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Happy October 1st!

The dust was antique spice, burnt maple leaves, a prickling blue that teemed and sifted to earth. Swarming its own shadows, the dust filtered over the tents. -Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

3 Simple Tricks To Improve Your At-Home Barista Skills

Sick of reaching for your office’s less than stellar coffee pot for a morning buzz? You could swing by the over-priced coffee shop down the street, but daily store-bought java takes a serious toll on your wallet. Instead, consider these three modern brewing methods to improve your at-home barista skills and help with brewing the …

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Get a Free Starbucks Drink During the Holidays

Starbucks is giving away free drinks each day throughout the holidays, except for Christmas, through January 2nd. The only catch is that you have to check their site, Starbucks Cheer, to find out where. The site says: As 2016 wraps up, we hope everyone will ring in the new year with love in their hearts. …

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Al Roker’s Famous Iced Coffee Recipe

You can now grab the recipe for Al Roker’s famous iced coffee, which looks quite tasty complete with our favorite holiday spices including ginger and cinnamon, thanks to the folks at the Today Show. The coffee concentrate will keep in the fridge for about two weeks.  

Uganda’s Declining Coffee Market and its Effect on National Poverty

Uganda used to be a world player in the coffee game — in fact, almost every home in Canada had Ugandan coffee with or without realizing it. Agriculture makes up approximately 42 per cent of Uganda’s GDP and 80 per cent of employment. With the majority of the population living in rural communities, farming is …

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3 Ways to Establish Yourself as a True Coffee Aficionado

Coffee has become a social ritual — a way to stand out, a comforting daily routine, and even a hobby for some. The way we like our coffee speaks volumes, while the way we serve it to others is even more important. Reach aficionado status and impress guests with these quick tips. 1. Know the …

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Brew-it-Yourself: Benefits of Becoming Your Own Barista

Becoming your own barista is now easier than ever, with the rise of increasingly more advanced personal coffee and espresso makers allowing us to make a perfect cup of joe from the comfort of our own homes. While the transition from barista to home coffee maker has left some missing the hustle and bustle of …

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Drink the Coffee, Use the Grounds

I enjoy coffee. I generally put the grounds into my composter where they will add nutrients to the compost, or I dig them directly into my garden soil for the same purpose. However, there are numerous other ways to use your spent coffee grounds. If you vermicompost, use some of the grounds in your worm …

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Top 5 Coffee Recipes for the New Year

Here’s a list of our favorite homemade coffee recipes to top off the New Year – enjoy! I’m a caramel lover and that’s why I picked this simple recipe for Easy Caramel Latte from Naive Cook Cooks! Here’s a similar recipe with a kick: Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Cocktail from Pizzazzerie – I love a good salt/caramel …

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Coffee Recipes To Keep You Warm

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a good cup of coffee can be your best friend. It can help you wake up when it’s dark outside, keep you going on last-minute shopping trips, and nothing beats a heartwarming after-dinner coffee around the table with family. Coffee is the perfect companion to keep …

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