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Coffee’s Best Partner: The Coffee Cake

What goes best with coffee you ask? Why its coffee cake of course! Coffee cake has been around since the 17th century. It started in Europe and is still one of the most popular sidekicks of coffee today. Rumor has it that Germany created the first coffee treat, resembling sweetbread more than cake. Now today’s coffee cake is filled with a variety of goodies ranging from fruits to nuts and they may be covered in a delicious icing.
A homemade coffee cake is usually the best when served up for breakfast or as a light mid morning snack with brunch. Either way you dish it up your sweet tooth will thank you. In the warmth of the summer, you will find coffee cake is generally made with some type of fruit such as; apples, blueberries, peaches,...

Coffee Table Set – The Place Where Women Relax Best

Iread somewhere a very beautiful description of the coffee table set – it was called, a “conversation centre piece”. Truly, there is no other place where people are not more relaxed and happy to exchange some or other pleasantries than across the coffee table set. Small girls, start early with their coffee table set and the doll cups of coffee/ tea while parents (women) look on.

How Should A Coffee Table Set Look?

Many people ask, should the coffee table set look in a certain way, have a certain platform, be of a certain size or shape? Should it conform to rules? It’s not necessary for you to conform to any rules, unless it is for official and formal parties. However, people in general feel that having a cup of coffee is actually a...

Coffee Recipe: Bean There, Done That

Once upon a time, long after coffee was discovered, people used to have it mixed with hot water – plain and simple. There was no coffee recipe concept in existence. Out of the blue – and there are no records about the date – people discovered that while rotating and savoring coffee in their mouth, their taste buds could taste bitterness, acidic content, sweetness and saltiness depending upon how the taste buds sent out the taste signals. People felt that if these tastes were mixed with some other food or beverage, then the coffee taste might be enhanced. They started experimenting with coffee by adding milk, chocolate, and other flavors. This was the birth of the coffee recipe.
Evolution Of The Coffee Recipe

The earliest and best-known...

Coffee Press: Control Your Tamper

Acoffee press is a hot coffee brewing device. It sounds simple but there is a whole lot of history behind a coffee press. Ask any coffee-loving old-timer about a coffee press pot, you will not be dry of any conversation material for hours together. It may look simple and sound simple, but when it comes to brewing aroma-rich, full-flavored, wow-smelling coffee, the age-old coffee press steals the honors. The coffee press has been around since the late-1800s, but it gained its popularity around very early 1900.

How Does A Coffee Press Work?

The working of a coffee press is very simple. To be more accurate: A coffee press looks like a carafe, and it features a press, which is a piston-like rod, connected to a cylindrical-shaped filter....

Coffee Filter: The Grounds Are Grounded!

Acoffee filter is nothing but a glorified strainer. A coffee filter is usually made out of paper or steel – mostly steel – and is used in coffee brewing devices to filter out the soaked grounds. Ever heard of Madras Filter Coffee? That is a very famous coffee made in Tamil Nadu (earlier known as Madras), India, and it derives its name because of the place and because a coffee filter is used to make the brew.
History Of The Coffee Filter

The coffee filter has an interesting and amusing history: In the 1700s someone who was fed up with the sight of grounded beans in his coffee filled his sock – Ewwwww! – with coffee grounds and poured hot water into the sock, and drank up the liquid that filtered out. Thus, the idea for the coffee filter...

Automatic Coffee Maker – Making The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Coffee lovers from all over the world are always on the look out for better ways to make coffee! Thankfully, there are many, many ways to make a coffee. There are also about 30 types of coffee beans in the world, each having their own flavor and their best way for preparation.
Coffee Festivals to Showcase the World’s Tastiest and Most Flavored Cups of Coffee

Just as there are wine festivals, beer festivals, and so on, there should be a place where coffee is given the place of honor and there should be competition and show-casing of how to make the best cup of coffee. Why such a thing does not happen it is not known – maybe there are not enough coffee enthusiasts. Maybe with time, we would have a world famous coffee festival where coffee...

A Love Affair With Gourmet Coffee

For those who love coffee, a day without it just would not be a complete fruitful day. Coffee as we know it today is much different than when it was first discovered. These days there are so many varieties of gourmet coffee available that for those who are just beginning to enjoy coffee, maneuvering through the different types available can be a little intimidating.

Defining Gourmet Coffee

The movement to gourmet coffee is a relatively new concept. Gourmet coffee is usually only made from Arabica beans, which are usually the most flavorful variety of coffee bean. Generally, commercial pre-ground coffees that are the most widely available are composed of a mixture of Arabica beans, Robusta beans and low grade Brazilian beans. The...

A Cup Of Joe: About Coffee

For many, going without a cup of coffee in the morning means they just can’t function or go about their daily routine. It is usually an acquired taste; first time drinkers find the aroma very appealing, but the actual taste doesn’t really taste as good as the aroma smells.

A Short History Of Coffee

Most believe that coffee was originally discovered by mankind in Ethiopia. Once local monks discovered it, they began to dry the berries and ship them to other monasteries. The berries would be refreshed with water and then the fruit would be eaten and the water that the berries had soaked in would be drunk as well.

By the time the dried berries made it to the Middle East, there was quite a lot of interest in them and farmers began...

How to import coffee to the USA

For any traveler the idea of going in search of a morning coffee following a late arrival can be daunting and so many take their own coffee with them so they can avail themselves without hassle of their morning pick-me-up.

Others might prefer a specific coffee brand that might not be available in their destination although some global coffee brands can be found around the world with little difficulty.

However, bringing coffee into any of the 50 territories is subject to import legislation regardless of whether it is instant coffee, strong ground coffee or any other derivative of...