Tips on how to develop your coffee palate

Coffee has over 1,500 unique compounds that go into creating individual flavors and aromas. Developing the ability to distinguish and identify those unique flavors is an art anyone can learn. All it takes is time, patience, a strong love of coffee, and a sense of sensory adventure. In this entry, we'll walk you though the process and tools needed to develop a refined, expansive coffee palate.

Strawberry coffee surprise

Juicy, succulent strawberries layered with home-made syrup, covered with luscious vanilla ice cream and topped off with steaming espresso. This delicious dessert, inspired by the fresh fruit at my local market is sure to get your taste buds tingling!

Sweet banana coffee

I love having a banana with my morning coffee. I never considered combining the banana with the coffee until now. The result is a uniquely delicious, sweet cappuccino style latte combining homemade banana syrup, coffee, and frothed milk.

How coffee with coworkers makes for happier, more productive employees

One drink that helps employees learn new things faster, confidently express ideas, engage in constructive debate, and increase overall happiness? Coffee. While it may sound too good to be true, recent research shows that coffee offers employees numerous social, psychological, and intellectual benefits. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to learn about the advantages of drinking coffee in the workplace.

Spicy espresso chocolate brownies

The combination of a brownie and a cup of coffee is delectable. How can you improve on a classic, you ask? Adding espresso powder to the mix will intensify the chocolate flavor of the brownie. Looking for an added kick? Adding chili and cayenne brings a subtle depth to the finished product. The brownie now tastes like a rich, mouthwatering chocolate bite of heaven, with a kick of something extra. Want even more flavor? Along with this delicious spicy espresso brownie, I have included a chocolate coffee icing to die for. Only one thing left to do. Get baking and enjoy!

How to identify high-quality coffee

A great cup of coffee starts with a great bean. While this may sound easy, identifying a great coffee can be very challenging if you don't know what to look. In this entry, we are going help you distinguish buzz words from words that universally indicate high quality coffee, starting with the bean type right through the roast.

Peanut butter mocha — 2 ways

Love that peanut butter and chocolate combination? Here are two wonderful peanut butter mocha coffees, one hot, and one chilled. These recipes put a twist on the traditional mocha as they call for honey and coconut water - natural sweet alternatives to sugar. Enjoy!

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