Do you know the legend of the Candyman? The story goes something like this. Gaze in the mirror and repeat his name a number of times and you will summon a malevolent entity, deadly and not easily removed. This is a common trope used in horror and campfire stories for centuries. While some of you may have become aware of these legends through films like Candyman and the subsequent remake; or even from the 1980s classic Beetlejuice, the plot actually initiated from the legend of Bloody Mary. Depending on where you live you may know this tale by another name – the Bell Witch in Tennessee or the Latin version La Llorana (which incidentally was also made into a movie). The plot of... Continue Reading →
Inspired by our Autumn Harvest Blend, the Autumn Harvest Latte is a smooth, rich, brilliantly aromatic latte made from coffee, fresh maple syrup, and superfood spices, cinnamon and clove.
You may have noticed many new age spas and alternative healing retreats lauding the benefits of coffee enemas. While the practice is currently experiencing a renaissance, the use of enemas for detoxification dates back to the 1800s. People believed that by flushing their system of intestinal toxins the body would be relieved of poison and thus many diseases unable to take root. Combining caffeinated coffee with water for colon cleansing gained popularity as part of “Gerson Therapy” – a treatment developed by the German doctor Max Gerson in the 1930s. This theory supports... Continue Reading →
Imagine this scene: A perfectly balanced scale. On one side of the scale is a pile of sugar and on the other, a pile of lavender. Over the course of a few hours, the wind gently blows away the sugar and lavender at the same rate, emptying both sides of the scale near simultaneously. Throughout,... Continue Reading →
You may have sighted them in your local coffee shop, or on your favorite Instagram account. The dark, mysterious charcoal latte has captivated many coffee enthusiasts. Featuring beautiful art atop a luscious dark background, it’s touted both for spectacular visual appeal and health benefits. Activated charcoal, first showing up as a food supplement 5-10 years ago, could soon be found as an ingredient in everything from ice... Continue Reading →
This year's candy and coffee duo celebrates New England's classic confections and implacable ghosts with our Boston-themed Candy Bag and Destination Set: Rhode Island Hauntings coffee trio. Each Spooky Sips is wrapped in a Halloween theme and contains three six-ounce bags of coffee and some candy. Click here to learn more.
Coffee is 99% water, but it is it a hydrating or a dehydrating? Actually, it's both. Though caffeine is a mild diuretic, the water content of the coffee balances out and essentially negates the diuretic properties of the caffeine. If this sounds surprising, you aren't alone in your shock.
Turkish coffee arrived in Istanbul in the 16th century via Yemen, when an Ottoman governor could not resist its velvety deliciousness. It is usually brewed in a cezve - a small long handled pot, typically made of copper or brass - and consists of coffee ground to a fine powder combined with water and spices. Brought just to the point of a slow careful boil, it is cooked unfiltered and served "grounds in the cup". This rich velvety coffee may be called by a different name3, and contain different spices1 depending on the nationality of the preparer. If you love a rich, strong, concentrated, and caffeinated brew this is the coffee preparation for you! Below are directions for preparing a Turkish style coffee followed by a wonderful Turkish coffee cocktail recipe for those of you so inclined. Enjoy!
If you drink coffee, you understand the coffee stain struggle. Our beloved beverage loves to slip, jump, and glide out of its holder and onto anything that really shows off its color. Thankfully, coffee stains are temporary and easily removed with common pantry ingredients and water. Keep reading to learn how to lift coffee stains from your clothes, teeth, carpets, and walls.
When mixing up an espresso or coffee based martini the important thing to remember is proportion, proportion, proportion! Through experimentation (some successes, some failures, but all enjoyable) we find that the best espresso martinis always have approximately equal parts coffee and flavor (liquor, syrup, etc.) to vodka (or alternative spirit). While you can vary the... Continue Reading →