Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wiener Melange

Is “properly” coffee with milk and is similar to a cappuccino but usually made with mild coffee, preferably caramelised. The Viennese coffee company Julius Meinl specifies a melange as having “equal parts steamed milk and foam”,and serves theirs dusted with … Continue reading

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Bicerin

Caffè Bicerin is a traditional hot drink native to Turin, Italy, made of espresso, drinking chocolate and whole milk served layered in a small rounded glass. The Caffè Al Bicerin has been serving the drink in Torino’s Piazza della Consolata … Continue reading

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A Cup of Coffee in Spain

Coffee is quite the Spanish phenomenon. Many Spaniards drink several cups of their favorite caffeinated beverage in the course of a single day. Coffee also traditionally follows a Spanish meal and is served after the dessert. To fit in with … Continue reading

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Caffe Acapella Coffee Candy Bars

Many people love a good cup of coffee. And they love a good chocolate bar. So now, how about a coffee bar—not an eating establishment where you get a cup of coffee, but a coffee candy bar that’s cousin to … Continue reading

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Espresso Orange Panna Cotta Parfait

A translucent layer of potently flavoured coffee gelée is suspended between two decadently creamy layers of panna cotta – one infused with finely ground espresso, the other perfumed with orange zest. The result is real eye candy. But far more … Continue reading

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Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

There’s a real pleasure in watching good friends enjoy each other’s company.    

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Ristretto

Is a very “short” shot of espresso coffee. Originally this meant pulling a hand press faster than usual using the same amount of water as a regular shot of espresso. Since the water came in contact with the grinds for … Continue reading

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Devil’s Drink

Coffee aficionados often claim that the spread of its popularity is due to Pope Clement VIII’s influence. Being pressured by his advisers to declare coffee the “bitter invention of Satan” because of its popularity among Muslims and it being a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

As many of you may know, coffee and Thanksgiving were inextricably linked from the very beginning. Since the time of Squanto, when the Pequot and Wampanoag tribes made pour overs for the Pilgrim settlers, delicious cups of coffee have been … Continue reading

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Kahlúa Espresso Martini

Kahlúa Espresso Martini Legend has it the Kahlúa Espresso Martini was created in the 1980s by a London cocktail guru late one night for a famous supermodel. The mixologist had the brilliant idea of combining a shot of espresso and … Continue reading

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