Affogato – An Espresso Float

Everybody has been to one of those dinner parties. After the guests finish the main course and the host clears plates away, out comes the dessert and coffee. I like to imagine that somewhere, some inventive Italian decided that there was no good reason to keep the two separate. Why not have coffee and dessert in the same dish? And that was the birth of the affogato.... Read More | Share it now!

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Coffee Product Flops and Failures

Bygone Coffee Products

The coffee industry is always evolving. Consumers are wishy-washy and fickle with their taste buds. Certain items appear on the market like a flash-in-the-sky comet. Unique ideas are here today and gone tomorrow. Coffee shops have been around in one form or another since the 1600’s. Hence there have been a few spectacular coffee-related product failures through the years.... Read More | Share it now!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Coffee

Ten Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Coffee

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Irish Coffee is one of the world’s best-loved cocktails, and March 17th each year we have reason to celebrate. And we can thank stormy weather and creative bartender Joe Sheridan for the invention of this iconic beverage back in the winter of 1943.... Read More | Share it now!

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Six Ways to Brew Coffee With Less Waste

Over the past few years, coffee has developed into an art form. Just walk into any coffee shop, and you can see people sipping on their perfectly customized cuppas. The art of the home-brewed cup has come a long way, too. Nowadays, there are hundreds of coffee gadgets available that promise convenience and good coffee.  However, some of them, like the notorious Keurig, produce lots of waste and are expensive to run. Others, like the plastic drip coffeemakers our parents used, are ugly and make inferior coffee. And almost none of those machines are required for a good cup of coffee.... Read More | Share it now!

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Single-Serve Coffee Pods – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Do you own a Keurig machine? I was given a basic model as a gift from my mother-in-law back when they first appeared on the market. Bless her sweet southern heart; she tried. While she personally doesn’t like coffee, she knows that I adore it. Whenever my husband and I visit her home and stay overnight, I bring my French Press along with me. In her TV-watching, commercial-influenced mind, convenience trumped everything else about the beverage and the machine. That includes the beverage quality, price, and product sustainability.  And there is no denying the fact that the Keurig is the very essence of convenience.... Read More | Share it now!

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How to Make Desi Chai at Home

Recipe of Desi Chai – the Indian Version of Tea

how to make desiChaiWhile you may not be oblivious to the fame India and other South Asian territories have received for the delicacies that are prepared by modest vendors on the street, did you know that most common beverage commodities such as tea, coffee, and soft drinks are usually referred to by the flagship brands that are dominant within their respective industries?... Read More | Share it now!

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The Easiest Resolution You’ll Make in 2017

 How Do I Take My Coffee?

Seriously. Very seriously. Have you ever planned your entire vacation around coffee? (Check.) Do your eyes roll back into last week when your in-laws offer to make you a cuppa Joe from a plastic single serving pod? (Check.) Do you spend time arguing with yourself between the Peruvian or Ethiopian whole beans at the grocery store? (Check.) Do you salivate while anticipating that first lucious sip in the morning? (Check, check, check!) If you said yes to any of the above, I cordially raise a mug to salute you. We can be best friends.... Read More | Share it now!

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