Charcoal latte

You may have sighted them in your local coffee shop, or on your favorite Instagram account. The dark, mysterious charcoal latte has captivated many coffee enthusiasts. Featuring beautiful art atop a luscious dark background, it’s touted both for spectacular visual appeal and health benefits. Activated charcoal, first showing up as a food supplement 5-10 years ago, could soon be found as an ingredient in everything from ice... Continue Reading →

Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee arrived in Istanbul in the 16th century via Yemen, when an Ottoman governor could not resist its velvety deliciousness. It is usually brewed in a cezve - a small long handled pot, typically made of copper or brass - and consists of coffee ground to a fine powder combined with water and spices. Brought just to the point of a slow careful boil, it is cooked unfiltered and served "grounds in the cup". This rich velvety coffee may be called by a different name3, and contain different spices1 depending on the nationality of the preparer. If you love a rich, strong, concentrated, and caffeinated brew this is the coffee preparation for you! Below are directions for preparing a Turkish style coffee followed by a wonderful Turkish coffee cocktail recipe for those of you so inclined. Enjoy!

Getting those coffee stains out of teeth and clothes

If you drink coffee, you understand the coffee stain struggle. Our beloved beverage loves to slip, jump, and glide out of its holder and onto anything that really shows off its color. Thankfully, coffee stains are temporary and easily removed with common pantry ingredients and water. Keep reading to learn how to lift coffee stains from your clothes, teeth, carpets, and walls.

Espresso Martinis

When mixing up an espresso or coffee based martini the important thing to remember is proportion, proportion, proportion! Through experimentation (some successes, some failures, but all enjoyable) we find that the best espresso martinis always have approximately equal parts coffee and flavor (liquor, syrup, etc.) to vodka (or alternative spirit). While you can vary the... Continue Reading →

Even more crafting with burlap!

Wondering what to do with your used wine corks? Combine them with coffee burlap sacks and an unused picture frame to create a trendy, up-cycled, shabby-chic style corkboard. This is an easy project, which I completed using items I already owned. The result: a beautiful and functional object, both ready to use and

Create the perfect iced coffee

Blues skies, sun-kissed days, and a cold, refreshing iced coffee? Could it get better? Yes! Today, we are sharing our tips for creating a fun, flavor-packed, personalized iced coffee. All of the below recommendations work equally well for iced, cold brewed, and chilled coffees. Brewing ratios for each brew method are different and can be... Continue Reading →

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