"I'm merely mortal and I need a cup of coffee".
Shelley Solmes on CBC Radio 2, 10 minutes ago.
Here are some ways to bring the warmth of Christmas together with, what else, coffee:
- toss some chocolate covered coffee beans into stockings as the best morning treat
- make a coffee cake the night before to nibble on in the morning
- try some coffee pancakes - just add 1 tsp instant coffee to your flour when mixing. Not the best coffee, but the flavour is there.
- Jazz up your coffee - add peppermint or gingerbread or eggnog syrup to your drip, your americano, your mocha, your latte or your whatever
- whip up some heated eggnot and toss it into your coffee, topping off with some yummy nutmeg
- Brew some spiced coffee
Spiced Coffee Recipe (french press)
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 nutmeg, cut into halves
1. Add the nutmeg and cloves to your french press and brew along with your coffee
2. Pour finished brew into cups with a cinnamon stick each
And Merry Christmas!!
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Who would think there would be so many songs about coffee? Locust St. has all the coffee songs listed for your mp3 listening pleasure...
Bob Dylan, One More Cup of Coffee. Emmett Miller, You're the Cream in My Coffee. The Boswell Sisters, Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night. Jaybird Coleman, Coffee Grinder Blues. Serge Gainsbourg, Couleur Cafe. J.S. Bach, "Ei, Wie Schmeckt" (from the Coffee Cantata).
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Solar Roast is a roasting company in Oregon that uses 100% organic and fair trade coffee and uses most "Earth Friendly" roasting methods. They can claim this because their roaster doesn't use any fossil fuels: it uses the sun.
Roast Master Michael Hartkop wanted to create a truly organic roasting method and with the help of his brother David they built Helios.
Helios uses a 10 foot solar collector to focus the sun's rays onto a drum roaster. This is enough to reach temperatures of 600 degrees Farenheit. The mirrors automatically track the sun, using solar power for the electronics, making roasting possible all day long. Of course, this only works on sunny days, so roasting during winter in the Pacific Northwest is a bit of a challenge.
They have a nice list of single origins and blends, but they seem to be out of stock right now. I'll give them a try in a few months, when the sun comes out again.
This is us on our way to Disneyland. We drove down, all 21 hours, just the 2 of us. Coffee, of course, was needed. As well as copious amounts of any caffeinated product we could get our hands on.
So, not wanting to get coffee at some random gas station in the middle of the night, we took all our stuff with us. This is me grinding in the car. Thank goodness for free hot water at gas stations! I think the attendant was jealous ;)
We even took our new snazzy coffee canister from Pottery Barn.
Perk varieties available in Amaretto, French Vanilla, Mocha, Hazelnut, Coffee Beans, and Irish Cream.
Our irresistible Lip Lattes™ are sure to awaken your senses. We’ve combined some of the most enticing aromas with nature’s finest ingredients, which will leave your lips super soft, protected and feeling splendid. Made with Vitamins A & E, Shea Butter and Natural Coffee Flavors, they’re sure to please the inner coffee lover in you.
Tea flavours also available.
A tip from Bloggle: The Coffee Odyssey: "Never — ever — reheat your coffee!"
Ever wondered what is the origin of the Starbucks logo? To be honest, the question never crossed my mind, but now you can read all about it in Deadprogrammer's Cafe. There is a good reason why it has two tails...
CafeGeek is having a contest where you can win 1 of 20 really cool limited edition CafeGeek t-shirts. And it's easy, all you have to do is go to the site and write a review of your favourite cafe. The first 20 people who do this get one of the t-shirts.
It's nice to see Canada jumping onto the odd roadside coffee attractions. A while ago I posted about some giant teacups and coffee pots you can see around the USA - now Canada has one. And, not just any one. The largest one.
This one is supposedly the world's largest coffee pot. It's located in Davidson, Saskatchewan, measures 24 feet (7.3 meters) tall, is made of sheet metal, and could hold 150,000 8-ounce cups of coffee, according to the coolquiz.com trivia list. Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea
Now, why can't we have nice looking coffee pots and cups? What about a nice French Press with some great little stainless steel travel mug? Come on, people!