Coffee & Tea

Caffeinated Climate

In the hot pursuit of alternative energy sources, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, stumbled upon coffee grounds as a possible new basis for biodiesel. After leaving a cup of coffee on the counter top overnight, lead researcher Mano…

Cherry-Picked with Love – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, we posted the first part of a series on Kona coffee farmers Jim & Sharon Skibby — writer Chris Smith has spent time learning about this small coffee plantation and offers up his experiences in…

Sidamo Slipping?

With the rains in India threatening their coffee harvest and the financial strife of Brazilian farmers unable to secure the necessary funds for nurturing and harvesting their crops, Ethiopia’s recent revelation that drought is adversely impacting their coffee crops in…

Recipe: Espresso Flan

Custards are a great holiday season dessert, and here’s a delicious recipe for Espresso Flan that will put a little pep in your step. Enjoy! Ingredients 6 large eggs 2 egg yolks 11/3 cups white sugar 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt…

Love that Espresso Shine

Hair looking a little dull? Looking to gloss up your tresses without spending an arm and a leg on drugstore treatments or salon visits? There are tons of natural home haircare tips, and using espresso to add shine to your…

Colombian Coffee, Take 2

For many of us, the image of Juan Valdez is synonymous with coffee beans: The seemingly humble, weather-wizened old man donning a sombrero and a coffee-filled satchel who arrives each morning in your kitchen to fill up your Mr. Coffee.…

Caffeinated Green Thumbs

Perk up your garden by adding coffee into the mix! Used coffee grounds are a great source of organic, slow-release nitrogen that can be incorporated into many everyday gardening tasks to improve results. We poked around to find some ways…

Recipe: Espresso Marinated Flank Steak

This recipe for Espresso Marinated Flank Steak with Plantain Chutney, developed by Juan Montalvo, looks scrumptious and we can’t wait to try it! Flank Steak 2 pounds flank steak 1 cup espresso 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil…

Looking Lean on the Beans

We wrote recently about the environmental factors in India that may reduce that country’s crop harvest this season, and it’s looking like the current economic influences are making it hard for Brazilian farmers to get the loans required to fertilize and harvest their entire plantations.