Espresso - Yesso! A Short Discourse on Why It's the Best

For coffee enthusiasts, the day will come when it's time to invest in a real espresso machine. You've already tried several stovetop espresso or moka pots, and even though they make great tasting espresso-like coffee, it's quite different from the real deal. For one thing, it lacks the beautiful crema that only occurs with an...

Around the World: Coffee in Australia

Coffee first arrived in Australia in 1788, along with numerous other stores of food and supplies carried aboard the First Fleet. This fleet consisted of two Royal Navy vessels from Great Britain, three store ships, and six convict transports. The sailors came to Australia to set up a penal colony,...

Coffee Steeped in History

Coffee developed more-or-less out of a boycott. During the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party met on Union Street in Boston. They met at the Green Dragon Tavern, which was demolished in 1854. A new building was created in 1870 and turned into a restaurant in 1934.  The Green Dragon Tavern was...

6 Easy Specialty Coffee Cocktails

Stay cool, caffeinated, and relaxed with these 6 inspired specialty coffee cocktails. Perfect for brunch with friends or an after dinner drink. Quick Tip: For cocktails served over ice, freeze coffee in an ice cube tray and use instead of regular ice so your drink will not get watery as they melt!...

Unique Ways to Drink Coffee

For some of us, coffee is the blood of life. We can't imagine starting our day without a cup of joe. Some of us can't live without flavored coffees and creams. Others want our java piled high with fancy froth. And some of us just need it hot, dark, and...

Will Refrigerating or Freezing Coffee Beans Kill Its Freshness?

It's one of those old bits of well-meaning advice you may have heard from your relatives: to keep coffee fresh, put it in the refrigerator or freezer. The enemies of a great tasting cup of coffee are air, moisture, heat, and light—so why wouldn't it make sense to keep your...

Regions of Coffee: Caffeine Makes the World Go Round

Regions of Coffee Coffee was once associated with late night cramming before a big exam or a sweet and decadent caffeinated treat. Those days have since passed, as our tastes have changed. We now find ourselves more aware of the different tastes of coffee beans from different areas of the...