Customize Your Coffee: Five Steps to Your First Coffee Blend

Jan 23 2014

Love the fruity punch of a fine Kenyan coffee but miss the spicy undernotes of an Indian Mysore? In love with the buttery thickness of Asian Pacific coffees, but long for the dark chocolate notes of Mexican coffee? Blending coffee at home lets you tailor your own favorite house brew -- and it's not as complicated as you think.

Resolve to Enjoy Your Coffee More in 2014

Dec 30 2013

If you're like many of us, your New Year's resolutions are a depressing list of shortcomings you're hoping to improve upon in the coming months. Here at Coffee Kind, we like to take a more positive view. That's why our most exciting New Year's resolution is to enjoy every cup of delicious coffee to its fullest. And because we believe that the second-best part of enjoying great coffee is sharing it, we're inviting you along on a weekly journey toward ultimate coffee perfection, starting with these five coffee resolutions for better coffee in the New Year.

Turkish Coffee

Dec 23 2013

Kahve, Turkish coffee, was invented by the Turks hundreds of years ago. The unique taste, body, aroma, preparation steps and presentation associated with Turkish coffee lend it a unique identity that is infused with time-honored tradition.

 

Made with high-quality Arabica coffees from Central America and Brazil, the beans are first blended, then roasted to a medium-light level, and finally ground into an extra-fine grind.

Coffee and Dessert Pairing Guidelines

Dec 12 2013

Foodies and baristas are starting to pay attention to how the flavors in coffee complement dessert and pastry choices. Unlike wine pairings, though, there are no hard and fast rules for pairing coffee with food. There are, however, some guidelines to help you choose the perfect coffee to pair with your favorite desserts.

Cafe Mocha

Sep 4 2013

Cafe mocha, also known as the Starbucks’ caffe mocha, is actually an American drink with an Italian linguistic twist! The concoction is based on the smaller and lighter Italian moccaccino which is a cappuccino with a touch of chocolate and no whipped cream.

French Cafe Au Lait

Sep 2 2013

French coffee uses a light roast. Its color is called robe de moine because it resembles that of a monk’s robe. Here’s a simple recipe for brewing two traditional cups of French Cafe Au Lait:

Caffe Latte

Sep 2 2013

You do not have to be a barista to make Starbucks’ signature drink – the caffé latte. The latte, which means ‘milk’ in Italian, is by far the most popular espresso-based drink offered by any coffee bar. Yet, although the name is Italian, the lattes don’t actually exist in Italy. There, Italians drink latte macchiato, a somewhat similar though smaller variation.

Cappuccino (Italian-Style)

Sep 1 2013

Cappuccino is named after the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, whose monks are known for their white-topped frocks. Just like these Capuchini, the drink has a brown body, a white top, and a charming Italian accent…

Coffee Drinks

Aug 30 2013

Have you ever stood at the counter in a coffee shop staring at the chalked menu and wondering if you should order a macchiato, a lungo or a breve? You’re not alone. Given the considerable variety of espresso drinks available and the fact that many cafes have developed their own names for some of them, it’s no wonder that ordering coffee gets confusing. This short, sweet guide to coffee drinks should make it easier for you to order—and duplicate—your favorite drinks at home.

Customize Your Coffee: Five Steps to Your First Coffee Blend

January 23, 2014| by CoffeeKind

Love the fruity punch of a fine Kenyan coffee but miss the spicy undernotes of an Indian Mysore? In love with the buttery thickness of Asian Pacific coffees, but long for the dark chocolate notes of Mexican coffee? Blending coffee at home lets you tailor your own favorite house brew -- and it's not as complicated as you think.

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Category: DRINK GUIDES
Tags: Beginners

Resolve to Enjoy Your Coffee More in 2014

December 30, 2013| by CoffeeKind

If you're like many of us, your New Year's resolutions are a depressing list of shortcomings you're hoping to improve upon in the coming months. Here at Coffee Kind, we like to take a more positive view. That's why our most exciting New Year's resolution is to enjoy every cup of delicious coffee to its fullest. And because we believe that the second-best part of enjoying great coffee is sharing it, we're inviting you along on a weekly journey toward ultimate coffee perfection, starting with these five coffee resolutions for better coffee in the New Year.

see more...

Category: BLOG, DRINK GUIDES

Turkish Coffee

December 23, 2013| by CoffeeKind

Kahve, Turkish coffee, was invented by the Turks hundreds of years ago. The unique taste, body, aroma, preparation steps and presentation associated with Turkish coffee lend it a unique identity that is infused with time-honored tradition.

 

Made with high-quality Arabica coffees from Central America and Brazil, the beans are first blended, then roasted to a medium-light level, and finally ground into an extra-fine grind.

see more...

Category: DRINK GUIDES

Coffee and Dessert Pairing Guidelines

December 12, 2013| by CoffeeKind

Foodies and baristas are starting to pay attention to how the flavors in coffee complement dessert and pastry choices. Unlike wine pairings, though, there are no hard and fast rules for pairing coffee with food. There are, however, some guidelines to help you choose the perfect coffee to pair with your favorite desserts.

see more...

Category: DRINK GUIDES, RECIPES
Tags: Beginners

Cafe Mocha

September 4, 2013| by CoffeeKind

Cafe mocha, also known as the Starbucks’ caffe mocha, is actually an American drink with an Italian linguistic twist! The concoction is based on the smaller and lighter Italian moccaccino which is a cappuccino with a touch of chocolate and no whipped cream.

see more...

Category: DRINK GUIDES

French Cafe Au Lait

September 2, 2013| by CoffeeKind

French coffee uses a light roast. Its color is called robe de moine because it resembles that of a monk’s robe. Here’s a simple recipe for brewing two traditional cups of French Cafe Au Lait:

see more...

Category: DRINK GUIDES

Caffe Latte

September 2, 2013| by CoffeeKind

You do not have to be a barista to make Starbucks’ signature drink – the caffé latte. The latte, which means ‘milk’ in Italian, is by far the most popular espresso-based drink offered by any coffee bar. Yet, although the name is Italian, the lattes don’t actually exist in Italy. There, Italians drink latte macchiato, a somewhat similar though smaller variation.

see more...

Category: DRINK GUIDES

Cappuccino (Italian-Style)

September 1, 2013| by CoffeeKind

Cappuccino is named after the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, whose monks are known for their white-topped frocks. Just like these Capuchini, the drink has a brown body, a white top, and a charming Italian accent…

see more...

Category: DRINK GUIDES

Coffee Drinks

August 30, 2013| by CoffeeKind

Have you ever stood at the counter in a coffee shop staring at the chalked menu and wondering if you should order a macchiato, a lungo or a breve? You’re not alone. Given the considerable variety of espresso drinks available and the fact that many cafes have developed their own names for some of them, it’s no wonder that ordering coffee gets confusing. This short, sweet guide to coffee drinks should make it easier for you to order—and duplicate—your favorite drinks at home.

see more...

Category: KNOWLEDGE, DRINK GUIDES

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