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.
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!
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.
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!
Need a good reason to procrastinate? Check out or top blog entries and podcast episodes of 2020. We hope you enjoy them! Our top 2020 blog post Homemade coffee ice cream recipe. This delicious recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, can be modified to your tastes, and helps you get a little shake-it-up workout... Continue Reading →
Sometimes referred to as Puerto Rican Eggnog, the Coquito is a holiday favorite savored by people of all cultures. This recipe offers a twist on the classic with the inclusion of coffee. Adding coffee, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the sugar cane based spiced rum, results in a holiday ready treat designed to invigorate and excite every palate. Enjoy, but be careful it packs a surprising punch!
Body, mouthfeel, texture...we know the words and what they mean but how they relate to coffee can be obscure and muddled. Today we're going to break down these vague terms. At the most basic level, mouthfeel, also referred to as body, describes how a coffee physically feels in your mouth and on your tongue. Texture, while related, essentially describes the texture of the mouthfeel (e.g., smooth, grainy, creamy, etc.).
The Bushwacker cocktail, named after a bar patron's constant canine companion, originated in the 1970's in the Virgin Islands. It was brought stateside and continued rising in popularity at beach-side bars in Florida, eventually being bottled and sold at liquor stores. While the recipe has morphed and grown on its journey towards popularization, the delicious mix of coconut, chocolate, and rum has remained at its tasty core. I have deconstructed and re-imagined this delightful cocktail as a holiday ready espresso rumtini. Enjoy!
It's the holiday season and, if you are anything like us, that means coffee! Lots and lots of coffee. Coffee at home, coffee at the office, coffee with friends and loved ones. Good coffee, okay coffee, and bad coffee... that, dear readers, is where we start today, with those painful-to-swallow (though sometimes vital) undesirably bitter cups of coffee.
I find inspiration for new coffee recipes in many places. Whether experimenting on my own, reading magazines, scouring blogs, or searching the Internet, I am constantly encountering innovative ways to include coffee in baking. In this post I highlight some wonderful recipes encountered on my searches - they all have two things in common: coffee and deliciousness. Enjoy!