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Welcome to the Reading Room! We encourage you to settle down with some coffee and browse through our library of information. From brew guides to coffee news to recipes to try at home, there's an intriguing article for even the most discerning coffee lover.

 

 

 

 

End-of-the-Summer Cocoa Cappuccino Mousse

August 27, 2015| by olivia

Unfortunately, all good things must eventually come to an end, and summer is no exception to this rule. But before the cool autumn weather sets in, try this rich and indulgent cappuccino mousse recipe using strong espresso to kick the flavor up a notch. Indulging in this delicious coffee-flavored mousse is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-oz.) can of condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons strong espresso
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 ½ cups whipped cream

 

Optional: semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Directions:

 

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Category: RECIPES

Road Trip Ready Coffee Gear

August 18, 2015| by olivia

We all need a little spontaneity in our lives, so sometimes you find yourself just itching to pack up all your stuff and hit the open road. These adventurous, spontaneous, and always interesting journeys leave you with fond memories and unbelievable stories to share. But behind every successful road trip is the caffeine fix that keeps you driving just a little bit further, exploring just a little bit more. Don’t waste your time and money settling for watery gas station or diner coffee while traveling from state to state. We’ve compiled a list of coffee equipment that is ready to go when you are, and capable of brewing the best coffee from anywhere you happen to be at the time.

 

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Category: BLOG
Tags: Brewing

7 Creative Uses for Your Coffee Grounds

August 13, 2015| by olivia

Each morning after you make your daily cup of coffee, you’re left with coffee grounds that most people swiftly throw away in the garbage. However, what if we could use these grounds for a better purpose? I bet you didn’t know that there are a variety of different uses for coffee grounds other than adding to your garbage. We did our research and found 7 of the best uses for your coffee grounds.

 

1.) Soil Dressing

 

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Category: KNOWLEDGE

3 Reasons Why Cold Brew is Better than Iced Coffee

August 5, 2015| by olivia

The new kid on the block in the iced coffee community is cold brew coffee, and it is stirring up a lot of commotion recently. People love this stronger, more flavorful version of iced coffee, and they also love that they can easily make it at home all summer long. There is a long list of reasons why cold brew is better than your typical iced coffee, and here are just a few of them that will help turn you into a cold brew fan for life.

 

1. Taste

 

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Category: BLOG

5 Easy Steps to Cupping Coffee at Home

July 29, 2015| by olivia

Cupping coffee is extremely similar to tasting wine - the purpose is to pick up on all of the flavors and nuances in each, and to determine how the coffee is unique from the rest. At its core, cupping is a method of evaluating the different characteristics of a particular type of coffee bean. The taste of each coffee changes based on a variety of different variables, such as farms, crops, regions, and country of origin. It is important to cup in order to have a better understanding of each type of coffee bean and how to categorize them. But cupping coffee is not just for the experienced roaster anymore.

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Coffee Of The Week - Espresso Dolce

July 28, 2015| by CoffeeKind

This deep espresso blend is full of rich, complex flavor, resulting in an unexpected treat for your taste buds. Espresso Dolce features a heavy red-gold crema with a sweet floral presence. This flavor is balanced with rich notes of chocolate and a lingering sweet aftertaste. This delicious espresso blend was specifically created with the idea of balance in mind. The Espresso Dolce blend is made to be enjoyed as pure espresso so as to allow your palate to take in all of the complex flavors that will be competing for attention. Try this adventurous and daringly delightful espresso blend today!

A Gentleman's Guide to Coffee

July 9, 2015| by olivia

Here at Coffee Kind we have collaborated on this guide to come up with the best choices for the gentleman coffee enthusiast or even coffee novice who is looking for something new. There is a wide variety of coffees out there in the world and on our site alone, so we understand that you may want a little direction as to what to try out next. Follow this guide to discover new ideas and coffee inspirations that are perfect for the gentleman coffee drinker on the go and at home.

 

ESPRESSO

 

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Category: BLOG

Coffee Of The Week: Costa Rica Romelia

June 29, 2015| by CoffeeKind

This week we have chosen a new frontrunner for our Coffee Of The Week, and that is the Costa Rican Romelia from Westbean Coffee Roasters in San Diego, California. This single origin coffee comes from the Palmichal and Santa Ana Mountains, with delicious tasting notes of milk chocolate, buttercream, and sweet pear. The region that it comes from is known for its unique acidity. The story goes that the pioneer coffee grower in the Palmichal region was Manuel Rojas Arias, and he had great success with his coffee farms. When he died, he left these farms to his only sister Romelia, who continued to cultivate exceptional coffee as her brother did, and this is how the Costa Rican Romelia got its name.

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Category: BLOG
Tags: Review

Flavorful Fourth of July Cookout Recipes

June 29, 2015| by CoffeeKind

The 4th of July is a holiday that everyone looks forward to all year long. The afternoon is filled with family, friends, fun, and a whole lot of delicious food. The 4th of July is meant to be spent outside with family and friends while your dad, or whoever the grill master of the family is, cooks up tasty food on the grill for everyone to enjoy. This year, spice up your 4th of July food by adding coffee to some cookout classics.

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Category: RECIPES
Tags: Recipe

Espresso vs. Drip Coffee

June 23, 2015| by CoffeeKind

There are many people who have strong opinions on this topic. Some prefer espresso, some prefer drip coffee, and others love them both! We’re going to explore the differences of these two types of coffee and let you be the judge.

 

Consistency of the Grinds

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