How do you know which coffee beans to buy? If you're standing at a coffee shop looking at all of the options, it might seem hard to choose, but the best way to know what to buy is to simply ask. That's the beauty of going directly to the place that roasted your beans, or to a place that specializes in stocking beans from a few different roasters; they know their product and they know it well.
Here are four questions to ask to help you get what you want to drink each and every time.
Every summer since I can remember, we drive the back roads to the beach. While the highways are much faster, we'd miss out on one of the best parts of the trip if we took them: pit stops at farm stands. Sampling from the trays to pick the best plums and juiciest peaches is as much a part of our family tradition as our yearly week at the beach together. And now, so is this stone fruit sangria.
Who says you can't drink wine with your ice cream? Ask most wine professionals, and they'll tell you, "Pairing wine with ice cream is one of those 'impossible pairings.' Go with beer or have a sip of whiskey, instead." But what if you are presented with a situation where wine is your only option, or what if you simply love wine and ice cream together?
Adaptability is a positive quality, so let's break some rules.
Cool drinks like lemonade, iced tea, and fruity punches make summertime sweeter — not to mention a whole lot more refreshing. But there's one thing that can put a damper on sipping cool drinks outdoors: bugs. Put your drink down for five minutes and without fail, there are a few tiny gnats or flies doing the backstroke across the top.
Picture it now: you're being fanned and fed grapes while you sip on the quintessential summer cocktail. Okay, maybe the grapes and fanning won't actually happen, but you can definitely make the cocktail part possible by breaking out your inner mixologist.
Now that summertime is heating up and you've either reunited with your A/C unit or inner tube, you're more than likely searching for a refreshing adult beverage that cools you down in these pesky rising temperatures. This Everclear® cocktail combines ginger and sweet honey to make you feel like you’re boating away to a tropical island, sun hat in hand, Ginger Honey Bee ambrosia in the other.
There's only one thing better than iced coffee: iced coffee with bubbles. When it's hot out, who doesn't want a caffeinated, fizzy drink?
What kind of bubbles are we talking about? Tonic water, of course. While tonic and coffee might seem odd together, it's a combination that has risen to popularity in the specialty coffee world, providing a refreshing, caffeinated kick to drinkers in search for something different than just a regular cup of coffee or espresso.
Q: I was in Kauai recently, and I had a cocktail that was called a Homegrown. I've been desperately trying to find a recipe for it and failing miserably — "homegrown" is apparently just too common a term to describe cocktails and ingredients. I know it included spiced rum, dark rum, and falernum — also possibly pineapple juice.