Latte art is both impressive and beautiful. With a little ingenuity, patience, and some common household items you can create beautiful, impressive, and original designs right from your own kitchen. This simple method is an easy way to add some panache to your home brewed latte. What’s more, you can tailor your latte art for personal taste or holiday themes and involve the whole family in stencil design and creation.
There is nothing worse than cup rings on a beautifully polished table. Am I right? Here is a fun and easy method to either create new coasters, or upcycle an existing set. Not only is the finished product useful, it smells amazing and will have any houseguests asking, where did you get that? What you… Continue Reading →
I find the paper bags that artisan coffees are packaged in quite charming. I spend most summer and autumn nights in my garden and I love to decorate with found or upcycled items. With that in mind, I decided to transform some of my Queen Bean Coffee Company bags into paper lanterns. Whether hung from… Continue Reading →
Soaps for her, fire logs for him, and candles for everyone! These do-it-yourself (DIY) upcycled coffee gifts are a great way to indulge your crafty side while repurposing used coffee grounds and making memorable gifts for friends and family. Coffee, the gift that keeps on giving. For the body Coffee is packed with antioxidants. When… Continue Reading →
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.
Hazelnut, Irish Cream, whiskey, and coffee – what a wonderful combination, ready made for beating the chill of winter! We are getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit a little early with the Queen’s take on a classic cocktail – The Nutty Irishman. Enjoy!
The Bushwacker cocktail, named after a bar patron’s constant canine companion, originated in the 1970’s in the Virgin Islands. It was brought stateside and continued rising in popularity at beach-side bars in Florida, eventually being bottled and sold at liquor stores. While the recipe has morphed and grown on its journey towards popularization, the delicious mix of coconut, chocolate, and rum has remained at its tasty core. I have deconstructed and re-imagined this delightful cocktail as a holiday ready espresso rumtini. Enjoy!
Play dough, lanterns, treasure maps, and more… If you are seeking new ways to entertain your hands and imagination, look no further than your morning pot of coffee.
Jazz up your coffee gifting with these wonderful edible spoons. They make great party favors or wonderful additions to most dessert plates! This is one of the easiest ways to add panache to your after-dinner coffee, plus, you can involve the entire family and make it a fun crafty activity. Below I present some of my favorite ways to create chocolate and candy-covered spoons. Enjoy!
Here is a DIY project that provides an easy and clean way to get your fire blazing. It incorporates used coffee grounds, is simple to make, and takes around 15 minutes or less from start to finish. Each fire-starter should burn for about 20 minutes, enough time to get even the most resistant blaze going. These fire-starters would make excellent gifts and or stocking stuffers for the fireplace enthusiast in your life!