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Making it With MaryAnn: Hot Butterscotch Toffee Coffee

It’s that time of year, the frigid temperatures are here and I don’t like it! As I sat by my fireplace last night with a delectable Butterscotch Toffee Coffee, I watched the local weather and thought to myself “wow Buffalo got hit hard with lots of snow and freezing...

Making it With MaryAnn: Cafe Caribbean

My favorite vacation spot is down in the Virgin Islands.  I have enjoyed many delicious beverages there; one stood out as a must have back up north in the cold autumn and winter months called Café Caribbean.  The Café Caribbean is a warm drink with a unique taste which can...

A Coffee Head Scratcher

A Coffee Head Scratcher   Which costs more?   Coffee #1:       As I approach the counter, a warm welcoming smile gleams at me upon the sight of my arrival. I’m pleasantly greeted with a “Hello Dan! How are you doing...

Coffee: It’s In Your DNA

Some java drinkers jokingly refer to themselves as “coffee addicts” but, as a new study has recently concluded, there may be more truth to that statement than people realize. According to the study led by Marilyn Cornelis, a research associate at Harvard School of Public Health, there...

By Erik
Making it With MaryAnn: Treats for Espresso Lovers

The fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of sharing and socializing. Each year I usually like to try something different. This year I was thinking it would be nice to make a treat with espresso mixed in!  A bit of searching and I found a delicious idea, rich brownies with a...

Coffee in the Office - Part 4

In our last blog we looked at some great brewing methods to make exceptional coffee for one. This time around let’s take a look at brewing for a few. We are talking about options for brewing coffee for a small office, let’s say about 10 people . There are many factors that go into...

Is that Coffee I'm Tasting? - Part 3

It’s been a little while since I last wrote about coffee tasting, over a month in fact. Between this blog and my last entry in the series I’ve tried quite a few different coffees. Some of them I liked and some of them not so much. The other day I found myself inspired yet again by a...

By Nick B
Corporate Professional Tasters

So I was watching the game the other night and saw a commercial for a large corporate fast food joint that was advertising how great it would be to work as their exclusive coffee taster. You know the one I’m talking about? They keep showing clip after clip of coffee being poured into cups...

The Third Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Hi everyone, Our Third Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is underway and I can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us! This year, the ROK manual espresso maker is back up for grabs! One of the toughest espresso makers on the market, with all metal components guaranteed for a...

By Nick B
Making it With MaryAnn: Tackle your game-day guests with Espresso recipes!

Every fall I love to do quite a bit of entertaining. I am always looking to spice up the food spread and incorporate coffee into recipes where I can. I did some investigating and found a captivating idea, Barbecue Sauce with espresso!  It was something I stumbled up when was peaking around...

Coffee in the Office - Part 2

Preparing your own coffee at work can be fun and also very useful. In my opinion it can really help you have a better day at work. I Why not start a trend if the coffee at work does not please you? There are many ways to do this; let’s start with drip coffee. I will walk you through some...

10 Facts You May Not Know About Coffee

Behind crude oil, coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity. Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee “beans” are actually the pits of the berries, also known as “coffee cherries.” These pits are roasted to produce the product you see in your bag. The term...

By Erik
Cozy And Warm With A Technivorm

I'm serious when I say I love drip coffee. One of these days I'll be sure to review a semi-automatic or super-automatic, but with the coming of Autumn, I'm perfectly content having a machine like the Technivorm Moccamaster to make me coffee. Yet, this isn't a normal drip coffee....

Coffee and Weight Loss: Deflating the Green Bean Bubble

The trouble for a number of us here in America is that we have an easier time finding weight than we do with losing it. As 2014’s 8th most overweight country in the world, it comes as no surprise to me that the green coffee extract fad hit us pretty hard over the last few years. For those...

By Nick B
Coffee Experiment: Cold Brewing With Yama

Cold brew coffee is one of life’s best kept secrets. Brewing coffee with cold water does seem to be a bit of a contradiction, and while preparing it can be a bit tricky, the results can be well worth the effort. Recently we were lucky to get our hands on some excellent sample coffees from...

By Nick B
Savor the Flavor

While shopping the other day at one of those large mega mart shopping centers, I noticed a big display attempting to hypnotize shoppers into buying a popular coffee company’s “Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee.” Now I love me some pumpkin spice but I also know flavored coffees are...

Don't Skip The Drip

I like my coffee made the way I like my work day to pass by- quick and efficient. That being said, drip coffee is my preferred method of preparation, and I thought I would share my three favorite items that help me get through the day.  I never considered coffee as chemistry until I was...

Wrapping Up Our Giveaways

Hi everyone, It's hard to believe that August is almost over! On that note I'm sad to say that we'll be concluding our weekly giveaways for the time being. I'd like to thank everybody who participated, definitely keep your eyes peeled for future contests. Now, without further...

By Nick B