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Home Brewed Espresso Kahlua Recipe

It has been a pretty warm summer so far here in New York, so I thought it might be worth it to find myself a nice cold recipe of some sort. My first thought was to find a fun recipe that used coffee espresso so I could do some experimenting. As I searched online, one idea stuck out to me the most, homemade Kahlua!   Most of the recipes I stumbled on called for instant coffee so I decided to substitute it with espresso instead. Unfortunately, the first recipe I tried needed to sit for...

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Drip Coffee Versus Espresso

  Archie        Coffee and Espresso

Drip Coffee Bean vs. Espresso Bean Coffee can be categorized in many ways. For example, there is whole bean coffee and ground coffee, regular coffee and decaf coffee, drip coffee or espresso. We are often asked what differentiates drip coffee from espresso. More specifically, people want to know the differences between a drip coffee bean and an espresso bean. Drip Coffee and Espresso Bean Brewing Methods Also referred to as drip brew or filtered coffee, drip coffee is a method...

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Single-Serve Coffee Cups and Capsules Go Eco-Friendly

Ask the experts and many of them will tell you the same thing: the single-serve coffee category is hotter than freshly brewed java. Fueled by convenience, the time-saving system that lets users prepare drinks by the cup is gaining popularity worldwide. Yet, since their inception, single-serve cups and capsules have had to dodge the criticism that they’re inherently bad for the environment. Single-Serve Coffee Since single-serve capsules are discarded after each use, the brewing...

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The History of How We Make Coffee

  Tracys        Coffee and Espresso

The first coffee was rumored to have been consumed in Ethiopia around 850 AD. Today, other than water, coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Over 400 billion cups are consumed every year. Thirty-five percent of the world’s coffee is consumed in the United States. The coffee industry employs over 25 million people. Here is a quick look at the inventions that have made coffee consumption so popular: In 1901, "instant" coffee was invented by...

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The American Espresso Controversy

  Tracys        Coffee and Espresso

American Baristas from Seattle’s underground coffeehouses to NYC’s fast emerging coffee bars, are finding themselves at odds with their Italian patriarchs. Old School Epsresso vs. New School Espresso  When Illy’s master barista Giorgio Milos visited stateside cafes, he became embattled in a firestorm of controversy for stating that, “What is called espresso here [in the US] really isn’t espresso.” Milos’ beef, it seemed, to take root...

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A Look at Whole Latte Love's Drip Coffee Selection

Our Drip Coffee While exploring our site, you may notice that we have a category labeled "Coffee and Espresso." To an outsider, the difference between drip and espresso coffee is dubious, at best. Most people simply accept that grind fineness determines if a coffee is destined for the espresso machine or coffee maker. While the grind is a major contributing factor, it is not the only one. If you're talking about whole bean, any combination therein...

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How Coffee is Decaffeinated

  Nick B        Coffee and Espresso

Maybe you’re one of those people who shies away from coffee after dinner or maybe your doctor told you to lay off the caffeine. Either way, before you pull the trigger and go for the decaf, take a look at the different ways it’s decaffeinated and choose what’s right for you. You see, there are several conventional methods used in the industry to decaffeinate coffee Swiss Water Process Unroasted coffee beans are soaked in extremely hot water (175°F) until at...

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Coffee Spotlight: Illy Coffee and Espresso

  Nick B        Coffee and Espresso

A conversation about Italian coffee can not be had without the mention of Illy. This 75-year-old company is rooted in a culture of quality and innovation. From iperEspresso capsules and MonoDose pods to whole-bean and pre-ground coffee, Illy delicacies are served in more than 50,000 restaurants and cafes worldwide. An impressive six million cups of Illy coffee are consumed every day and Illy-branded products are available in more than 140 countries. If you haven't tasted one of Illy's...

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