Sugar does what to my coffee?

Sugar and coffee are a bit like England and France, bound by history and mutual affection and stuck in a timeless battle for dominance. This may sound a bit extreme but, I assure you, it's true! To understand how cane sugar and other sweeteners impact brewed coffee, we must start with caffeine. Caffeine is a... Continue Reading →

Creating the perfect home coffee bar

Let’s face it, working from home has lots of perks but a custom coffee bar has traditionally not been one of them... until today! Creating a home coffee bar is quick, fun, and easy. In this blog, we share our tips for creating a stylish, efficient, complete at-home coffee station. A dedicated space Creating a... Continue Reading →

Milky Way inspired latte

That great caramel-chocolate-nougat flavor of the Milky Way bar has been broken down and recombined to create a wonderful dessert latte. Take your time savoring this delicious treat, every thing can wait - as the famous candy bar's commercial explains - just tell them, "Sorry, I was drinking a Milky Way!"

Crafting with burlap

At TheQueenBean we love to reuse and upcycle the burlap sacks that our coffee arrives in. From our packaging to the beautifully crafted tote bags available on our site, there is no end to the wonderful and innovative uses for burlap! Today I am highlighting some easy projects that can be made with items that, if you don't already have, are easily found online or at your local craft store.

Is it safe for children to drink coffee?

How young is too young to take that first sip? Well, that largely depends on where you live and what you believe. The great debate over if toddlers and adolescents should be able to drink coffee, and if so, at what age, is hotly debated and riddled with uncertainties. Today, we are going to attempt to add some clarity to what we know, looking first at the major fears of child coffee consumption before moving onto the facts and take-aways for the future.

Almond joy inspired coffee

Coconut, chocolate, and almonds are combined to create a brilliant coffee treat inspired by the famous candy bar. The candy, which has been around since the 1940s, is often debated -- love it or hate it, there is no in between. Of course, as the famous commercial jingle tells us "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" -- if you would prefer a Mounds inspired drink, just leave out the almonds and follow the directions as listed below. Either way, you cant go wrong with this luscious candy bar inspired coffee treat. Enjoy!

Panama and coffee (it’s a love story)

The history of coffee in Panama is nothing short of a modern day love story. While debate exists over when coffee entered Panama, some claiming the late 18th century and most saying the early 19th century, there is little debate over who transported those precious first beans. The first coffee seeds were brought to Panama by a retired English sea captain and his Panamanian wife, whom together, wished to start a coffee farm.

Traditional Irish Coffee Recipe

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat." - A Levine. Coffee, cream, whisky, and a touch of sweet brown sugar...few things beat the warm buzz of a traditional Irish Coffee on a crisp day. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we... Continue Reading →

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