Espresso, that sweet little shot of sunshine is more than just a standalone drink, it is the foundation of the espresso drink family. While most of us are familiar with the milk-heavy espresso-based drinks, such as cappuccino and latte, there are a number of delicious, lesser-known variations. Below are some of our favorites. Straight and... Continue Reading →
The espresso & tonic (or E&T) is quickly becoming a favorite substitute for its less bubbly cousin the iced coffee. The citrus notes in the quinine based tonic bring out the lively citrus found in most espresso blends. Today I present you with 3 differently brewed E&T's and my thoughts on the finished products.
What you will need: Grenadine. Godiva chocolate liqueur. Chilled Espresso Joe coffee from TheQueenbean.com. Vodka. Fill your shooter glass about halfway with grenadine. In a mixing glass combine 2 parts Espresso Joe coffee from the QueenBean.com with 1 part Godiva chocolate liqueur. Stir the mixture and layer SLOWLY over the grenadine in the... Continue Reading →
Moka Pots, a staple in most Italian kitchens, are a wonderful way to make an espresso-like drink without investing in an espresso machine. These lovely little pots are only a few inches tall and are used on the stovetop. There are three chambers in a Moka Pot (shown below). The bottom chamber holds water, the... Continue Reading →
Want to know the secret to brewing the best cup of coffee? Experiment and find out what pleases your taste buds most! We would love to say there is one perfect way to brew or a best way to brew a particular bean but last we checked, our opinion was just that – an opinion,... Continue Reading →
Homemade chocolate covered coffee beans are a delicious way to devour those last few beans in a bag. While we recommend using dark roasted beans, such as espresso or Italian roast, any bean will work. All you need is some chocolate, coffee beans, parchment, and a little bit of patience (or room in the fridge!).... Continue Reading →