The Morning After the Year Before – Flavored Coffee Shots

So, the party’s over and it’s New Year’s Day. Hopefully, it was an awesome night, staying up late with friends and ringing in the New Year with a bit of bubbly or maybe a bit too much bubbly. What is most needed the morning after? Coffee, of course!

The Best Cookies to go with your Coffee

These days, you’re hard-pressed to find a coffee shop that doesn’t sell cookies and other sweets alongside quality brewed coffee and specialty drinks. Cookies and coffee. They just go together, a perfect match. This pairing combination has become a large part of culture in Western Europe and North America starting in the mid-1600’s.

6 Homemade Holiday Coffees

When Christmas is right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with festive flavors that give you that holiday cheer. Think peppermint and chocolate, eggnog and nutmeg, and gingerbread; sweet and warming in a hot drink. For those of you who are all about a good, strong cup of coffee without all the extras, try this Christmas coffee recipe where you add a little bit of spice to the grounds of the coffee and brew as normal.

7 Tips for Making your Gingerbread House

Bring the holiday spirit into your home. Spending time with family to make a gingerbread house. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like. There are many variations and adaptations depending on your preference and level of creativity. Children can join in the fun and help with a large model or make a smaller version.

Baking the Perfect Brownie

Unlike cooking a main meal, where you can add a little of this and a little of that, baking is a more exact science. One wrong move and that brownie could be too chewy or overdone.

Christmas Cookie-Flavored Coffee Recipes

These days, you’re hard-pressed to find a coffee shop that doesn’t sell cookies and other sweets alongside quality brewed coffee and specialty drinks. Cookies and coffee. They just go together, a perfect match. This pairing combination has become a large part of culture in Western Europe and North America starting in the mid-1600’s.

The Farmer Behind Every Cup of Cafe Altura Coffee

There are many variations to the morning ritual. Often, a cup of coffee is involved. And not only for Americans. Coffee consumption has never been more popular worldwide. It’s a market with high demand and it means billions of dollars a year for the big brands. With big money can come exploitation and corruption.

Espresso: A History

Espresso is both the simplest and the purest form of coffee you can have. It’s an expression of Italian coffee culture and a global icon. When we think of coffee in its most idealized form, we think espresso.

Why is There Caffeine in Soda?

Soft drinks have been a part of the western diet since their conception in the late nineteenth century. Globalization has expanded the trend worldwide. Soft drinks are cheap, refreshing, and tasty. And in spite of health warnings linking the excessive consumption of soft drinks and obesity, many of us can’t help ourselves.

Conversations Over Coffee – How and Why to Have Them

Cafés have evolved. Now they are spaces for meetings, working, hanging out, dates, live music, poetry slams, and artist exhibitions. The first coffeehouses, however, were places for the middle/upper class of society to meet and discuss ideas, political aspirations, and deals.