Introducing the Eco Bag!

Our Eco Bag is an upcycled coffee sack that has been masterfully reconstructed into a durable single-strap mini-tote. Each Eco Bag contains three bags of our RI-roasted, organically-grown coffees, a bag of RI-made natural granola, a package of organic US herb seeds, and instructions on how to transform this sturdy, stylish bag into an environmentally-friendly... Continue Reading →

The breakdown: acidity in coffee

Acidity in coffee is marvelous, wonderful, and often misunderstood. Today, we're breaking down what acidity in coffee means, how to identify it in a coffee description, and where to find high and / or low acidity coffees based on their growing region.

The Nutty Irishman coffee cocktail

Hazelnut, Irish Cream, whiskey, and coffee - what a wonderful combination, ready made for beating the chill of winter! We are getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit a little early with the Queen's take on a classic cocktail - The Nutty Irishman. Enjoy!

5 coffee-with-chocolate recipes to make your mouth water

Love a little chocolate in your coffee (who doesn't!)? Here are five delectable Valentine's Day ready chocolate coffee masterpieces that will make both your eyes and your mouth water. From a healthy red velvet latte to a sexy chocolate cherry mocha to a rich mocha soda float, these five treats are not only pretty, they are year-round, top-spot drink contenders.

Beef stew in a coffee-red wine sauce

Nothing is quite as comforting as a hot savory stew on a frosty winter's day. This one pot recipe brings a depth and earthiness to the classic via the inclusion of coffee. Delicious and easy to prepare, this stew can be served alone, on a bed of noodles, or with some fresh crusty bread. The recipe yields enough to share, but feel free to save the leftovers for multiple servings as the flavors will continue to develop and improve over time. With a recipe this delicious, who could blame you? Enjoy!

Why is good coffee so expensive?

Quantity, quality, harvesting, certification, roasting, packaging, and... expertise. Coffee, like any fine commodity, can be found in a range of price brackets (some staggering, we know!) and with very little information explaining the cost variation. Today, we hope to shed some light on why your favorite beans and brews can cost a pretty penny.

Triple chocolate latte

Looking for the perfect Valentine's day latte? Combining coffee with cocoa powder, sweet dark chocolate milk, deliciously decadent chocolate whipped cream, and rich luscious chocolate shavings is the perfect way to satisfy your sweeties sweet tooth and coffee craving at the same time. Enjoy!

Understanding coffee flavor

Coffee and coffee flavor are like two best friends with unclear boundaries. They go together, they need each other, and yet they are still distinct. Coffee, in the broadest sense, has a very identifiable taste but each coffee's flavor profile is nuanced and developed at each stage of its existence, starting with coffee plant species and ending with brew method. Today, we're going to deconstruct the coffee flavor profile paradigm and in doing so, (hopefully) equip you with the knowledge needed to identify coffees that strongly exhibit the flavor characteristics you value most in your cup. First up? Bean type and terroir.

The Queen’s Spicy Moose

When the coolness of winter starts to settle in your bones, this whisky coffee recipe will help to warm you up from the inside out. Filled with maple tinged spices and strongly brewed coffee, The Queen's Spicy Moose is the perfect antidote for curing the winter blues. Cozy up by a nice fire and drink the chill away!

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