Five Coffee Recipes to Spice Up Your Holiday Table

Coffee-Rubbed-Honey-Roast-Turkey-Breast Five Coffee Recipes to Spice Up Your Holiday Table

From sumptuous desserts to savory meat rubs and gravies, coffee is an ingredient deserving of a place on your holiday table. If you’re looking for a different twist this year, try out one of these delicious coffee recipes,gathered from around the Internet and tested in our own kitchens. For Breakfast: Coffee-Maple Glazed Bacon Developed by READ MORE

Coffee Kickstarters – Hot New Crowd-sourced Coffee Projects

Coffee-Kickstarters Coffee Kickstarters – Hot New Crowd-sourced Coffee Projects

The co-op currently contracts with U.S. companies to roast coffee before shipping it out to customers. A new coffee roasting machine will allow Pachamama to bring coffee roasting in-house, so they can control their coffee from seed to cup . As of this writing, the Kickstarter is on track to meet its funding goal. Hot READ MORE

Top Five Budget-Friendly Espresso Machines

Five Budget-Friendly Espresso Machines Top Five Budget-Friendly Espresso Machines

Our Criteria: In putting together our list of budget-friendly espresso machines, we looked for espresso makers that cost less than $200, are powered by a 15-bar pump and, since most people want to make lattes and cappuccinos, are equipped with a steam wand. We included both machines that we’ve used personally and machines that have READ MORE

Is Shade Grown Coffee Good for the Birds?

Why You Should Buy Shade Grown Coffee image by Marshal Hedin All rights reserved Is Shade Grown Coffee Good for the Birds?

Why Is Shade-Grown Coffee a Thing? Shade-grown has become a big buzzword in the specialty coffee industry. It’s used to describe coffee that is grown under a canopy of other trees. In a completely natural world, this wouldn’t even be a designation. It’s how coffee trees normally grow – as part of a diverse verticulture READ MORE

Cooking with Coffee – Savory Dishes

Cooking with Coffee – Savory Dishes -image @ Choo Yut Shing Cooking with Coffee – Savory Dishes

Coffee Is a Tenderizer Coffee contains a whole raft of acids, including citric acid and malic acid, which are often used in meat tenderizers. When you use coffee in a marinade or meat rub, those acids start breaking down the tissues, making the meat more tender. Coffee Is a Flavor Enhancer Coffee contains more than READ MORE

The Three Coffee Waves – Pretension or Evolution?

Three-Coffee-Waves- The Three Coffee Waves – Pretension or Evolution?

Coffee is coffee. As long as it’s drinkable, it’s all good. They’re the coffee drinkers who can’t imagine paying $7 a pound for coffee, let alone the $20+ that some specialty coffees command. And then there are the diehard coffee fanatics who will tell you – and tell you and tell you – that professional READ MORE

Coffee Graduation Gifts

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Coffee Gift Idea Coffee Graduation Gifts for the College Bound Grad Coffee may be readily available on campus during standard classtime hours, but what’s a studious academic to do to fuel late-night study sessions? That’s when they’ll really appreciate a dorm-room coffee making set up. Consider one of these DIY graduation coffee gift sets that READ MORE

SCAA The Event 2014 Best New Coffee Products

SCAA-The-Event-2014-Best-New-Coffee-Products SCAA The Event 2014 Best New Coffee Products

Each year, the SCAA hosts a huge blowout coffee party and invites all sorts of people in the specialty coffee industry. This year, The Event is the first of a two-parter, a huge coffee expo in Seattle, the first city of specialty coffee. It took place April 24-27, 2014, and a great time was had READ MORE

Commodity Coffee vs. Specialty Coffee – What’s the Difference?

commodity-vs-specialty-coffee Commodity Coffee vs. Specialty Coffee – What’s the Difference?

Even professionals in the specialty coffee industry skirt the actual definition of specialty coffee with broad brushes like “specialty coffee is coffee grown for the specialist market.” But there is an actual definition, laid out by no less authority than the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and it’s all about quality. While there’s no law READ MORE

Is Coffee Good for Your Eyes?

Is Coffee Good for Your Eyes? Is Coffee Good for Your Eyes?

Coffee Good for Your Eyes The retina is the most metabolically active tissue in the body. It requires oxygen to perform its functions properly, but inadequate oxygen and free radicals in the body can damage the tissue over time. The researchers treated the eyes of mice with nitric oxide to simulate the retinal damage done READ MORE