Tips for frothing your milk at home

Do you enjoy a latte with a tempting luscious velvet coating of milk? Does your taste run towards a cappuccino topped with stiff, glossy, frothy foam? Either way, there is nothing like a beautifully finished coffee drink! The process of frothing your milk allows the formation of microbubbles, which alter the surface of the milk itself. This structural change allows for more complete engagement of the taste buds, leading to a greater sensory experience when enjoying your beverage.

Cherry Valentine Mocha

What happens when you combine the sweetness of chocolate with the richness and depth of coffee? What if you next add in the sugary sweetness, almond tinged flavor of the maraschino cherry? You will have created a flavor explosion worthy of any great love affair, that's what! In celebration of Valentine's Day, we have prepared just such a treat. Enjoy!

The Queens take on a Pharisäeer Kaffee (German-rum coffee)

It has been suggested that the Pharisäeer Kaffee originated in the 19th century at a baptismal celebration. The father, a local German farmer, decided to add rum to the guest's coffee as a surprise. This concoction was then topped with whipped cream to mask the odor of the alcohol from the unsuspecting pastor. The result was this lovely, soon to become a traditional, German rum coffee. Incidentally, do not stir this drink before imbibing. Traditionally, anyone caught stirring would be responsible for getting the next round. Enjoy!

The Queens Chariot – A Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy short

Galliano the most popular liqueur of the 1970s, is composed of sweet vanilla and anisette upper notes and citrusy, woodsy/juniper undertones. This flavorful combination of more than 30 herbs (the exact combination being a meticulously guarded secret) pairs remarkably well with The Queen Bean's espresso. I am revisiting our textured, earthy friend Galliano by combining it with espresso, cream, and chocolate liqueur. The result is an unusual and flavorful cocktail. Enjoy!

Ginger honey cinnamon latte

Ginger is a fantastic flavor boost for coffee. Widely recognized for its health benefits, especially as it pertains to stomach issues, ginger also adds a wonderfully sweet and earthy flavor to your cup. Today I have combined ginger with two other health-boosting ingredients - honey and cinnamon. The result is a palate-pleasing, immune-boosting and decidedly healthy twist on your favorite morning libation. Enjoy!

Healthy coconut cinnamon latte

The health and wellness benefits of coffee are often touted. Here they are given a boost with the addition of cinnamon and coconut milk. Cinnamon, in addition to having that wonderful aroma and flavor that blends so naturally with coffee, is also loaded with antioxidants and is said to have anti-inflammatory properties. Also, it has been linked to both a reduction in heart disease and cancer. Coconut milk has been shown to boost your immune system, help with weight loss, and increase heart health. It also adds a natural sweetness and creaminess to your coffee without adding any extra cholesterol. By combining these ingredients, we have upped the ante on your morning libation. This is one powerful, health-boosting, frothy delight of a latte. Enjoy!

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