You may have sighted them in your local coffee shop, or on your favorite Instagram account. The dark, mysterious charcoal latte has captivated many coffee enthusiasts. Featuring beautiful art atop a luscious dark background, it’s touted both for spectacular visual appeal and health benefits. Activated charcoal, first showing up as a food supplement 5-10 years ago, could soon be found as an ingredient in everything from ice... Continue Reading →
This year's candy and coffee duo celebrates New England's classic confections and implacable ghosts with our Boston-themed Candy Bag and Destination Set: Rhode Island Hauntings coffee trio. Each Spooky Sips is wrapped in a Halloween theme and contains three six-ounce bags of coffee and some candy. Click here to learn more.
Turkish coffee arrived in Istanbul in the 16th century via Yemen, when an Ottoman governor could not resist its velvety deliciousness. It is usually brewed in a cezve - a small long handled pot, typically made of copper or brass - and consists of coffee ground to a fine powder combined with water and spices. Brought just to the point of a slow careful boil, it is cooked unfiltered and served "grounds in the cup". This rich velvety coffee may be called by a different name3, and contain different spices1 depending on the nationality of the preparer. If you love a rich, strong, concentrated, and caffeinated brew this is the coffee preparation for you! Below are directions for preparing a Turkish style coffee followed by a wonderful Turkish coffee cocktail recipe for those of you so inclined. Enjoy!
If you drink coffee, you understand the coffee stain struggle. Our beloved beverage loves to slip, jump, and glide out of its holder and onto anything that really shows off its color. Thankfully, coffee stains are temporary and easily removed with common pantry ingredients and water. Keep reading to learn how to lift coffee stains from your clothes, teeth, carpets, and walls.
When mixing up an espresso or coffee based martini the important thing to remember is proportion, proportion, proportion! Through experimentation (some successes, some failures, but all enjoyable) we find that the best espresso martinis always have approximately equal parts coffee and flavor (liquor, syrup, etc.) to vodka (or alternative spirit). While you can vary the... Continue Reading →
We're excited to take you into the roasting plant and our bistro area with these great pictures from our photo session with JLH Photography. Inside the roasting plant These photos show green (not yet roasted) beans in their burlap sacks, the beans roasting, the beans traveling up the chute to our degassing bins, and the... Continue Reading →
As the weather cools, our brewers heat up and, if you are anything like me, your coffee preference shifts from light and bright to rich and creamy. Today, we are sharing our favorite tips for creating the perfect autumn coffee. Increase mouthfeel Mouthfeel matters. In terms of coffee, mouthfeel is that sensation of weight and... Continue Reading →
While we normally don't advertise on our blog, this offer is too good not to share! In anticipation of a magical autumn (we all need one this 2021!), we are kicking off a pre-fall celebration with 20% off Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Spice Decaf coffees. This offer is only available through August 31st. Learn more... Continue Reading →
Here is TheQueenBean's take on a Barraquito, a lovely coffee cocktail primarily found in Tenerife on the Canary Islands.
“Coffee, It’s the lifeblood that fuels the dreams of champions!” ~ Mike Ditka Coffee in the world of elite sports is a contentious topic. Doctors, health professionals, individual consumers -- all have strong science-based positions on caffeine's role in elite athletic performance. The most prominent voice in the is coffee a performance enhancing drug question is... Continue Reading →