These exceptional cookies combine two of my go-to favorite recipes: cream cheese shortbread and chocolate espresso cookies. The distinctive flavor of the dough is reminiscent of fresh rugelach, elevated through the addition of espresso laced chocolate. The creation of these beautiful swirled cookies is considerably easier than it looks. All it takes is a little patience and some tender loving care. Enjoy!
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!
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!
This coffee drink has the classic flavors of tiramisu, presented in a deconstructed form. It is an elegant dessert drink that is sure to have your dinner guests asking for seconds. Enjoy!
Sandwich cookies - whether you are a Moon Pie fan or a Milano maniac this much-loved cookie is a favorite coffee break treat. Here is my interpretation of a 'Double Stuf Oreo' only better because the creamy center is coffee-flavored. Enjoy!
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.