Avoid these iced coffee pitfalls

Iced coffee. Cold Brew. Chilled coffee. Japanese Iced Coffee -- there are many ways to make a great cold coffee but, no matter how you brew it, to ensure a satisfying cup, you want to avoid these common iced coffee pitfalls.

A Royal Storm – A Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy short

"It was a dark and stormy night"
- Washington Irving

While this much-used phrase is often referred to as clich├ęd, the cocktail carrying its name is far from hackneyed! This beautiful drink is similar to a traditional Dark & Stormy. My version, of course, puts a twist on the classic by incorporating coffee. Enjoy!

The mad men of coffee, fanaticism at its finest

Maniac. Obsessive. Creative. Fighter. These, my friends, are the mad men of coffee. From fearless leaders who proclaimed they would "rather suffer with coffee than be senseless" to creatives who approached their cup with what can only be called fanatical devotion, coffee has beguiled (or enslaved, depending how you see it) some of history's greatest men. Keep reading...you may just be surprised at how far man will go for the love of coffee.

Turmeric latte

Did you know that turmeric, that lovely, aromatic, golden spice provides many of the same health benefits┬╣ of coffee? Combining these ingredients creates both a healthy and delicious latte. Best of all, it is easy to make and done in minutes. Enjoy!

How fresh are your beans?

Few things disappoint as much as brewing a cup of coffee only to discover the beans are bad. Thankfully, there are a few quick actions you can take before brewing to assess a bean freshness: smell, look, touch, and test.

Orange spice coffee

If you love a sweet, spicy and zesty cup, this homemade orange spice coffee is sure to become a regular addition to your coffee routine. Best of all, It is an easy recipe that delivers maximum impact. Enjoy!

Tips on how to develop your coffee palate

Coffee has over 1,500 unique compounds that go into creating individual flavors and aromas. Developing the ability to distinguish and identify those unique flavors is an art anyone can learn. All it takes is time, patience, a strong love of coffee, and a sense of sensory adventure. In this entry, we'll walk you though the process and tools needed to develop a refined, expansive coffee palate.

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