The best coffee gifts for 2020

Two great things about 2020? More time at home with those we love, and more time for enjoying the small moments that bring joy and comfort to our day, including the time to make a delicious cup of coffee. Today, we are translating results from Mintel's, Minetta's, and Melitta North America's 2020 coffee trends studies... Continue Reading →

Coffee rum balls

Interested in an easy and delicious recipe? Want to prepare a crowd-pleasing holiday favorite? Are you looking for a treat to keep or share with family and friends? If you find any of these sentences appealing this coffee-filled take on a classic rum ball recipe is tailor-made for you! Enjoy!

The Boston Tea Party, representation, and how coffee become a symbol of American patriotism

December 16th, 1773 was a cold, blistery Boston evening. By 7 pm, the sky would have been pitch black with the only light coming from the stars, candles, and the occasional lantern. The air rolling in off the Atlantic was crisp and biting as it wrapped around the Boston Harbor. On this night, sixty men dressed in Mohawk costumes boarded three ships carrying British tea and tipped, dumped, and stomped into being one history's greatest, most impactful political protests. It was also the night coffee became America's drink.

Coffee spice cake

As the weather gets cooler nothing satisfies quite as much as a warm piece of cake enjoyed with a steaming mug of coffee. Adding mouth-watering, heartwarming spices to the mix will help to heat you up from the inside out. I have adapted a traditional spice cake recipe to do just that. If you sample this cake with your preferred coffee by a roaring fire, the approaching winter may seem a little less frosty. Enjoy!

Candy Corn coffee

The debate over whether candy corn is the best or worst of the Halloween treats has been raging for decades. Whether pro or con, one must admit that nothing evokes the Halloween spirit quite like that yellow, orange, and white candy. Here I have deconstructed those flavors and incorporated them into a sweet coffee treat.

Why brokers are so important to coffee roasters

Want to know a great secret in the coffee roasting world? Coffee brokers. Coffee brokers are vital to a thriving coffee industry -- they ensure quality control, offer a lifeline to farms, assume the purchasing risk for roasters, and share information between growers and roasters.

DIY coffee stencils

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.

Chocolate hazelnut espresso bites

When the air begins to get crisp and that earthy, musky, and sweet scent of autumn fills my nose the urge to bake quickens within me! I am constantly looking for a new and easy recipe to try out or to bring along to the next holiday gathering. These chocolate hazelnut espresso bites are perfect to eat at home or share as a gift! Top them with freshly prepared ganache frosting and your friends will be begging for the recipe.

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