Saturday, August 5, 2017

Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

Creamy and energizing Coffee Breakfast Smoothie full of dark chocolate and coffee flavors. This smoothie is full of nutrients. Perfect meal to start the day!
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5 minutes
Ingredients
Vegetarian, Gluten free
∙ Makes 1 cup
Produce
  • 1 Banana, very ripe frozen
Refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
Breakfast Foods
  • 4 tbsp Rolled oats
Condiments
  • 1 tbsp Date syrup
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa, raw
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
Drinks
  • 1/2 cup Coffee, black
Dairy
  • 1 Coconut milk cream optional, whipped full-fat

How is Cold Brewed Coffee Prepared?

How is Cold Brewed Coffee Prepared?

 The preparation of cold brewed coffee is simple. Measure a ratio of 1 part coarsely ground coffee with 4.5 parts water. Combine these in a glass container or pitcher and store in the refrigerator or at room temperature for at least 8 hours. Gently shake the container once or twice during the cold brewing process to further extract the flavors.

When the steeping process is complete it’s time to strain. Strain the coffee first through a mesh sieve, then strain again through something more fine, like cheesecloth, until there are no visible coffee particles left in the brew.

This cold brewed coffee will be strong, and it needs to be diluted with water before drinking. Start with a 1 part coffee 3 parts water ratio, and adjust to your personal taste. This coffee extract can be stored safely in the refrigerator for up to a week. This coffee extract is extremely versatile, and can be used in any recipe calling for coffee as an ingredient.

As the palate of the coffee lover changes, the coffee producing and preparing communities need to adjust to the consumers’ more discriminating palate. While cold brew coffee is not a new brewing method, it is one that is very appropriate for the specialty and boutique coffees that are now more available to the public than ever before. As coffee drinkers become more knowledgeable about specialty coffees and about the best ways to coax the nuanced flavors from the beans, we can expect to see a rise in specialty brewing methods as well.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Almond Joy Fappuccino Recipe.

You will need:

1 Island Coconut Keurig K-cup coffee
1 cup dark chocolate almond milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips
shredded coconut flakes
chocolate syrup
ice
- Start by brewing your Island Coconut K-cup coffee on the lowest water setting of your Keurig.
- Place the now brewed coconut coffee in the freezer to chill for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile add 1 cup of dark chocolate almond milk to a blender.
- Add about 1 cup of ice and the chocolate chips- blend to your desired consistency.
- Add the now chilled coffee to the blender and mix for 30 seconds.
- Line a glass with a generous amount of chocolate syrup.
- Pour in the frappuccinno.
- Top with shredded coconut and drizzle with more chocolate syrup.

Recycle your coffee Grounds.

How to recycle coffee Grounds

Grounds:

Don’t know what to do with your leftover grounds? Rather than throwing them away, try recycling them in one of our interesting ways.
  1. Use coffee grounds as plant food. Dilute your leftover coffee grounds to make your very own homemade plant food. To make, mix one part leftover coffee grounds with four parts cool water, and water your plants once every other week.
  2. Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a cotton swab. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to restore your furnishings.
  3. Throw coffee grounds on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce the spread of dust.
  4. Use coffee grounds to dye clothing or paper.

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Angles Cup coffee. The Black Box.

What's The Black Box?

Angels' Cup currently offers two different packages, literally. The first is “The Cupping Flight,” which is 4, 1-ounce samples from 4 different roasters.


What's in the Black Box?“The Black Box” is the other option. It's basically the same as the cupping flight, but the sample sizes are 2.5 ounces instead of 1 ounce each. The Black Box is what I'm reviewing here today.
Angels' Cup positions the Black Box as the right choice for the coffee lover who loves to experiment with different coffee making apparatus and brew parameters.

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

 
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Ingredients:
  • Brew 1 1/2 cups of coffee using your coffee maker, like this Keurig available now on QuiBids.com.
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, plus small amount for garnish.
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt or sea salt, plus small amount for garnish.
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar, to taste.
  • Creamer, half-and-half, or milk, to taste.
  • Whipped cream, for garnish.
Directions:
Pour 1/4 cup of caramel sauce into mug or cup and add hot coffee. Stir to mix. Add 1/8 tsp salt, ice cubes, sugar and creamer. Mix well. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle caramel sauce, and a few sprinkles of salt all for garnish.
Recipe courtesy of thescrapshoppeblog.com.

Sweet Vanilla iced coffee

 

sweet vanilla iced coffee recipe
Ingredients:
  • Brew 1 cup strong coffee using a coffee maker like this one.
  • 2-3 tablespoons half-n-half.
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla simple syrup.
  • Splash of almond extract.
Directions:
Brew a pot of coffee at night, then put it in the fridge overnight to let it cool. In the morning, combine the coffee with the ingredients over ice. Stir and enjoy.
Recipe courtesy of betweenyourearsblog.com.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mosquito Guard Get yours today before it's to late.

  All natural mosquito repent Is some thing we will all be looking for very soon when the weather starts to warm up.  Don't get caught flatfooted get Some Mosquito Guard today.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Clear Coffee?

  David and Adam Nagy, a pair of Slovakian brothers who enjoy their coffee strong but not coffee stained teeth Have decide to solve the problem themselves. It's clear coffee.
Made from Arabica coffee beans and purified water. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners.
  After about three months work and unconventional methods. Success was theirs.
The nutrition facts say a 200 milliliter bottle  contains water,fresh coffee,caffeine with less than a 1/10 of a gram of fat.
As of this post the product is available in only a few locations in the UK. 
What does it cost you ask? About $4.00 a bottle, not cheap. 



Thursday, April 13, 2017

83% of us drink coffee every day.


  
   Recent polls have indicated that around 83% of American adults drink coffee. A significant portion of those consume the beverage every day. Which confirms the legitimacy of the common joking expression, “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”. The popularity of coffee has only continued to grow over the past few decades. It wasn’t so long ago that many Americans were quite unfamiliar with the idea a hazelnut cappuccino, a vanilla latte, or a caramel macchiato. It wasn't too long before major coffee companies burst onto the scene and became part of the mainstream fast food/beverage world. Then suddenly, coffee and espresso drinks became the refreshment of the future. A notable emerging trend at present is the rise of chilled coffee and espresso beverages as a refreshingly cold summertime alternative to the traditional hot variety. Baristas have been experimenting with methods of cold brewing to concoct an entirely new product.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Is Gourmet coffee what you think it is?

   Despite the facts that it’s possible to buy “gourmet” coffee in almost any supermarket, and that there are cafes on almost every street corner in every city, it’s sadly true that it can still be difficult to find good coffee these days. Fortunately it’s getting easier all the time, and more and more people are getting interested in good coffee, either finding it at a good café, or making it at home. There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about, here’s some things to keep in mind if you want a great cup of coffee:
  1. Most people have never had good coffee. Most of the coffee sold, served and consumed in the US is “commodity” coffee, grown for volume, not taste. And over 90% of the coffee is incredibly, incredibly stale. Virtually 100% of the coffee in the supermarket, and restaurants, most of the coffee in cafes is stale. Even “fancy” cafes like starbucks or pete’s are serving stale coffee.
  2. Not only that, but most coffee is burnt to a crisp. This is because when you roast coffee dark, it stops tasting like coffee, and starts tasting like burnt carbohydrates, proteins and sugar. So, if you have a bunch of cheap commodity coffee and it’s going to sit in warehouses and on shelves going stale for months before it gets sold or served, might as well roast it dark so it will taste like something. But this is an incredibly generic and boring flavor, it’s the flavor of burnt toast, burnt caramel and roasted/burnt nuts. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it can be a nice compliment to the natural flavors of quality coffee, but if that’s the only thing you’re tasting in your coffee you’re missing out.
  3. Good coffee is one of the most complex, interesting and diverse things you can taste. It goes through an incredible process to turn the seeds of a tropical fruit in to the roasted beans and then brewed coffee. There are a huge number of varieties of coffee plants that are usually grown at high altitude on mountains or volcanos. The cherries are picked by hand, and processed, fermented and washed to remove the fruit and then dried.
  4. There’s so much more to roasting coffee than just light, medium or dark. The roast style has to be matched to the particular type and batch of coffee, there’s the starting temperature, and roast profile and different stages of the roast to bring out the best flavors in that coffee. Unless you want to spend years and years figuring it out, we really have to trust the roaster. They’re the ones who are visiting the plantations around the world, and picking the lots of coffee, then they have to figure out the right roast for that coffee. Two roasters can roast the same coffee, and they can both be “dark” roasts and they can taste very different. Generally though good roasters will roast lighter, so you can taste more of the coffee and less of the “roast.”
  5. Don’t think that you can’t taste good coffee, or that you won’t appreciate it, or that you don’t have a refined palate. When someone is good at “tasting” coffee (or wine or cheese, etc.) it just means that they’re good at describing what they taste. They just have a lot of experience, and can recognize and name flavors they’ve tasted before. Coffee is incredibly complex, and it can be hard to describe the dozens of flavors that can show up in a cup, but that doesn’t mean you’re not tasting or enjoying them. Anyone can tell the difference between stale coffee and fresh coffee, anyone can tell the difference between $5/lb coffee and $15/lb coffee, and if given a few different coffees from different regions of the world anyone will be able to tell you which one they like best.
  6. We have a distorted view of how much coffee should cost because the market is flooded with cheap, stale, burnt coffee that sells for $5-10/lb we think that’s normal. It’s not. Growing, picking, process, importing, roasting and brewing good coffee is a hard process, and it’s there’s lots of ways to screw it up. Paying $20/lb for good coffee is an incredible deal, that comes out at something like $1 a cup, and it represents dozens of people from all around the world, who are experts at what they do. The best coffees in the world are selling for $100-200/lb, which sounds (and is) expensive, but still comes out to $10 a cup. Think about a $10 glass of wine, for the same price you can get the best, most expensive, most exclusive cup of coffee in the world. Coffee so rare it’s only available a couple times a year at most, exists in very small quantities and is fought over at auction by people around the world.
The easiest metaphor to remember is that coffee is like bread. It’s something we all know, but that right now, in the US, most of us are buying the equivalent of stale wonder bread. And places like starbucks are selling fluffernutter sandwiches to cover up the stale burnt bread they’re making. But good coffee isn’t like the white bread sitting on the shelves at the supermarket, it’s a fresh loaf of sourdough right out of the oven at the corner bakery. And just like bread, it’s best fresh. Coffee is at its peak for a week or two at most. So, find a good local café serving the best coffee they can get their hands on, or go find a local roaster, or a roaster online and order some of the best coffee available anywhere, shipped right to your doorstep and start making the best coffee you’ve ever had.