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18
May

Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

A fantastic-looking chilled coffee treat Presentation is important: sweetened condensed milk is gently poured over a spoon resting atop the iced black coffee to achieve a layered effect. Makes 2 servings 4 cardamom pods (or substitute ½ teaspoon ground cardamom) 45g coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee 475ml boiling water Sugar to taste Ice 75 ml sweetened condensed or evaporated milk Break open the cardamom pods and grind the tiny seeds to a powder with a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle. Combine the ground cardamom and coffee

18
May

Cowboy Coffee

Whether you're thinking about making your home on the range or simply spending a weekend roughing it in the woods (or huddled in a pillow fort in your living room), a cup of joe's always close at hand—provided you've got ground coffee and a way to boil water. Just ask a cowboy. So-called "cowboy coffee" is one of the simplest ways to brew a pot of mud, and the extraction technique it uses—called "decoction," the simple act of commingling grounds with boiling water—is the

18
May

French Cafe Frappe Recipe

A French café frappé, Paris. This is the original frappé, once a centrepiece of the French brasserie's coffee and dessert repertoires. The name comes from the French verb frapper, which, though it means "to hit" or "to strike" (maybe like a frappé in a blender), indicates "iced" or "cold" in a beverage context. The classic frappé is in most instances thinner than an American milkshake, which, confusingly, is called a "frappe" (pronounced "frap," not "fra-PAY") in Boston. In Italy a frappè al

11
May

Go Green: What Organic Coffee Means to You

Conscientious consumers are finding ways to make healthier decisions for themselves and their families, with the increased awareness of how these choices impact the environment for future generations.   When making purchases, the organic coffee bean is often overlooked as an opportunity to improve health, and the well being of the planet.  Organic coffee beans provide a healthier cup of coffee, superior taste, and a greater respect for our ecosystem than non-organic coffees. Organic Coffee & Health Benefits Organic beans are free of

10
May

Cuba Puts Peas in the Coffee Again

Associated Press, May 3, 2011 HAVANA - Cubans' morning joe will be a little more bitter and a little less potent as the island returns to mixing coffee with roasted peas in a cost-saving move. The blend is being distributed beginning this month for domestic consumption, the Interior Commerce Ministry said Tuesday in an announcement published by Communist Party newspaper Granma. The change apparently will not affect coffee for export, for sale in pricier stores or in establishments catering

10
May

(ARA) - These days, when it comes to produce, the catch words are "local" and "seasonal." Local and seasonal, like fresh and organic, can mean a lot of different things, according to Jim Gallivan, department chair of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta and author of several cookbooks, including "The Adventure Cookbook" and "The New Spa Cuisine." Gallivan offers definitions for the terms: * Local. Local can be defined

10
May

(ARA) - Espresso, invented in Italy in order to serve commuters rushing to catch trains, is now enjoyed around the world.  While many enjoy espresso sitting at a favorite neighborhood cafe, you can easily prepare it at home when armed with a basic understanding of espresso-brewing techniques. Espresso - which is also a type of roast - requires a unique, rapid brewing method that utilizes pressure, not gravity, to brew, and is always prepared fresh to be savored