Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A simple homemade Mocha Recipe

Craving that rich, velvety combination of espresso and chocolate? Then try this simple mocha recipe that you can whip up in just a few minutes. Don't be shy with that whipped cream on top!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Coffee Product du Jour: Set of 4 Coffee/Diner Inspired Coffee Mugs

Just because sometimes you want some lovely new mugs to drink your coffee from; by Pfaltzgraff.

Simple Cinnamon Coffee Trick - Cinnamon Coffee

Craving coffee, but with a little extra pizzazz than regular ground? Add a whole cinnamon stick to the coffee in your coffee maker (right in with the coffee grounds in the coffee filter.) Or, add a generous sprinkling of freshly ground cinnamon to those freshly ground coffee beans.

Add an extra layer by creating a custom coffee drink: take your cinnamon infused coffee, add some cream and sugar or honey, then top with whipped cream and another sprinkling of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar on top! Yummm...what a delicious, java treat for a cold winter's day.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bodum Stainless French Press Coffee Maker

Bodum is always a classic for the perfect French Press coffee maker, but now with this Stainless variety you won't have to worry about the glass beaker breaking! A great gift idea for the French press lover.

Friday, March 27, 2009

You Tell Me: What is the most you've ever paid for a cup of coffee?

What is the most you've ever paid for a single cup of coffee?
Where was it? What kind of coffee was it?
Was it worth every penny, or a complete waste of money?

I think the most I've ever paid is around $5-$6 for an outrageous latte at Starbucks. I've never purchased any really posh coffee, but I've heard of some that go for $15+ a cup!!

You Tell Me: What do you drink at Starbucks?

Okay, fess up. We don't ALWAYS have the time or inclination to make a delicious coffee creation at home. So, when you treat yourself at Starbucks or your favorite local coffee shop, what coffee creation do you choose?

For me, I'm all about lattes. I love them extra hot, with drizzlings of honey and lots of nutmeg sprinkled on top. I know honey in coffee sounds weird, but it's actually delicious. :) And I try to convince myself that it's also healthier and more natural! hehe

Friday, February 06, 2009

Marvelous Mocha Shakes - Coffee Creations

Yum...a great scoop of vanilla ice cream, some rich chocolate syrup and - of course - a healthy splash of coffee equals a fun soda fountain treat you can make at home. (And for WAYYY less money, to boot!) It couldn't get any easier than this icy treat...

1 large scoop of good vanilla ice cream per person
1 or 2% milk - the amount varies, depending on how many shakes you're making
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup per shake
About 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee per person
A splash of vanilla (optional)
A few ice cubes (optional, but adds nice froth)

Combine in a blender until nice and frothy and smooth. Totally variable to make as many or as few mocha shakes as you need! (Or, let's face it...want!) Serve in large soda glasses with a straw. + a milkshake = heaven