Blues skies, sun-kissed days, and a cold, refreshing iced coffee? Could it get better? Yes! Today, we are sharing our tips for creating a fun, flavor-packed, personalized iced coffee. All of the below recommendations work equally well for iced, cold brewed, and chilled coffees. Brewing ratios for each brew method are different and can be... Continue Reading →
5 summer-perfect floral lattes made with real flowers!
Real rose, hibiscus, and lavender in your coffee? Yes, yes, and a million times, yes! Latte lovers worldwide have enjoyed the slow and steady rise of floral-flavored lattes, and this year, our beloved (whoever you are) floral coffee creatives have achieved new floral coffee highs with the creation of delectable, beautiful lattes made with edible flowers.
The earliest coffee frappe is said to have been created by Nescafé in Greece. The Vigorous shaking of instant coffee with ice, water or milk, and sugar resulted in a refreshing and surprisingly popular concoction. Over the years recipes have evolved to include many interesting and scrumptious variants of flavors, sweetness, techniques, and names. While the proper pronunciation of the name (FRAP or FRAP-PAY) varies by region, individual and seller one thing is certain this blended iced beverage is decidedly delicious! Here I present three unique takes on the classic frappe. Enjoy!
Iced salted honey-spice latte
As you may have surmised honey is one of my favorite coffee additives. Having known health benefits and natural sweetness it is, in my opinion, the best alternative to sugar for your sweetened coffee drinks. This recipe is a great alternative to the popular iced caramel latte. Sweet and flavorful, this drink is sure to have you coming back for more. Enjoy!
Iced mint mocha
The spring gardening season is upon us again, and I am blessed with a plethora of mint leaves at my disposal. This fantastic opportunity presented me with the chance to revisit one of my favorite flavor combinations - mint, chocolate, and coffee. Here is a chilled mint mocha - refreshing, sweet, and deliciously decadent! Enjoy!
Spring 2020’s hottest (and coolest) coffee drinks. We’ve gone botanical!
2020 is shaping up to be the year of soft, soothing, sweet comfort when it comes to coffee. We are talking about lavender (lots of lavender), berries, and honey. This triad is dominating the nation's trendiest coffee menus -- and with good reason. Hot or chilled, these spring favorites are worth a try! Photo from... Continue Reading →
Apricot vanilla frappe
Iced and blended with a touch of apricot and vanilla, this frappe is sure to chill you out on those hot-hot summer days! Today I am using Organically Grown Peru Dark Roast coffee for my frappe. The subtle apricot and vanilla tones of the coffee perfectly compliment the home-made apricot syrup. Best of all this coffee is Smithsonian Certified shade-grown and Bird Friendly. It is also a featured single-origin for August 2019 at TheQueenBean.com. To learn more about this wonderful bean click here. To read up on more coffees that are good for the earth, good for the animals, and good for you, be sure to check out our sustainability series.
Summer 2019’s trendiest coffee drinks
A refreshing cup of coffee? Probably not the first phrase that comes to mind when you think of coffee but that doesn't mean it can't be true! This summer we encourage you to try these deliciously refreshing, unique coffee drinks. Hot or cold, these citric, herb / veggie, floral, and sweet soon-to-be summer favorites are sure to change the way you think about coffee!
Avoid these iced coffee pitfalls
Iced coffee. Cold Brew. Chilled coffee. Japanese Iced Coffee -- there are many ways to make a great cold coffee but, no matter how you brew it, to ensure a satisfying cup, you want to avoid these common iced coffee pitfalls.
What is…jelly coffee? Delicious. It’s delicious.
This delicious variation on n iced coffee / coffee milkshake is a perfect summer treat!
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