Cofee or Tea

Move Over Tea, Coffee’s Arrived

It’s been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, yet coffee doesn’t have the same demure reputation as its sipping cousin tea. Despite this, party hostesses know coffee can have an appeal all its own and make a real statement out of the meals its served with…

What is Espresso

Espresso Is An Italian Favorite

It’s a relative newcomer on the coffee scene considering coffee’s long history, but espresso is an Italian invention that’s made a huge impact since its arrival. Created at the beginning of the 20th century, espresso has undergone some changes in processing sinc…

The Latte Difference

Avoiding The Latte, Au Lait Faux Paux

With coffeehouses becoming a mainstay on the American scene, the need for people to understand the subtle differences between a plain cup of Joe and a designer or “imported” drink is becoming evident. With so many choices, the only way to ensure the orderin…

History of Coffee

Coffee’s History Dates Back Centuries

It’s a mainstay in many households the world over with a commodity ranking of number two, just behind oil production. But how did the worldwide coffee craze get started and what exactly is the history of the little bean loved the globe over for the coffee i…

The Coffeehouse Craze

Coffeehouse Trend Dates Back Centuries

Upscale, trendy coffeehouses might be a trend of the present, but they’re not the first to delve into the coffee craze. Ever since the first coffeehouse opened in Constantinople in the 1400s, the craze has gone in waves, but the latest entrants on the marke…

The Origin of Coffee

Coffee Comes From A Tree, Not A Store

It’s hard for those who don’t live in coffee producing areas to imagine the tedious process that goes into creating a cup of java. There’s a lot more to it and opening a can, pouring some grounds into a pot and enjoying the end result.

Coffee itself act…

Coffee Terminology

Coffee Vocabulary Is Almost A Must For Ordering

With many coffeehouses boasting 30 flavors and more, not counting the mix ins like flavored creams, it can be a bit difficult to decide which to choose. With everything from espresso and Cuban coffee to cafĂ© au lait and cappuccino becoming mainstays…

Proper Coffee Grinding

Good Coffee Is All In The Grind

Creating that coffee shop flavor at home is not an impossible task. To have a fresh, rich brew every pot every day, the true coffee lover insists on fresh grinds.

A “can” of pre-ground coffee is fine for some and especially convenient in a pinch, but the flavo…