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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

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
Photo credits to. veganosity

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.

Coffee Shop Review: Blackwood Coffee Bar in California

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Coffee Bar Counter with Baristas at the Blackwood Coffee Bar in California
Photo via Yelp

California is known for the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that passes across the Pacific Ocean connecting San Francisco, California, and Marin County. And also famous in making Hollywood headlines, but not only that because of the city made a noise in the coffee industry, not only on the internet but across all media platforms when last years hot topic is all about California is declaring a “coffee cancer warning” to serve up in all coffee shops.

However, despite the horrific news on the “Coffee Warning Sign” declared in the city, California caffeine buzz is still uptight, and coffee lovers are still in love with their cup of java.

One of the coffee shops that are a must try in the city is the Blackwood Coffee Bar that can be spotted at the base of Runyon Canyon. This coffee place is an independent coffee shop that serves high-quality house blends in both coffee and cocktail drinks.

The coffee shop has a modern touch of the upscale neighboorhood endeavoring a refined, vintage aesthetic with a stylish modern twist which patrons find it refreshing.

Blackwood Coffee Bar is the perfect spot to refuel after hitting the trails. Inside the coffee shop has plenty of plush benches and chairs to settle in and use there free WIFI that is so convenient for checking your schedules, emails and update your social media. They also have a variety of magazines which you can read to kill time, and they have an outdoor patio if you want to enjoy a little bit of sunshine while indulging your coffee.

Blackwood disposable coffee cup
Photo via Yelp

What do you need to try?

Blackwood Coffee Bar serves a regular Joe and a cocktail, but a recommendation that is a must try is their iced coffee and organic yogurt bowl starring strawberry rhubarb compote, made fresh at the shop, and you don’t want to miss their signature espresso shots with sparkling water and orange zest, or their Latin Cold Brew, made with cashew horchata and Aztec chocolate bitters.

Coffee Lovers: Coffee Cinnamon Roll Recipe

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Homemade coffee cinnamon roll recipe coffee lovers coffee weekend treat

What is your favorite bread or pastries to pair up with your coffee?

Almost all pastries can perfectly pair with coffee, but we say that cinnamon rolls are one of the best among them all.

Cinnamon rolls are a sweet roll of bread that is popular in Northern Europe, North America, and Denmark, which the bread is known as “Kanelsnegl.” Cinnamon rolls nowadays are widely popularized worldwide and served to all coffee shops. This pastry is a favorite among coffee lovers to pair with their coffee because of its robust and sweet flavor that perfectly complements a brewed coffee or a cappuccino.

For our weekend coffee treat this week we will be making a Coffee Lovers: Coffee Cinnamon Roll that will be perfect for a family get together on a Sunday afternoon.

Coffee Lovers: Coffee Cinnamon Roll Recipe

one piece glazed bun cinnamon roll

Ingredients:

Rolls:

  • 1 cup warm milk (lukewarm, not hot)
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 and 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp dry active yeast (or 1 envelope)

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 white sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted

Glaze:

  • 6-7 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Directions:

For the Rolls:

  1. Heat the milk. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk and let sit for a minute, until its all moist.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the dough hook, add the milk, yeast, eggs, butter, flour, salt, and sugar.
  3. Mix until a ball of dough forms. Continue to knead for another 5 minutes.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size.
  5. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon. Melt the butter.
  2. Roll dough into a 16×21-inch rectangle. Brush the dough with the butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up the dough and cut into 12 pieces.
  3. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Bake rolls until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Glaze:

  1. While rolls are baking, make the glaze. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. The glaze should be thick, but pour-able. Adjust to taste as needed.
  3. Generously drizzle glaze on warm rolls.
  4. Make sure you completely cover the tops and sides.
  5. The buns will absorb some of the glazes as they sit and cool.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
This cinnamon roll recipe is credited to Cafe Britt.

Coffee dates are the most practical date for valentines day

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couples having a coffee date on valentine's day

The Valentine’s day is just right up to the alley, and what would be your ideal valentines day activity? Do you prefer flower and chocolates, a romantic dinner date, or a movie date with your bae? Well, maybe most of you already had planned your activity, and for some, they don’t care and say it just an ordinary day.

Valentine’s day is celebrated on every 14th, of February this is the day of romance and love for all the couples. The romantic day is usually associated with a romantic date, chocolate, and flowers. Over the years this tradition is slowly wavering, and couples are becoming more practical on spending their Valentine’s day.

Why going on a coffee date are a practical thing to do on valentines day?

We say doing a coffee date on Valentine’s day is not only practical, but it’s a romantic thing to do. Because nowadays, who doesn’t love a cup of coffee paired with cake, pastry, or donuts? Isn’t it those pairings are perfect, and it’s the sweetest pair you can ever have on Valentine’s day? Oh, that is so cheesy! But honestly, I know you are craving now to have some of those pairings.

Well, coffee dates are intimate, sitting on a coffee shop, sipping a piping cup of coffee, while listening to smooth jazz or mellow music provided by the cafe is the perfect ambiance for two lovebirds having an intimate conversation or getting to know each other.

two hands holding a cup of coffee

Coffee dates are the perfect scenario to know your partner better not just on words, gestures, but of course to his preference of coffee.

And let’s be honest, dating someone first time is not practical to spend a lot of money on your first meeting that is why coffee dates are practical on first dates because everyone loves coffee, it’cheap, and you can easily escape if you are not feeling the date. Well, that is one of the worst scenarios, but at least you enjoyed a good cup of coffee, and you do not spend a lot of money.

Coffee dates are a good starter in setting up the mood before moving forward to the next level of going in a more romantic date.

Here is some coffee shop suggestion with good coffee, nice ambiance, and the perfect place to go for Valentine’s date.

Inside Toi, Moi & Cafe in Montreal
Photo credit via Toi, Moi & Cafe

TOI, MOI & CAFÉ

This coffee shop in Montreal is a cute romantic spot for your first date it is located near the Atwater Market and the Lachine Canal, where you can walk and watch the sunset and, and afterward you can grab a cup of in the Toi, Moi & Cafe for a more intimate date.

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Inside table set up of the Coffee Garden in Michigan Ave, Ohio
Photo via Yelp

Coffee Garden

This coffee shop on Michigan Ave, Ohio is a perfect place for a date night. Aside from it’s never been too crowded which is ideal for couples to spend quality time while enjoying a cup of coffee and a pastry, the place has a beautiful garden with a greenhouse that boasts beautiful colors spring-fall. Inside is also a floral shop, so the smells of coffee and fresh flowers that will delight your senses.

When you are from Ohio, we highly recommend this coffee shop to spend your valentines day.

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Two people standing outside the pegasus Coffee House in Bainbridge Island, Seattle
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Pegasus Coffee House

Pegasus Coffee House

Seattle is the home of the big coffee chain, but not everything about the city is Starbucks baby. Pegasus Coffee House is one of the long-standing coffee shops located in Bainbridge Island. This coffee house does not only offer one of the best lattes, but the place is so cozy that is perfect for an intimate date night.

You need to hop in into a fiery boat before reaching the island which adds a romantic vibe on your valentines date night.

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Check out this homemade Valentines Coffee Treat recipe.

Cheese Coffee is the new coffee trend for Spring 2019

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coffee and cheese

Have you ever tried to drink cheese coffee or have you ever heard it? Well, most of us might try and love the cheesecake paired with coffee, and the two are classic favorites by coffee lovers. Cheese coffee is the new coffee trend for Spring 2019 that buzzes social media and making headlines to coffee shop menus.

Going back three years when the bulletproof coffee makes headlines in the coffee industry, and to the health and wellness world where everyone is hooked up in adding butter into their coffee to fuse some extra-rich dairy fat into one’s diet.

Well, today adding cheese to your coffee is the new creamy topping that everybody is doing.

Percolate a Los Angeles based coffee shop known for their Instagram worthy beverages like their Melrose and Lush Vanilla drinks that are mashable worthy in dried floral toppings and vibrant, swirling colors. The coffee shop does not just have picture perfect drinks, but they specialize in brewing loose-leaf teas, craft coffees, and boba or popularly known as the bubble tea.

Coming this Spring is their new coffee concoctions the cheese coffee. This coffee blend is said like, “to be topped with a froth-like mascarpone cheese that tastes a little sweet and a little salty.” It sounds like a salted caramel drink that is rich and creamy.

According to Todays.com, “the new coffee, as per its namesake, has a more bittersweet flavor. And it hits just the right balance of salty, nutty, milky goodness that will likely make Monday mornings just a little bit better.”

Percolate’s newest drink is called B.S.T or bittersweet-tiramisu. The cheese coffee is made from cold brew Guatemalan beans from Unincorporated Coffee Roasters. The B.S.T concoction is said to be a cheese coffee because the cold brew is topped with a layer of cheese, and finishes off with a little cocoa. Forbes reported that the drink is, “a mixture of very lightly sweetened cream cheese and heavy whipping cream.”

The bitter-sweet-tiramisu was not the first cheesy beverage that hits the market. Most in Asain countries like Taiwan and China where people loves to add cheese in their tea since 2010 and Percolate also release its first cheese-topped drink in 2018.

In Northern, Scandinavian cheese coffee is their traditional drink or meal in which cubes of cheese is added in their cup of coffee, and it is called “kaffeost” or “coffee cheese.”

“A traditional cup of kaffeost begins with a cube of cheese placed at the bottom of a wooden mug carved out of a birch burl (a bulbous tree growth). After pouring the boiling coffee inside, drinkers can spoon the softened chunks out as they sip, or enjoy the little cheesy dregs left at the bottom of the wide-mouthed mug.” – Atlas Obscura

Whether this cheese coffee is has been long overdue but honestly, we are excited, and we cannot wait this cheese coffee will soon to come to our local coffee shops and get to try the goodness of it. We are pretty sure there will be a twist to this coffee drink that differs from the traditional one, and what better way to welcome spring than tasting the cheesy goodness of a cheese coffee.

How to make homemade coffee creamer – Coffee Weekend Treat

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homemade coffee creamer recipe

It’s no doubt that coffee creamers give a whole new taste when added to our coffee, it is like the “umami” of food. Coffee creamers are often put to brewed coffee to make it taste lighter and creamier.

Coffee creamers come in two varieties which are dairy and non-dairy creamers. Dairy creamers are milk from the animals they are often goats milk, cows milk, or camels milk. The non-dairy creamers are the typical type of coffee creamers often seen in the supermarkets or sold to your favorite coffee shops.

Non-dairy creamers have a wide variety from substitute creamers like the popular brand coffee mate, to a healthier option like soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and almond milk.

Oat Milk Is the New Substitute For the Almond Milk Coffee

However, when it comes to our coffee creamers, we all have different preferences. So for this weekend for our coffee weekend treat (our first-weekend treat for 2019), we will be going to make different varieties of coffee creamers that will perfectly complement your mood and your coffee. So whether you are up for a cappuccino or a latte, there will be a perfect creamer for your coffee.

So grab on your gears coffee lovers, and let’s make a homemade coffee creamer.

This recipe has five types of coffee creamer which are French Vanilla Creamer that is an absolute soulmate of coffee, Peppermint Mocha Creamer, gives the ultimate holiday feels to your coffee, Hazelnut Creamer, the classic favorite by many coffee lovers, Chocolate creamer, the perfect coffee creamer by a chocolate lover, and lastly the Cinnamon Creamer, is super healthy and the ultimate spice of all the creamers.

how to make homemade coffee creamer?
Photo credit to A Sweet Pea Chef

INGREDIENTS

For the Homemade Condensed Milk:
  • 2 cups milk of choice (you ca use whole milk or coconut milk)
  • 1 cup raisins
For the Homemade Coffee Creamer:
  • 1 1/2 cups condensed milk (recipe above)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
For French Vanilla Creamer:
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
For Peppermint Mocha Creamer:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
For Hazelnut Creamer:
  • 2 tsp hazelnut extract or you can also use almond extract
For Chocolate Creamer:
  • 2 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
For Cinnamon Creamer:
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or 1/2 tsp cinnamon extract

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Homemade Healthy Condensed Milk:
  1. In a sealable container or mixing bowl, combine the milk and raisins, and then place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 4-5 hours. (You can also cook over medium-low heat on the stove-top, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes).
  2. Strain the raisins from the milk using a fine mesh strainer; discard the raisins.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 1/2 cups of the homemade condensed milk, additional milk, pure maple syrup, and arrowroot starch.
  4. Cook the mixture for 6-8 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken and almost begins to bubble.
  5. Remove from heat and add in the pure vanilla extract, and stir to combine.
  6. You can transfer this base creamer recipe to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use. As is, it keeps for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
French Vanilla Creamer:
  1. Add additional vanilla extract to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer this to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
For Peppermint Mocha Creamer:
  1. Add cocoa powder, espresso powder, and peppermint extract to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer this to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
For Hazelnut Creamer:
  1. Add hazelnut extract to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer this to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
For Chocolate Creamer:
  1. Add vanilla extract and cocoa powder to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
  2. Transfer this to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
For Cinnamon Creamer:
  1. Add vanilla extract and cinnamon to base creamer recipe and stir to combine
  2. Transfer this to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
This recipe and images are from Lacey of  A Sweet Pea Chef. 

The best morning coffee alternatives you can find in your kitchen

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Morning Coffee Alternatives

Who doesn’t need coffee in the morning? Well, we all need one especially when you are one of those people who has 7:30 AM work schedule, a mom who needs to wake up 5:00 in the morning and juggles around the house before sending the kids to school, or a student who needs to fire up his spirit for his early class. All these things are not attainable without the help of morning coffee.

We understand your feelings of “depresso” whenever you ran out of coffee. So, we are here to the rescue to share with you the best morning coffee alternatives you can find in your kitchen that can also do the trick of giving you the boost you needed before you can grab your first cup of coffee for the day.

Hot Cocoa

This morning drink is not only delicious, but it’s also nutritious, a perfect substitute for your morning coffee. Cocoa beans are a natural source of caffeine with a bitter taste like coffee, but sweeter and have more chocolate notes to it. Cocoa can also give the boost and energy we needed in the morning. It’s the perfect morning beverage before getting your 10:00 AM first jolt of java.

Yerba Maté

If you are looking for an alternative to your double shot espresso, the Yerba Maté is the perfect option for it. Yerba Maté is a traditional South American beverage that contains a lot of caffeine like your “Starbucks” coffee. This beverage is made by steeping the leaves and twigs of the Yerba Maté plant in hot water like a tea.


Yerba Maté is not everyone’s cup of tea because it is bitter in taste like black coffee. But aside from a perfect alternative for your morning coffee, it is packed with amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals where it can also give you buzz with better benefits than coffee.


If you are wondering how many caffeine contents does the Yerba Maté have, “an eight-ounce cup can contain about 30 milligrams of caffeine,” so that’s pretty much a lot of caffeine that definitely gives a boost in the morning.


Green Tea

Green tea is a common type of tea which is a popular alternative for coffee. Green tea might have lesser caffeine than a latte, but still, it does its job in boosting the energy. To top it off green tea has a lot of health benefits that may help to lower the risk of some types of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and kills bacterias that cause dental health problems.

Matcha

Matcha is a famous drink in Asia especially in Japan and Korea, and this delicious and healthy drink has already known across the globe, and already popularise in coffee shops for a matcha latte.

Matcha doesn’t have a lot of caffeine, but it is high in antioxidants that can boost brain function, prevent cancer, and protect the heart.

Teeccino

If you are looking for something that tastes like coffee, but it’s not a coffee, the Teecino is the perfect coffee alternative for your morning java. Teecino is a coffee substitute made of carob, dates, and almonds the is caffeine-free. The robust dark, roasted flavor is very similar to coffee, that is why if you are not a coffee drinker, but want to feel what coffee taste like this beverage is a perfect choice for you to try.

Teeccino is not just a perfect alternative for your morning coffee, but it had reported that it contains a lot of health benefits that are good for people with a digestive problem. If you’re looking to get away from caffeine completely, you might want to try this out.

Black Tea

Black coffee is another excellent choice for a caffeine boost because an eight-ounce of this tea contains between 20 to 100 milligrams of caffeine, that can make you a “Super Saiyan” in no time.

Black tea is also a preventive measure for some diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Rice Coffee

If you run out of coffee and nothing is available in your home, besides rice then you are lucky because rice is an excellent coffee alternative for morning coffee.

Rice coffee is milder, smoother, and sweeter in taste, doesn’t cause acid reflux and pleasant in the stomach.

The benefits of rice coffee are; detoxifies the system, cleanses the blood, improves blood circulation, provides a calming effect, low in calorie, and it’s easy to digest.

How To Make Rice Coffee?

If you are trying to cut down your coffee intake, these coffee alternatives are the perfect substitute for your morning java.

Pasion Del Cielo The Best Specialty Coffee Shop in Miami.

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The-best-coffee-shop-in-Miami
Photo credit to Pasion del Cielo FB

Miami Florida has known for its hot weather and beautiful beaches that can accommodate thousands of visitor each year, but that’s not only the beauty of this tropical city because Miami has more to offer like the city’s private art collections, and coffee shops that offer the best specialty coffees in town.

One of the specialty coffee shops to try in the city is the Pasion Del Cielo or Passion of Heaven, is known as the “Starbucks” of Miami that offers a variety of Latin American gourmet coffee, with over 15 variations of single-origin beans all over the world sourced from Hawaii, Colombia, Brazil, Jamaica, Kenya and more.

The massive coffee shop is a haven to all coffee lovers who want to try different single-origin coffees.

On thousand single-origin coffee varieties inside Pasion Del Cielo in Miami
Photo Credit to Pasion Del Cielo FB

The man behind Pasion Del Cielo is Fernando Salinas, from Mexico with the help of her daughter envisioned “that people in the United States would love to have a taste of quality coffee rather than drinking a rubbish coffee.” Their vision came in after tasting a cup of quality coffee in Italy.

Salinas said, “many of us drink coffee, but about ten years ago he began to distinguish the different aromas and flavors of coffee and realized that there are huge differences between one another.”

What is unique about Pasion Del Cielo is when entering the cafe they will ask you of what type of coffee do you wish to have whether it’s loud, soft or medium coffee.

Unlike some coffee shops where they offer you their menu choices which is a typical latte or espresso, Pasion Del Cielo gives the ultimate satisfaction for coffee lovers where you can have the chance to try their more than 1,000 selections of single-origin coffee, and for you to decide if which ones have the best taste for your palate.

Photo by Iliana R. via Yelp

Aside from single-origin coffee Pasion Del Cielo also offers pastries and latin sweets like the Argentine Alfajores, which is a famous snack from Argentina, that goes best with a cup of coffee. They also offer smoothies, frappes, and baked empanadas, which you can’t miss to try in the cafe.

With the large space, free wifi, and offering a variety of single-origin coffee, there is no questioning that this coffee shop Pasion Del Cielo is a buzzing coffee shop in Miami that is worth to visit when you are around the city.

“The world is a wonderful place, especially when you have a cup of coffee.” – Lovers.coffee

How to Make Coffee Essential Oil for Hair and Body?

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How to make coffee essential oil for hair and body

We heard hundred times the health benefits of coffee on how it can be a preventive measure to some diseases, and also it’s wonderful benefits to the skin and hair.

So, we talk about “how can coffee promote hair growth?” in our last blog, and the benefits of hair mask, hair detox, and coffee oil for healthy hair.

For today we want to make something different from our usual weekend coffee treat and make a coffee oil that you can use to your hair and body.

Coffee produces a natural oil when it’s roasted, this is a natural chemical reaction of coffee, between the internals of the beans and oxygen. While the natural oil of the coffee adds a flavorful texture to every cup, on the other hand, when coffee oil is use for the skin and hair it will make them healthy and glowy because of its caffeine content which is a potent chemical that can boost our skin and hair cells. Well, not just the caffeine, but as we all know coffee is rich in antioxidants that are essential for the body, skin, and hair. To name the antioxidants in the coffee have they are the; Chlorogenic acid, Condensed proanthocyanidins, Quinic acid, and Ferulic acid.

The natural coffee oil when roasted is okay to drink because it’s the persona of the bean to produce natural oil when it’s heated, but extracted coffee oils or coffee essential oil should never be ingested because it may cause some problem when taken orally. However, coffee essential oils have a lot of benefits for the skin and hair.

Here’s how to make coffee essential oil for the hair and skin.

Ingredients

Coffee Infused Oil (cold infusion)

  • 1 c. pure Olive oil or Coconut oil
  • 3/4 c. ground coffee

Method:

  1. In a jar, combine all ingredients. Put the lid on and shake well.
  2. Store for 3 weeks or up to a month, shaking every day or two. But be sure to shake it daily or on every alternate day.
  3. At the end of 3 weeks, strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

To Make Coffee Infused Oil (Hot infusion)

  1. Combine 4 Tablespoons of ground coffee beans with 8 Tablespoons of pure olive oil or coconut oil in a pan. Heat it on over low heat for about 30mins or few hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. You can also use a small crock pot and heat it on low for a few hours, stirring occasionally. Strain the oil using either cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
  3. The coffee oil infusion can be used in many ways not only for the body but coffee oil can reduce fever, improves mood, soothes insect bites and stings, boosts appetite, alleviates stiff, achy muscles, mitigates indigestion.

Coffee can do wonders for our health not only by boosting our energy, but it has a lot of health benefits especially when taken in moderation. Likewise, if the coffee can do phenomena to our health why not as well into our physical health where it can also boost our skin cells, hair follicles and many more.

Coffee Oil Infusion Recipe by The Indian Spot

How can coffee promote hair growth? Five secrets of using coffee for healthy hair.

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A girl applying a coffee hair mask

We heard everything about the health benefits of coffee on what it can do to our overall health and how it can prevent some diseases like Parkinson’s, coronary, cancer, and some skin diseases like rosacea. There are thousands of articles online, in books, and magazines saying about the benefits of drinking coffee, and all thanks to research and science, for the constant study of this enjoyable beverage.

As a coffee lover, we couldn’t agree less and be amazed at the surprising discoveries that coffee can do to our health than just boosting our energy.

Nevertheless, coffee has more to offer in the field of its benefits, its caffeine that is a powerful antioxidant, is an effective nutrient, in promoting hair growth.

Wait, what? Coffee for hair growth? Yes, coffee is not only good for our health, but it is also beneficial to hair follicles.

Here are the things that you should know how coffee can promote hair growth with the five secrets of using coffee for healthy hair.

Coffee for hair loss problem

Our hair is our crowning glory that is why we couldn’t imagine how devastated we are when we see our hair on extinction.

According to a 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, “approximately 35 million men in the United States suffer some type of hair loss, and while approximately 21 million women are affected by hair loss.” This data is not only limited to older people, but it also shows that hair loss can occur at a young age for both men and women.

Fortunately, coffee can be a preventive measure for hair loss and can even be a hair loss treatment this is because of coffees’ caffeine content that stimulates hair follicles, triggers stronger hair growth, and its strong antioxidant content that is beneficial for the hair.

A topical application of coffee oil on the scalp twice a week is the ideal practice for the hair follicle nourishment.

Coffee promotes hair growth and improves hair texture

Losing hair often starts with hair fall that results into thinning hair and weak strands of hair, but with the help of caffeine you might save your thinning hair, and promotes hair growth. Coffee can stimulate healthy roots by improving its structure and growth, while the caffeine in the coffee can restore a damaged hair follicle to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.

A regular treatment of your scalp using a coffee brew or a topical application of coffee oil can improve your hair texture, make your hair look softer, shinier, and adds volume to your hair.

Coffee Mask for Hair

If you have a dry hair that is crunchy and it’s not manageable at all you can make a coffee mask for your hair. Yes, a coffee mask for your hair! A coffee mask is not only for the skin, but you can also use it for your hair. Coffee can make your hair stronger, softer, shinier, and manageable that you don’t need to spend a lot of money going to a salon or buy products for your hair because all you have to do is to make a coffee hair mask.

Easy recipe for a coffee hair mask.

A tablespoon of honey and olive oil each then add two teaspoons of coffee powder. Make a smooth paste then apply to the hair. Leave it on for about half an hour then rinse it off.

This coffee mask is a cheap, and effective treatment for your crowning glory.

Coffee dye for darker hair.

Have you notice that sometimes our hair changes its natural hair color from black to light brown even we haven’t done anything on it. Well, that might be an indication that your hair needs nourishment, and one of the perks of coffee is not just to drink it, scrub on your skin, but you can also use it to rinse your hair.

Yup, washing your hair with coffee brew will darken your hair color. The reason behind this is because coffee does not contain harsh chemicals that can cause malnourishment for the hair.

Rinsing your hair with coffee is ideal for brunettes, black hair, or for those who are looking to cover their gray hair. For pregnant women, it’s arguably the best solution for falling hair, but be careful if you have bleached hair because the coffee may stain your beautiful blonde hair, and you don’t like to look muddy and gross looking your hair.

The coffee formula for rinsing hair;

Brew coffee, as usual, ensuring it boils, allowing the solution to cool down then use it as a final rinse for your hair after washing it. The result will be silky and smooth and will also help to slow or stop shedding.

Coffee improves scalp circulation.

The scalp is where the hair grows, that is why it is vital to keep the scalp clean. And ones in a while our scalp needs a major detox to get rid of dead skin cells, keep the scalp clean and fresh, and improve scalp circulation to make a new layer of healthy skin to promote hair growth.

Coffee grounds are a great option as hair masks where you can rub the grounds to your scalp to improve the blood circulation and get its full benefits out from it.

Coffee is indeed a superfood where it can do a lot of wonders for our health and overall wellness.

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