The ganache, first seen in Paris at Maison Siraudin in the 1800s, is a lovely rich chocolate-cream combination, which depending on its thickness can be used in many ways. It may be served as a sauce, as a mousse, as a filling, rolled into truffles, or as a decadent icing. It is believed that the... Continue Reading →
Lemon, salt, chocolate, ice cream -- if you've visited a specialty coffee shop, you know people like to spice up, dress up, and sweeten their espresso. While some additions add an extra touch of flavor to your cup, others fundamentally alter a key aspect of the drink. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite... Continue Reading →
Here is my take on a traditional Kirsch au Café, a delightfully refreshing summertime cocktail with quite the kick! The recipe works particularly well with TheQueenBean.com Espresso Joe. This complex creamy blend has notes of dried cherries, and charred oak -- a perfect compliment to the cherry brandy and cognac. Enjoy!
Espresso, that small yet might cup of rich, creamy coffee is more than just a drink, it's the foundation of the expansive espresso-based drink family. Keep reading to learn about the composition of our favorite espresso-based drinks.
Did you know that turmeric, that lovely, aromatic, golden spice provides many of the same health benefits¹ of coffee? Combining these ingredients creates both a healthy and delicious latte. Best of all, it is easy to make and done in minutes. Enjoy!
The biggest lie? That coffee comes from a bean. Our lovely little roasted friend is actually the seed of a sweet coffee cherry. Myths, lies, and down right terror-inspiring tales of our favorite black magic brew have been deceiving devotees and abstainers for decades. It's time you learn the truth. Coffee causes cancer. Nope! In... Continue Reading →
The combination of a brownie and a cup of coffee is delectable. How can you improve on a classic, you ask? Adding espresso powder to the mix will intensify the chocolate flavor of the brownie. Looking for an added kick? Adding chili and cayenne brings a subtle depth to the finished product. The brownie now tastes like a rich, mouthwatering chocolate bite of heaven, with a kick of something extra. Want even more flavor? Along with this delicious spicy espresso brownie, I have included a chocolate coffee icing to die for. Only one thing left to do. Get baking and enjoy!
This crowd pleasing chocolate espresso mousse is sure to satiate even your most discerning dinner guest!