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.
I love growing honeysuckle in my garden -- that smell and remarkable beauty! I recently discovered that when used to create a simple syrup and combined with coffee, the edible nectar of the fragrant flower imparts a subtle depth of sweetness. The impact is a delight for the senses. The distinctive aroma of honeysuckle carried on a summer breeze combined with a unique blast of subtly sweet flavor; as charming and tantalizing a combination, as this latte is easy to prepare. Enjoy!
Coconut rum, sun-kissed nights, gentle sea breezes and slow swings on a hammock are some of my favorite summer-time moments. I'm delighted to include one more item to this list. One sip of this slightly spicy, smooth, and sweet coconut rum coffee cocktail fills your senses with the best notes of summer. Enjoy!
Cinnamon and sugar -- nothing else quite fills the senses the same way. We have captured that magic in an iced snickerdoodle latte to die for. Enjoy!
My childhood summers echoed with trips to one of the last remaining local drugstores still serving chocolate malted milkshakes at the counter. This beverage will always remind me of that summertime feeling of long sun-kissed days and nights dripping with possibilities. The malted milkshake has a long history in the USA, made popular as a staple at Walgreens drug store in the 1920s, it soon could be found at many soda fountains and ice cream parlors nationwide. Here is my coffee filled take on the traditional chocolate malted milkshake. Enjoy!
This lovely coffee is light, smooth, fragrant, and the absolute perfect compliment to a beautiful summer day. With gentle rose tones and slight hint of spice, this easy rose coffee recipe may soon become your go-to summer drink.
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!
The Arnold Palmer (half iced tea - half lemonade) is a much-treasured summertime drink. Not as well known, but equally delicious -- the coffee lemonade. Lemon in my coffee, you may ask? The answer is yes! Lemon adds some natural sweetness and brightness to your cup while lessening any bitterness. Additionally, studies show many health benefits associated with adding lemon to your morning routine. Lemon, a natural detoxifier, can help with digestion, help to remove bloat and work as a fat burning supplement. What follows is a take on the classic Portuguese Mazagran -- a great way to introduce lemon into your coffee.
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 →