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Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Delight

You could easily skip the pies this Thanksgiving holiday by serving your friends and family this delicious coffee confection. The Chocolate Caramel Delight would be a lovely post-turkey sipper that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you digest all that stuffing!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine sauces and espresso in 12-oz. mug.
  2. Stir until well combined. Pour steamed milk into mug; stir to combine.
  3. Top with froth from steamed milk.
  4. Sprinkle with Ghirardelli Cocoa or drizzle with Ghirardelli Sweet
    Ground Chocolate & Cocoa Flavored Sauce and/or Creamy Caramel
    Flavored Sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with toasted, chopped walnuts

Recipe: New Orleans Cafe Brulot

Who doesn’t love a little voodoo in their coffee cup every now and again? We were thumbing through Betty Rosbottom’s book Coffee: Scrumptious Drinks and Treats, looking for a yummy concoction to spice up these darkening autumn days, when we happened upon this recipe for Cafe Brulot that we just had to try — and share.

Ingredients:

  • 3 thin orange slices, quartered
  • 3 thin lemon slices, quartered
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks, coarsely chopped
  • 20 cloves
  • 2 cups freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup brandy

Directions:

  1. Prepare 6 warm demitasse cups and saucers
  2. Put the orange and lemon slices, sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a medium, non-reactive saucepan.
  3. Add the coffee and set pan over very low heat, just to keep the coffee warm while you flame the brandy.
  4. Put the brandy in a small saucepan and set it over medium-high heat. When the brandy just starts to boil, avert your face and flame the brandy with a lit, wooden match.
  5. Turn off the heat and when the flame in the brandy goes out after a few seconds, add the brandy to the coffee.
  6. To serve, ladle the coffee, brandy, fruit and spice mixture into the demitasse cups.

Makes 6 4-5 oz. servings.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The Grind – November 2008

Seattle Coffee Gear’s monthly newsletter, The Grind, provides readers with tips, expert advice, recipes, article highlights and a Grind-only special coupon!

This month’s Grind includes expert advice on how to produce microfoam, information on our new Tune-Up service and a recipe for our new favorite drink: The Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Mocha!

Read this month’s edition and sign up for future editions of The Grind here!

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 either celebrate or drown your sorrows, depending on your political perspective and the election’s outcome. An election party/commiseration wouldn’t be complete without a delicious espresso martini!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces Kahlua
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces brewed espresso
  • 3 fluid ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces Creme de Cacao
  • heavy cream or half-and-half (optional)

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice.
  2. Add ingredients and shake well until very cold.
  3. Strain into a martini glass.
  4. In a plastic bottle with a narrow tip, add some heavy cream.
  5. Starting from the center of the drink, start a spiral and cirle to the outside of the glass.
  6. Then take a stirrer or a toothpick and starting in the center of the drink, drag the stirrer to the edge of the glass.
  7. Return to center of the drink, and repeat procedure in ‘pie segments’ to make a ‘web’ with the heavy cream (or make any design that you’d like).

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 much, we just had to offer it in the shop. We highly recommend adding this book to your kitchen’s library; it’s chock full of wonderful espresso-inspired recipes that will keep you, your friends and family sufficiently sweetened.

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 afternoon pick-me-up into a celebration.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine sauces, syrup and espresso in 12oz mug. Stir until well combined.
  2. Pour steamed milk into mug; stir to combine.
  3. Top with froth from steamed milk.
  4. Garnish with Monin Dark Chocolate Sauce.

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 and the frothed milk of your choice, the Cafe Creme Brulee is a tasty way to invigorate your day!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine sauces and espresso in 12-oz. mug. Stir until well combined.
  2. Pour steamed milk into mug; stir to combine.
  3. Top with froth from steamed milk.
  4. Sprinkle with vanilla powder or drizzle with Ghirardelli Creamy Caramel Flavored Sauce.

Recipe: Maple Spice Latte

Recipe for Maple Spice LatteMmmmmmm….one of our favorite things about Autumn is the gorgeous turning leaves — and the scent of woodsmoke flitting across the breeze as people stoke up their stoves for the first time this season.

What better way to warm up than to try a Maple Spice Latte? This smooth, creamy pick-me-up is delightfully subtle and spicy on the tongue. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine syrups and espresso in warm mug. Stir until well combined.
  2. Pour steamed milk and froth into mug.
  3. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a bit of brown sugar.