Ready to be let in on a lesser-known age and weariness-defying secret? Coffee applied topically works wonders on your skin and hair. Coffee grounds naturally exfoliate the skin / scalp while the caffeine tightens, brightens, and smoothens the skin. In this blog, we are sharing our three favorite coffee beauty concoctions. We hope they leave... Continue Reading →
The espresso & tonic (or E&T) is quickly becoming a favorite substitute for its less bubbly cousin the iced coffee. The citrus notes in the quinine based tonic bring out the lively citrus found in most espresso blends. Today I present you with 3 differently brewed E&T's and my thoughts on the finished products.
Coffee leads to lower rates of cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases while improving cognitive function and helping you lose weight.
Grasshopper Pie is a Mills family summertime favorite! The real pie has a sweet, rich marshmallow-based ice cream made from whipped cream, crème de menthe, and crème de cacao. This lovely mix is then left to freeze in a crisp chocolate wafer crust. To say this pie is scrumptious is an understatement -- it's magnificent!... Continue Reading →
Intoxicating, good body, sweet flavor...are words most commonly used to describe South American coffees -- and we have to agree! South American coffees are renowned for their aromatics and stunningly smooth, textured bodies. Grown on soaring mountain ranges, in rich volcanic soil, beneath old growth forests, and graced with stabilizing ocean winds, it's no wonder... Continue Reading →
Coffee grounds are... messy, drippy, difficult to clean, and absolutely wonderful for beautifying your home and garden! Keep reading to discover some of the most common, easy ways to recycle and upcycle those pesky grounds. In the home* Cleaning and beautifying with coffee may sound counter-intuitive but you need to trust us on this one!... Continue Reading →
French Toast coffee was inspired by the childhood 'coffee' my grandmother used to make me when I wanted to feel on par with the adults at breakfast. (She added everything except coffee to my cup -- although occasionally I talked her into adding one tablespoon!) As I aged, I continued to make my own caffeinated... Continue Reading →
Pure vanilla, gentle lavender, hot or cold, regular or decaffeinated, French vanilla coffee is a perennial favorite, and when you taste these TheQueenBean.com coffee cocktail creations you will understand why! The Vanilla Royále A delicious summertime or anytime treat that can be made with or without whiskey! What you need: 1.5 oz. of your favorite... Continue Reading →
Bright, winey, smooth, intense... Africa, largely believed to be the birthplace of coffee, possesses extraordinary coffee growing conditions with its soaring, majestic mountain ranges, consistent equatorial climate, and pristine old growth forests. From crisp and clean to exotic and honey-toned, African coffees have an elegant, assertive complexity bound to bewitch all who love a bright, crisp,... Continue Reading →