Category: Coffee and Espresso

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Making It With MaryAnn & Cheyenne - Coffee Chili

Have you ever entered a chili cook off? Around here they’re something of a tradition, and this year Cheyenne and I joined forces to get a leg up on the competition. She had a secret weapon (her grandmother’s recipe!) and we decided to add some coffee to it for an extra...

Quick Tip: There is no "X" in Espresso

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share an insider tip on one thing to never say to a barista. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com/ Article by Ben Yagoda: http://benyagoda.com/2014/08/07/you-say-expresso-i-say-espresso/

DIY: How to Create the Ultimate Home Coffee Bar

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you the essentials for a home coffee bar set-up. They focus on home espresso brewing and tell you what you need for either a semi-automatic espresso machine or super-automatic espresso machine home cafe. With an in-home coffee bar, you no longer need to...

Making It With MaryAnn - Coffee with an Irish Twist

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with an Irish recipe? Irish Coffee anyone? The recipe is quite simple; a splash of coffee, some whiskey and a smidge of Guinness. But! There are other ways to shake things up and that’s what I’ll be sharing...

Caffeine – The USA’s Drug of Choice

Every day the world consumes about 300 tons of caffeine. The United States is a big contributor to this number as we are the world’s no. 1 buyer of coffee. Unfortunately, we have to import nearly all of this precious product in due to simple geographic’s. The trees from which our...

Rituals of Making Espresso

  Making espresso for your coffee drinks - cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, etc., requires that you understand the process or Ritual, as I call it. The visual clue that tells us that we have achieved Java Heaven is called the "crema". The crema is that golden marbleized foam that...

By Nick B
Grinding for Your Brew-Style

A quality grinder is essential to ultimately pulling a good shot of espresso. With so many different types [and threads debating it online], it can get pretty confusing to know which grinder is best suited for your machine and your lifestyle. I’m going to explain the main styles and what...

By Hannah
Making It With MaryAnn - Irish Coffee Cake

It’s that time of year again! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I’m excited to try a new recipe for the occasion! I wanted to share a nice dessert to serve for after the corned beef and cabbage dinner most of us will enjoy on March 17th. Irish Coffee Cake actually...

Making it with MaryAnn - Coffee Toffee Banana Bread!

Breakfast and coffee go so well together!  I am going to share a delightful recipe that I like to  make if I have company staying over, or when I have to bring something tasty to a brunch. I have a banana bread that tastes great on its own and even better when you add coffee to it!...

Get Grand with the Gran Baristo

Saeco’s Gran Baristo line was released in the States near the end of 2014. With these machines, they strived to give consumers a compact, one-touch superautomatic with a few twists in the way of features. Perhaps the most exciting addition to the list of features on the Gran Baristo and...

By Hannah
Recipe: How to Make a Snow Cap

Morgan from Whole Latte Love shows you how to make a Snow Cap at home. This delicious beverage is perfect for warming up during the cold winter months. Bonavita Exceptional Brew:...

Making it with MaryAnn - Espresso Snowmen

I have stumbled on a fun new treat that is both easy to make and includes espresso! I’ve named this recipe Espresso Snowmen and it’s a great treat for the kids after winter activities like sledding or skiing. It is a recipe that can become very creative or just basic and delicious....

A Brief History of Turkish Coffee

Like many of you, I really enjoy a great espresso but I also appreciate the finer things in life. More finely ground that is. If you’re willing to take a step out of your normal range and try a finer beverage, a good place to start is with Turkish coffee.  Turkish coffee was first...

Hands-On With The Ceado E6P

If you're a serious espresso fanatic looking for a quality grinder to pair with your semi-automatic or prosumer machine, the Ceado E6P should be right at the top of your list. Ceado, a maker of some serious commercial coffee grinders, produces their E6 grinders in both doser and doserless...

By Erik
"Cool" Espresso Drinks

Here are 3 great recipes to make "cool" espresso drinks at home. Chilly Espresso Start by brewing a double shot of espresso and pour into a cocktail mixer. Add three ice cubes and any flavoring and shake well. Pour into an empty glass. If you pour slowly you should be able to create...

By Nick B
Just Brew It: Vietnamese Coffee For the Impending Zombie Apocalypse

If you like your coffee sweet and are afraid of the caffeine deprivation sure to accompany the zombie apocalypse, Vietnamese style coffee is the way to brew. So break into that pantry you stocked up for that whole Y2K thing, and grab some sweetened condensed milk, ice from the freezer that...

By Hannah
How to Brew with the AeroPress

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you how to make luxuriously rich, smooth coffee with the Aerobie AeroPress. An alternative to French Press brewing, the AeroPress is fast, inexpensive and also perfect for travel. Available here:...

Join the Dark Side! Coffee, Acid Reflux, and N-MP

It’s always nice when I get to use science to explain things, especially when it’s stuff that can have an impact on peoples’ day to day lives. Recently I’ve come across a few articles on the subject of dark roast coffee and it’s relation to acid production in the...

By Nick B