My first experience with coffee was at a college as a barista. In between each class, I would serve a mad rush of exhausted scholars. My customers were mainly returning students who were balancing a family, career, and pursuing a college degree. To describe them as exhausted is an understatement. Many would arrive at 6:00 pm for evening classes after a full day of work and a stop at home to feed their children. These people needed caffeine and lots of it. For this reason alone, the witches brew joined our coffee menu.
I would like to personally thank the person who decided to combine three unassuming ingredients: chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers to create perhaps our countries most iconic dessert- s'mores. But, s'mores inventor, I am sorry, I have you beat. Say hello to my Toasted S'mores Mocha, made with a Keurig® brewer.
The late fall season brings us two limited edition coffee flavors from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, one of which is Toasted Marshmallow Mocha. Alone, this coffee is fantastic. Toasted Marshmallow Mocha is a medium roast flavored coffee that manages to blend it's flavor notes seamlessly. However, Toasted Marshmallow is merely a black coffee, perfect for a morning cup but, not the dessert like decadence you would imagine by its name.
Save the coffee grounds the next time you use your Keurig® brewer to treat yourself a fresh cup of coffee! The benefits of coffee don't stop with the beverage. Leftover coffee grounds surprisingly have many applicable uses at home. For example, used coffee grounds could make a great repellent against pests like slugs and fleas. It could also be used to get rid of common household odor found in appliances such as refrigerators. The following infographic outlines ten great uses of coffee grounds at home. You can learn more about each use by reading the coffee grounds article by Organic Lesson.
Keurig® has released yet another model of their single serve coffee brewer. It seems that in recent years this has become a regular occurrence as they update their products to align with consumer demands. It started with the Keurig® 2.0 in response to a high customer request for carafe brewing capabilities. However, with the newest member of the family, the K80 K-Select®, they have gone back to their roots. Rather than add bells and whistles, the K-Select® provides streamlined features. The K-Select® reminds me of the original brewer (the K40) but, perfected. My favorite part happens to be the matte black finish, my color obsession (it is also available in red). Aside from providing a stylish appearance, the matte material is fingerprint free!
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If you love coffee, then you know there’s nothing quite like that first cup in the morning—hot, flavorful, a helpful cup to get you on your way to the rest of the day. And when it comes to comparing coffee, there’s nothing quite like a well-brewed cup (and nothing quite as bad as one that isn’t as well-done).
I love my Keurig® brewer more than anything and many people have switched to automatic or quick-brew solutions for their coffee, and while those work just fine, there’s something really wonderful about treating yourself to a hand-brewed cup of joe. And in fact, some hand-brew methods, like French press, don’t take as long as you might think they do—just a few minutes—and the rewards are worth it.
A French press comes in a variety of sizee and only require you to mix boiling water with coffee of your choice. The steps to take aren’t hard to master, and the tips for doing it well are easy enough too. Here’s a graphic that explains it all:
There is a new trend sweeping the nation, and many savvy businesses are jumping on board: zero waste. Zero waste is an interdisciplinary practice that aims for the lofty goal of eliminating contributions to landfills. Entrepreneurs have begun thinking outside the box and stepping away from our current linear industrial system of production-consumption-disposal. Straight lines are out; we are now thinking cyclical, byproducts of manufacturing return to the system either to be reused or repurposed. You may hear bragging from companies about a "75% diversion rate"; telling you that they have avoided sending 75% of their trash to a landfill or incinerator, an accomplishment that certainly deserves applause.