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!
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!
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!
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 →
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.
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!
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.
On those hot summer days, the last thing many of us want is a hot, steamy drink -- including coffee (I know, sacrilège!). The good news is there are many cold, chilled, and edible ways to enjoy your coffee. Keep reading to learn more about the ways you can eat, freeze, chill, and incorporate coffee into... Continue Reading →
Sweet sugary crumble over a moist, crumbly cake riddled with scrumptious ripe blueberries... hot, cold, or in a drink blueberry coffee cake is always welcome in our kitchen! Our Blueberry coffee cake latte captures the gentle richness of this delicate cake and can be made using either espresso or your regular coffee. Enjoy! HOT VARIATION... Continue Reading →