The earliest coffee frappe is said to have been created by Nescafé in Greece. The Vigorous shaking of instant coffee with ice, water or milk, and sugar resulted in a refreshing and surprisingly popular concoction. Over the years recipes have evolved to include many interesting and scrumptious variants of flavors, sweetness, techniques, and names. While the proper pronunciation of the name (FRAP or FRAP-PAY) varies by region, individual and seller one thing is certain this blended iced beverage is decidedly delicious! Here I present three unique takes on the classic frappe. Enjoy!
Kopi luwak coffee, also known as civet coffee, or civet poop coffee has developed a near-fetish like following over the past two decades. Be it curiosity, passion for all things coffee, or love of exotic, caffeine consumers have happily dolled out $50+ for a cup of this "naturally" processed bean. We get it, it's different... Continue Reading →
Iced coffee season is here! Why not add a kick and some spice to that traditional version? This iced Mexican coffee is easy to make and delicious. Opt for an alcoholic boost, or go without. Either way, you can not go wrong with this scrumptious iced Mexican coffee! Enjoy!
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 →
A traditional ice cream soda (sometimes called an ice cream float), is made even better with the addition of freshly brewed and chilled dark roast coffee. This drink is the perfect complement to a warm summer day. Enjoy!
If you've ever walked into a specialty coffee café, you know there are a plethora of unique single origin coffees available and, frankly, so many options can be mind-numbing. Our little single origin* cheat sheet is here to cut through the confusion!
As you may have surmised honey is one of my favorite coffee additives. Having known health benefits and natural sweetness it is, in my opinion, the best alternative to sugar for your sweetened coffee drinks. This recipe is a great alternative to the popular iced caramel latte. Sweet and flavorful, this drink is sure to have you coming back for more. Enjoy!
Almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, soy, oat, hemp, cashew, and new milk popping up each day... If you follow non-dairy milk, you know the options are plentiful. But the great question remains, how do these milk alternatives taste in your coffee? Let's find out!
Love a good mojito? While this recipe is espresso-based, rather than rum-based, the impact is the same -- a delicious summer-ready, refreshing drink with a unique twist. Best of all? It is easy to make and incorporates fresh mint and limes. If you want to throw in some rum, why not? I won't tell 😉!!!
Coffee milk, espresso pudding, tiramisu, a yummy frappe whipped up mid-hike in your favorite smoothie bottle... the secret to these caffeinated treasures is revealed in five little words: coffee syrup, essence, and powder. Keep reading to learn what these three coffee concentrates are and how to use them. Coffee syrup Coffee syrup is a sweet... Continue Reading →