to the guest's coffee as a surprise. This concoction was then topped with whipped cream to mask the odor of the alcohol from the unsuspecting pastor. The result was this lovely, soon to become a traditional, German rum coffee. Incidentally, do not stir this drink before imbibing. Traditionally, anyone caught stirring would be responsible for getting the next round. Enjoy!
Small batch coffee roasting -- it is marketed as the best way to roast coffee and the only way to prepare specialty coffee -- but what does small batch really mean and is it better than say a medium or large batch? The answer may force you to rethink everything you thought you knew about... Continue Reading →
Galliano the most popular liqueur of the 1970s, is composed of sweet vanilla and anisette upper notes and citrusy, woodsy/juniper undertones. This flavorful combination of more than 30 herbs (the exact combination being a meticulously guarded secret) pairs remarkably well with The Queen Bean's espresso. I am revisiting our textured, earthy friend Galliano by combining it with espresso, cream, and chocolate liqueur. The result is an unusual and flavorful cocktail. Enjoy!
Have you tallied your total 2019 coffee spend? It could be well over $1,000 -- and over $2,000 if you are under 34 years old1. That's likely a shocking number when you think about the frequency and type of coffee drink you normally consume. For some, their annual coffee spend is actually greater than their yearly... Continue Reading →
Ginger is a fantastic flavor boost for coffee. Widely recognized for its health benefits, especially as it pertains to stomach issues, ginger also adds a wonderfully sweet and earthy flavor to your cup. Today I have combined ginger with two other health-boosting ingredients - honey and cinnamon. The result is a palate-pleasing, immune-boosting and decidedly healthy twist on your favorite morning libation. Enjoy!