Espresso cinnamon swirl bread

Mornings are made even better when you add a piece of hot, sticky espresso laced cinnamon bread. That sweet and spicy aroma alone is enough to draw the family together around the table. This delicious coffee-infused recipe is sure to have the entire family asking (nicely) for just one more piece. 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.

Fruit in your coffee? Yes, and it’s delicious!

When the warmth of a spring breeze begins to fill the air, the craving for fresh fruit becomes undeniable. While it may at first, seem a strange pairing fruit and coffee blend in the most delicious and unexpected ways! Many flavored coffees are fruit toned, while other coffees have fruity notes in the beans themselves. Here are five of our preferred ways to incorporate fruit into your coffee. Enjoy!

Caramel cream Americano

A café Americano, consisting of espresso with added boiling water, is a staple in most coffee houses. Some say it acquired prominence during WWII. American soldiers in Italy found the espresso offered quite different than that of the brewed coffee they were accustomed to drinking at home. By adding hot water to their Italian espresso, the drink became much more palatable. The amount of water added varies by location. In the United States, the ratio is typically one part espresso to one part water, although some prefer one to two. The addition of water to espresso results in a beverage with similar strength to that of brewed coffee, but retaining the distinct flavor of espresso. To find your preferred ratio a bit of experimentation may be needed. Here I prepare an Americano using the one to one ratio. My version is decidedly sweet due to the addition of caramel cream topping. Enjoy!

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