Food and Drink

Health Watch: Caffeine & Pregnancy

Two universities in the UK have determined that excessive amounts of caffeine during pregnancy can impact the weight of the child as it’s developing, putting some babies at risk of a low birth weight. What do we mean by excessive?…

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Mocha

Inspired by a local bakery’s pumpkin muffins with chunks of white chocolate chips, the Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Mocha is a deliciously creamy and tangy treat! Perfect for these dulling Autumn days, this drink is a wonderful pick-me-up and is…

To Milk or Not to Milk

American coffee drinkers are often looked down upon because of their proclivity for adulterating their coffee drinks with a healthy dose of milk. Sometimes attributed to the fact that the coffee itself is inferior to coffee you might find in,…

Health Watch: Coffee & Relationships

An intriguing new study from the University of Colorado indicates that warm drinks lend themselves to more friendly feelings. Participants in the study were randomly given hot cups of coffee or glasses of iced coffee, then asked to assess the…

Recipe: Espresso Martini

Today marks one of the most historic general elections in American history and we hope you’ve taken the time to make your voice heard by voting! Afterward, you might want to get together with some of your favorite people to…

How To: Hot Cocoa Art

The practice of topping off your hot beverage with beautiful milk foam art shouldn’t be limited to just espresso drinks! We often get asked how to do ‘cocoa art’ in a similar manner to latte art, so here’s how we…

New! Coffee: Scrumptious Drinks & Treats

Irish Coffee Tart or Profiteroles with Coffee Ice Cream & Warm Chocolate Sauce? Who can choose? We certainly can’t — and now, we don’t have to! We love Betty Rosbottom’s elegant and treat-filled book Coffee: Scrumptious Drinks & Treats so…

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Cappuccino

Oh, my. Drink your dessert first with the delicious Chocolate Raspberry Cappuccino! This delightful cuppa joe is sumptuous, sweet and seriously stimulating. Featuring two kinds of chocolate sauce, raspberry syrup, espresso and your favorite frothy milk, this cappuccino turns an…

Do you know…

…how many beans it takes to make your favorite coffee drink? A single shot of espresso = ~45 beans A standard cup of drip coffee = ~110 beans

Recipe: Cafe Creme Brulee

Sometimes, we just need a little sugar on our tongue — how about you? The deliciously decadent Cafe Creme Brulee is sure to give you a seriously sweet pep in your step. With two different kinds of chocolate sauces, espresso…