Caribbean Coffee Rum Recipe

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Caribbean-Coffee-Recipe for winter coffee

Rum and coffee is a perfect blend for a pick-me-up, and to keep us warm during the winter season. These two ingredients work like magic when the two mix with each other, and these two combos are always one of the favorites by many during the brutal winter season.

Because we are feeling cold right now here in the western hemisphere, we are down in making a hot cup of boozy beverage. So we are going to make a Carribean Coffee blend that is perfect for an afternoon coffee or late night coffee to keep you warm this winter.

But before we start creating this Caribbean coffee blend let’s take a look first its origin. When we say the Caribbean, we have this picture in mind the beautiful beaches, sunny weather, exquisite Caribbean rum, and their single origin coffee beans. That is why this Caribbean Coffee Rum will give us the feeling of Caribbean vibe during this cold weather season.

So grab on your gears coffee lovers and let’s start making this magical coffee.

Caribbean Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

  • Hot coffee or espresso
  • 1-ounce Rum
  • Amaretto
  • 2 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • Double or heavy Whipping cream

Instructions

  • To prepare the mixture, pour 1 ounce of rum into a glass, and half an ounce of amaretto liqueur for added booze.
  • Then pour in eight ounces of hot brewed coffee, or you can use espresso if you want a stronger taste of coffee.
  • If you prefer a sweet version of this Caribbean coffee which we prefer too, you can add two tsp of sugar for a bit of sweetness.
  • Finally, for the finishing touches pour on slowly the heavy cream on top of the mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy the coffee drink.

What does your personality say about your favorite holiday drink?

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Your Christmas coffee personality
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The best season to enjoy more coffee is during the holidays, because this is the time of the year where coffee shops bring out their Holiday coffee blends that are festive and yummy. But have you ever wonder why you like a specific type of holiday drink? Why during the holiday you prefer the PSL over eggnog latte, and switch your regular cappuccino to a black coffee.

There might be a reason for your seasonal change of caffeinated beverage that links to your personality. So let’s find out what does your personality say about your favorite holiday drink?

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

PSL is a yearly holiday tradition serve to most coffee shops, but not all loves this holiday beverage. However, if your one of those people who is an avid fan of PSL then you have a strong determination and dedication that your friend, associates, and family admires you the most.

Eggnog Latte

Christmas Eggnog latte

Another perennial holiday favorite made with rich, steam eggnog with espresso if you often order this holiday beverage then you probably have an outspoken personality. You are frank and fun to be with, the life of the party who is entertaining and are not afraid to say what’s on your mind

Hot chocolate

Christmas Hot chocolate

Who can resist a hot cup of chocolate? Well, most of us can’t, because hot chocolate is a comfort beverage and one of the best drinks during the holidays. So, hot chocolate lovers you have a fondness for a certain kind of wistful nostalgia that others may not understand. You often reflect on the so-called “simpler times” in life, when selecting either “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” or “Alvin and The Chipmunks” for an afternoon of entertainment was your toughest choice. Plus, you probably enjoy cuddling too much.

Peppermint Mocha

Vega Peppermint Mocha
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This sweet holiday beverage is a yuletide cheer! Despite of the crisp sweetness of this beverage coffee lover who loves peppermint mocha prefers a classic style of music and movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, read good old books, prefers to stay at home over the weekend wearing an ugly sweater while cuddling a hot cup of coffee.

Black coffee

Black coffee

You can never go wrong with black coffee on holiday it is always good to pair with any food especially to pastries. People who love black coffee has a strong personality who prefers to work more than spending the holiday. You like simple things in life rather than extravagant parties. You prefer to be alone, read good books while having your freshly brewed coffee.

Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread latte

There are so many types of gingerbread from ginger man, gingerbread houses, and gingerbread ornaments. These means that you know how to enjoy the life that draws you to the delicious, gingery latte. You are an adventurer and has a lot of friends. You love attending weekend parties, and you barely have time to relax. Your bright, bubbly sense of fun is exactly what makes you a fan of gingerbread.

Whatever your holiday drinks of choice whether it’s a caffeinated beverage or not it’s no doubt that the Yuletide season is the most wonderful time of the year.

Practical Coffee Table For Your Home

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Coffee Table for home
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Coffee tables are a statement piece in our home, which is often used. However, most of the struggles is finding the perfect coffee table that is practical and economical. A lot of times we end up buying expensive coffee tables that do not match the space we have at home or coffee tables that are too small for our needs. So here are tips, and tricks on how you can find, the perfect coffee table for your home that is workable in all corners.

The Farm House Coffee Table


Farmhouse Coffee Table with Hidden Storage by Her Tool Belt

This farmhouse coffee table is ergonomic to all its corners. It is just the right size to put something on top, and have plenty of space for your morning newspaper, and coffee plus the hidden drawer is very convenient to put your clutter to keep the coffee table tidy.

Look for inspiration HERE

Rustic Industrial Coffee Table

RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL COFFEE TABLE by The House of Wood

This rustic industrial coffee table is plain and simple and provides a big space to work on. You can arrange various decorations on top while still have space for your coffee, or just put a small planter to have plenty of space for snacks and drinks.

Look for inspiration HERE

Edge Wood Coffee Table

Edge Wood Coffee Table by A Pretty Happy Home

This coffee table has a lot of personality into it at the same time it has much space for your coffee. Hence this coffee table has a lot of edge it is better to leave it plain and let its character shine, however, if you wish to put something to have balance a piece of dainty movables or a medium size candle will be a good decor on top.

Look for inspiration HERE

Crate Coffee Table

Crate Coffee Table by Ideas 2 Live 4

Talking about thrifty and nifty, this crate coffee table is a practical piece of furniture. Aside from it allows you to create your own style, it has many possible storages to put things such as books, magazine and more.

Look for inspiration HERE

Balustrade Coffee Table

Balustrade Coffee Table by Its A Grandville Life

A perfect fit for any home that will make everything look cozy. The balustrade coffee table is a layered statement piece of furniture where you can put your favorite book, magazine, and a small tray on top for a few nicknacks.

Look for inspiration HERE

Factory Cart Coffee Table

Factory Cart Coffee Table by Home Talk

This factory cart coffee table can be the center of attention to your living space. Because it is large enough to decorate, you can put a tray layer with vases and candles.

Look for inspiration HERE

Farmhouse Herringbone Coffee Table

Farmhouse Herringbone Coffee Table by The Junq Drawer

Another farmhouse coffee table that is practical. This look for less coffee table will fit in any budget, and you can style in any way you want. A timeless piece of coffee table which you can easily revamp every now and then, plus it has plenty of room below which you can put a bin to hide declutters.

Look for inspiration HERE

Marble Coffee Table

Marble Coffee Table via The Every Girl

Marble coffee tables will always make everything clean and polish that gives a modern touch in your home. This kind of coffee tables is perfect to small living spaces like studio type apartments, or condominiums because it creates a brighter and modern vibe to your home.

Look for inspiration HERE

Suman sa Latik with Coconut Caramel Sauce | Weekend Coffee Treat

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Suman sa Latik Recipe

Coffee is more enjoyable when you got the perfect food pairing, but not only cinnamon, cake, pastries that complement the coffee there is a unique food called “Suman sa latik,” or known as sticky rice in the western.

Suman sa latik is a known dessert or snack in the Philippines which is often paired with black coffee, but you can also pair this with your favorite coffee like a cappuccino, americano, or latte. Hence, suman sa latik is sweet sticky rice it perfectly compliments to coffee without sugar.

There are many versions of Suman sa latik, but the version from Kawaling Pinoy is close enough to the traditional Suman sa Latik, plus her coconut caramel sauce gives a unique twist with the suman. Suman sa Latik is made with glutinous rice, cooked in coconut milk, that is traditionally wrapped in banana leaves or buri palm.

Of course, I cannot wait to make this weekend coffee treat, Suman sa Latik for this weekend so let’s start cooking!

Suman sa Latik with Coconut Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups glutinous rice

For the Coconut Caramel Sauce

  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Equipment

  • banana leaves
  • pot just large enough to fit suman and enough water to cover for boiling
  • US Customary – Metric

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, place rice and enough cold water to cover. Soak for about 1 hour and then drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare banana leaves by trimming stiff ends. Cut into 10 x 2. 10-inch squares. If leaves feel stiff, briefly pass over gas flames for about 10 to 20 seconds until pliable.
  3. In a pot, combine coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add rice and stir to disperse.
  4. Over medium heat, cook rice, stirring occasionally to prevent from sticking and burning, until liquid is absorbed but rice is half-done.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Place about 2 to 3 heaping tablespoonfuls on a banana leaf and shape into logs, leaving about 1 inch on sides. Roll banana leaves tightly around the rice to form a log and fold both edges to seal.
  6. In a pot, arrange suman with folded side down and add enough water to cover at about 1-inch. Place a layer of banana leaves over suman and a plate on top to weigh them down. Cover pot with a lid.
  7. Over medium heat, cook for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until rice is fully cooked. With tongs, remove suman from water and allow to cool.
  8. To serve, peel leaves and drizzle suman with coconut caramel sauce.

For the Coconut Caramel Sauce

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut milk, brown sugar, and salt and whisk together until sugar and salt are dissolved.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is reduced and thickened.
This is an original recipe of Lalaine of Kawaling Pinoy, "Suman Malagkit with Coconut Caramel Sauce." She also shared a video on her Youtube channel and to her blog on how she made this delicacy. All credits are respectfully credited to her. 

Coffee a Sustainable Alternative to Palm Oil.

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Scottish Entrepreneurs Revive Eco aims to replace palm oil into coffee waste
Photo Credits to Revive Eco website via BBC News

Coffee is such manifold species where it can not only power the body, but coffee can also be a sustainable alternative to palm oil that often found in many household products.

Almost numerous household items at home are consist of palm oil. In South East Asia, Africa, and parts of Brazil they use palm oil as alternative sustainable energy for crude oil, and in many parts of the world Palm oil is found in many household items from cooking to beauty products. In the United States and Europe, the refined form of palm oil is a valuable element for many food items such as margarine, confectionery, chocolate, ice cream, and bakery products. Palm oil is also widely used for soap and candle making, and its often found in your favorite cosmetic brands.

Because of the high demand for Palm oil, it causes high jeopardy for the environment, especially to the rainforest of Asia, which is the biggest producer of palm oil not only that, but it also causes havoc to the Orangutans which are endangered species in Asia.

That is why two Scottish entrepreneurs aim to replace palm oil in the more sustainable use by repurposing coffee waste by extracting the oil to create a new substance of all-purpose oil.

Hence, coffee is the second most traded commodity next to oil, where almost 2 million cups of coffee are consumed every day, and six million tonnes of coffee waste is sent to landfill every year, so why not make the coffee waste into more use rather than just a one-hit wonder powering the body.

Revive Eco Co-founders Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore during their interview at Glasgow Lives By Elaine Livingstone

The new Scottish entrepreneurs Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore has put up an environmentally conscious company called Revive Eco that globally aims to help the environment by replacing the palm oil into coffee oil by extraction from the coffee waste.

During the interview of Fergus Moore to BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland, he said, “About 60% of a cafe’s waste is about coffee grounds.

“In Scotland, that amounts to about 40,000 tonnes a year – across the UK, more than half a million tonnes.

“And coffee grounds are so heavy that it takes their waste bill through the roof.”

Revive Eco is strengthening their process to which it extracts and purify the oil from the coffee waste to have a sustainable oil which can replace the palm oil and can be used to many household products like food, cosmetics, and other pharmaceutical goods.

The two entrepreneurs started their journey as a vision, and now they are slowly putting up their dream into action.

“Having worked in cafes and restaurants for a number of years, we became sick and tired of seeing more and more coffee grounds being needlessly sent to landfill,” the brand’s website reads.

“In the UK, we drink 55 million cups of coffee each day, leading to over half a million tonnes of coffee grounds being generated and wasted. We strive to radically change mindsets and show that materials can still possess huge value, even after being used for their primary purpose.

“We set out with the simple ambition of finding a use for coffee beyond the usual morning pick-me-up and bringing new life to what was previously viewed as waste.”

The startup company Revive Eco are still in need of funding for their project, and they have secure £235,000 fund from the Zero Waste Scotland agency. They are also looking forward to representing Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Chivas Venture competition and hopes to win the share of £776,000 for the additional fund.

Elan Cafe in London | Coffee Shop Review

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The iconic flower wall inside Elan Cafe London
Photo credits via Elancafe FB

What do you look for a coffee shop, is it the unique ambiance, aesthetic look, colorful latte, or the Instagramable? What if there is one coffee shop where you can experience all of it? The Elan Cafe in London is the most Instagrammable cafe in the world.

London is also one of the best cities where you can enjoy beautiful coffee shops and a great cup of coffee. Almost all nooks around the city you can spot a good coffee shop to order espresso or latte with a serving of croissant. Nowadays coffee shop is not only a store for coffee, but because of the upscale competition coffee shops today’s needs to be buzzworthy, when it comes to their social media presence. Like the Elan Cafe in London knows what the internet loves. This coffee shop is Instagram worthy in all its corners, where coffee lovers visiting the place has an awe reaction.

The iconic flower wall inside Elan Cafe London
Photo credits via Elancafe FB

Elan Cafe, London is on the hype in their social media game with all the pinks, and flower power of this coffee shop it is sure to have thousands of likes, shares, and followers.

Elan Cafe opened its doors in August 2017, founded by Alexandra Miller. It does not take long before this new cafe opened its second location, and took social media by storm, and it was the talk of the town. Many celebrities and high profile personalities are visiting this beautiful cafe.

Why it was hailed the most Instagrammed Cafe in London?

Even when you are not a pink lover walking inside the Elan Cafe will surely leave you with astonishment. The cafe is in all pink theme interior with accents of pastel colors. Also, their food, especially their pastry, is deliciously pleasing to the eye which what makes people draw their attention to go inside. The entire place feels so romantic, which is a perfect place for a first coffee date or a spot to hang out with your girlfriends. Inside the cafe has a model of a cherry blossom tree, with their iconic flower wall that makes everyone stop to pose and take a picture, everything inside Elan Cafe is coherent and cohesive from their aesthetic design to their food, lattes, and pastries which makes the most Instagrammed cafe in London.

Elan Cafe is not only about the gram, but they also offer a topnotch dining experience from food, drinks, and your favorite cup of coffee. Elan Cafe has a variety of pastries that goes with the coffee menu. They also serve breakfast and brunch that is influenced by Middle Eastern flavors and grab-and-go food.

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There are already six locations of Elan Cafe around London, and every shop will certainly give the hype of experience. Elan Cafe first store location is on Brompton Road, which is the largest store followed by the Park Lane café.

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Downstairs at EL&N Hans Crescent 💖

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The founder Alexandra clearly understand the pulse of the masses on what’s hot and trending in today’s generation, it is not only good food and service but with strong PR, and social media presence a business will surely flourish.

Iced Caramel Latte Popsicles Recipe | Weekend Coffee Treat

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popsicles
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Finally, we can feel the summer heat and what better way to chill down during summertime, is to have something cool and refreshing. Hence we are feeling hot this weekend instead of making another coffee concoctions it is the perfect weather to make a coffee base popsicles. Bot only, but the entire family will surely enjoy this refreshing weekend coffee treat.

Popsicles are great treats during summertime aside from it is super easy to do, it is also a fun sweet cooling refreshment. The discovery of popsicle is not rocket science it was invented accidentally by an eleven-year-old boy named Frank Epperson, in 1905. The boy “left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. It was a cold night, and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop.”

Centuries later the popsicle was developed, and many flavors are added and discovered. Hence we will make a popsicle for our weekend coffee treat we will recreate the Iced Caramel Latte Pops from All recipes.

Iced Caramel Latte Popsicle Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coffee Layer:

  • 1/2 cup cold brew coffee concentrate (1:1 ratio for mixing with water
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Caramel Layer:

  • 6 tablespoons caramel sauce or caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate-covered espresso beans, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Milk Layer: Whisk together milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in a large measuring cup with a spout until well combined. Pour into 6 (3-ounce) ice pop molds, dividing evenly. Freeze until firm but not frozen, about 2 hours. Insert sticks. Set a timer and check early. If they freeze all the way, your stick won’t go in and your layers may separate.
  2. Coffee Layer: Whisk together coffee concentrate, milk, and sweetened condensed milk in a large measuring cup with a spout until well combined. Pour into molds over milk layer, dividing evenly. Freeze until firm but not frozen, about 2 hours.
  3. Caramel Layer: Spoon 1 tablespoon caramel sauce over coffee layer in each mold. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon espresso beans. Freeze until solid, at least 8 hours and up to 2 weeks.
Iced Caramel Latte Pops Recipe by:SandyG , posted in Allrecipes.com.

Which is better coffee or tea?

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The health benefits of our favorite beverages is an undying topic in the public whether drinking coffee or tea is good for our body, and another discussion is, which is better coffee or tea? \

Many of us have different preferences to our beverage some likes coffee because of its robust taste that they cannot get from tea, and others prefer tea over coffee because it is milder and they say it is beneficial than coffee. Because of these choices, it has become a discussion among tea and coffee lovers, which of the two beverages is better for the health?

Coffee and tea are both have health benefits, and most likely, they have the same nutrients. However, drinkers have mixed emotions with one another on which is a healthier cup? So, let us take a look at which is better coffee or tea?

“Shennong was resting under the shade of a Camellia sinensis tree, boiling water to drink when dried leaves from the tree floated into the water pot, changing the water’s color. Shennong tried the infusion and was pleased by its flavor and restorative properties.“- University of Cambridge

There were many stories on the discovery of tea and how was started as a medicine, but the question, is tea better than coffee?

In China, they adopted the culture of drinking tea and pass it through generations. Chinese drink tea for indigestion, weight loss, boost the immune system, and a preventive measure to some diseases.

Many people believed that tea is beneficial than coffee, but when we compare the two beverage, they have the same nutritional properties.

There are a lot of studies on the health benefits of coffee, and some of the benefits which we are already familiar to them are; coffee is a preventive measure to liver cancer, Parkinson disease, hypertension, type two diabetes and more.

Because of the health benefits of coffee, a lot of people are hooked-up into drinking. Some studies have already proven that coffee is good for health if we drink in moderation.

The nutritional properties of coffee and tea are identical if the coffee has antioxidant properties, which is beneficial to our health the same as to tea that also contains antioxidant properties.

Antioxidant serve as body shield from free radicals to keep us young and looking healthy.

If coffee has caffeine, tea has caffeine too.

Caffeine is not bad, for the health, in fact, the caffeine boost other beneficial properties of coffee as well on tea. Caffeine boosts our immune system and can also serve as a psychoactive drug, which can be a pain reliever or antidepressant. However, too much caffeine to our body can lead to a dangerous side effect.

Tea has digestive healing properties, likewise with coffee.

Common health benefits of tea are the digestive healing qualities which are proven effective. The same with coffee it is said it helps with the digestive system, however, there is s stronger evidence, of the healing properties of tea than the coffee.

So for the question which is better coffee or tea?

It still depends on the person whos drinking, but for me, coffee is a better choice than tea because tea is like drinking water, and I coffee provides the boosts that I need for the day.

Why Invest in a Coffee Machine?

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Why invest in a coffee maker?
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If you are still thinking about whether to invest or not in a coffee machine, this article will help you to decide if you should buy a coffee machine or not. But honestly, do not be hard on yourself because if you drink three or more cups of coffee a day, and if coffee is your daily dose of morning pick me up then the answer to your doubtful mind in “Yes,” you should buy a coffee maker.

And if you are the kind of person who spends $100 a day in the coffee shop, and that is more or less $3000 a month for just a cup of coffee, you should start thinking in investing to the best coffee machine that ideally suits what you need.

Of course, investing in a coffee maker is not just a piece of cake. Coffee machines are pricey, that is why it is necessary to choose wisely on your first purchase of coffee maker.

Before we get into the coffee machine recommendation, let us take a look first the factors on what to consider when buying a coffee maker.

Brand and Type

The first factor to consider is not the price, but the brand and type. There are many kinds of coffee makers, and each of them is specially devised to bring satisfaction to the palate. If you are the kind of coffee lover that always go for espresso, you should invest in a dedicated espresso machine, but if you are the classic type black coffee person a regular coffee maker will perfectly match you, and if you love easy cappuccino, dulce de gusto, the single-serve pods coffee machine like the Keurig is the absolute best for you.

When investing in your very first coffee machine, the ideal type for you is the single-serve coffee makers, because of the single-serve coffee machines are user-friendly, that is why they are perfect for new investors.

Flexibility

It is not because of the look why you bought the coffee maker, but when investing in a coffee machine, you should have a mutual understanding. You should invest in a coffee machine that will be compatible with your lifestyle which you can easily modify, and enjoy the use of it. Don’t spend on something that will end in your storage.

Nowadays there are a lot of choices of coffee makers in the market, and if you are eyeing for a single-serve coffee maker, you will not get a hard time. Single-serve coffee makers are mostly flexible, which you can use pod/capsule-based, and ground coffee as well.

Water Reservoir Capacity

If you think the water tank of coffee machine is not necessary, then you are wrong because if you are after for the convenience the capacity of the water reservoir is a crucial factor, especially for the single-serve coffee maker.

You should consider the number of coffee cups you consume per day, or how many people you have at home. Let us say you have a three-person at home drinking coffee then you need to check the amount of water reservoir space where you do not refill the tank frequently. Having three coffee consumer at home needs 40oz or 50oz or water reservoir.

The Brewing Features and Controls

There are times that we want a big cup of coffee, and sometimes a small cup of coffee, that is why it is important to check the brewing feature and controls of the coffee machine before purchasing. Nowadays there a lot of advance coffee machines you can buy in the market which gives you excellent brewing features. Coffee machines with high performance allow you to choose your brewing sizes like 6oz and 8oz and even Carafe-size.

Coffee Brewing Control

If you are not too particular to your brewing method, then a regular simple coffee machine will be convenient for you, but if you like a bolder cup of coffee, it is better to have a coffee machine with coffee brewing control buttons for you to modify the coffee strength according to your liking.

Budget

The budget is the most crucial factor. When buying a coffee machine, you need to consider all the factors written above. The high-end the coffee machine with a lot of button modifications expect to pay a whopping price. Of course, the brand also needs to consider because different brands offer different prices. And the quality needs to be considered, invest in a coffee maker that you can use for a long time. However, you have an option to choose a cheaper price, but make sure that it can stand the test-of-time, and deliver the best coffee according to your preferences. Invest in things that can make you happy, and gives you satisfaction.

Now that we have a background on how to choose the best coffee maker, our recommendation for the single-serve coffee machine is the Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System.

Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System Via Amazon

The Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System can deliver all the important factors enumerated above which brew different beverages in different sizes— 6oz, 8oz, and 10oz. It has a 48oz water reservoir which is a big water tank, that will give the convenience to brew multiple cups of coffee, without refilling every now and then.

Because of the easy button features of this coffee machine, it will take you no time to master the use of it. You can also schedule the coffee maker to turn on and turn off at particular times, offering the best accessibility.

The Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System is a compact machine, with dimensions of 14 x 11 x 13 inches. You can place it anywhere from the smallest kitchen, pantry, or office coffee station. It has four different colors – black, blue, rhubarb, patriot, coconut white they can be easily matched, with a color palette, in your kitchen equipment and décor.

This coffee machine has a removable drip tray which is very handy especially if you love to change the size of your mug every now and then which can easily work with standard mugs as well as travel mugs. If you like freshly ground the coffee, you have an option for that too.

Donut Muffins Recipe | Weekend Coffee Treat

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Bowl of assorted mini donuts
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It’s the weekend again coffee lovers, and what a better way to spend the rest day is to have a weekend coffee treat with our loved ones, or to enjoy it for ourselves. Here’s a Donut Muffins Recipe for your weekend coffee treat coffee lovers.

So this weekend we are hungering over mini donuts, and it is no secret that donuts are heavenly pair with coffee. So for our coffee weekend treat instead of ordering to Dunkin for mini donuts I decided to follow and recreate the Donut Muffins from All recipes, we will not change any of the ingredients and procedure, and we will do our best to recreate these yummy mini donuts.

Like me, I know all of you can’t wait so let is start making the Donut Muffins, for our coffee weekend treat.

Donut Muffins Recipe

Donut Muffins Recipe 01
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

Watch the video recipe

Donut Muffins Recipe by:Dianne, posted in Allrecipes.com.


Why does coffee the devil’s drink?

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Turkish coffee with coffee beans
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It is crazy how our favorite cup of coffee has gone through many obstacles before it is acknowledged by the world. In the early ages drinking coffee was considered forbidden, like drinking alcohol, for it is believed by the religious group that taking prohibited drinks attracts the devil which creates havoc in fear and suspicion, and religious disquiet and hypocrisy.

The turn of events happens in Mecca in 1511. Mecca is situated in the desert valley of Western Saudi Arabia, and the city where Prophet Mohammad was born. The city is considered the Holiest ground in the region of Islam, and it is where the place of Muhammad’s first revelation of the Quran. – Wikipedia

The coffee revolution was taken place during the time of the Meccan governor Khair Beg. The ban of drinking coffee was during the time of the Meccan governor who was petrified by the idea that coffee might start an opposition under his rulership when men come together for gatherings, and they might discuss his failures as a leader. Because of the governors’ irrationality begun the coffee association, resulted in treason and revolution. The decree made to the public is called Haraam declaring that partaking in drinking coffee is sinful. However, due to this event, it has become a long contention to the world for it lasted about thirteen years of debate on whether coffee is intoxicating or it’s only a humbug to create a rage on the culture.

The very long discussion about whether coffee is good or evil has taken a very long debate it was until 1524 when the decree was revoked under the mandate of the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Selim I, with Grand Mufti Mehmet Ebussuud el-İmadi proclaiming a fatwa (an Islamic law) to concede coffee to be drunk again. The Meccan governor Beg had released from his throne due to his unreasonable actions commanded by the Sultan himself, who then states that coffee is to be acknowledged as sacred.

Another rubbish event had germinated about drinking coffee in the European country not so far away from Mecca where drinking coffee is a lucrative drink in Venice in the Mediterranean region, but it is not about the price which makes it bizarre, it was the declaration that drinking coffee viewed as the “devils drink.”

The word-of-the-mouth was widespread in the continent’s people back then started to be curious about the said drink, and in the 16th century when the coffee has reached the Mediterranian region, it had created a new controversy that coffee is a “devils drink.” The phenomenon had begun when the clergymen from the Catholic group were talking about espresso to be satanic and requested to the Pope to ban the drink from the public.

Because of the gossip, Pope Clement VIII who was the Catholic Pope that time needs to address the matter he sampled coffee for himself and decreed that it was indeed a Christian as well as a Muslim drink. On tasting it he wittily declared: “This devil’s drink is so delicious… we should cheat the devil by baptizing it!” From then on, coffee has been dubbed the “devil’s drink.” historyextra.com

It’s crazy how our favorite drink has gone through a lot of trials, exorcist, hoax, and more before it is open to the public. Thanks to those who fought that coffee is not a sinful beverage, but it is a wonderful drink with a lot of health benefits that should be enjoyed by all.

Coffee with a Cloud of Cotton Candy

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coffee with floating cotton candy
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When you got a unique concept in your business, rest assured that you get known in the world in no time. Whether you are in the far-flung neighborhood, or at the cubbyhole of somewhere, if you have a quirky idea, you must show it and, flaunt it to the world. Like the new craze, the coffee with a cloud of “cotton candy,” is buzzing the internet today.

The cotton candy coffee went viral when costumers started sharing their photos online. The different look of the coffee is what makes people curious about it. There is a reason why this cotton candy became an internet sensation it is not because of how it tastes but the magical beauty of it which make the sentiments going online.

In today’s new era of business where business owners need to have a strong social media influence, the aesthetic factor needs to be more appealing to catch attention.

This coffee with cotton candy on top is known as “Sweet Little Rain,” and who does not get fascinated with the look of it? Sweet Little Rain is a signature coffee of Mellower Coffee, in, Shanghai China. The coffee is served on a large wooden dish, with a vase of flower, a big cup of Americano that comes with floating cloud-like cotton which is attached to a skewer.

What is behind the coffee with floating cotton candy concept?

The floating cotton candy is not only for a show, but the concept behind the fad is the steam emanating from the coffee slowly breaks down the cloud of cotton candy creating a rain of sugar, which gives a tantalizing mood of the coffee. So, instead of adding sugar directly to the Americano, Mellower Coffee formulates a unique concept of dripping sugar from the cotton candy.

“This coffee is served with a cloud of “cotton candy”, the coffee vapor rises to dissolve the “cotton candy” and the cloud begins to rain with sugar over the coffee. Coffee “mellow” in Shanghai, China.” – Reddit

The concept is gram worthy, and it is indeed dreamy, however, it seems a little bit messy. Due to the huge bale of floating cotton candy not all of it was able to flawlessly melts down directly to the cup of coffee, some of it can scatter around the cup making a sticky mess which creates a not so fabulous experience. However, despite the surreal experience, some costumers were not happy with the experience because it takes too long the cotton ball to meltdown, and sweetens the coffee. If you prefer a sweet coffee, you may not like the experience, but if you are fun of coffee with no sugar, then this is definitely worth your experience.

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The Sweet Little Rain is not for all, especially if you are looking for quality and flavor. However, if you are up for some adventure, that you can share on your social media, this is worth the hype.

A customer comment that was posted on Reddit, “I guess this pretty true to the spirit of food porn: it’s unrealistic, impractical, but it’s a fun fantasy and at least looks really good.” – BLITZCRUNK123

Not only the Sweet Little Rain the Mellower Coffee has, but they also offer specialty coffee blends, and roast on site their coffee beans. The Mellower Coffee has over fifty locations in Asia and abroad with its headquarter in Shanghai, China.

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