Even more crafting with burlap!

Wondering what to do with your used wine corks? Combine them with coffee burlap sacks and an unused picture frame to create a trendy, up-cycled, shabby-chic style corkboard. This is an easy project, which I completed using items I already owned. The result: a beautiful and functional object, both ready to use and

Making the most of your at home coffee bar!

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...

Crafting with burlap

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.

Candy Corn coffee

The debate over whether candy corn is the best or worst of the Halloween treats has been raging for decades. Whether pro or con, one must admit that nothing evokes the Halloween spirit quite like that yellow, orange, and white candy. Here I have deconstructed those flavors and incorporated them into a sweet coffee treat.

DIY coffee stencils

Latte art is both impressive and beautiful. With a little ingenuity, patience, and some common household items you can create beautiful, impressive, and original designs right from your own kitchen. This simple method is an easy way to add some panache to your home brewed latte. What's more, you can tailor your latte art for personal taste or holiday themes and involve the whole family in stencil design and creation.

DIY coffee bean coasters

There is nothing worse than cup rings on a beautifully polished table. Am I right? Here is a fun and easy method to either create new coasters, or upcycle an existing set. Not only is the finished product useful, it smells amazing and will have any houseguests asking, where did you get that? What you... Continue Reading →

Homemade coffee ice cream

Not long ago I heard about a dinner-party game where the end result was some delicious homemade ice cream. The rules resembled a culinary version of the childhood game "Just Keep it Up". The ingredients for homemade ice cream were sealed in a small ziplock bag which was then placed inside a larger bag filled... Continue Reading →

Chocolate and candy covered coffee spoons

Jazz up your coffee gifting with these wonderful edible spoons. They make great party favors or wonderful additions to most dessert plates! This is one of the easiest ways to add panache to your after-dinner coffee, plus, you can involve the entire family and make it a fun crafty activity. Below I present some of my favorite ways to create chocolate and candy-covered spoons. Enjoy!

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