Coffee

Cold Coffee Beans Produce Better Brews

Cold Coffee Beans Produce Better Brews

It is common knowledge among coffee enthusiasts that coffee beans produce the best coffee when they are freshly roasted, when the beans are full of the oils that give coffee so much flavor. It is also common knowledge that beans should be ground just before brewing, if at all possible,…
Researchers develop Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

Researchers develop Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

The language around wine changed dramatically when the Wine Aroma Wheel was developed at UC Davis because it allowed people to easily describe all the flavors that exist in wine. Coffee researchers and the Specialty Coffee Association of America recently developed the new Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel (click above photo…
Americans are Brewing Less Coffee These Days

Americans are Brewing Less Coffee These Days

Americans are brewing less coffee than ever before – but brewing less doesn’t mean that we are drinking less coffee. As little as five years ago, many people would brew a pot of coffee at home in the moring and many office workers could find a whole pot of coffee…
What are Single-Origin Coffees?

What are Single-Origin Coffees?

Single-origin coffees are to coffee drinkers what single AVA or appellation wines are to wine lovers. Appellations, known as American Viticultural Areas here in the US, are specific geographical areas in which grapes are grown. It is a general rule to say that the smaller the area in which a…

Cinnibird Spice Pen

Latte art is one of the most fun things that you can do with coffee, and it’s fun to drink your mistakes when you’re learning the art. That said, it isn’t the only way to decorate a drink. You can use a dusting of cocoa powder or spice to add…
How to Make Homemade Coffee Liqueur

How to Make Homemade Coffee Liqueur

Coffee liqueur is one of those little indulgences that is a great way to treat yourself when you want an after dinner drink that isn’t your usual cup of coffee. The most well-known coffee liqueur is Kahlua, which is made with a rum base, but these day there are all…