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Coffee & Beverages

Coffee & Beverages

What will be Hot in Coffee in 2018

One of the best things about coffee is that it helps spark energy and creativity. That fantastic buzz means that there’s always innovations happening in coffee; why not apply all that energy toward making mornings and breaks more delicious, more ingenious, and more fun? Here are some of what will be the next big things in coffee in 2018, and why they will make your coffee-brewing and coffee-drinking even better.

Coffee & Beverages

Spice Up Your Holiday Cocktails Using a French Press

We’ve shared how to brew a great French press coffee, but have you ever thought about using your French press to make a cocktail? From tea-infused toddies to fruit-infused sangria, using a French press makes it easy to serve flavorful cocktails, either hot or cold, for a small group. If you’re serving hot, the drink will stay warm in the insulated carafe as your flavors steep for a few minutes. Plus the ease of straining ingredients (like tea, cloves, ginger and cinnamon) saves you from the mess of ladling each drink.

Coffee & Beverages

How to Make Coffee that Pleases Everyone This Holiday

Dinner’s done and the dishes are stacked in the kitchen; you’re in the middle of cutting four different kinds of pie and scooping ice cream when panic strikes. What to do about coffee? No fear: With a little bit of advance planning and taking stock of what your guests will want caffeine-wise, you can easily prep the perfect mug for everyone at the dinner table—which hopefully will keep your guests awake long enough to help with the clean-up.

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My Favorite Cup of Pour-Over + Homemade Soy Creamer by Oh, Lady Cakes

If it wasn’t clear from my old radiator shelfie lined with coffee-making devices, I like coffee. A lot. So much that I drink two or three big mugs of it a day. At one point I tried reducing my coffee intake (you might remember this) but I quickly realized that I feel pretty miserable when I don’t start my day with copious amounts of coffee (and then Thom informed me that I’m also a miserable person to be around when I’m trying to lay off the coffees). Thankfully, a switch flipped and I realized coffee wasn’t entirely to blame – it was the fact that I would drink three mugs of the stuff on an empty stomach. One mug on an empty stomach? Ok. Three? Not a good idea. For anyone. Ever.

Coffee & Beverages

Essential Tools for a Beginner Home bar

Home bar carts are popping up all over Pinterest, and if you’re unfamiliar, they’re pretty much what it sounds like. A bar. On a cart. In your home. As much as we love the idea of an entire piece of furniture dedicated to cocktails, many of us have limited space to work with, not to mention limited mixology skills. Therefore, we wondered what tools we’d need for a beginner bar cart – a bar tray if you will – and what drinks we could master in our domain.