We are used to coffee-flavored products like coffee ice cream, coffee cake, coffee syrup, cappuccino stout and many more. But one of the most recent coffee-flavored products it a surprising combination.
Two Kansas City companies have collaborated to create coffee-flavored barbeque sauce. Original Juan Specialty Foods and the Roasterie spent time getting the proportions right in their Super Tuscon Coffee Barbeque Sauce.
After eight months of collaboration the two companies agreed there was enough coffee in the sauce. Danny O’Neill, founder of the Roasterie, told the Kansas City Star, "Original Juan would bring it over for us to taste and we would say, ‘It’s awesome. But if you are asking us, there isn’t enough coffee in it.’"
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For coffee lovers the health benefits are sort of a moot point, but it is always nice to be reassured that your addictions are beneficial. The health benefits and drawbacks are argued have been debated for years.
In a recent study done by Swedish researchers 34,670 women were monitored for just over 10 years and there were 1680 stroke events. The researchers adjusted for other risk factors and drew the correlation that, “low or no coffee consumption is associated with an increased risk of stroke in women.”
This study was published online on March 10, 2011 but it is not the first study to suggest this. Last year the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA. found that “coffee drinkers may be less likely to be hospitalized for hea…Read more >
We don't like it when something unexpected falls in our cup of coffee of a fly ends up in the pot but did you ever consider what tries to disrupt our precious coffee beans before they have been processed?
Earlier this month the Associated Press reported Kona coffee growers on Hawaii's big island were worried about their beans.Beetles were boring into the beans. Hawaii is the nation's only coffee-producing region and their signature bean was being threatened by a bug.
The beetle is a Hypothenemus hampei native to Africa and is about the size of a sesame seed. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service production rates have been dropping over the last few years. Last year the farmers in North and South Kona produced 7.9 million …Read more >
With five people and one french press in a home it is vital that it is clean and ready to go in the morning. But when rushing to clean the french press the apparatus fell into the sink from atop the pile of dishes and crashed into the sink and broke.
While a new french press isn't outrageously expensive, we didn't want to buy a whole new french press when only one part was broken.
I went to a local kitchen supply store and found a replacement glass beaker for $17. Much less than the $40 for the new press. They can be found online for as low as $13 but if you don't want to wait for shipping the replacement is most likely at a kitchen supply store near you.
Rather than buying a whole new press do the research first and save yourself some money …Read more >
Coffee grounds. The inevitable waste of a caffeine addict. We throw them away or maybe compost them, but is there a better way?
After throwing my grounds away for the last 10 year I have been a coffee drinker I finally decided to see what else this by product could be used for. After only about 5 minutes of research I found more than 20 ways to reuse them.
1) Organic fertilizer- Plants like acidic soils, so add a some grounds to your soil. Rosebushes, rhododendrons, camellias, evergreens, carrots, and radishes do especially well with coffee grounds.
2) Organic pest and ant repellent- Sprinkle in garden or any area of the yard which has unwanted guests.
3) Organic cat repellent- While cats can be awesome pets, they can track through your garden. I…
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