Delicious coffee recipes – just in time for the holidays!

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!

The history and taste of Indonesian coffee, island by island

Grown in volcanic ash, amongst chilis and spices, Indonesian coffees are prized for their unique, unmistakable flavors, velvety mouthfeel, and earthy tones. The secret? Location, location, location. Nestled between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Republic of Indonesia is composed of more than 16,000 mountainous, volcanic islands, including arabica coffee favorites, Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi…. Continue Reading →

Coffee banana smoothie

Why not start your morning with a delicious banana smoothie? What could make that even better? Try adding your favorite caffeine packed beverage – now that’s what I call a terrific start to a brilliant day! Looking for a new after-dinner treat? Garnish your smoothie with some whipped cream and chocolate – what a great ending to a fantastic day! Either way, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Enjoy!

Iced mint mocha

The spring gardening season is upon us again, and I am blessed with a plethora of mint leaves at my disposal. This fantastic opportunity presented me with the chance to revisit one of my favorite flavor combinations – mint, chocolate, and coffee. Here is a chilled mint mocha – refreshing, sweet, and deliciously decadent! Enjoy!

Crafting with coffee

Play dough, lanterns, treasure maps, and more… If you are seeking new ways to entertain your hands and imagination, look no further than your morning pot of coffee.

DIY coffee-based gifts

Soaps for her, fire logs for him, and candles for everyone! These do-it-yourself (DIY) upcycled coffee gifts are a great way to indulge your crafty side while repurposing used coffee grounds and making memorable gifts for friends and family. Coffee, the gift that keeps on giving. For the body Coffee is packed with antioxidants. When… Continue Reading →

Honeysuckle latte

I love growing honeysuckle in my garden — that smell and remarkable beauty! I recently discovered that when used to create a simple syrup and combined with coffee, the edible nectar of the fragrant flower imparts a subtle depth of sweetness. The impact is a delight for the senses. The distinctive aroma of honeysuckle carried on a summer breeze combined with a unique blast of subtly sweet flavor; as charming and tantalizing a combination, as this latte is easy to prepare. Enjoy!

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