Coffee In Skills
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8 Things Your Barista Wishes You Knew About CoffeeSkills
Certainly some baristas come off as more pretentious than others, but at the end of the day, it’s because they are passionate about what they do, and they don’t always get the respect that they deserve. Neither do their drinks. With that in mind, here are eight things your barista may wish you knew about coffee. If you order a triple macchiato with a raspberry shot and extra foam, your barista probably isn’t going to flinch. But inside they just may be screaming.
May 1, 2019
5 Ways to Drink Coffee Like It’s Earth Day Every DaySkills
By now we all know Earth Day deserves more than just one day. It deserves 365, in fact (366 days in a leap year). There are so many ways for us to change how we live our everyday lives, and hence our impact, and food is a big one. You know what else has a big impact? Coffee. Want to do your part? Drink your coffee like every day is Earth Day. Here are five ways to be a better neighbor on the planet when it comes to your coffee.
May 1, 2019
9 Ways to Use Brewed Coffee Around the HouseSkills
If you’re a coffee lover, then chances are you drink up all the coffee that you make. But on the off chance you ever have leftover brewed coffee, you don’t need to throw it out. Just like coffee grounds can be put to use in a variety of ways, like compost and facial exfoliant, brewed coffee can be used in a lot of different ways around the house. Here are nine things you can do with a pot of brewed coffee, or at least a few leftover tablespoons.
May 1, 2019
Why Do We Drink Coffee at Breakfast?Skills
Many of us associate coffee with mornings. It’s the thing that we need to kickstart the day. But it has been shown that the best time to drink coffee isn’t even right when you get up. Because of the chemistry in your brain, it’s actually a few hours later, when the coffee gives you its full effects. So, why did we even start drinking coffee in the morning?
May 1, 2019
Yes, Coffee Naps Really Work. Here’s Why.Skills
I, like many children, hated naps. I remember being put to bed after lunch, only to lie in bed and listen for the calming sound of my mother pouring coffee beans into the grinder, this the holy moment of her day when she was child-free and had a moment to herself. I was so attuned to the sound of those beans falling into the grinder that one time, when she poured some M&Ms into a glass bowl, I apparently shouted from my bedroom, “What are you eating?” I was a precocious (obnoxious?
May 1, 2019
7 Savory Ways to Add Coffee to Your DinnerSkills
As an ingredient, coffee is most relegated to the sweet category. (Who doesn’t love a good tiramisu?) But coffee is versatile; it’s just as good in savory dishes as sweet ones. Certainly you can make an espresso to drink after dinner, but why not also bring coffee onto your dinner plate? Here are seven ways to incorporate coffee into your evening meal. Need a little pre-dinner appetizer? Use brewed coffee to make these coffee crackers, which pair well with aged cheese.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee?Skills
Arabica and robusta are two words that get mentioned a lot in the coffee world. But what do they mean? Arabica and robusta are two species of coffee. Take a moment to think back to middle school and high school biology classes. Remember Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species? Arabic and robusta are both part of the Coffea genus, which is in the Rubiacea family. The genus was first mentioned by the Swedish botanist, Carolus Linneaus, in the 18th century.
May 1, 2019
4 Ways to Make Iced CoffeeSkills
When the days warm up, it can only mean one thing: iced coffee season. But what iced coffee method should you be using? There’s always the Pop Some Leftover Brewed Coffee in the Refrigerator method, but maybe this is the summer for stepping up your iced coffee game. Cold brew is a coffee brewed with cold water. Because you are brewing with cold water, you need a much longer time for the extraction, which is why making a cold brew takes some planning ahead.
May 1, 2019
10 Coffee Subscriptions that Let You Have Coffee Beans Delivered to Your DoorSkills
There are many things you can do to ensure you brew a good cup of coffee at home, but the essential is, of course, to start with great beans, and great beans should be fresh beans. But not all of us live within close proximity to a roaster, and even if we do, there might be other roasters we want to try out. For that, there are coffee subscriptions. With the rise of specialty coffee culture, nowadays there are many different subscription services.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Deal with Cat Cafes?Skills
Heard about cat cafes? Well, if not, then you’re about to. Cat cafes are pretty much what they sound like: cafes with cats. Lots of cats. No, this is not the place to take your feline friend for a coffee break. The point of cat cafes is for those that are cat-less to cozy up with a sweet, purring four-footed animal. The concept hails from Taiwan, who got its first cat cafe in 1998, but the idea quickly caught on in Japan, who has embraced the cat cafe trend.
May 1, 2019
A Coffee Buyer Has the Most Glamorous (and Toughest) Job in the Coffee WorldSkills
What does a coffee buyer do? This might seem like a silly question to ask. “Buy coffee,” is the easy, most obvious answer. But in the coffee world, a green coffee buyer’s role is complex and multifaceted. Green coffee buyers are the ones who travel to origin countries to source coffees — “green coffee” to be precise, as it’s the coffee which hasn’t been roasted yet.
May 1, 2019
Who Invented the Aeropress?Skills
I remember my first time using an Aeropress. It was about eight or so years ago, and my roommate Laura, a ceramicist, had one. She used it every morning on top one of her beautiful handmade mugs, frothed some warm milk on the side, and ended up with a simple homemade latte every single morning. I thought it was magic. Fast forward to this year, when I went to my first ever Aeropress championships.
May 1, 2019
Does Cold Brew Coffee Have More Caffeine than Hot Coffee?Skills
You know what’s great about this time of year? It’s cold brew coffee season. Easy to drink and addictively refreshing, it’s no surprise that cold brew has become a summer drink of choice for many. Cold brew is different from traditional iced coffee — which is just hot brewed coffee poured over ice — in that it’s made by mixing coffee grounds and cold water and letting it sit for a much longer extraction time.
May 1, 2019
Coffee and Tonic Water Just May Be Your New Favorite Summer DrinkSkills
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.
May 1, 2019
Ask These 4 Questions to Help You Buy Better Coffee BeansSkills
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.
May 1, 2019
Why Microwaving Cold Coffee Makes Coffee-Lovers ScreamSkills
You got distracted earlier this morning and left your precious mug of coffee to sit out for a few hours — now it’s cold, but you’d like to reheat it. Is microwaving the way to go? Ask around, and the answer is usually a resounding “no.” But why? When we are talking about reheating a cup of coffee in the microwave, the first concern is the level of freshness, which is going to affect taste.
May 1, 2019
Have You Tried Nitro Coffee, the Iced Coffee That’s Served Like Beer?Skills
Have you seen people drinking coffee pulled from a tap this summer? That’s nitro coffee, and it’s currently all the rage. We’ve already seen how the bubbles-and-coffee combination makes people go crazy with the popularity of espresso tonics, so it’s no surprise that this slightly effervescent cold drink would be a big hit.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Deal with Acid in Coffee?Skills
Coffee often gets branded as an acidic drink, but in fact, coffee comes in at around a five on the pH scale, which is actually less acidic than drinks like beer, orange juice, and even soda. So, when we talk about acid and coffee, most often, we are not actually talking about the pH level of the drink. Here’s what we are talking about. Acidity is one of the key components of how a coffee tastes.
May 1, 2019
The Link Between Coffee and CreativitySkills
Coffee is a part of regular routines for many creatives — writers in particular. Coffee shops are also preferred work spaces, as the ambient noise found in coffee shops has been shown to be conducive to creative cognition. A cup of coffee can feel like the kickstart to a creative process, and help get us into a creative flow. But how are coffee and creativity really linked? Some research shows that, contrary to popular belief, coffee may inhibit creativity.
May 1, 2019
4 Ways to Avoid the Paper Cup at the Coffee ShopSkills
Coffee on the go often means popping into a cafe and ordering a drink to take with you. But with this drink being a regular — most often daily — activity, society’s coffee-to-go habit comes at a cost: Americans consume (and therefore dispose of) about 14 billion paper coffee cups per year. That’s enough to circle Earth 55 times! All because of our coffee addiction.
May 1, 2019
What Is the Optimal Amount of Coffee to Drink?Skills
It seems like every week there’s a new report telling us how much coffee we should or shouldn’t drink, which leaves most coffee drinkers wondering: What is the optimal amount we should be consuming? Recent recommendations from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee cited the various health benefits of drinking a few cups of coffee per day, which left a lot of people citing three to five cups per day as an acceptable amount.
May 1, 2019
The Changing Face of European CoffeeSkills
Europe has always had a special relationship to coffee. Centuries ago, European traders got their hands on it during travels to the Near East, helping to launch an entire global industry. We have France to thank for cafes, and Italy to thank for our beloved espresso drinks. European coffee culture has always been rich, and it continues to grow and expand today. Even the British, known around the world as tea drinkers, had a role to play in American coffee habits.
May 1, 2019
The Best Booze for Spiking Your Starbucks Holiday LattesSkills
What’s the best way to get through the holiday season? By being merrily caffeinated, of course! Starbucks holiday lattes are the obvious place to start. And then you’ll need the booze! Keep reading to learn what to pair together. Then, get to your local coffee chain — because you don’t want to have to wait a whole year before these jolly drinks come back around. Top choice: Amaretto.
May 1, 2019
10 Ways to Give Your Coffee a Shot of FlavorSkills
There are plenty of sugars and sweeteners, and creamy dairy and non-dairy products to enhance our coffee. But those are far from the only way to boost the flavor of our morning brew. Whether black coffee is your beverage of choice or you prefer yours lighter or sweeter, there’s a way to up the flavor of coffee that’s just right for you. That coconut oil in your pantry is good for more than just cooking.
May 1, 2019
5 Alternatives to Coffee to Still Give You a Morning JoltSkills
For most of us, a jolt of energy in the morning is a necessity. While coffee tends to be the most popular choice, there are plenty of other drinks out there that give you that buzz — some via a caffeine kick, and others that give you energy in non-caffeinated ways. Here are five sips to try instead of that cup of joe. Matcha is powdered Japanese green tea.
May 1, 2019
7 Ways to Use Up Leftover CoffeeSkills
Maybe you had to run out the door before finishing your freshly brewed pot or you simply made too much, but whatever the case, you have leftover coffee in your kitchen. It might not be tasty enough to sip on its own, but don’t be too quick to pour it down the drain. Here are seven simple ways to make use of the remaining pot. Replace some of the water you use to cook your oatmeal in with leftover coffee.
May 1, 2019
There’s a New Coffee on the Market That Won’t Stain Your TeethSkills
Coffee drinkers know the struggle of keeping their teeth white, as the caffeinated beverage can permanently discolor teeth. Now, thanks to two Slovakian brothers, there is a solution: clear colored coffee. The clear coffee, produced by British coffee company CLR CFF, offers the same caffeine found in a traditional cup of joe, but without the dark-colored hue. According to David Nagy and his brother Adam, the transparent coffee is a “combination of technology and quality ingredients.
May 1, 2019
What Is White Coffee?Skills
If you’re a coffee shop regular, you undoubtedly give your go-to order as one word, shouting “Tripleventisoynofoamlatte!” like an above-average Gryffindor casting a spell. (Most baristas would probably understand “Accio latte!” too). But there’s a coffee drink you probably haven’t heard of and you may want to consider switching up your light or dark roast for this increasingly popular — and potentially more beneficial — beverage.
May 1, 2019
Sorry, I Just Can’t Get Behind Nut Milk in My CoffeeSkills
I have multiple friends who swear that giving up dairy has given them more energy, helps regulate their digestion, and makes them feel leaner. Those all seem like great things to me, so I’ve tried it — I really have (most recently, for a whole week — read about it here).
May 1, 2019
A Serious Taste Comparison Between Cold Brew from Starbucks and Dunkin DonutsSkills
There is nothing I love more than free stuff. If my neighbors leave last summer’s best sellers in the lobby of my apartment building, I’ll pick them up. If the Y stacks up the snacks left over from its after-school camps, I’ll take them. And if I ever see vinyl records beside the curb on trash day, they’re all coming home with me, even if they’re all in French. (Yes, this has happened.
May 1, 2019
Of All the Top Canned and Bottled Iced Coffees from Starbucks, These Are the 5 Best OnesSkills
If there’s one thing Starbucks has in spades, it’s choices. Let’s see, do you want a caramel Frappuccino or a mocha Frappuccino? Whip or no whip? One pump or three? Oh, you just want black coffee? No problem. Want it brewed on a Clover or a siphon or maybe in a Chemex? And which café are you going to — the one on the northwest corner or the southeast corner? Or maybe the one up the street? And that’s just the coffee shops.
May 1, 2019
Here’s How to Make Whole30 Coffee Creamer with Just Two IngredientsSkills
Before starting my first round of Whole30 a couple of years ago, I was nervous about one thing, and one thing only. It wasn’t cutting out sugar or ditching my beloved ice cream, nor was it the lack of carbs, cheese, or grains. The single thing I knew I’d miss most of all was the generous glug of heavy cream I tipped into my coffee every morning. It added body and richness to coffee — with just the tiniest hint of indulgence — and I found it irresistible.
May 1, 2019
This Coffee Chart Is Dividing the InternetSkills
If you’re like me, the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is make a giant pot of coffee. Personally, I have what constitutes my first cup (of many) down to a science. Here’s my order: I put a spoon of sugar in my mug first, after brewing my grounds with a dash of salt, of course (thanks Alton). Then I pour some of that blessed, steaming brew into my cup almost all the way to the top, leaving space for the last part: the cream.
Apr 30, 2019
Why Your Second Cup of Coffee Is Never as Good as Your FirstSkills
Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: Every morning when I wake up, I brew a giant pot of French roast, and pour myself a cup. After adding sugar and cream, I take that first sip, and every morning it’s like the first time I’ve ever had such a drink in my life. It’s absolute perfection. It’s like vanilla, sugar, cream, and coffee beans were made to be tasted by me this morning and me alone. But then, each subsequent sip is a little less satisfying.
Nov 30, 2018
Cold Brew Basics: The 1-2-3 Plan for Better Caffeination at HomeSkills
I’m not one to be hyperbolic about food stuff, but mastering cold brew at home is a game-changer. For starters, nothing will make you feel like you’ve got yourself together in the morning like having iced coffee ready to go in your fridge. Making cold brew at home is going to save you so much time (and money) this summer that you might actually find a minute to meditate in the morning — or catch up on email, if that’s more your speed.
Jun 26, 2018
What Is Nitro Coffee, and Is It Better than Regular Coffee?Skills
Are you curious about this nitro coffee that keeps popping up? Me too. So I got an expert here in Louisville, Kentucky (which excels at beverages beyond bourbon!) to break it down for me. Here Brian Beyke, with local roaster Quills Coffee, shares everything you could want to know about nitro coffee.
May 15, 2018
A Brief Guide to Iced Coffee StylesSkills
Do you know your cold brew from your pour over?
May 11, 2018
Starbucks Just Unveiled a Sophisticated New Holiday DrinkSkills
Starbucks has been treating us to a ton of special holiday drinks this year. It seems like just yesterday they gave us the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and Chestnut Praline Chai Latte. It isn’t even the end of November yet, and they just surprised us with another new holiday drink for 2017: It’s called the Juniper Latte, and it sounds like a grown-up twist on the seasonal holiday favorites we all know and love.
Nov 22, 2017
The Secret to Brewing Good Coffee OutsideSkills
I love having my daily cup of coffee — for the caffeine, but also for the ritual involved. That’s why, when I set off on a two-week bike trip at the end of summer, I brought along a pretty serious coffee setup. Taking a normal ritual and doing it somewhere entirely different is special, which is why I’m such an advocate of making coffee outside. So what do you need to make good coffee outside?
Oct 7, 2017
Twitter Is Revolting Against This Strange Coffee HackSkills
Word to the wise: Think twice before airing your dirty food confessions on social media. Specifically, keep your off-beat food pairings off Twitter if you don’t want to provoke the wrath of food traditionalists. Case in point? Just ask Philadelphia-based sports writer Jim Salisbury, who confessed on the micro-blogging platform that he added mayo to his coffee. His supposed crime was that he admitted it was “not half bad.
Aug 22, 2017
These Are the Countries That Drink the Most To-Go CoffeeSkills
Coffee consumption is on the rise around the world. In fact, the demand for coffee is being attributed to two factors: millennials are chugging more java and more countries are adopting a caffeine fix. “Coffee demand is robust and growing at about 1.5 percent per annum,” Carlos Mera Arzeno, a commodities analyst with Rabobank International in London, tells The Washington Post. But not all countries consume coffee equally.
Aug 15, 2017
5 Ways to Stop Spending So Much Money on CoffeeSkills
Spending less money on coffee is easy: Get less-involved drinks, join a loyalty program, etc. This post is not about how to do that (you already know how!). This post is about how to avoid that expensive money trap that is the coffee shop in the first place. Yes, I know there are some who would argue that going out for coffee is totally worth it, but if you’re trying to stop spending money on coffee, the best way to do so is just to stop going out. Here’s how.
Mar 27, 2017
10 Ways to Set a Good Vibe at the Coffee ShopSkills
Whether you breeze in and out of a coffee shop once every seven days to get your weekly latte fix, or you camp out at one almost every day (or you visit with any degree of frequency in between), there are a few things you can do to make it a more enjoyable trip — for yourself and everyone around you. If your head is buried in your emails, you’re not going to notice when it’s your turn to move up in the line.
Feb 8, 2017
Have You Ever Added Baking Soda to Your Coffee?Skills
My in-laws came to stay with us over the holidays, and while they couldn’t be better house guests, my mother-in-law has one strange habit. Whenever she makes a pot of coffee, she insists on putting a pinch of baking soda on the grounds before brewing. This concept was totally new to me, but my mother-in-law swears the soda makes the coffee easier to digest for her sensitive stomach.
Jan 11, 2017
Sometimes a Coffee Grinder Is Better than a Mortar and PestleSkills
If you’ve been using the centuries-old approach of employing a mortal and pestle for grinding whole spices, try reaching for a more modern appliance to make this task easier and faster. Your electric coffee grinder isn’t the uni-tasking appliance you thought it was. In fact, it’s nearly identical to an electric spice grinder, and can be used in place of one.
Sep 21, 2016
15 Things We Learned About Coffee This YearSkills
So many of us start our days with coffee of some sort. From a full French press of black coffee to an espresso drink with a mountain of foam, there’s something for almost everyone. There’s also still a lot to learn to help you make a better cup of joe at home. Here are our favorite coffee lessons from 2015. Introducing fika: This was the year of fika, the Swedish coffee break. Learn what it is and why it will make your days so much better.
Dec 21, 2015
How Caffeine Is Removed from CoffeeSkills
Most of us are addicted to caffeine. We drink it every morning out of habit, but also to give us a much-needed boost to get us going or to help us face the day. Caffeine is a stimulant targeting the central nervous system and it does a really good job of combating drowsiness and helping us feel more awake. However, past a certain time in the day, many of us avoid caffeine for fear it may lead to a sleepless, restless night, so we turn to decaf.
Jul 2, 2015
Did You Know You Can Freeze Leftover Whipped Cream?Skills
Whipped cream is one of life’s little luxuries that makes everything it touches just a wee bit better. Whether you like it to melt into your hot cocoa, crown your hot fudge sundae, or gild your pie or apple crisp, it’s amazing how just taking a whisk to some heavy cream transforms it so beautifully. But what about that leftover whipped cream that didn’t get served? Should you just toss it?
Jul 1, 2015
What Is Fika? An Introduction to the Swedish Coffee Break
Ever hear mention of fika? Maybe you’ve heard of the cafe chain in New York City, or maybe you’ve heard a Swedish friend make a fika reference, or maybe you once watched that silly Gevalia video. But when it comes to fika, do you really know what it is? Three years ago my friend Johanna Kindvall and I set out to write a book on the topic of fika, the almighty Swedish coffee break. For Swedes, fika is nothing revolutionary; it’s simply part of everyday life.
May 25, 2015
Coffee Ice Cubes Will Keep Your Iced Coffee Strong ’Til the Last Sip
Warmer weather signals the return of many things, my favorite being the start of iced coffee season. It’s a refreshing way to start the day and a cool afternoon pick me up when it’s too hot for a cup of hot joe. If you’re like me, a slow coffee drinker, then you’re familiar with how quickly melted ice can ruin an otherwise blissful cup of iced coffee.
May 15, 2014
5 Luxurious Stands for Pour Over Coffee (Plus Some Pour Over Basics)
My husband and I really love our coffee. Do you? Maybe you too have a French press, an Aeropress, a Chemex, and a good burr grinder. (Oh, coffee toys; what a dangerous habit!) But there’s one sort of coffee we don’t make right now, and that’s pour over, a simple yet craftsmanlike method of slowly and meditatively soaking coffee grounds set in a filter over a cup or pitcher. It’s one of the simplest ways to brew, but ironically it also offers some of the fanciest toys.
Mar 7, 2014
Surprising Science: Why Adding Cold Cream to Coffee Keeps It Hotter Longer
Logically, it would seem that adding refrigerator-cold cream to your coffee would result in a cup that is cooler than a cup of black coffee, but the food science geeks at Modernist Cuisine explain why the laws of physics actually prove the opposite: coffee with cream cools about 20% slower than black coffee. This is true for three reasons. First, black coffee is darker, so it emits heat faster than lighter-colored coffee with cream.
Oct 10, 2013
Handy Infographic: Brewing Coffee Without a Coffee Maker
No coffee maker? No problem! You don’t even need a grinder or a means of heating water according to the methods in this fun and helpful infographic from Tonx. MacGyver would be proud. We’re generally wary of infographics-as-marketing-devices, and this one comes from Tonx, a coffee subscription service.
Apr 30, 2013
Horchata 3 Ways: Almonds, Coffee, Coconut
Horchata, the creamy refreshing rice drink of Latin America, has its roots in medieval Spain but today the creamy, cool beverage can be found all over Central and South America, reflecting the different ingredients and flavors of each country. Here in the US we’re generally accustomed to Mexican-style horchata made with rice and cinnamon. From a classic recipe to a couple of newer inventions, here are three favorite versions of this refreshing drink.
Aug 29, 2012
How to Make Your Own Flavored Coffee
When I think of flavored coffee, I think of road trips and gas stations. College cafeterias and airports. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a hazelnut coffee gal, through and through. But it’s not an everyday thing for me although it could be more and more now that I know how to make my own.In the February issue of Martha Stewart Magazine, there is a little piece on making flavored coffee at home the easy way. The gist?
Jan 19, 2012
Own An Air Popcorn Popper? Roast Your Own Coffee
Do you have an air popcorn popper taking up space in your pantry? Why not turn it into a multi-tasking tool and roast your own coffee beans. Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, did just that. It’s easier (and less time consuming) than you think!Mark explains that he has three main reasons for roasting his own beans. First, unroasted coffee beans are cheaper than those that have been already roasted.
Aug 19, 2011
Food Science: Why Does Soy Milk Curdle In Hot Coffee?
If you’ve ever poured cold soy milk into a steaming cup of coffee, you’ve probably noticed it seize up, coagulating into unappealing curds that sink to the bottom of the cup. Why does this happen and how can it be prevented? The two factors behind the curdling of soy milk are acidity and temperature. Black coffee is more acidic than soy milk and can act like a coagulant, making a kind of loose tofu in your coffee cup.
Jun 6, 2011
Espresso Martinis & Milkshakes: A Coffee Cocktail PrimerThe Atlantic
While we’re on Italy, here are some excellent tips from an Italian barista on how to make espresso-based cocktails. Guess which alcohol is the least compatible with coffee?According to Giorgio Milos, master barista for illycaffe, it’s gin. He writes: “The only one true enemy of coffee’s taste is gin. Its herbal properties are at odds with coffee’s chocolate and other key components.
Sep 9, 2010
Will Matcha Become the New Espresso?
You’ve probably heard of matcha, a form of high-quality Japanese green tea that has been ground into a powder. It’s been showing up in ice cream, shakes and smoothies, salt, cookies and cakes, and even chocolate truffles and frosting. But my favorite way to enjoy matcha is in its traditional form as a hot beverage. Made in single servings and sipped quickly while it is still hot, this bracing, stimulating and slightly bitter drink makes me wonder: Will matcha become the new espresso?
Aug 16, 2010
Word of Mouth: Moreish
Moreish adj. Addictive or nearly addictive; most often used to describe food or drink so good that you want more (primarily British and Australian in usage).We are big fans of Agatha Christie; her books are unfailingly entertaining and satisfying, the perfect bedtime reading.
Mar 3, 2008
Good Question: How to Make the Perfect Cafe au Lait?
All the coffe coverage has Cortney thinking about perfect cafe au lait…Any tips on how to make the perfect cafe au lait? Whether it was in Paris, Bilbao or Madrid, the ones I had in Europe were so far superior to any I have been able to find in the US. I’d like to know how to make my own! – Cortney(To All Good Questions)Cortney, this a hard one for us because we are not completely sure what makes a perfect cafe au lait.
Feb 7, 2008
Good Question: Can I Replace Espresso Powder With Espresso?
All of the (wonderful) coffee coverage this week has reminded me of a question that’s been at the back of my mind. I run across a number of baking recipes that call for espresso powder, and I’ve yet to find it in stores. Sure, I could just order it online, but since I have an espresso machine, I was wondering: Does anyone have any tips for adding brewed espresso to recipes?
Jan 31, 2008