Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall is Here its time for Hot Drinks!

Fall is here and its time to start thinking of Hot Drinks for the cold weather. Naturally coffee is a must when it comes to making a drink that warms your bones and puts a smile on your face. The first one that comes to my mind is Irish Coffee. Here is a simple reciepe that I like to use and you can add to it to suit your own taste. I like to start mine with a nice strong Expresso and pour it into either a clear glass Irish Coffee cup, or a sturdy 10-12 oz mug. I put 11/2 oz of Irish Whiskey . a teaspoon of brown sugar and a stir it up good . I fill the rest of it up with whipped cream and dust the whipped cream with powdered chocolate . Ahhhh!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fast Cool Coffee Drinks




Cool Coffee Treats that beats the heat

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. With the Summer heat making itself known, at least down in Central Florida. I thought I would be nice to share some "Cool Coffee" drinks.

Brown Sugar Carmel Late

1 Tbsp or so of Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of half and half
1Tbsp of Carmel Topping
3/4 cup of Fresh Brewed Coffee

Directions: Disolve the brown sugar in the half and half untill you get it all disolved, get a wisp and get your half an half frothy. Pour 3/4 cups of fresh brewed coffee into a mug. Put your Carmel in stir till its disolved then top it off with the frothy half and half. Be prepared to repeat these steps over and over .



Coffee Shake

1 heaping Tsp of instant coffee

3/4 cup of milk

2-3 tsp of sugar to taste

a hand full of ice cubes about 6-8 cubes

splash of vanilla

chocolate syrup.... you be the judge on this one ...

put all this in a blender and grind it up good.. this is a fast treat when its hot and you feel like something cool .



Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the most important ingredient is.......

Lets take a moment, take a step back and really take a look at a pot of coffee.
How much attention are we giving the main ingredient... that would be water.
If your like many of us , we pay more attention to the type, brand, grind, flavor or the coffee and with our eyes almost closed put our empty pot under the sink tap and fill it up with out considering what we are really doing. Having spent years marketing entire home water treatment systems throughout Central Florida we had a two classes of water that went through the average home. This is Working grade and Food grade. The working grade is what we used to take baths with, flush toilets, wash dishes. The second type, the food grade went through additional filtration under the kitchen sink such as triple in line filters and reverse osmosis systems. This grade of water was used to make beverages, cook with and of course made your coffee so smooth it really made a noticeable difference. Another benefit we don't think about is by using purified water, we can actually cut back on the amount of product we use to make a pot of coffee. With prices always on the rise, this can add up to some real savings over time. And a little trivia, this was one of the secrets of Dunkin Donuts claim to coffee fame. There are many ways to clean up your water. If you want to try it before you invest in a under sink system. Go to the store and buy a gallon of Reverse Osmosis Water. Make a pot of coffee the way you normally do. Let us know what you thought, I know you will love the results.

As always Happy Brewing!

Frank

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Random Weekly Coffee Web Site

I thought it would be nice to randomly pick a site that sold coffee and coffee related product, and do it every week. I am always open for sites that you may have seen or know of that is worth sharing. This weeks Random Coffee Web Site is http://www.mysticmonkcoffee.com/
Mystic Monk Coffee, has a nice friendly site. I haven't personally tried the coffee, yet... There are a few things on the site that caught my eye. I will get back with you on this. For now , take a look at the site, if you have had this brand before, give us the heads up on your favorites.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Vintage Cory Vacuum Coffee Pot Brewing Demo

Here is the instrument that was responsible for my love for coffee. The vacuume coffee maker that we had was made of stainless steel , not glass. This maker is without a doubt makes some of the best coffee I have ever tasted to date.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Seattle's Best Coffee


A favorite brand that my wife and I discovered on a cruise we took with Royal Caribbean is Seattle's Best Coffee. On the cruise it was served everywhere. Since both of us like full flavored coffee we were excitted when we found our "special" coffee for sale in our local grocery stores.According to the comanies history, they have been in business since the 1970's and hit the grocery stores sometime in the year 2000. They currently have 5 levels of coffee for sale, level 1 being the mild blend moving up to the bold taste of level 5. The last level is our favorite, its a french roast taste. This is a must try!