Here are some coffee highlights from Dave's trip to Costa Rica. Hope you enjoy them!
What you will need: Grenadine. Godiva chocolate liqueur. Chilled Espresso Joe coffee from TheQueenbean.com. Vodka. Fill your shooter glass about halfway with grenadine. In a mixing glass combine 2 parts Espresso Joe coffee from the QueenBean.com with 1 part Godiva chocolate liqueur. Stir the mixture and layer SLOWLY over the grenadine in... Continue Reading →
The queen's take on a Kentucky coffee. What you will need 1oz. Kentucky bourbon. 1/2 oz. honey. 1 tsp. cinnamon. 1 cup of Italian roast coffee from TheQueenBean.com. lightly whipped heavy cream. Add the bourbon , honey and cinnamon to a preheated glass. Pour on the coffee until the cup is about 90% full and... Continue Reading →
I love the holidays. I love the festive decorations, bright twinkly lights, and gatherings with friends and family. This holiday I have put my own twist on three hot coffee cocktails -- sure to put the ho in your ho ho and the jingle in your bells. Let's try some, shall we? The Queen's after... Continue Reading →
The coffee bean begins life as a seed inside a protective husk called a cherry. Coffee cherries grow on plants ranging in height from 12-16 feet. The two main coffee tree categories are Arabica and Robusta and they are very, very different. Arabica plants are delicate and grow at elevations of 3,500-7,000 feet. Arabicas grow... Continue Reading →
“What is the roast date?”. It is an important question but not the most important question and it likely will not give you all of the information you are looking for. Roast date versus packaging has been a point of confusion in the coffee world for some years. Smaller roasters often focus heavily on roast... Continue Reading →
Mills Coffee Roasting Co., one of the nation's oldest roasters, was founded by Thomas Mills, who emigrated from Scotland around 1860. Thomas originally called the company Mills Tea and Butter Company, only extending into coffee in the late 1800s / early 1900s. Thomas ran the company with the help of his sons -- after pulling... Continue Reading →
For those of you unfamiliar with the Aeropress, it is a wonderful, compact single cup pressure brewer. This fantastic hand brewer requires only human pressure (no electricity), fresh coffee grounds, and hot water to brew a delicious cup. Another great thing about Aeropress is that it makes the perfect travel companion! Lightweight and durable, you... Continue Reading →