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How to make Simple Syrups to Flavor Your Coffee

How to make Simple Syrups to Flavor Your Coffee

Flavored lattes are such a treat.

What is your favorite?  Traditional vanilla? Or maybe a raspberry mocha?  Have you ever tried a lavender latte?  (That's one of my favorites!)

Sure, you could buy a bottle of flavoring, but homemade simple syrups are an affordable and fun way to add flavor to your lattes and spice up your coffee.  And they couldn't be easier to make at home!  Begin with the BASIC recipe of equal parts of sugar and water.  Dissolve the sugar in the water over medium-low heat then add the herb or spices you desire to create your simple syrup.  Simple syrups...


Hot take on Cold Brew

Hot take on Cold Brew

Cold coffee.  We are not talking about that cold cup of black coffee that has been sitting around long enough to cool from your delightful morning ritual to a bitter room temperature aversion.  

We are talking about intentionally cold coffee.  Cold Brew to be exact. 

What is cold brew?  Cold brew is NOT iced coffee, which is brewed hot and then put over ice. 

By contrast, cold brew is just that - coffee that is brewed cold. The grounds are soaked in cold water for twelve hours to twenty-four hours .

The three main factors in...


What you need to know about Guatemalan coffee

What you need to know about Guatemalan coffee

Guatemalan coffee is very popular and a favorite among coffee enthusiasts. Learn more about what makes this region so special and its coffee desired by so many.    

Where is Guatemala?

Guatemala is located in Central America bordering Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, and the Pacific Ocean.

The Physical Features of Guatemala.

Guatemala is characterized by four major topographical features. The volcanic region with 37 volcanoes.  A fertile coastal plains, the limestone plateau called the Peten, and the high mountain ranges and valleys.

The History of Coffee in Guatemala.

Jesuit priests brought coffee to Guatemala in the mid 1700s as decorative...


All about our Costa Rica Tarrazu

All about our Costa Rica Tarrazu

 

Costa Rica is the leading country in geothermal energy due to being part of the Central American Volcanic Arc which has several active volcanoes.  It’s this geothermal energy that creates hot springs.

The creative idea of bringing hot spring water, with its high mineral content, and coffee together for an innovative new processing method started in the small town of Orosi, just 35 km south of San Jose, where the hot springs contain potable water. Initially, the Beneficio San Diego processing center...


The impact of caffeine on mom and newborn sleep - a guest post by Kelsey Alford

The impact of caffeine on mom and newborn sleep - a guest post by Kelsey Alford

Kelsey Alford is a wife, mama of two, and is the owner and founder of Nested Sleep.  As a pediatric nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing and trained sleep medicine, she provides holistic family sleep consulting for babies and children.  We are honored to have her as our guest blogger today.

Oh, coffee, how I love thee. My first cup of coffee was in Italy when I was 14 years old and I never turned back. I first actually ordered a “latte” and just got steamed milk....