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!
Over the centuries, many powerful leaders tried to ban or banned coffee from their realms. While their reasons differed, the results were near always the same -- defeat. Here are of history's greatest coffee-related cautionary tales.
The word macchiato translates from the Italian to "spotted" or "stained". Traditionally, an espresso macchiato is an afternoon treat composed of one shot of espresso spotted with a dash of frothed milk. The latte macchiato, on the other hand, is composed of a glass approximately 1/3 - 2/3 filled with milk, and marked, or stained, with espresso. The espresso is slowly poured into the milk, literally creating a “spot” in the center of the glass. The additional blending of flavors and the advent of the iced macchiato became popularized in the 1990s. Here is my version of the iced caramel macchiato. Enjoy!
If you are an iced coffee / cold brew drinker and notice that you really enjoy one coffee in cool months and another in the warm months, that means you are attuned to your taste buds. Coffee is very complex and exhibits different characteristics as it cools. In this entry, we are going to help you find the right beans for your perfect summer cup.
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.
Rhubarb season is here and I, for one am enamored of that slightly tart, super sweet vegetable. Coveted for its delicious contribution to pies worldwide, rhubarb is also a great health booster. High in both vitamins K and C, and rich in beta-carotenes the rhubarb is one healthy addition to your diet! Today I prepared a sweet iced rhubarb pie latte. I suggest sipping this slowly in the garden on a hot summer day. Enjoy!
People who know me can attest to the fact that I am more likely to be computing with ∏ than creating a pie. Recently, however, I was inspired to try my hand at the latter. Here is my take on a coffee cream pie -- including a homemade chocolate coffee crust, and whipped cream topping. Enjoy!
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.
Coffee has over 1,500 unique compounds that go into creating individual flavors and aromas. Developing the ability to distinguish and identify those unique flavors is an art anyone can learn. All it takes is time, patience, a strong love of coffee, and a sense of sensory adventure. In this entry, we'll walk you though the process and tools needed to develop a refined, expansive coffee palate.