Anyone who shops Queen Bean Coffee knows we love our burlap, and today, we are sharing some of our favorite ways to use burlap in the garden. A quick note before we start, we only recommend using natural burlap in the garden. Natural is burlap is made from jute, hemp, or flax. Synthetic burlap, which… Continue Reading →
A beautiful, productive garden takes work, know-how, and the right ingredients. Thankfully, you likely have a surplus of one left over from your breakfast — coffee grounds! Coffee grounds are a nutrient-packed, attract works, and aid aeration. Keep reading to learn more about how coffee grounds can nourish your plants, boost your veggie production, improve your compost, and even deter pests.
Tasty, delicious, and garden unfriendly, oyster mushrooms thrive in a cozy bed of coffee grounds. In addition to making a tasty gift, mushrooms are also a great source of selenium, a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system and prevent cell and tissue damage. Mushrooms grow best in porous, sterile, slightly moist soil known… Continue Reading →
Do you know the legend of the Candyman? The story goes something like this. Gaze in the mirror and repeat his name a number of times and you will summon a malevolent entity, deadly and not easily removed. This is a common trope used in horror and campfire stories for centuries. While some of you may have become aware of these legends through films like Candyman and the subsequent remake; or even from the 1980s classic Beetlejuice, the plot actually initiated from the legend of Bloody Mary. Depending on where you live you may know this tale by another name – the Bell Witch in Tennessee or the Latin version La Llorana (which incidentally was also made into a movie). The plot of… Continue Reading →
Coffee and weddings may not be the most common words to pair in a sentence but when done right, this duo produces a long-lasting cup of joy. In this entry, we are going to share our thoughts on why coffee is such a great gift and tips for ensuring you get the most out of… Continue Reading →
Real rose, hibiscus, and lavender in your coffee? Yes, yes, and a million times, yes! Latte lovers worldwide have enjoyed the slow and steady rise of floral-flavored lattes, and this year, our beloved (whoever you are) floral coffee creatives have achieved new floral coffee highs with the creation of delectable, beautiful lattes made with edible flowers.
Our Eco Bag is an upcycled coffee sack that has been masterfully reconstructed into a durable single-strap mini-tote. Each Eco Bag contains three bags of our RI-roasted, organically-grown coffees, a bag of RI-made natural granola, a package of organic US herb seeds, and instructions on how to transform this sturdy, stylish bag into an environmentally-friendly… Continue Reading →
Need a good reason to procrastinate? Check out or top blog entries and podcast episodes of 2020. We hope you enjoy them! Our top 2020 blog post Homemade coffee ice cream recipe. This delicious recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, can be modified to your tastes, and helps you get a little shake-it-up workout… Continue Reading →
I find inspiration for new coffee recipes in many places. Whether experimenting on my own, reading magazines, scouring blogs, or searching the Internet, I am constantly encountering innovative ways to include coffee in baking. In this post I highlight some wonderful recipes encountered on my searches – they all have two things in common: coffee and deliciousness. Enjoy!
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 →