Finding your perfect cup of coffee can be a challenge, even when faced with only expertly roasted, 100% high-grown, shade-grown arabicas that have been well-tended from seed to cup. Thankfully, once you know how to identify the coffee characteristics most pleasing to you, that coffee you've been searching for will be easy to spot. In... Continue Reading →
When girl scout cookie season comes around, I wait with bated breath for the arrival of my thin mint cookies. How to improve upon this delicious, minty, chocolatey treat? Why coffee, of course! Here for your enjoyment I present the thin mint coffee milkshake. Enjoy.
Real rose, hibiscus, and lavender in your coffee? Yes, yes, and a million times, yes! Latte lovers worldwide have enjoyed the slow and steady rise of floral-flavored lattes, and this year, our beloved (whoever you are) floral coffee creatives have achieved new floral coffee highs with the creation of delectable, beautiful lattes made with edible flowers.
Now that you have created the perfect home coffee bar it is a great time to review how to prepare those amazing barista worthy drinks! The beginning of most coffee house drinks is a good espresso – but don’t worry, you don’t necessarily need a fancy and often confusing multi-levered gadget to prepare one. You can brew a great espresso at home using other proven methods...
Sugar and coffee are a bit like England and France, bound by history and mutual affection and stuck in a timeless battle for dominance. This may sound a bit extreme but, I assure you, it's true! To understand how cane sugar and other sweeteners impact brewed coffee, we must start with caffeine. Caffeine is a... Continue Reading →
Here are instructions for even more fun and easy crafts you can make at home using our favorite, functional, and beautiful material - burlap. Enjoy!
Let’s face it, working from home has lots of perks but a custom coffee bar has traditionally not been one of them... until today! Creating a home coffee bar is quick, fun, and easy. In this blog, we share our tips for creating a stylish, efficient, complete at-home coffee station. A dedicated space Creating a... Continue Reading →
That great caramel-chocolate-nougat flavor of the Milky Way bar has been broken down and recombined to create a wonderful dessert latte. Take your time savoring this delicious treat, every thing can wait - as the famous candy bar's commercial explains - just tell them, "Sorry, I was drinking a Milky Way!"
Anyone who shops Queen Bean Coffee knows we love our burlap, and today, we are sharing some of our favorite ways to use burlap in the garden. A quick note before we start, we only recommend using natural burlap in the garden. Natural is burlap is made from jute, hemp, or flax. Synthetic burlap, which... Continue Reading →
At TheQueenBean we love to reuse and upcycle the burlap sacks that our coffee arrives in. From our packaging to the beautifully crafted tote bags available on our site, there is no end to the wonderful and innovative uses for burlap! Today I am highlighting some easy projects that can be made with items that, if you don't already have, are easily found online or at your local craft store.