The Things

Putting the iCoffee to the Test

February 16, 2014

Anyone who loves coffee, knows that a perfectly prepared cup of coffee is a combination of a great coffee that is brewed to specific standards. And that cup can be prepared in a variety of methods – French press, drip, pressure brewed, pour over . . .  Lately, I’ve been drinking coffee brewed in the […]

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Looking to Boost Your Productivity? Coffee may be the answer.

November 6, 2013

  No doubt, there is a lot of research on coffee and its effects on the body. Some of it sings the praises of coffee, while some of it doesn’t. On the good side, we have heard that coffee reduces mortality risk, may ward off basal cell carcinoma, and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. We’ve […]

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Favorite Finds: finum Traveler Zita

August 25, 2013

We’re always out and about in search of new products to satisfy our coffee and tea cravings. And, when it comes to enjoying my coffee and tea when I’m out and about, I have just a few simple requests: (1) That it easily brews my beverage; (2) it keeps it hot for extended periods of […]

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Iced Caffe Latte

July 19, 2013

When the sun is hot and you’re looking for something refreshing and to give you a little pick-me-up, try this iced coffee drink, served in a tall glass. 1 cup freshly brewed espresso, or 1 small pot coffee made in a French press 2% milk ½ tsp simple syrup, or honey 3 ice cubes   […]

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Home Coffee Brewing

July 15, 2013

From single-serve machines to traditional drip methods and espresso, over 130 million Americans are consuming coffee in a variety of ways on a daily basis from home. Brewing and drinking coffee at home is a daily ritual for 80% of US consumers. So, to find out just how we are all preparing coffee at home […]

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Cold Coffee: Refreshing, Rejuvenating, and even Relaxing!

July 10, 2013

In the hot summer months, there is no need to give up your coffee addiction, just grab yourself some cold coffee and get refreshing. The ready-to-drink coffee segment is flourishing, and high end blends and flavors let you enjoy a delicious coffee flavor either cold brewed and pure, or blended with ingredients that take your […]

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Like Water For Coffee

June 25, 2013

  Did you know coffee is nearly 99% water? Which means the quality of water is important  to the quality of the final cup of coffee. To learn more about what you can do to ensure you’re using quality water to brew your coffee, we turn to Samantha Joyce of Seattle Coffee Gear for some […]

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Bootleg S’mores

June 7, 2013

Summertime brings thoughts of camping, picnicking, beach-going, and vacations. And for us, it is time for S’mores. But the kids don’t want to wait for a family camping trip, they  want S’mores whenever they can get them.   Years ago, I had a pizelle maker. I LOVED making pizelles for the kids to snack on […]

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Keeping Coffee Fresh

May 29, 2013

Moisture, air, light and heat: These are the four elements that can affect the fresh taste of your roasted coffee. But, in the high-heat, high-moisture, sunlight-filtered environment of the kitchen, many of us just throw caution to the wind and rip open that bag of coffee, take what we need for that pot in the […]

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Thick, Sweet & Sticky… Cold Brewed Coffee Syrup

May 20, 2013

An interview with David Lanning, CEO of Dave’s Coffee Experience the full spectrum of flavor that resides in coffee beans with Dave’s Coffee Syrup, which is hand-roasted in small batches, cold-brewed and simmered with natural cane sugar to preserve the delicate, sophisticated notes that are seared away by traditional brewing methods. Coffee Universe talks to the […]

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