Apricot vanilla frappe

Iced and blended with a touch of apricot and vanilla, this frappe is sure to chill you out on those hot-hot summer days! Today I am using Organically Grown Peru Dark Roast coffee for my frappe. The subtle apricot and vanilla tones of the coffee perfectly compliment the home-made apricot syrup. Best of all this coffee is Smithsonian Certified shade-grown and Bird Friendly. It is also a featured single-origin for August 2019 at TheQueenBean.com. To learn more about this wonderful bean click here. To read up on more coffees that are good for the earth, good for the animals, and good for you, be sure to check out our sustainability series.

Here’s how to make your café more eco-friendly

Creating a sustainable café takes a great deal of mindfulness and devotion — and those of you that purchase high-grown, shade-grown, ethically-sourced arabicas are 90% the way there! Finding excellent, sustainable coffee is by far the greatest hurdle to operating a sustainable café. These rest of it — finding sustainable décor, cups, waste disposal options, etc. is the easy bit. It just takes a few easy swaps to turn your cafe from sustainably-sourced to environmentally-friendly.

Galapagos Island Coffee

Coffee from the Galapagos is unique in the Arabica coffee world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the thirteen Galapagos Islands are highly protected, with only two being approved for agricultural production, San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz. Our coffee comes from San Cristóbal, the larger of the two islands, and the only one with certified sustainability,… Continue Reading →

Can coffee survive in a warmer world?

Stock up now, coffee will be gone by 2050! If you read the news, you’ve likely felt shock, horror, and finally, despair at the headlines pronouncing our beloved bean’s imminent demise. Thankfully, the whole truth is much less dire.

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